What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying!

  • Saw a phenomenal event celebrating authenticity and improv at the Magnet theater. Storytellers tell their coming out stories and improvisers make it all come to life in unexpected ways. It was moving and important and very funny and I was honored to be there and laugh about the real stuff, cause how else you gonna get through this life? Geoff Kidwell told his story and I have never been more proud of my friend. @thankyouforcomingout, thank you too.

    Sara Bareilles
  • I arrived at my first Thank You For Coming Out event having basically no idea what I was getting myself into. Dubbs told me to think about my coming out story, hit the major points and keep it snappy. Those were my instructions. The rest was up to the improvisers. The result was a gift. Not only did I get to tell my coming out story in front of generous, smiling faces and then watch it being turned into a rip-roaring, hysterically funny musical, but also I got to experience, firsthand, what we mean when we talk about the LGBTQ community. Queer people telling their own coming stories for (mostly, but not all – we see you out there, straight allies, and we love you) other queer people. Our stories empower us. They remind us where we have been, where we are and where we have yet to go. I am so honored and proud fo be part of the TYFCO family.

    Geoffrey Kidwell
  • “I didn’t understand everything but on that stage was all love love love”

    Gaël Giraudet, from Paris, France
  • Thank You For Coming Out is proof that the improv scene has come a long way since I was in the first small NYC improv team intentionally comprised of lesbians and gay men thirteen years ago. The rainbow of different types of people that have graced the TYFCO stage is inspiring and staggering. This show is a godsend for anyone who loves their comedy smart and beautifully diverse.

    Louie Pearlman
  • Coming out stories are sometimes hard to tell, but they are very important to tell. People who identify as straight don’t have them, and these stories unify and empower the LGBTQ Community. It’s why I asked for the opportunity to tell my story at Thank You for Coming Out.

    The cast of Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event skillfully took the story about my coming out to my high school students and turned it into a musical that humanized my experience. Their scenes and songs pulled at elements of my experience that we laughed at because we’ve all lived through some similar awkwardness. The comedy was hilarious because it based in reality and performed as a celebration of an awkward but human experience. This was one of my favorite shows at the Magnet Theater (and not just because it was about me).

    Scott Austin, teacher and performer
  • Dubbs [Weinblatt] produces the fucking daylights out of this show. The crowd is always packed with the warmest, most ready-to-laugh audience I've ever performed for. It's a true joy!

    Kelley Quinn, performer
  • Thank You for Coming Out is just a genuine delight. Dubbs puts together a group of improvisors who are insanely, absurdly, koo-koo bananas good, and if I can get nauseatingly earnest for a second, the form is superb and the experience very healing. It's a true freaking treat.

    Jana Heaton
  • TYFCO is an inspiring showcase of LGBTQ camaraderie, advocacy, and comedic talent. What better way than applying the unequivocal support of improv to achieve this, fueled by TRUE and inherently-vulnerable coming-out stories, that together transform the Community's former trials into present day laughter. Every month, TYFCO stands as a rainbow-colored beacon that celebrates the spectrum of gender and sexuality, unleashing laughter and love that no closet can contain!

    Brad Benson, performer
  • This is the best show I've ever seen at the Magnet Theater!

    Anonymous show-goer
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