My Body My Jokes: Queer Dating

MON // AUG 19

Searching for love in all the wrong places?  Maybe you’re a unicorn who’s found their soulmate on an app?  Most of the love stories and romcoms are steeped in the hetero point of view. This month join comedians Maria Heinegg and Ayanna Dookie as they host “My Body, My Jokes: Queer Dating.  Whether you can completely relate, wondering what dating is like with anything other than the ol Disney heteronormative narrative, come hear tales of love, love lost, and disappointment. All proceeds will go directly to New Alternatives to support their mission of fostering self-sufficiency of LGBTQ and homeless youth.

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

My Body, My Jokes is a bimonthly stand up comedy show all about living in these strange, human-shaped bodies. august’s theme is queer dating! Your hosts Ayanna Dookie and Maria Heinegg bring you a group of hilarious LGBTQ comics telling jokes about their dating lives. We’ll also be serving you with facts and information on queer relationships by our expert of the month.


Jay Jurden (JFL Montreal Festival)

Jes Tom (TimeOut NY)

Kendall Farrell (VT’s Funniest)

Paris Sashay (BET)
Elsa Waithe (This American Life)

Charity:  New Alternatives NYC Twitter: @NewAlternatives

Sure, dating can feel like a challenge. But growing up as an LGBTQ person in a world that is still so poorly educated about the differences between of sex vs gender vs sexuality, now, that’s a challenge. Thus, this month’s proceeds will go to New Alternatives NYC. New Alternatives helps LGBTQ+ homeless youth increase their self-sufficiency with long term support and services to enable them to transition out of the shelter system to stable adult lives.




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