Afterglow Festival

Marga Gomez


Gomez got her start in the gay comedy clubs of San Francisco in the mid-1980s, including the Valencia Rose Cabaret founded by Ron Lanza and Hank Wilson. She tours nationally in concert, at universities, nightclubs, cruiseships, and political events. She has appeared on HBO’s Comic Relief, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival, Comedy Central’s Out There and the PBS series In The Life. Marga’s comedy recording, Hung Like a Fly, is available on Uproar Records. She is profiled in the 2003 award winning documentary Laughing Matters along with Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Karen Williams.

Gomez won a GLAAD award for Off-Off Broadway theater in 2004. She received nominations in 2006 for the Drama Desk Award and New York Outer Critics Circle Award while performing at the 47th Street Theater. Nominated for the NCLR Bravo award for outstanding performance by a female in a variety or music series in 1996.

“Amazing, she’s like a lesbian Lenny Bruce” – Robin Williams