Fearless. Bold. Sparkly. Hilarious. That’s Suzanne Westenhoefer in a nutshell. She’s
made a career out of telling the truth. And, the truth is, life is funny (and no one is
off limits). From her sister’s obsession with “Passion of the Christ” to her girlfriend’s
Herculean thighs, Suzanne tells stories that leave audiences in stitches.
Suzanne works mostly unscripted, so when she hits the stage it’s an unpredictable,
original night of comedy magic. Since winning her first comedy competition on a dare
in the early 1990s, Suzanne’s career has taken off.
Suzanne stars nightly on the GSN’s remake of the classic game show, “I’ve Got a
Secret,” entertaining audiences as the “token girl” on a hilarious all-gay panel with
ex-Major League Baseball player Billy Bean, radio icon Frank DeCaro and Broadway’s
Notable television appearances include “The Late Show with David Letterman,”
“Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline’s Comedy
Hour,” “Arli$$” and more. Her live comedy special “A Night at the Village” runs on
LOGO and Bravo. She frequently appears as a commentator on E!, VH1 and Country
Music Television. Her life in comedy was chronicled in the documentary “Laughing
The first openly gay comedian in New York, Suzanne did gay material to straight
audiences in mainstream comedy clubs. She was the first lesbian comedian to garner
an HBO Comedy Special, which earned her a Cable Ace Award nomination.
On land or at sea, Suzanne delights audiences with over 100 performances a year at
theatres, clubs, colleges, fundraisers and cruise and resort vacations (Olivia and
RSVP Vacations). Touring with the Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco made Suzanne wish
she’d been born a rockstar.
COMEDY CDS / DVD & AWARDS
“HBO Comedy with Suzanne Westenhoefer” (1994) : Nominated for a Cable Ace
“Nothing in my Closet but my Clothes” (1999): Gay and Lesbian American Music
Award (GLAMA) winner for best comedy CD
“I’m Not Cindy Brady” (2000): GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
“Guaranteed Fresh” (2003) : GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
“Live at the Village” (2006)