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Popular Lesbian Comedian Highlights Pride Weekend Show...But Without Gertie

Shann Carr comes to SF this weekend but not in her trusty Gertie.
Shann Carr comes to SF this weekend but not in her trusty Gertie.

Society Cabaret, San Francisco’s premiere venue for musical talent and great food, is trying to tickle your funny bone this weekend while showing its LGBT pride.

This week’s performer isn’t one who will sing show tunes or jazz standards. Instead, Shann Carr, and out and proud lesbian, will make us all laugh in her comedy concert Friday and Saturday.

You may not necessarily know Carr by name but there’s no way you could have avoided her if you’re connected to the gay world or even a mere attendee of a Gay Pride Parade.

“I have done Pride fifteen times,” she says, recalling she even was the emcee in TV-20’s inaugural years and has made countless appearances at Josie’s, El Rio and Amelias as well as her movie was even the closing film at at Frameline back in the day.

Never without her wit, Carr was asked why she thinks gay men just love her and she said it’s due to her large penis (actually she used the word that rhymes with rock but won’t allow that.) But it might have more to do with the fact that she’s also been popular on the Atlantis cruises and has started a following with her act at Cobb’s Comedy Club, the Punchline, the Comedy Store and even the Marine’s Memorial Theater.

While a comic at heart, Carr has felt a void in her life and has been traveling alone lately. She is usually with Gertie, her pink, sunglass-wearing, rhinestone emblazoned RV. Yes, RV! Carr has used her RV to do community work from collecting food donations for local food banks to transporting crated pets to and from adoption locations. Gertie has also proven to be an attraction of her own and the desired mode of transportation at fundraising parties and events. Sadly, Gertie brokedown not long ago on a trip to Las Vegas and temporarily isn’t supporting the community that needs her.

But Carr and a bunch of friends have started an Indiegogo campaign that ends mid-July and they are almost at their goal. If you want to help Gertie get back on her “feet” make a donation at

To learn more about Carr, go to

Get tickets for her June 27 or 28 show at There will also be a giveaway at the SF Eagle on Wednesday night to win a pair of tickets to the show during the Eagle’s Open Mic.

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