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Outfest Under The Stars

Sat / July 23, 2022 - 8:00PM

I Have to Laugh

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About this Performance

I Have to Laugh

Because unbridled queer joy is a top priority for Outfest, we've cooked up this special comedy event dedicated to keeping the belly laughs coming all night long. Bring your picnic dinner and your beverage of choice, and get ready for a good time. The night begins with a lineup of live stand-up comedy featuring Margaret Cho and the rest of the cast of Outfest 2022 selection Queer Riot. That's followed by a collection of some of the most gut-busting short films we could find. From moody gay ghosts, to a neighbor's extremely loud coital activity, to a bisexual meetup that somehow turns Satanic. The stories our filmmakers have concocted bring the funny in a big way...and what better way to experience it than under the stars with hundreds of your closest queer friends?

Live stand-up showcase featuring the cast of Queer Riot — Margaret Cho, River Butcher, Brad Loekle, Akeem Woods, and Daniel Webb followed by comedy shorts!

Shorts include: Dildo (dir. Jake Muñoz Consing); Fernanda (dir. Mary Angélica Molina); Tell Me Something I Don't Know (dir. Neal Suresh Mulani); The Ladies (dir. Jill Gutowitz); The Paranormal Communicator (dir. Tyler Miguel Mercer); The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night (dir. Fawzia Mirza); Troy (dir. Mike Donahue); Unicorn (dir. Matt Porter).

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival has been empowering Queer storytellers and artists since 1982. Enjoy a quintessential LA experience with three nights of films and programs under the stars at The Ford. Pack a picnic and bring a friend to Outfest Under the Stars, where you will meet Hollywood icons of past and present, laugh with hundreds of fellow LGBTQ+ and ally attendees, and be entertained by unforgettable live performances.

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