Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria

About Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedienne, actress, and jazz musician. The 'famously controversial' DeLaria was 'the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier' with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. DeLaria has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years and is a prominent figure in the world of LGBT comedy. She began her career billing herself as 'That Fucking Dyke'; she states 'I called myself that because I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me.

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