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Brooke Cartus – “I Have Straight Friends & Other Confessions…”

Lesbian comedian, activist, attorney, and Buffalo native Brooke Cartus is coming home for a special appearance on Saturday, May 26, upon which time she will yuck it up on stage much to the delight of an engaging hometown crowd. The Saturday show is part of Cartus’ official album release tour. The comedian is no stranger to the big stage – previously she has landed shows with Colin Quinn, Karen Williams, Julie Goldman, Fortune Feimster, Erin Foley, Ian Harvie, Rhea Butcher, and Dana Goldberg.

Cartus’ sophomore album, I Have Straight Friends & Other Confessions, debuted at #1 on iTunes in April 2018.

Known for her “sardonic storytelling, improvisational style, and infectious energy”, Cartus has made the comedic rounds, and is now ready to take the Alleyway Theatre stage by storm.

Her blog, Size L for Lady, has been featured on Huff Post: Gay Voices.

While Cartus has a funny bone that bounces for hours on end, she is also a steadfast activist when it comes to organizations such as Human Rights Campaign, and Planned Parenthood. Wherever she goes, she makes her mark, and her voice heard. Sometimes comedy can be an affective tool to get across messages that won’t otherwise resonate with people. From anti-bullying initiatives in LGTBQ sports, to transgender rights, Cartus has the LGBTQPAO+ crowds covered, and then some.

When asked what she missed most about Buffalo, Cartus answered, “What I miss the most about buffalo? I guess saying the Greek food isn’t fair – it’s amazing and I literally eat souvlaki EVERY day I’m home. But the other thing I miss is the people- not just running into all my exes and middle school music teachers in one afternoon at Spot, but how genuine and welcoming everyone is. You don’t realize how good you have it until you leave, but it’s really nice to come home to.”

Brooke Cartus in Buffalo

“I Have Straight Friends & Other Confessions…”

Hosted by John Cartus

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Doors open at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm

Alleyway Theatre | 1 Curtain Up Alley | Buffalo NY

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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