August 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Sampson displays comedic strengths

Sampson McCormick plays Lace Saturday night. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Openly gay comedian Sampson performs at Lace (2214 Rhode Island Ave., N.E.) Saturday at 8 p.m. with special guest Comedian Dion as part of “Catch It Bitch: A Stand Up Comedy Show.”

Touring since 2003, Sampson has been featured in several sold out performance of his show, “Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings,” and has also written a book, “Taboo Village: A Perspective on Being Gay in Black America.”

A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to Wanda Alston House, an LGBT youth transitional housing shelter.


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