Thursday, September 8, 2011

Comedian Alec Mapa - October 15th

Online Ticket Sales Have Ended - Tickets Will Be Available At The Door.

Ugly Betty & Desperate Housewives alumni, Alec Mapa will headline Philadelphia's new LGBT Q Comedy Festival on Saturday, October 15th.

Comedians Jess Carpenter (Gayborhood Games Comedy Winner 2009) and Steve Miller-Miller Gayborhood Games Comedy Winner 2011) will open the show!

Event Details: Comedian Alec Mapa
Date: October 15, 2011
Opening Comedian: Jess Carpenter & Steve Miller-Miller
Doors at 9:00 p.m.
Show at 9:45 p.m.
Voyeur Nightclub - 1221 St. James Street - Philadelphia

The new Philadelphia LGBT Comedy Festival will kick-off on Sunday, October 9th with a show at Tabu Sports Bar & Lounge and then continue all week long at the Philly Improv Theater - featuring stand-up, storytelling, improv, and sketch comedy. Then on Friday night, Camp Tabu will celebrate its 1 Year Anniversary att Tabu Sports Bar & Lounge. Alec will wrap-up the week at Voyeur Nightclub (1221 St. James St.) on Saturday night with the winning comedian (Steve Miller-Miller) from the Gayborhood Games comedy competition opening for him.

Alec got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B.D. Wong in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. On television, he has made guest appearances on a wide variety of programs, including Jamie Foxx Show, Roseanne, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Friends, Murder One and Dharma & Greg. He co-starred with Jason Bateman in the short-lived 2001 comedy Some of My Best Friends. He played Adam Benet in the UPN comedy Half & Half. He wrote and performed in a one-man play titled "I Remember Mapa", about his experiences growing up gay in San Francisco.

Mapa was a featured performer on the Logo original stand-up comedy series Wisecrack. He appeared as Vern, Gabrielle's gay best friend, on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives and then went on to Ugly Betty where he played Suzuki St. Pierre, the gay on-screen host (and the alias of straight—and married—journalist Byron Wu) of a fashion/gossip television channel.Mapa's film credits include parts in Bright Lights, Big City, Playing by Heart, and Connie and Carla, among others. He was featured in the movies Super Sweet 16: The Movie and Tru Loved. He also played as a stylist in the movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan. His latest film appearance was on the movie "Marley and Me" where he appeared to pick up Marley after Marley ran away to chase some birds on the beach.