USC Libraries

University of Southern California

skip navigation

Archives at USC

« back to Archives at USC Search

Finding Aid to the Jason Stuart Collection, 1982-2009

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Stuart, Jason
Jason Stuart Collection
Collection no.
Date [inclusive]
1.4 linear feet., 1 flat box
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.

Preferred Citation

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

Return to Table of Contents »


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)

Return to Table of Contents »

Scope and Contents note

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

Return to Table of Contents »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


Donated by Jason Stuart on April 21, 2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Return to Table of Contents »

Related Materials

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

Return to Table of Contents »

Controlled Access Headings


  • Gay men--Comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Theater

Return to Table of Contents »

Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Jason Stuart collection 1982-2009 

Box Folder

 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.

1 1

 Posters circa 2007-2009   [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Posters promoting performances featuring Jason Stuart.

1 2

 Audiovisual recordings 2001-2007 

Box Item

 10 Attitudes, movie 2001   [DVD]

1 1

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

1 2

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

1 3

Return to Table of Contents »