The Gayer Show

With Les Kurkendaal. 

Two gay men from two different generations share a stage, a story, and a common future, as they swap tales about coming out, dating, and, um, first times.

It premiered in June 2009 at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. That same summer it played at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 


Transient
From the looks of the show image, I was afraid this might be a campy ‘WE’RE GAAAAAYYY!’ show. But, wow, I was wrong. Instead, we are treated to Dan & Les’ abridged coming-out stories, unfolded for us with a confessional grace that brought the man in the row in front of me to tears.
— MINNESOTA FRINGE AUDIENCE REVIEW
‘You made my Mom cry!’ I called out in angry jest when we chatted with the performers after the show. She did cry. The stories from Les Kurkendaal and Dan Bernitt really moved her. They were also, of course, very funny stories.
— Matthew Everett, TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET