Finding Aid to the Jason Stuart Collection, 1982-2009 Coll2013.064

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 741-0094
(c) 2013

Title: Jason Stuart Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.064
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet. 1 flat box
Date (inclusive): 1982-2009
Abstract: Promotional materials, programs, and recordings of the acting and stand-up comedy performances of Jason Stuart, 1982-2009. Stuart is a openly gay stand-up comedian as well as a theater, television, and movie actor.
creator: Stuart, Jason

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Scope and Contents note

Recordings, flyers, posters and programs for the acting and stand-up comedy performances of Jason Stuart, 1982-2009.

Separated Materials note

Playbills and event programs in which Jason Stuart's name did not appear were separated to the ONE Performing Arts Collection.
Separated to the ONE Periodical Collection
The Advocate, January 19, 1999, and April 30, 2000
Separated to the ONE Programs Collection
AIDS Walk Los Angeles, 1987 and 1988
AGLA (Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Artists) Media Awards, 1983 and 1984
Commitment to Live VI, AIDS Project Los Angeles, November 18, 1992
Divas: Simply Singing, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002
Get Centered!, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center 35th Anniversary Gala and Auction, November 18, 2006
GLAAD Media Awards, 2002
Human Rights Campaign Gala 2000, Los Angeles Dinner and Awards Ceremony, February 19, 2000
Illumination: An AIDS Benefit, Northern Lights Alternatives, undated
Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival, July 8-18, 1993
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards, September 28, 2003
Outfest, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2005
Outmusic Awards, June 8-11, 2006
Task Force Leadership Awards, Los Angeles, September 21, 2008
A Tribute to Jerry Herman, the Millennium March on Washington for Equality Opening Gala Dinner, April 28, 2000
Weho Awards, March 12, 2002 [Stuart preformed at event]
Separated to the ONE Non-LGBT Magazine Cover Story Collection
LA Weekly, v.31, no.47, October 9-15, 2000
Deaccessioned Periodicals
Esquire, April 1999
LA Weekly, v.31, no.33, July 3-9, 2009
Los Angeles Times, front page covers special edition


Donated by Jason Stuart on April 21, 2010.


Jason Stuart is an openly gay stand-up comedian who has performed at comedy clubs, comedy festivals, gay events and prides, colleges and universities, and on Broadway. His comedy has been featured in the audio recording Jason Stuart: Gay Comedy Without A Dress and the video recording Jason Stuart: Making It To The Middle. As of 2013, he hosts a chat show on, Name-Dropping with Jason Stuart.
Stuart has worked as a television actor on over forty television shows, including The Secret Of The American Teenager, The Closer, Will & Grace, George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris, House, M.D., It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charmed, My Wife and Kids , and the comedy series One Night Stand-Up. As a movie actor, Stuart was featured in A Day Without a Mexican and Gia, and has appeared in such films as Kindergarten Cop and Vegas Vacation. Stuart has been nominated for a Gay International Film Award for best supporting actor in Coffee Date. Stuart also produced and starred in his own improvised independent film 10 Attitudes.
Stuart has performed at countless benefits for issues from AIDS to the homeless. He is the Co-Chairman of the SAG / AFTRA LGBT Committee, and chairs the comedy shows for Lifeworks Mentoring Program. He has also created the corporate lecture program, Coming Out In Hollywood, on being openly gay in the workplace.
Source: "Jason Stuart - bio," (accessed 2013)

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Jason Stuart Collection, Coll2013-064, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay men--Comedians
Stand-up comedy


Jason Stuart collection 1982-2009

Box 1, Folder 1

Promotional materials and programs circa 1982-2009

Scope and Contents

Includes programs and flyers for performances featuring Jason Stuart. Includes a promotional CD of Stuart performances.
Box 1, Folder 2

Posters circa 2007-2009

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Posters promoting performances featuring Jason Stuart.

Audiovisual recordings 2001-2007

Box 1, Item 1

10 Attitudes, movie 2001

Physical Description: [DVD]
Box 1, Item 2

Gay Comedy without a Dress, stand-up comedy audio recording 2001

Physical Description: [CD]
Box 1, Item 3

Making it to the Middle, stand-up comedy movie 2007

Physical Description: [DVD]