Monday, May 3, 2010

Gay Comedian Kevin Meaney Comes Out on The Tonight Show

Comedian Kevin Meaney has been one of my favorite funny men for thirty years. On Friday night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Meaney used his his 5 minute spot to come out publicly.

This is not actually the first time the comedy veteran has talked about coming out late in life on TV. I saw him on a panel with other gay comics, including Judy Gold, on the "Joy Behar Show" on HLN back in November in a segment called "Coming Out for the Holidays". But this is the first time Meaney, or any comic, has worked coming out into his stand up routine on a network late night talk show.

Meaney made his first Tonight Show appearance in 1987 when Johnny Carson was hosting. He appeared in the Broadway production of "Hairspray" from 2004 through 2009.

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