The star of several comedy records, Ray Bourbon was arrested and jailed at every turn. At various times this pioneering gay comic was a millionaire, animal hoarder, and accomplice to murder. This deep dive chronicles how a gay man came to comedy prominence in the 1930s only to live out his life in a small-town Texas prison cell. 

Episode features queer artist/historian Seth Eisen and rare audio of Ray Bourbon's act recorded in underground clubs.


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