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Jeffery Self & Jake Wilson: ‘Sad Studs’ (WATCH)

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A new parody video by comedians Jeffrey Self and Jake Wilson draws attention to current U.S. regulations restricting blood donations from gay men. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new report calling for an end to the lifetime ban on men who’ve had sex with men from donating blood; replacing it with ban on guys who’ve had sex with a man in the past 12 months. “Sad Studs”, a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” highlights a man as he tries to avoid having sex with guys for a year so that he can donate blood.

Leave your feedback about the proposed recommendations on the FDA website.

Chase is the Founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, Host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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Long Center presents FRAN LEBOWITZ

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Larger-than-life social satirist, commentator and humorist Fran Lebowitz is coming to Austin March 8, 2017 to present her thoughts and observations on the issues facing today, and distributing some of her trademark wit straight from the Long Center stage.

Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the “me decade” and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on the timeliest of topics including gender, race, gay rights, and the media as well as her own pet peeves—celebrity culture, tourists and strollers to name a few. “Success didn’t spoil me,” says Lebowitz. “I’ve always been insufferable.”

“Fran Lebowitz’s trademark is the sneer; she disapproves of virtually everything except sleep, cigarette smoking, and good furniture,” says The Paris Review. “Her essays and topical interviews on subjects ranging from the difficulty of finding an acceptable apartment to the art of freeloading at weekend houses have come to be regarded as classics of literary humor and social observation.”

With an opinion for opinion’s sake, Lebowitz is unapologetic in her forthright statements and equally forceful writing. Her first two classic books of essays, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, have been collected in the Fran Lebowitz Reader. She is also the author of the children’s book Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas. She recently broke a ten-year writer’s block and is back at work on her novel, Exterior Signs of Wealth. A documentary film about Fran Lebowitz, Public Speaking, directed by Martin Scorsese, premiered on HBO in November 2010.

The Long Center invites you to experience an evening filled with the inescapable charm of a titan of the literary and social world, who is all opinion all the time. Fran Lebowitz arrives in Austin March 8, men’s suit jacket and wing-tip cowboy boots in tow.

Elvis Live will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $39 and are available online at www.longcenter.org or through the 3M Box Office by phone at 512-474-LONG (5664) or in-person at 701 Riverside Drive. For groups of 10 and more, call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

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Long Center presents KATHY GRIFFIN

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Two Emmys, a Grammy, and an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials, later — Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing, but she doesn’t stop there. She rakes in Emmy and Grammy nominations with apparent ease, though, as she’ll tell you, being a woman in the stand-up sphere is not easy work. After her history-making sixth consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, Kathy Griffin finally joined the ranks of Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only female comedians to ever win this award. Tickets are now available for February 4th when Kathy’s LIKE A BOSS tour arrives in Austin.

Kathy’s brand of “pull-no-punches” comedy and continuous drollery earned her a Guinness World Record in 2013 for writing and starring in an unparalleled 20 televised stand-up specials—more than any comedian in history. Buoyed by her dedicated and engaged fans, Kathy’s live stand-up performances are legendary and in a class of their own.

With plenty of sitcom, red carpet, and live television appearances, Kathy has stories about anything and anyone, and her “Like A Boss” Tour is her perfect avenue for sharing them. “We will be discussing the news of the day,” Kathy says about her current tour. “The stories of the day, the political landscape, the pop culture landscape—it’s all changing so fast!”

The eighty-city tour is hitting venues coast to coast, including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, but her Austin appearance at the Long Center is her only scheduled time in Texas. Here, you can look forward to the same excitement, energy and on-your-toes wit that you’ve come to expect from a woman who tells it like it is. “It’s my job. This is what we do.”

Kathy Griffin will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 PM. Tickets start at $39 and are available online at www.longcenter.org or through the 3M Box Office by phone at 512-474-LONG (5664) or in-person at 701 Riverside Drive. For groups of 10 and more, call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

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HOOT! Returns to Salvage Vanguard

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After last year’s sold out performances, Heckle Her presents the return of HOOT! to the Salvage Vanguard Theater on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM and again Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:30 PM featuring a late night fast-paced musical comedy cabaret with some of Austin’s funniest musicians and musical comedians performing original, cover and parody songs.

Each night, hosted by Muriel and Morty, the Menschy Mashups, will feature a different line-up of performers. Featured performers include:

  • Girls Girls Girls – Improvised Musicals
  • Michael Ferstenfeld (SONDEIM FOR ONE)
  • Ammon Taylor
  • Southpaw Jones
  • Maggie Maye & friends
  • Megan Sherrod & Quinn Buckner
  • Kerri Atwood
  • Bryan ‘Lubu’ Roberts (Ghetto Sketch Warlock)
  • MC Harold
  • Ryan Darbonne (Dem Beach Boys)
  • Ryan Fechter
  • Nitra Gutierrez, Katie Goan & Mandi LeBlanc
  • Khattie Q (Catalina la O)
  • Michael Joplin (Manateeman)
  • Christine Hoang
  • Erik Secrest
  • Jay Byrd (Edith Piaf and a Washtub Bass)
  • Jarrett King & friends (Mouth House)
  • Loose Threads (Tapestry Singers)
  • Love Me Tinder

Advanced tickets are available online for $8 with tickets available on the day of the event at the door for $13, space permitting.

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