To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes.
Show Notes & Extras:
- This month’s Gal Pals are Dr. Leah Leach, Katie Harris, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Kim Thatcher
- Bonnie’s Pins! Pins! Pins! Are available to pre-order on Etsy
- Katie’s flowery nursey adventure
- Kim fantastic photography
- Leah’s healing through test driving
- THE CATEGORY IS….LGBT introduction
- Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about comedian Moms Mabley
- Super rough upbringing
- Left at age 14 to join TOBA (Theater Owners Booking Associaton) aka The Chitlin’ Circuit
- Butterbeans and Susie were her mentors, their song “I Want a Hot Dog for My Roll”
- Harlem breakout star headliner at Carnegie Hall (multiple times)
- Whoopie Goldberg documentary, Moms Mabley: I Got Something’ to Tell You , Opening Segment
- Playboy After Dark with Moms singing Abraham, Martin and John is in the documentary. Link to the song.
- Party Albums
- Moms Mabley – Live at Sing Sing has the joke Leah talks about the warden (2 minutes in)
- Moms with Kris Kristofferson at the Grammy’s
- Can you think of other dirty little old lady characters?
- What do you think of separating a character from real life?
- Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball story.
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