We had the good fortune of connecting with Tuesday Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tuesday, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
NY. when you grow up you think the whole world is like you and your area. In ny it prepared me for anything. when you are surrounded by all types and colors of people you dont think twice that we are all in this together. I moved around to other cities and it struck me odd when life long residents of other places said” OMG dont go to that neighborhood its so unsafe” and i’fd think, bitch I walked through Harlem in the 80’s to see a friend and didn’t blink once, the area you describe has one streetlight out and two homeless people. lol. that aint nothing to worry about I’m prepared for anything. not much fazes me. by that I mean throw anything in my path and I am equipped to navigate through it calmly People think NY mrs are callous and uncaring. not true. we are very caring, we just know how to deal with anything, so lets cut the crap, deal with it, move on and get back to life. if we didn’t care we wouldn’t help get you through it. The fact you dont like our no nonsense manner is a you issue, not an us issue.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I never take “it can’t be done” as real. Anything can be done. Its finding the hacks and workarounds not the reasons why it cant I produce a 5 year running multi city Live show called Freak Show. People said in the beginning it wasn’t viable. Thing was I liked it . I know I am different but I also know I’m not the only person in the world that will. I did it. It works I write and have a film called Catastrophe Anthem that the brilliant Christopher Hewitt took my voice and made it come alive. Its winning awards at Cannes , Silk Road, LAIFF and more I have two other films I am working on as well. Covid will not stop me A documentary on my life is being developed by a brilliant filmmaker Jesse Orall as well My brand is Let your freak flag fly. Be yourself Dont be erased and there is worth in you. If I can get through all the crap I did , You can as well. I started a non profit C.H.U.R.C.H @freakshow that is a religious organization that will have services that heal you through laughter. The profits pay the performers on the services and also set up scholarships, funding for the weird and disadvantaged LBGTQIA and BIPOC
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Griffith park pre sunset Hollywood forever cemetery Standard Hotel on sunset roof top bar The mint on pico
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
my mother came from a broken abusive life. my grandmother was a nasty, alcoholic, who slept with anyone that bought her a schllitz malt liquor. My dad left my mom when I was little and she kept my brother and sister and I together despite all odds being against it when people ask me why I am so strong or thank me for being kind I say Thank my mother. she taught me those values
Website: tuesdaythomas.com. freakshowla.com
Facebook: Tuesdaythomas/comedian. freashowla