JUSTIN SAYRE

Justin is best known as the creator and host of The Meeting* of the International Order of Sodomites, the acclaimed comedy/variety show. He was recently named as one the Funniest People in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine and called one of LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics by Frontiers Magazine. The Meeting* was named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry” and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance.

Photo by Ricardo Nelson

Photo by Ricardo Nelson

He was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said ”Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” Justin is a child of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania who demonstrated a supernatural instinct for “camp” at an early age. With a voice straight out the MGM finishing school for girls, he moved to New York believing it was still 1947. He was terribly misinformed.

As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in the city. As a comedian, Sayre is regular guest at Homo-Comicus at the Gotham Comedy Club and contributing writer to Murray Hill’s ShowBiz on MTVX. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical.

An evening of his short plays, Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova in 2012. Sayre’s play, The Click of the Lockwas a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and debuted at The Cherry Lane Theatre starring Randy Harrison. Sayre is a contributor to The Huffington Post, Logo TV's NewNowNext and Flavorwire, as well offering playful and witty love advice at The Date Report. He was recently a staff writer for 2 Broke Girls on CBS-TV and is his debut novel Husky was released by Penguin Books in 2015, with its sequel Pretty coming in July 2017.

Justin's podcast "Sparkle & Circulate" was recently named among the "10 Comedy Podcasts You Should Listen To" by Backstage. His one-man play "Love's Refrain" debuted at LaMaMa in April 2016. and “The Gay Agenda,” Justin's debut comedy album - hailed as one of 2016’s “Best Things in Comedy” by The Comedy Bureau -  is now available on iTunes and as a physical CD.

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