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Cameron Esposito: Save Yourself

Entertainment and commitment come together in the wide-ranging work of Cameron Esposito. In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS,Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada, as well as in films featured at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals. Cameron has been named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan magazine and was named “Best of 2018” by Time magazine.

In 2018, Cameron released her comedy special, “Rape Jokes,” and raised more than $100,000 for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, by releasing the special free and encouraging viewers to donate in lieu of subscribing and watching on a streaming service. Cameron’s personal exploration of the #MeToo movement debuted to rave reviews. The self-financed hour has been praised as “unapologetically hard-hitting, bracingly timely hour” (Vanity Fair), “blistering, masterful, tragic, hilarious” (New York magazine) and the “first great stand-up set of the #MeToo era” (The Daily Beast). Esposito’s sophomore album, Same Sex Symbol, debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button and Paste magazine. Cameron’s debut standup special "Marriage Material" was released in 2016.

But that is not all. She is also co-creator and co-star of "Take My Wife," a television series that has gotten rave reviews and is available now on iTunes, the Starz App and Starz On Demand. In March 2020, Cameron released her first book, Save Yourself, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender and equality—and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian in ways the Pope never could have imagined. The book, published by Grand Central Publishing became an instant best seller. She also hosts her own podcast "Queery," an hour-long conversation with some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family.

Join us for a lively Pride Month conversation with the multi-talented Cameron Esposito.


This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration

This program will be online-only; pre-register for a link to the live-stream event

June 4, 2020

United States

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Cameron Esposito

Standup Comic; Actor; Writer

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host


2:30–3:30 p.m. PT program