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Jason Stuart
JASON STUART is an actor, comedian, filmmaker and activist. He has over 150 credits, including everything from LOVE IS STRANGE to ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.


Entries by Jason Stuart

How I Met My Mentor

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 7:21 PM

Co-authored with Belinda Carroll

When I was a tiny gaybee -- before I became a stand-up comic -- I used to watch a lot of stand-up comedy. Especially LGBT comedy. So in 2007, about a year before I tried stand up for the first time, I saw Jason Stuart on...

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To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:25 AM

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. As I sat in that chair on...

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'Jonah Hill & Me' by Jason Stuart

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Jonah Hill gives emotional apology over homophobic slur on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show: "The word I chose was grotesque."

I got up this morning and read that Jonah Hill called a paparazzo guy "The gay F word". I have had mixed feelings about this kind of situation in the past....

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(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 10:37 AM

What do I say about finding a new hill to climb? I am over 40 (OK, way over 40) and wondering where I fit in as a gay comedian and actor, as an artist... as a man. Friends are getting sick, my dad passed away, and I realize time is...

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Jodie Foster: "When You Break Ground, Do You Get to Walk on It?"

(5) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 11:06 AM

I went to Hancock Park Elementary School with Jodie Foster. I first noticed her sitting on a bench all alone. Many of the kids would not play with her because her brother Buddy was on the TV series MAYBERRY R.F.D. This made her different and that's not what you want...

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More Guns, More People Get Shot. Do The Math.

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2012 | 1:31 AM

I am in my hotel alone before a stand up gig, watching the terrible news of the shocking shootings in Conn. I have cried several times for the parents and loved ones of the victims. It was so horrific to hear of this, as the president spoke so eloquently of...

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The Dating Game: A Coming Out Story

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 6:04 PM

My mother is 75 years old, wears cha-cha heels, plastic earrings and a snap-on ponytail. Yeah, that's my mom. She's the kind of gal who still wears a Wonderbra and her boobs say, "I wonder how we got up here?"

On my 24th birthday, my mother took me to lunch...

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I Wanted to Go to George Clooney's House, Too

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:54 PM

I didn't have an extra $40,000 to go to George Clooney's party in Studio City to support Barack Obama for president. I wish I could have gone. I worked with George 20 years ago on Sunset Beat, a TV series the media calls the worst show he ever did. Every...

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When Opportunity Meets Talent

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 9:35 AM

When opportunity meets talent, we can soar. This is what the SAG LGBT Committee is all about. Our committee's mission is to equal the playing field for openly gay actors by giving them opportunities to be considered for all sorts of roles, not simply ones defined by their gender or...

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Support Our Gay Youth... So They Won't Feel Alone Like Me

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 5:57 PM

I was the first openly gay comedian to headline mainstream comedy clubs and had a lot of success in the 90s touring around the good old USA. I worked in comedy clubs around the country for over twenty years. Five years ago I was booked at Zanies Comedy Club in...

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I Was That Kid

(30) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 5:55 PM

I could have been Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Tyler Clementi or any of the other teens that recently ended their young, precious lives. I grew up in the 1970s when being gay was still considered to be a mental illness by some. I would go to sleep hoping not to...

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If the Straightjacket Fits

(7) Comments | Posted May 21, 2010 | 5:37 PM

Much has been said and written about the recent Newsweek article "Straight Jacket: Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn't it ever work in reverse?" Contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, such as Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises and...

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