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H. Alan Scott
H. Alan Scott is a writer, comedian and Fresca enthusiast based in New York City and Los Angeles. Featured on Sirius XM Radio, here! TV, Chicago Tribune, Towleroad, and Time Out New York's "Joke of the Week." Scott has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comix, Carolines on Broadway, and Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater. Scott is the co-creator and host of SRSLY LOL, an alternative variety show in New York City and Los Angeles. Oprah said his name.


Entries by H. Alan Scott

Gay Guys Can Do Better Than the Word 'Basic' Too

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:18 PM

I hear it all the time amongst my gay friends, "She's a basic bitch," or just, "Basic." The use of the insult has become borderline epidemic, and I am not really sure why. First of all, it's not really our word to use, and second, it's a pretty...

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I'm Not Sure If I Was Sexually Assaulted or Not: On Men and Date Rape

(59) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:56 PM

Trigger warning

I've never been in a situation where I thought I could be raped. I'm a big guy, strong, how could I be raped? Until the moment when my legs were in the air, totally vulnerable, looking into the eyes of a man insistent on fucking me, did I...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: The Conversation We Need to Have Now

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 1:20 PM

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to engage in a global conversation about depression, suicide, and what all of us can do about it.

For this reason, I want to share my story -- because depression impacts all of us, even the funny ones. Including me.


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Oh capitán, mi capitán: muchas gracias, Robin Williams

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:01 AM

Era un viernes, 8 de marzo de 1996. Yo tenía 13 años y no había salido del armario. Mi familia decidió ir a ver a la última película de Robin Williams, Una jaula de grillos. Yo estaba aterrorizado.

Sabía que era una película de gays en la que...

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O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 9:25 PM

It was Friday, March 8, 1996. I was 13 years old and closeted. My family decided to see the new Robin Williams film, The Birdcage. I was terrified.

I knew it was a gay film and that he played part of a gay couple, alongside Nathan Lane. Knowing this scared...

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#ColbyDoesAmerica: What Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Is Doing to Change the Art World

(10) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 4:09 PM

What is art? Like really, in this day and age, how do we perceive art and artists? Frankly, how the hell do we find it? Sex, being the primary focus of every major current media platform, has always been a powerful tool in art, so is that the new form...

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What It Feels Like When You Know You Have Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:55 PM

A piece of advice for when you encounter somebody who has had cancer: Yes, the big C is pretty friggin' big, and it's great when you get through it one piece, but I didn't survive anything, I lived.

Every person with cancer has two options: do what the doctors...

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'Mr. Show' with Bob and David Inspires LA Artists

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 7:58 PM

Ask any comedian and the response is basically universal: Mr. Show with Bob and David is hands down one of the best, and underrated, sketch comedy shows ever to air on television.

Having originally aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998, Mr. Show, starring Bob Odenkirk (of recent Breaking Bad...

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Parks & Recreation Star Talks Season Finale, Michelle Obama, and What Chris Pratt Looks Like Naked

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:41 PM


Are you still talking about last week's season finale of Parks & Recreation? Because the Internet is.

From jumping into the future three years to meeting Michelle OMG Obama, the episode was epic. Frankly, it felt more like a...

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Eu fui criado pela internet (ou: sobre compartilhar sua vida com todos e ninguém ao mesmo tempo)

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 6:00 AM

Seu eu fosse tão bom em expressar meus sentimentos quanto sou em não atender o...

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I Was Raised By the Internet: On Sharing Your Life With Everyone and No One at Once

(2) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 3:06 PM

I tweeted this the other day as a joke. It was inspired because a friend...

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Wallflowers, a Queer Interwebs Series Worth Watching

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:13 AM

New York single life is a constant struggle between balancing economic survival and romantic stability. For example, I would frequently work late in order to make rent, but those long hours can get lonely... down there. Since I was the only one in the office, I'd Skype with the Mr....

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No-Frills Step-By-Step Guide to Signing Up for Obamacare

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:04 PM

I know what you're thinking, another Obamacare story. But this one is different, I swear. Stay with me here.

No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), we can all agree that people should have access to affordable health care, right? Good. If you...

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Gay Is the New Black: The Best Gay Web Series You've Never Heard Of

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Orange might be the new black on Netflix, but being gay is the new black in America. From the popularity of Looking on HBO to expanding marriage rights in states all across the country, it's a great time to be gay. However, even though there's so much gay representation on...

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More Like Dallas 'Give Me an Oscar for Going Gay' Club

(9) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 6:01 PM

So while Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were winning Oscars for playing characters who died from AIDS, some young black man in an urban city became infected with the virus. Another young woman in a village in Swaziland got infected after being raped by a man who didn't know he...

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Sextuality: My Virtual Relationship With an Escort During Chemo

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 12:30 PM

About a year ago, I Twitter-met Tyler, a man who works as an escort. He'd retweet my jokes, and I'd be turned on by his very public displays of sexual freedom. I'm a sexual innocent -- sex has always been more of a picture frame to the artwork of my...

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I Was Denied Health Insurance Because of a Preexisting Condition -- Now I Have It, Thanks to Obamacare

(151) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:31 PM

"You guys are such assholes," I said to the man who manages my health insurance payments. I wasn't necessarily meaning he's an asshole, but rather his industry, including health insurers in general. He's just a guy trying to do his job, I understand that. So I guess this makes me...

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JFK vs. Reagan: The Battle to Be More Hero-y

(39) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 12:22 PM

My father was obsessed with everything John F. Kennedy. During my childhood, in the '80s, I remember stacks of books about Kennedy, his assassination, the conspiracy theories; none of which he ever believed, but his interest in Kennedy's legacy prompted him to read everything he could about him. I would...

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Crazy Cancery Me -- Chemo Crush(ed)

(21) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:57 PM

I assumed once I finished chemotherapy I'd be OK. I thought that I'd get back to my life, my work, dating. Anxiety? Depression? Bitch, please! I rid myself of cancer, get outta my way, I got some livin' to do!

I was wrong.

I don't see my car. I know...

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To Live and Die: RIP Roger Ebert

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 7:06 PM

I keep writing "Rogert" and not "Roger" as I type this. It's frustrating because correcting myself is slowing down my train of thought. I'm trying to say something about Roger Ebert's passing. There are feelings, certain emotions, unexplainable things, going through my head that I want to articulate but can't...

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