The Stonewall Legacy Project

Queer Bodies. Queer Stories. Queer Spaces.

Second Helping

Thursday, July 8, 7PM ET

Live Zoom Solo Show

Featured Artist: Kelli Dunham (they/them/theirs)

Kelli Dunham (they/them) grew up the youngest child in a large Germanic midwestern farm family that taught self-reliance as a religion. As an adult, Kelli struggled somewhat with her sexual orientation (queer) and gender identity (nonbinary) but her true lifelong fight has been to accept the tiniest bit of assistance from even those closest to her. When Kelli lost not one but two partners in a row to cancer, she was forced to start making different choices. Second Helping is part stand-up comedy, part sit down tragedy with love and body fluids in the cracks in between.

Kelli DUNHAM Square

About Kelli Dunham

Kelli Dunham (they/them) is the typical ex-nun nonbinary storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, the Moth Mainstage, the CinderBlock Comedy Festival, and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli's latest comic storytelling album, Not the Gym Teacher, was directed by Gastor Almonte and has been called "hilarious" (Comedy Cake) "honest and generous" (The Serious Comedy Site) and "hilariously honest" (The Advocate). Apparently, it's pretty honest?

Kelli is the author of seven books including the best-selling Boy's Body Book and a collection of tragic-comic essays, Freak of Nurture. Kelli was nominated as a 2105 White House Champion of Change for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC's LGBT storytelling event. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli a show-off. To her face.