Rolling Stone, the rock magazine, has listed her on its Hot List. She was the first openly gay comic to appear on national TV. But, unfortunately, this talented young woman bears a grudge about her religious roots.

In an interview, Lea DeLaria was asked what was it about her childhood that made her so disturbed that she grew up to be a flashy comedian. Here’s what she said: “Twelve years of Catholic school. I was a naughty little girl and I thought if I could make that nun laugh, she wouldn’t hit me with that ruler. I owe it all to nuns that I’m a comic and a lesbian.”

Now who she owes her scorn to she does not say, but she does say that she feels at home in San Francisco. We have no reason to doubt her.

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