The queer comedy scene has exploded in recent years, and one stand-up definitely poised for mainstream success is James Adomian. The Last Comic Standing top-10 finalist and frequent podcast guest uses his dead-on impersonations of everyone from pro wrestler-turned-governor Jesse Ventura to grizzled actor Sam Elliott to shed light on the absurdity of homophobia.
With his sly smile and brilliant improv skills, Adomian has intelligence and edge, typified by his show-stopping bit on gay villains like Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham and Javier Bardem's campy Skyfall baddie.
He'll be sure to do this routine when he headlines June 25 to 28 at Yuk Yuk's, including Robert Keller's OUTrageous! show on June 25 featuring Andrew Johnston, Ian Lynch and Martha Chaves. 416-967-6425.