Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration review – a super gay night of comedy

June 10, 2022
Jordan Lyon 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service


A hilarious LGBTQ+ Netflix special that features numerous stars that keep the jokes rolling. It’s a much-needed LGBTQ+ stand-up special that is high on energy. And it also does not shy away from the community’s hard-hitting issues.

This review of the Netflix comedy special Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration does not contain any spoilers.

In Netflix’s latest comedy special, LGBTQ+ legends and red hot rising stars perform on the same stage. And it’s a night that promises to be a historic night of laughter and queer joy in a “super gay night of comedy.” With Billy Eichner as the host, he promises that the night will be sophisticated and chic. And more importantly, above all of the other nonsense happening at the Oscars and Hollywood Bowl. 

Billy is upbeat and full of life on the stage. But he still keeps it real by commenting on the “Don’t Say Gay” laws and how Gay and Transgender people are under legislative attack in America. He proves to be a great host, and there’s no denying that he was the perfect fit for Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration.

Some of the incredible performers from Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration include Wanda Sykes, Mae Martin, Solomon Georgio, Bob the Drag Queen, Judy Gold, Tig Notaro, Margaret Cho, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Joel Kim Booster, and many more, with memorable appearances from Sarah Paulson, Billy Porter, and Lili Tomlin, and, once again, many more. The high number of acts is what makes the Netflix special so great. The jokes are non-stop, there’s a musical number, the acts are fab, and it all flows so well.

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration was originally part of the Netflix is a Joke Fest held in Los Angeles in May. But it makes its much welcome arrival on Netflix during Pride Month. And recently announced is Stand Out: The Documentary, which will include interviews, performances, and backstage footage while concentrating on the importance of LGBTQ+ stand-up and how it has helped social progress over the past five years. So if you enjoyed Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration, be sure to keep an eye out for Stand Out: The Documentary, which will be airing later in the year.

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