Tom Ammiano isn’t your garden-variety politician. The former state assemblyman and San Francisco district supervisor was the city’s first openly gay teacher, worked closely with Harvey Milk and has been a standup comic since 1980. Ammiano, the self-described “Mother of Gay Comedy,” has used humor as a weapon throughout his long political career. We’ll talk with him about “Mincing Words,” his new autobiographical one-man show at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater.
Former State Legislator Tom Ammiano Blends Politics, Humor in One-Man Show
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California Sen. Mark Leno (R) looks on as California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (C) speaks during a March 3, 2009 press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Tom Ammiano, former member, California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; star and author of "Mincing Words"