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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Mar 1, 2018

Dennis visits his pal since the late 1990's Jim David in the New York apartment he shares with his husband Dan. Jim talks about being a comedian in the Trump Era, cruise ship audiences, his first sets, when and why he decided to be out on stage, getting really scary threats on Twitter, recording his Comedy Central special, bombing at his first open mic and getting laughs when he was a kid. He also shares what it's like to be in a club or on a panel when other comics are doing homophobic material. He also talks about being in the Broadway sequel to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas called The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and the thrill of having Bob Mackie design a costume for you--he's even got the Mackie sketch as a souvenir! Jim also shares how he met his husband on a dance floor and talks about getting hitched a few years ago in a comedy club and what felt different to him afterwards. Other topics include: how NYC is changing, getting teased as a kid, writing his novel "You'll Be Swell," the craziest thing he's seen on a gay cruise, delivering singing telegrams in a pink gorilla suit and the time he got gay bashed by the venue.