Orlando’s Overheard: Univision banned, MegaCon invites and Pink Collar Comedy is coming

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On May 4, Pulse survivors, families of the victims, city and county officials and various media representatives gathered for an announcement regarding the future of the Pulse nightclub site. As people were checked and moved behind the fence, one news outlet was turned away.

Latin outlet Univision was denied access, and when questioned why, they were referred to the onePULSE Foundation’s public relations contact.

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Comic Christine O’Leary brings her beloved stand-up back to St. Pete

By : Stephen J. Miller
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Wildly popular lesbian comedian Christine O’Leary just wants to make people laugh. And she’ll surely do just that when she returns to St. Petersburg on March 13 and 14.

“I am codependent enough to have the perfect work ethic for stand-up. I will do whatever it takes till I make you like me!” says O’Leary.

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My View: From A Broad- This is what you call an Introductory Offer!

By : Jill Shargaa
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Jill Shargaa (Photo by Judy Watson Tracy)

Watermark has asked me to write a column. “It can be on anything you want, political, serious, humorous…and it has to be about 900 words.”

I thought, “I don’t know 300 words, so this is gonna be a challenge.”

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‘The Buffalo Kings’ uses an LGBT-hate crime to tell the story of comedic family interactions

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – Anti-LGBT hate crimes is the last place one would expect to find comedy—but when such an event brings together a family unit, there are bound to be comic elements.

That’s according to Natalie Symons, the author of The Buffalo Kings, staged at freeFall Theatre through Feb. 8.

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Archie to die taking bullet for gay best friend in comic books

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

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Screened Out – Thor: The Dark World

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo

In the olden days, we used to tell ourselves stories of gods and other super-humans for good reasons. We either used these legendary characters to express human heroics or foibles, or we cast gods in stories that explained things we didn’t understand, like where thunder came from and where our souls went we died.

Nowadays, it seems the only things gods and demigods are good for are a few jokes and lots of eye candy. At least, that’s all Hollywood can manage with Thor: The Dark World.

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A leaner queen of mean returns to Orlando

By : Kirk Hartlage
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Lisa Lampanelli is the Salt & Vinegar potato chip of stand-up comics. That first bite is oh-so-acidic while the follow-up stings in an aggressive attack on the senses. It’s both salty and sour, and – somewhat shamefully – completely addictive.

Of course, comparing the comedian who recently lost over 100 pounds to a greasy, unhealthy snack food might seem a bit insensitive…but we’re pretty sure she’d approve. Famous for her sharp-tongued attacks from the dais on a multitude of celebrity roasts – among her victims: Chevy Chase, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump and William Shatner – Lampanelli gets as good as she gives.

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