Tomorrow night! One night only! LA icon Selene Luna performs her new one-hour stand-up comedy show about being a little person, being an atheist who’s afraid of ghosts, and what it’s like being married to a “normal-sized” man.
Selene Luna: Pretty Special is conceived by long-time collaborators Selene and John Stapleton, directed by Margaret Cho, and written by Selene, with additional material by John Stapleton and Jackie Beat. So you KNOW it’s going to be hysterical.
Selene Luna: Pretty Special is a tragically funny standup comedy special showcasing Luna’s sharp-witted outspoken style that is bracingly honest and demystifies stereotypes against people with disabilities. Called “a polished spitfire” by The New York Times, Selene Luna shines a spotlight on the little woman who keeps going despite the cards this BIG world has stacked against her. Luna interweaves the polarizing political and social climate with a funny and inspiring message, from her being blessed by local neighborhood homeless, to her terrifying near-death experience while having sex on memory foam, to illegal immigration.
When asked about the entertainment industry’s exploitation of portraying little people as leprechauns, elves, fantasy creatures, Selene says, “As much as I begrudge some gigs I’ve had to do for survival, playing a Christmas elf can actually be a pretty good gig. I’d rather be an overpaid holiday clown than look for a straight job.”
Selene Luna: Pretty Special will be performed ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday, February 2 at 7 pm at The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre. Tickets ($20) are available HERE. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s programs for homeless youth.
“A polished spitfire.” The New York Times
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents
SELENE LUNA:PRETTY SPECIAL
WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE LITTLE PERSON STAND-UP COMEDY SPECIAL
Written and Performed by
Special Appearance by
Additional Material by
John Stapleton and Jackie Beat
FEBRUARY 2, 2019 AT 7 PM
Los Angeles LGBT Center Village at Ed Gould Plaza Renberg Theatre
(Photos: Albert Sanchez and Shawn Smith)