"Laughing Matters" Reviews
What People are Saying about "Laughing Matters"

“’Laughing Matters’ …  lets us into the private worlds of the four most celebrated “out-dyke” comics: Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams. [Producer-director] Andrea Meyerson … used her familiarity with the subjects to get us inside their lives, their upbringings, their dreams, and onto the stage.” East Bay Voice

“Take four of the nation's top lesbian comics and mix in a revealing peek into their personal lives. Add some of the funniest lines any comedian has ever spoken and what have you got? A film that will tickle your funny bone and brighten your day.”—Reel Affirmations, Washington DC

“Yes, there are other lesbian comediennes besides Ellen DeGeneres …and [Laughing Matters] does a credible job of exploring a subset of the comedy world that is as much defined by activism as it is by yucks and belly laughs.” –Los Angeles City Beat

“…Laughing Matters celebrates four courageous lesbian comics, talented women who have made seriously funny contributions to modern culture...” –MM, Outfest

“…their stories—and their biting humor—are captured in this hilarious docu-comedy…”
--Jed Lang, 365Gay.com

“…it occasionally gets serious about life as professional funny girlz, being out in the male-dominated world of comedy as well as personal struggles and family relations -- but never for long. Sure to tickle the funny bone, and with all due respect to the courage it took for Ellen to come out, it's a great reminder of some of the female entertainers who have always been there.”e--San Francisco Chronicle

“…Celebrated comedians Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams have followed their hearts as performers… LAUGHING MATTERS shows how these four women became role models within the queer community, as well as icons for other mainstream performers.” –Frameline

“Director Andrea Meyerson alternates between one-on-one interviews that offer a rare glimpse of the personalities behind the stage faces and solo performance highlights.” –Frameline

“Meyerson’s direction alternates between in-depth and personal interviews to solo stage performance, on a fascinating journey with the women who tickle you ‘pink.’”--East Bay Voice

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