January 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm EDT | by Phil Reese
Last Comic Standing’s Todd Glass comes out

According to the Advocate, veteran comic Todd Glass came out today on comedy podcast WTF with Marc Maron, to the surprise of many in the comedy world.

Glass — who has appeared on series like ‘The Sarah Silverman Program,’ ‘Louie,’ ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ and ‘Politically Incorrect’ — says he’s been with his partner for 15 years, and decided to come out in response to gay teen suicide.

“I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer and not [think], When are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are? I can’t do this any longer,” the Advocate reports.

Glass was introduced by Jeremy Piven at the 2008 Just for Laughs Gala, which you can watch below.










  • My hat’s off to Mr. Glass for how heart felt he was with his “coming out”. I myself understand first hand of what he means. Everything that Mr. Glass did or felt, I did and felt the same way. Even to the point of getting myself drunk, just to have an excuse of why I didn’t sleep with a girl I met from a bar. It wasn’t until about 3 years ago (I’m now 34), that I had conjured up the courage to come out. I’ve grown up in a very religious household (Dad’s a Preacher/Mom, since she was 17, have been a DIE HARD born again Christian). I was ashamed of being gay or as I thought back then, different/a freak! I’ve had to “cover my tracks” through the years, simply because I was afraid of what others might think. Do you know how hard it is, to push your true self aside; lying to yourself over and over again… to the point that you become physically ill?! It f***ing sucks people! It even came to a point, a couple of times, that I thought that it maybe best to commit suicide! Thinking that would make everything better with God and/or make it all better with family/friends! Thank God, with time and making friends with some great people (gay AND straight), I slowly started to understand and accept that my sexuality is just a part of me. It doesn’t rule nor defy me! It pisses me off to hear people saying stupid sh** like, “You chose to be gay” or “You will grow out of it”! Yep… that’s it!! I just woke up one day; chose to add more pressure, stress and problems to my life!… BITE ME!! Don’t get me wrong though. There are some “Gays” out there who have chosen the lifestyle because they think it’s the “IT” thing to do. I have met some through out my life and I find them to be pathetic! We as a society are so easily able and willing to point fingers, judge and pass sentence without “putting ourselves in that person’s shoes”. We are also so quick to twist words around, turning them into weapons of pain and hate. In the long run, unfortunately, it’s just a “human reflex” of hiding something about ourselves that we maybe a shamed of. Believe me when I say that, it’s not easy living with yourself when you constantly have to ask yourself, “Am I a freak?” “Will my parents/friends still love me?” So, in closing, I beg YOU ALL who read my comment… STOP, THINK, REFLECT over your own life before casting the first stone. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

  • Interesting choice of a clip. He mentions his “girlfriend” numerous times. I wonder if he will be changing his act.

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