Comedian Vickie Shaw to headline Stonewall fundraiser
QSanAntonio, August 28, 2014
Texas-born comedian Vickie Shaw will bring her act to San Antonio on September
20 to headline the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio's annual awards
presentation and fundraiser at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.
Shaw, who hails from Beaumont, is known for her comedy riffs which focus
on the trials and tribulations of being a woman, a mother and gay in America.
Her three children and her "husbian" and life partner, known
affectionately as Sgt. Patch, provide much of Shaw's source material.
She often jokes that she is a recovering SOB (Southern Baptist).
On her website, Shaw proudly proclaims, "Vickie's family is important
to her, and as you will see they are just as dysfunctional as your family.
She includes them in her act because it is cheaper than therapy."
In 2006, Shaw was one of the women featured in the documentary "Laughing
Matters . . . More!" that featured the routine of four lesbian stand-up
comics with personal interviews. She has appeared in four comedy specials
on LOGO TV and is a familiar face on the stage of Olivia Cruises. Last
year she toured the US with her "La-la-pa-Lesbo Tour" and this
year with her new "Sick and Wrong Tour."
This year's comedy fundraiser is a first for Stonewall, which in previous
years held a banquet to present its annual awards for Political Advocacy,
Community Leadership and Volunteer Appreciation.
Stonewall co-chair Elena Guajardo told QSanAntonio that the comedy show
format provides a new twist for their annual fundraiser and a more casual
atmosphere for the awards presentation.
"We thought we would try something different this year. The lower
price point makes it affordable for more people to attend."
Guajardo also shared the list of this year's awardees. The Political Advocacy
Award will be presented to state Senator Leticia Van De Putte; the Community
Leadership will be presented to Graciela Sanchez of the Esperanza Center;
and the Volunteer Appreciation Award will be presented to author and political
activist David Plylar.
"This will be a casual evening," says Guajardo. "We invite
the community to come out and enjoy the show. Vicki's comedy will appeal
to everyone straight or gay, so bring your friends and allies. It'll be
a great night to support the cause of equality."
here to view Vicki Shaw's promotional video.
The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio Annual Fundraiser
and Comedy Show featuring Vickie Shaw, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September
20, 2014 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Tickets $30 (limited
seating). Cash bar. Event sponsorships available. Click
here for more information.