Suzanne Westenhoefer

Bio

Fearless. Bold. Sparkly. Hilarious. Thats Suzanne Westenhoefer in a nutshell. Shes made a career out of telling the truth. And, the truth is, life is funny (and no one is off limits). From her sisters obsession with Passion of the Christ to her girlfriends Herculean thighs, Suzanne tells stories that leave audiences in stitches.

Suzanne works mostly unscripted, so when she hits the stage its an unpredictable, original night of comedy magic. Since winning her first comedy competition on a dare in the early 1990s, Suzannes career has taken off.

Suzanne stars nightly on the GSNs remake of the classic game show, Ive Got a Secret, entertaining audiences as the token girl on a hilarious all-gay panel with ex-Major League Baseball player Billy Bean, radio icon Frank DeCaro and Broadways Jermaine Taylor.

Notable television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Evening at the Improv, Carolines Comedy Hour, Arli$$ and more. Her live comedy special A Night at the Village runs on LOGO and Bravo. She frequently appears as a commentator on E!, VH1 and Country Music Television. Her life in comedy was chronicled in the documentary Laughing Matters (2004).

The first openly gay comedian in New York, Suzanne did gay material to straight audiences in mainstream comedy clubs. She was the first lesbian comedian to garner an HBO Comedy Special, which earned her a Cable Ace Award nomination.

On land or at sea, Suzanne delights audiences with over 100 performances a year at theatres, clubs, colleges, fundraisers and cruise and resort vacations (Olivia and RSVP Vacations). Touring with the Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco made Suzanne wish shed been born a rockstar.

COMEDY CDS / DVD & AWARDS
HBO Comedy with Suzanne Westenhoefer (1994) : Nominated for a Cable Ace Award
Nothing in my Closet but my Clothes (1999): Gay and Lesbian American Music Award (GLAMA) winner for best comedy CD
Im Not Cindy Brady (2000): GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
Guaranteed Fresh (2003) : GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
Live at the Village (2006)

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