When: Fri., Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. 2014
The folks behind Club 21’s Funny Fun and other LGBTQ-centric comedy events across the Bay Area are bringing you their inaugural comedy festival this Wednesday through Sunday. Hella Gay Comedy Festival will sweep Oakland and San Francisco with five nights of themed comedy, offering something for everyone. The festival will kick off at Club OMG (43 Sixth St., San Francisco) with Underwear Comedy Night, featuring straight men telling jokes in their underwear. On Thursday, the popular Fag Hag Comedy Night will take over OMG, in which female comedians battle to be named “Miss Fag Hag 2014.” That same night, the White Horse Inn (6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) will host the Butch vs Femme Comedy Show, featuring an all-lesbian lineup. On Friday, the Homo Says What Comedy Show will take over Club 21 (2111 Franklin St., Oakland). And on Saturday, the It’s Okay, My Friend is Gay Comedy Show is happening at the Layover (1517 Franklin St., Oakland), with a queer-friendly bill of straight comedians. That’s just a sample of the dense lineup, which culminates with the Big Gay Gala at Supperclub (657 Harrison St., San Francisco) on Sunday. The stand-up will be complemented with male strippers and burlesque.