We've already cleaned the kitchen, dining area, toilets, all of the equipment that doesn't cause third degree burns, and prepped food for tomorrow. I get off at midnight. It's only 8. Ican't re-clean till after closing. Send help.
Preparation is key. And I wouldn't see changing jokes on the fly as a bad thing (unless your changing it too much so the punch line doesn't work anymore), being able to adapt and 'riff' with the audience is a sign of a talented comedian.
And usually the nerves will melt away as soon as you get onstage!
Huh, it looked like it was still under the tag without the closing one, but fixed anyways.
I'm gonna have to disagree with you there, rape is not sex. Sex is an intimate act involving two consenting people, anything lacking in consent is rape. And I'm not saying that all homophobes want to rape another man. But there's definitely an attitude of being able to "turn" a gay woman straight, "since she just hasn't been with the right guy yet". Another phrase that's been hurled at me (and I'm not even gay, I identify as pansexual).
And there was the horrible molestation scandal with the Catholic Church, which condemns homosexuality but still had thousands of priest molesting children, mainly boys.
Putting under spoiler tags just in case it's triggering to someone
Rape is not about sexual gratification, it's about power, control and stripping the victim of their humanity. It's extremely common for women especially to be threatened with it while in the same breath they're called fat, ugly, unf*ckable, gross, etc. I can't even count the times I've had someone say "disgusting misandrist cow, I ought to rape you so you know your place," to me when I've spoken my mind, both in real life and online.
I'm not saying KS himself is homophobic, but the statement is a little bit. Even though LGBTA people are more accepted than ever, the US is still a country in which gay people cannot marry in the majority of the states. There is very little to be won by claiming you are gay, since most liberal people (and it's much more likely that the hypothetical candidate KS is talking about is a Democrat) who are accepting of homosexuality were already voting for that person, and conservatives would just try to shut that person down even more. Furthermore the person claiming to be gay would be opening themselves up for a lot of hate, death and rape threats, and to an increased chance of violence due to their (claimed) sexuality.
I don't know why so many people think that being, or claiming to be gay is somehow a fun, beneficial thing to be. Being able to be out and true to yourself in a safe environment can be very liberating, but the amount of bigoted people trying to hurt you, emotionally and physically is awful and I don't see why anyone would want to subject themselves to that voluntarily by claiming to be gay.