The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 3:
Comedy, Religion & Social Justice
with Cameron Esposito


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Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. She has appeared both on TV and film, as well as at comedy and music festivals world wide. Cameron’s podcast, Queery, features interviews with LGBTQ+ luminaries including the likes of Roxane Gay, Trixie Mattel, Evan Rachel Wood, Lena Waithe & Tegan and Sara Quin.

Cameron is co-creator and co-star of Take My Wife, which garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Indiewire and is available on Starz. Her most recent special, Rape Jokes, raised almost $100,000 for RAINN. Her first book, Save Yourself, is available March 2020.

Episode Highlights

  • Cameron shares about her newly released book, Save Yourself.
  • We compare and contrast our experiences of growing up Catholic and queer.
  • She shares her story about how she wanted to be a priest, from being an altar server to going on missions as a teen.
  • Cameron’s social justice education opened her eyes to realize the path of priesthood was not for her, while simultaneously coming out queer.
  • She shares that her primary spiritual fulfillment is found in her own community.
  • We discuss how her interests in community, social justice and comedy combine into her standup work.
  • We talk about the importance of language in public spaces as a way to respect communities of diverse identities.


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