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Guy Branum
Guy Branum is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on TV a bit and was in a movie once. His hobbies include being gay and paying off law school debt.

Entries by Guy Branum

It's Still Not Easy Being Seen

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 4:50 PM

It's been a rough year for diversity on Saturday Night Live. Late last year, the internet erupted into an outrage about the continual under-representation of black women on Saturday Night Live. Two weeks ago, the internet erupted into an outrage because one of the black women...

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John Early Is Young, Hungry and Coming Down the Stairs

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 7:36 PM

Two years ago, the New York Times ran an article questioning when a gay male stand-up comedian would break through to the mainstream. They pointed to talented comics like James Adomian, Gabe Liedman and Simon Amstell as possible hopes for a break-through...

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Haha, 49ers, You Lost

(4) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 5:43 PM

Last week, right before the Superbowl, three members of the 49ers decided to insult gays.

First Chris Culliver telling Artie Lange there was no place for gays in the NFL.

Then Isaac Sopoaga and Ahmad Brooks, members who'd participated in the team's "It Gets Better" video saying they weren't in the video.

So my boss, W. Kamau Bell and the folks at Totally Biased let me put together a response. Here's a slightly longer version than what ran on the show last Thursday.

Totally Biased runs every Thursday at 11pm on FX, you should watch it, because nobody else would let me say stuff like...

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Manti, Jodie, and Privacy

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye is the story of a young black girl, Pecola, so damaged by a society that denigrates blackness that she comes to believe she has blue eyes. The metaphor is fascinating, both that she cannot help seeing the world through the instruments of whiteness, and...

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Yes, Nate Silver, You Are a Gay Statistician

(677) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 6:23 PM

This year Out has named Nate Silver its man of the year. This is very cool.

I had no clue Silver was gay. He's got a nice, interchangeably Jewish name, which, in the context of politics and journalism, just seemed normal. Therefore, I assumed he was "normal" for that job...

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Our First Election Out of the Closet

(12) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 12:14 PM

For most of history, gay people have been invisible. Gay men and women have hidden our desire in order to protect ourselves from laws and cultures that forbad our basic instincts. It is awesome and confusing to live in a time when society is figuring out how to treat us...

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Stop Dismissing the Chick-fil-A Fight

(582) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 11:35 AM

A few nights ago, a segment on The Daily Show chided the gay community for encouraging a boycott of Chick-fil-A following the assertion by Dan Cathy, President of Chick-fil-A, that gay marriage was against God's plan. The segment pointed out that living a life free of involvement with corporations opposed...

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Being Awesome Is For Fags

(23) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 12:47 PM

The following blog contains language that suggests violence against Brett Ratner for the sake of making a comedic point. I am not actually advocating any physical harm to come to him or anyone.

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Rehearsals, it seems are for fags.

Last Friday, at a Q&A...

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