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Marga Makes The List With Chelsea Handler in the SF Chronicle

Fun Facts about Marga in Time Out NY

Marga in NY Daily News

Marga Interviewed by Mission Local

Marga in Scotland


"4 STARS!... Gomez leaves the audience wanting more of that bravado" The List, United Kingdom

Hysterical! Adore her!” Eve Ensler, author Vagina Monologues

Gomez’s wickedly sharp comic timing and easy connection with the audience are as keen as ever” Rob Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

If film and television producers want to take more risks in their depiction of lesbian life they should go directly to the caustic musings of Marga Gomez.” Ned Martel, New York Times

Gomez Beguiles” Time Out New York

Top 5 Performances in Gay Theater” Ada Calhoun, New York Magazine

Funny as hell…Give this woman a sitcom already!” Libby Molneaux, LA Weekly

Amazing. She’s like a lesbian Lenny Bruce” Robin Williams

She’s our Latina Lily Tomlin” Herbert Siquenza, Culture Clash

A woman to watch … a comic marksman. The show is a giddy 90 minutes with the deliciously cheeky Ms. Gomez” Peter Marks, New York Times

One of the most talented and hardest working comediennes in the business” Jerry Friedman ABC Radio

It is with no hesitation that I would recommend your performance for any campus interested in embracing diversity and promoting tolerance; two ideals which I hold dear and you embody. And you are just so damn funny!!!" Jill E Morris Academic Events Program Coordinator, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

When will the world wake up and worship Marga Gomez?” Barry Walters, Rolling Stone

She pushes buttons, pushes the envelope, and pushes the boundaries of all conventional wisdom” Lisa Keen, The Washington Blade


Marga Gomez is a native New Yorker who makes San Francisco her home and identifies as a bicoastal Gemini. As the daughter of a Cuban comedian and Puerto Rican dancer Marga made her stage debut in New York at age 7 and was hooked ever since. Her long and colorful career includes achievements in comedy, theater, film and television. She tours nationally and internationally as one of America’s first openly Gay comics. Her awards include “Best Comedian 2009 and 2008 Reader’s Choice Award” from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her college appearances landed her on the 2009 Campus Pride Hot List as one of their “top 25 LGBT Favorites.” Marga’s television credits include LOGO’s “Wisecracks” and “One Night Stand Up,” Comedy Central’s “Out There,” HBO’s “Comic Relief VI,” and Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival.”

Her comedy career is profiled on Here Network’s “Laughing Matter’s” (also available on DVD.) Marga Gomez is the author/performer of eight solo plays: "Long Island Iced Latina", "Los Big Names", A Line Around The Block, Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay, Jaywalker, The Twelve Days of Cochina and "Proud and Bothered", which, along with her collaboration with Carmelita Tropicana on an erotic horror comedy Single Wet Female, have been produced nationally, internationally and in New York at The Public Theater, The 47th Street Theater, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place and La Mama. She frequently collaborates with director David Schweizer on her theater pieces.

Marga is a Drama Desk award nominee and the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Off-Broadway Theater, Theater LA’s Ovation Award for “Best Featured Actress,” New York’s Hola Award for “Best Solo Performance.” Marga’s acting credits include roles in the Off Broadway and national companies of The Vagina Monologues working alongside Rita Moreno, Vicki Lawrence, Lisa Ling and Jo Beth Williams. Selections from Gomez’s work have been published in several anthologies including Extreme Exposure (TCG Books), HOWL (Crown Press), Out Loud & Laughing (Anchor Books), Contemporary Plays by American Women of Color (Routledge) When I Knew (Harper-Collins) and Out of Character (Bantam Books.)


25 Hottest LGBT Acts” Campus Pride 2009?
Outstanding Performance” HOLA Awards 2009
Best Comedian” SF Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll 2009 & 2008
Certificate of Recogntion, California State Assembly 2007
Outstanding Solo Performance” Drama Desk Award Nomination 2006
GLAAD Media Award 2004
Best Supporting Actress” Ovation Awards Los Angeles 1994
Writing Fellowship, Sundance Film Festival 1996


HBO, Comic Relief
HBO, Tracy Takes On
Showtime, Latino Laugh Festival
PBS, In The Life
Comedy Central, Out There
LOGO, Outlaugh Festival
LOGO, One Night Stand –Up
HERE, Laughing Matters

SPHERE, Warner Brothers
BATMAN FOREVER, Warner Brothers
ROSA NEGRA, Independent
D WORD, Independent
DESI’S GOT A NEW GIRL, Independent

Vagina Monologues, (Actress) West Side Theater
Los Big Names, (Author, Performer) 47th Street Theater
A Line Around The Block, (Author, Performer) Public Theater
Long Island Iced Latina, (Author, Performer) 47th Street Theater


Princeton University
Yale University
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Loyola University
Columbia University
New York University
UCLA Royce Hall
Rutgers University
Stanford University
University Michigan Ann Arbor
Old Dominion College Richmond Virginia
University Washington Seattle
Cal State University East Bay
University California Santa Barbara
Florida State University, Gainesville
Alfred University
Amherst College
Smith College
Mount Holyoke College
St. Mary's College
Long Island University
Salisbury University
College of Staten Island
Central Michigan University
2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland
2009 Hot August Fringe Festival, London
2009 Chicago Humanities Festival
2009 South Beach Comedy Festival, Miami FLA
Latino Laugh Festival, San Antonio Texas
We’re Funny That Way Festival, Toronto
Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal
Seattle Comedy Festival, Seattle WA
Vancouver Comedy Festival, Vancouver
Toyota Comedy Festival, New York
Columbus Pride,
New York Pride
Los Angeles Pride
San Francisco Pride
San Jose Pride
St. Louis Pride
Boston Pride
Detroit Pride
Montreal Pride
Dinah Shore Weekend
Olivia Cruises
Carolines’s, NYC
Gotham, NYC
Duplex, NYC
Stand-Up New York, NYC
Melrose Improv, Los Angeles
Ice House, Los Angeles
Improv, San Jose
Punchline, San Francisco
Purple Onion, San Francisco
Plush Room Cabaret, San Francisco
Yuk Yuk’s, Ottowa

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