Wanda Sykes, Tig Notaro headlining Fox Theatre June 20

Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro are hosting an Atlanta Pride show at the Fox Theatre June 20, 2018. CREDIT: Getty Images
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Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro are hosting an Atlanta Pride show at the Fox Theatre June 20, 2018. CREDIT: Getty Images

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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Openly gay comics Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro are headlining a Fox Theatre comedy show June 20 to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a seminal turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement.

Local LGBT advocate and activist Feroza Syed will serve as the emcee for the night. (Buy tickets here for $43 to $125.)

Sykes - consulting producer for the recently rebooted hit series "Roseanne" and a veteran actress - has been out publicly since 2008 and is married to her partner Alex Niedbalski. Notaro - whose stand-up career has blossomed in recent years and just released her latest Netflix comedy special this week - married her partner Stephanie Allynne in 2015 and they have twin sons.

This is just one of a dozen events tied to that seminal event organized by the Atlanta Pride Festival Committee. Rock singer Blondie will perform at the Fox Theatre on June 22.

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