Sampson McCormickAudrey Joseph LGBTQ Entertainment Award
Audrey Joseph LGBTQ Entertainment Award
For those who have made a significant and historical impact, or left an indelible impression on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights, through their artistic expression, or through their contribution within the entertainment industry.Sampson McCormick is a down to earth comedic force of nature, an experience, and has been one of the most sought-after voices of diversity in comedy for almost two decades. He has appeared on BET, TV One, VICELAND, and in a highly lauded comedy special That B*%@# Better Be Funny. He co-starred in the Oscar-nominated short I Live Here, produced the documentary A Tough Act to Follow, and wrote and produced 2019’s A Different Direction. He’s headlined venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Howard Theatre, the Punch Line in San Francisco, and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. His comedy offers riveting and fresh takes on race, religion, politics, and sexuality — you know, all those things you aren’t supposed to talk about in polite company.
Original illustration by George McCalman.