Subtle, disarming and witty, Gloria Bigelow is a comic who doses out humor in bite-size chunks—easy for the listener to swallow but relentless nonetheless. With issues of sexuality, race and gender at the forefront of her work, her comedy has the ability to unite a diverse group of people with laughter. An out black woman, she's got a bone to pick with everybody. She does so by wittingly tackling issues, from "low lesbian esteem" to the ridiculousness of racism, with a smile. Coming to comedy from a background of acting, she is a natural improviser and observer of life. Her facial expressions are a punch line in and of themselves.
Originally from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Gloria seamlessly slipped into the New York comedy scene, where she performed at all of the top comedy clubs, including the Improv, Carolines and Gotham. She quickly became one to watch on the national comedy scene. Glo, as she is called, hosted the pre- and postshow for the first-ever NewNowNext Awards for MTV network's Logo channel and was nominated the following year for their Brink of Fame Comic award. Other television credits include Laughing Matters...Next Gen and Showtime's Fierce Funny Women. Glo has also performed at numerous festivals, including the New York Underground Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Michigan Comedy Fest and the Outlaugh Comedy Festival. Whether cruises, colleges or comedy clubs, she is a crowd favorite wherever she steps on the stage. Gloria has recently been published in a Seal Press Anthology called Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. She is currently working on a memoir that humorously recounts her outrageous misadventures in the big city. Gloria's witty and honest brand of humor keeps her audiences laughing, thinking and wanting more.
Why Gloria says good comedy has a purpose behind it (VIDEO)
NewNowNext Awards (Logo)
Laughing Matters...Next Gen
Fierce Funny Women (Showtime)