Stand-up comedian Todd Glass, a fixture of the Los Angeles comedy community, publicly came out as gay on Monday's episode of the podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." After the revelation, Glass told Maron that his decision to come out publicly was fueled by the growing number of suicides committed by gay youths.
Glass, 47, hosts the podcast "The Todd Glass Show" on the Nerdist network and boasts a bevy of TV credits (including recent appearances on "Louie") as well as the 2009 stand-up album "Thin Pig" on Comedy Central Records.
He also addressed the larger issues of gay rights in America, even disagreeing with a comedy legend's assessment of the often-made comparison between gay rights and African-American rights."This came from a very intelligent person, and a comedian I really admire.
Dave Chappelle said once, 'I don't know why gay people compare themselves to black people,'" Glass recounted, citing and rejecting Chappelle's argument that "You can hide [that] you're gay, but you can't hide that you're black." "Empathy is not a competition," Glass said.
"If it is, then I would say, [gay people have] had it harder.
If we're having a competition, I would say, but how about in the area that you're not afraid that your parents will hate you? " Ultimately, Glass and Maron agreed that all people deserve equal rights, and that comparing one group's plight to another's is wrongheaded."I always say, if you are homophobic, you better be positive you're right. They're "We're going to live to see where they're embarrassed about what they're saying. In 10 years, they're going to have to show their grandchildren that, and look like fools.
Because is it going to blow [that] all these kids are killing themselves, and ...
I'm a world-touring standup comedian and Author of "The Todd Glass Situation." When I'm not doing my own tour dates I am traveling with comedians like Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Tosh, and Sarah Silverman. I could finically support myself 3 years into stand-up. When you feel like there's nothing els you could do in Philly, mixed with a lot of other comedians telling you to move to LA or NYC... But if they are telling you; you definitely should.
You can also listen to my Podcast "The Todd Glass Show." A few of my TV credits include Louie, Tosh.0, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Fallon.
I started comedy when I was 16, so I lived at home and didn't need much money. It doesn't mean if other comedians don't tell you to move, that you shouldn't. In comedy, truth usually leads to being a better comedian.
but you turn your cell phone off and are 100% committed to bits; without any outside interruptions. Even though, I don't talk directly about my relationships on stage yet, it has made me be more honest in other areas of my act.
In a way, "it's almost better than hanging out with my friends in real life," because you're being silly and having a good time...
Go all over the place with music; old new, progressive, disco. No brainer - Rippity Dippity Are you talking about the show I did with Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott? (Note- That got a really good snort out of me.) It's something I seriously enjoy. Although we're good friends, I try not to bother him with my podcast...