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Sex Nerd Sandra #179: Same Sex Symbol with Cameron Esposito!
Episode 179: Sex Nerd Sandra
Same Sex Symbol with Cameron Esposito!

Sex Nerd Sandra #179: Same Sex Symbol with Cameron Esposito!

SCISSORING DEBATE CONTINUED! Sandra finds out how comedian Cameron Esposito’s new album title, Same Sex Symbol, intersects with pop culture, LGBTQIA visibility, and the key to dating. TOPICS: Rhea Butcher, TV specials, 10 years a comic, lesbian, dating boys, women friendships, Obvious Child, vaginal birth, biological clock, dogs vs. babies, #murphthederph, lesbian sex symbol, not butch or femme, fashion advice, Uniqlo, David Bowie, varied gender expression, confidence, Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor vs. Jared Leto’s acceptance speeches, trans visibility, Brokeback Mountain, improv, How to Be a Lesbian, secrets in the improv details, becoming dateable, your source of power, survival tactics, men’s gender norms, working on yourself, shy, BDSM, becoming funnier, joke secrets, dreaming in jokes, talking about feelings, The Comedy Bible, feminine comique, and double dildos!

Called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno, Cameron Esposito is a fast rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer.

In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), @midnight (Comedy Central), Conan (TBS), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), Maron (IFC), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Funny as Hell (HBO Canada), and as a regular on Chelsea Lately (E!) and TakePartLive (Pivot). She has appeared at Just for Laughs Montreal, Toronto and Chicago, and at SXSW and the Moontower, Bridgetown, and SF Sketchfest comedy festivals.

Cameron’s sophomore album, Same Sex Symbol, was released in fall 2014, debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and holding strong at #3 on Billboard for several weeks. was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button, and Paste Magazine.

Named a “Comic to Watch” by LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cameron hosts her own standup show, Put Your Hands Together, every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and has her own biweekly column about life as a standup comic on The AV Club.

Cameron hosts two podcasts – Put Your Hands Together, a podcast version of her popular standup show – and Wham Bam Pow, a scifi/action movie show distributed by Maximum Fun. Her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing.

Her album can be purchased here:
or streamed on Spotify here


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  1. Nikki says:

    LOLOL I love it when the people with kids get pissed about the people with puppies comparing them to kids. Best.Tantrum.Ever.

  2. Boi says:

    Great show, I really enjoyed it!

    I absolutely agree on what was being said about becoming dateable and improving yourself. This is also very much in line with what’s being taught by a previous guest on this show, Jordan Harbinger from the Art of Charm. Check out show number 13 and

    They’re more into self-improvement than into dating tips nowadays, for exactly the reasons Cameron was talking about. They’ve never been into stupid, downgrading tricks and pick-up lines anyway.

  3. Amanda says:

    Sorry, but dog & baby NOT the same thing at all you can definitely tell neither of you have children