Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end of the post.
Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time.
Follow me after the jump to find out what Kate thinks about the WNBA and eating out.
1. How did you get involved with The Bilerico Project?
My darling publicist told me to check out what you are doing. She knows everything and mostly I do what she says.
2. What was your coming out experience like?
In fits and starts. Everything speeded up when my younger brother stopped by when my girlfriend and I were having sex and he thought someone was being hurt. Which is why he stood by and listened for about twenty minutes. Is this too much information? That speeded the coming out to the family. My second lover was a Quaker and had no concept of guilt. She said, "I told my sister all about you." I was horrified and said, "Why?" She said, "Well why not?" And I thought, really, why not? I came out at 28. To make up for lost time, I got a microphone and started telling everyone.
3. What's your favorite thing to do when you think no one is looking?
Wear dark glasses, stare at people and make up stories about their lives. By the end of subway ride I have a whole novel about my fellow riders.
4. Who do you think will win this year's WNBA finals?
It would be nice if The Liberty won, because most New York sports teams suck right now.
5. Favorite late night snack?
Have you met my girlfriend?
6. Best thing about being a comedian?
I love to laugh. Love it. To make people laugh is an absolute pleasure. And if they think about things I've said later, it's even better. And getting paid in Euros.
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