Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions Present "Lez Fest - At Last!" - A Comedy, Music, Community Weekend Extravaganza - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions Present "Lez Fest - At Last!" - A Comedy, Music, Community Weekend Extravaganza

February 22, 2022
Contact: Media Relations

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions (AMP) have announced the return of their enormously popular lesbian comedy spectaculars, celebrating the first opportunity to gather together in more than two years. These shows will feature five of today’s most hilarious lesbian comics and will take place over two evenings: Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. Net proceeds of all ticket sales benefit the full range of the Center’s free and low-cost programs and services.

6–7 p.m. | Cocktail hour with no-host bar in the Courtyard
7 p.m. | Show featuring Jackie Loeb, Karinda Dobbins, Nina Goldin
8:45 p.m. | Fabulous buffet dinner under the stars
9 p.m.–Midnight | Dance party with DJ Tish 

4 p.m. | Show featuring Renee Santos, Gwen La Roka, Mimi Gonzalez, Nina Goldin
5:30 p.m. | VIP hosted reception and meet and greet with all of the weekend performers 

Karinda Dobbins is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who has performed at comedy festivals and clubs nationwide. She has opened for Trevor Noah and recently released her debut comedy album, Black & Blue, available on streaming services.

Nina Goldin, versatile groove player of the keyboards, is a dynamic pianist-vocalist-composer-songwriter with an endless passion for music. She has toured the globe and performed with various artists including Sandra Bernhard, Holly Near, and Helen Reddy, and she was musical director for a show with Phoebe Snow, where she played piano and sang background vocals.

Mimi Gonzalez is a 20+ year veteran of national comedy stages and has performed internationally for our U.S. troops. She founded and produced the open mic at Little Frida's in the 90s and currently Go Girl! in Michigan. She recently launched and facilitates Write-Hear online and in-person writing workshops.

Gwen La Roka is a rising stand-up comedy star who has played comedy clubs around the country. Having won HBO Max’s Entre Nos Latino comedy competition, she is the first Latina from Chicago with an upcoming HBO Comedy Special.

Jackie Loeb is an award-winning comic, actor, singer, musician, writer, and world-renowned sugar and carb addict. Jackie can be seen in many TV shows in the U.S. and Australia, where she is originally from.

Renée Santos gives you a little bit of everything — funny voices, wordplay, musical comedy, rapturous storytelling. Her comedy special, Outside the Box, is on Amazon Prime. 

Saturday, April 2
General Admission: $45 (cocktail reception, show, dinner, dancing)
VIP: $65 (general admission with preferred seating and free drink ticket

Sunday, April 3
General Admission: $35 (show only)
VIP: $45 (show with preferred seating and hosted VIP reception

Weekend Pass | Good for Both Evenings
General Admission: $75
VIP: $105

Purchase tickets at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood 90038. Free parking is available in the underground garage across the street at 1118 N. McCadden Place.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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