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The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions present


Renberg Theatre ∙ Saturday, March 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES, February 7, 2019 —  Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions announce a special, one-night-only performance by the celebrated pioneer of queer comedy, Suzanne Westenhoefer. Performing her unique brand of uncompromising and sidesplitting humor, Westenhoefer returns to the Center’s Renberg Theatre on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 8 p.m.

The evening’s program includes a VIP pre-reception and an after party for everyone with DJ and dancing under the stars, complimentary food buffet, and cash bar.


General admission tickets are $40 and include the screenings and after party. The $60 VIP ticket will include the general admission items, a hosted wine & cheese pre-reception, and preferred seating for the film program.

Suzanne Westenhoefer has been doing standup around the country for over 25 years. Suzanne tells the truth, and the truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.”



VIP pre-party and general admission after party

WHERE:         Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland Ave., just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)

WHEN:           Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m.


                                    Event Schedule:

7 p.m.             VIP Reception


8 p.m.             Performance

9:30-11:30 p.m. After Party


TICKETS:       General admission $40 (performance and after party)

VIP $60 (general admission items, plus preferred seating, VIP pre-party)
Tickets available at or call 323-860-7300

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, parking is no longer available onsite. Please allow extra time to find street parking or choose public transportation or a ride sharing service.

Net proceeds all ticket sales benefit the full range of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s free and low-cost programs and services.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center’s nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at

Andrea Meyerson is an award-winning creator of film and television programming as well as a successful producer of concerts and live comedy shows. As founder and president of StandOut Productions, she has produced and directed more than 25 feature films, television specials and series episodes which continue to air on Showtime and Viacom’s Logo Network.

In 2002, Meyerson produced and directed the award-winning comedy documentary LAUGHING MATTERS. The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three sequels.

Meyerson began creating original television programming in 2007. She produced and directed numerous standup comedy specials featuring popular comics such as Niecy Nash, Alec Mapa, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jessica Kirson, and many others. She also created the ONE NIGHT STAND UP series for Viacom’s Logo Network, delivering 10 episodes, each showcasing a group of diverse comics.

In 2012 Meyerson produced and directed the full-length documentary I STAND CORRECTED. The film premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in April 2012 where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. Still playing at film festivals worldwide, I STAND CORRECTED has won a total of nine audience and/or jury awards.

Since founding StandOut Productions in 1997, Meyerson has staged live events featuring Wanda Sykes, Roseanne Barr, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading, and Brandi Carlile.

The recipient of numerous awards for her activism in the areas of LGBT and women’s rights, Meyerson was recognized with the Los Angeles LGBT Center ‘s L.A.C.E (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award in 2002. PowerUp honored her as one of the “10 Amazing Women in Showbiz” in 2004. In 2006, she received the WIN Outstanding Women Award from the Women’s Image Network. Andrea made history in 2007 when she became the first out lesbian to receive the YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award in the Arts & Entertainment Category. In March of 2008, Andrea was honored with the prestigious Human Rights Campaign’s “Local Hero Award.” She is also the founder of Women On A Roll, one of the country’s largest social organizations for lesbians

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