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Wanda Sykes, Tig Notaro headlining Fox Theatre June 20

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Openly gay comics Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro are headlining a Fox Theatre comedy show June 20 to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a seminal turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement.

Local LGBT advocate and activist Feroza Syed will serve as the emcee for the night. (Buy tickets here for $43 to $125.)

Sykes - consulting producer for the recently rebooted hit series "Roseanne" and a veteran actress - has been out publicly since 2008 and is married to her partner Alex Niedbalski. Notaro - whose stand-up career has blossomed in recent years and just released her latest Netflix comedy special this week - married her partner Stephanie Allynne in 2015 and they have twin sons.

This is just one of a dozen events tied to that seminal event organized by the Atlanta Pride Festival Committee. Rock singer Blondie will perform at the Fox Theatre on June 22.

My 2017 interview with Tig Notaro

My 2009 interview with Wanda Sykes

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.