Jason Stuart

As confirmed by his official bio, Jason Stuart is an outrageously funny openly-gay comedian, “known for serving-up brutal honesty with humor in a world that’s not always kind. In his new show, I’m Only Gay On The Weekends, Stuart takes audiences on a hilarious journey with his latest realization, 'I’m just too busy to be gay all week…and the up-keep is just too much!'

Stuart just completed an engagement at the Tropicana Hotel in Vegas and has been making people across the country laugh out loud for over 20 years. With a 'Don Rickles' comedic style, this crowd-pleaser transcends the boundaries of race, gender and sexual orientation sharing his experiences as a single Jewish gay man living in Hollywood. He has performed at hundreds of comedy clubs, in addition to LGBT events, the Montreal Comedy Festival, Broadway and to 100,000 people at the Millennium March in D.C.

Jason with his proud mother, Gloria Laskey, a Coachella Valley resident.

Audiences also recognize Stuart as an actor with close to 125 films and television credits on his resume. He just wrapped a major supporting role, as plantation owner Joseph Randall in the Nat Turner bio-pic THE BIRTH OF A NATION starring Nate Parker and Armie Hammer. This film is a game changer for the out actor as he plays a straight man. He also notably appears in filmmaker Sean Baker’s Sundance Festival hit, TANGERINE, which gained attention for being shot entirely on an iPhone. 

The HUSH UP SWEET CHARLOTTE contingent at Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, including (L-R) producer/actor David Milburn, actor Jeffrey Patrick Olsen, writer/director Billy Clift, and Jason Stuart.

Jason will be seen at the on Oct. 28 at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco as “Mr. Wills” in the comedy parody HUSH UP SWEET CHARLOTTE starring Varla Jean Merman, Mink Stole, Mathew Martin and David Millburn.  The film was just screened at Cinema Diverse to an lol crowd!

Stuart also directed and stars in the award-winning web series, MENTOR, which takes a humorous but touching look at the realities of pursuing your dreams…also starring Alexandra Paul & Paul Elia.

Stuart’s work transcends from entertainment to real-life as an advocate and mentor. As the current SAG-AFTRA’s LGBT Actors Committee National co-chair, Jason Stuart was just honored with the Jose Julio Sarria International Civil Rights Award (as seen below), which will be presented by the International Imperial Court System this year.

Jason says, “PS I love you because…”

  1. I can feel young again.  It's nice when middle age is not old… its a new beginning!
  2. I get to see my mother complain that I'm not eating enough… And sit at her house as she asks me why I have to leave so soon. 
  3. of all the history of old Hollywood. You can run into Carol Channing or Kaye Ballard at Street Bar! 
  4. Some many hot men but so little time! You can go to the Tool Shed and meet a daddy, or to Hunters where you can be a Daddy! 
  5. You don't have to wear pants at many of the hotels…well most of them!

Jason, I've known you for almost thirty years.  How did THAT happen?  At any rate, I'm glad it did for both of us, and I'm so grateful for your decades of activism and entertainment.

Thank you for all you do!


Nicholas Snow

By the way, folks, Palm Springs locals and visitors can enjoy Jason and guest star Shann Carr at The Purple Room in October!


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