Comedian Julie Goldman – She’s here, she’s queer, she’s funny

Julie Goldman doesn’t apologize for her irreverent, sarcastic sense of humor.

Team Caitlyn fans, beware.

Goldman’s stand-up is popular in the LGBTQ community, but the Los Angeles resident, who identifies as a lesbian, also is familiar to audiences from her TV appearances, including, Logo’s “The Big Gay Sketch Show” and Bravo TV’s “The People’s Couch” and “Vanderpump Rules After Show.”

Goldman and her writing partner, Brandy Howard, also have crowds online in stitches with their “Dumb, Gay Politics” podcast.

Goldman will be at the Executive Suite in Long Beach on Saturday for a show benefiting the Long Beach LGBTQ Center.

In an interview with Q Voice News, Goldman talked about Caitlyn Jenner, comedy and the Trump Administration.

Here are some excerpts.

Not team Caitlyn

“I never liked Bruce Jenner,” Goldman said. “He was a sexist. He was an attention seeking whore, and she’s an attention seeking whore trying to get more attention than the Kardashians. She’s an asshole.”

The future of Caitlyn

“Her money keeps her removed, but people are capable of change,” Goldman said. “She’s feeling something. I can’t image a human being going through what she’s been through and not have a small sense of self-awareness. I don’t think it means she will become a feminist.”

Tickling Goldman’s funny bone

“Inappropriateness, stuff that you shouldn’t laugh at, fart jokes, cracking jokes at a funeral, watching people fall. I like to be pushed and challenged. I almost want to be uncomfortable,” Goldman said.

“I love ‘South Park,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Guy.’ They are geniuses, masters at putting a mirror up to society. I also like Joan Rivers, George Carlin, the people who handed it to you. I want to be served. I love it.

Truth and justice in comedy

“There is something in comedy that is trying to find truth and justice,” Goldman said.

“My all time idol is Mel Brooks. I would re-enact his movies at dinner.  That’s the perfect amount of irreverence, but his social commentary was right on,” she said. “He was coming from a loving place.”

Goldman’s not laughing

“What’s not funny for me is when you can tell something is coming from a hateful place. It’s about the intentions. I don’t like hateful comedian.”

The Trump Administration is a goldmine for comedians

“We can do the ‘Dumb, Gay Politics’ podcast because of it,” Goldman said. “It’s an hourly treasure trove. But, I wish he wasn’t elected.

“They are all dumpster fire human beings,” she said. “I never thought I would live to see such a despicable group of people running our country.”

Laughing with us

“My bread and butter is the LGBTQ community, and I enjoy that,” Goldman said. “There’s something about playing in front of an all LGBTQ audience. It’s very empowering.”

Comedian Julie Goldman, left, and Brandy Goldman make audiences laugh with their appearances on “Hey Qween” and their podcast “Dumb, Gay Politics.” Photo: Leslie Miranda/Tagg Magazine.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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