(? - living) U.S.A.
In a world where "going mainstream" has become the end of the rainbow for many performers, Lynn Lavner happily remains a minority of one. "My songs and humor are drawn", she says, "from my own experience as a short, left-handed, Jewish, lesbian from New York". The quick-witted Lavner, clad in black leather and who stands five feet tall, plays the piano, sings and tells hilarious comic monologues.
Billed as "America's most politically - incorrect entertainer", she has taken her original brand of music and comedy to 41 states and 7 foreign countries, bowling over audiences and critics alike. While her act is gay in content, her appearance is aimed at playful parody of stereotypes with a universal appeal to anyone with a sense of humor.
Truly a crossover act, Lavner has performed at events as diverse as the 25th Anniversary GALA for the National Organization for Women to pride celebrations and college campuses nationwide. She has retired from Brooklyn to Florida where she lives with her lover of many years Ardis Sperber.
Two of Lynn Lavner amusing quotes:
"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz SL500."
"The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision."