James Comey And Wife Attend Smash LGBT Musical Fun Home In First Public Appearance Since Being Fired

ABC News reports:

Former FBI director James Comey attended a Broadway musical matinee in Washington Saturday, marking his first prominent public appearance since being dismissed Tuesday by President Trump. Comey and wife Patrice attended the afternoon performance of “Fun Home,” a Broadway musical currently on tour across the country, at the National Theater. “Fun Home” is a true story about cartoonist Alison Bechedel, who explores her own sexuality as a lesbian, and the suicide of her father, who led a gay, closeted life. It won a Tony Award in 2015 for best new musical.

The Comeys reportedly bought the tickets months ago upon the urging of their daughter. They were seen wiping tears from their eyes at the end of the show.

  • bkmn
    • Blake Jordan

      He owes the USA and world for the large part he played in November’s damaging outcome!!!

      • cleos_mom

        But that’s a debt he’ll never pay. He probably rationalized his actions to himself months ago.

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      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        I’m pretty sure that he is aware of that.

      • Steverino

        He’s “slightly nauseous” about it.

  • ByronK

    What a great place to reappear! I was fortunate enough to see Fun Home with the original cast. Absolutely remarkable. I laughed, I cried, and did I mention that I cried?

    • joeyj1220

      I saw it on Broadway at the Circle in the Square theater and was surprised at how intimate the venue was. Just a beautiful experience.

      • ByronK

        That’s where I saw it. Front row and she sang Ring of Keys three feet in front of us.

        • David Walker

          Jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous.,,

          • ByronK

            Well, the trip was tempered by the fact that it was supposed to be a romantic getaway but I ended up going with one of my best friends after being tossed off a cliff. I still had an amazing time with her but it was bittersweat.

          • TuuxKabin

            You have lovely green eyes.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Powerful WaPo editorial by Laurence Tribe today. Link: Trump must be impeached. Here’s why.
    “Ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment, even before he fired FBI Director James B. Comey and shockingly admitted on national television that the action was provoked by the FBI’s intensifying investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia.”

    • His HolyShit, the Donald

      I’m not wasting my time expecting the Repukes to be decent. THey wont’ impeach their orange monkey as long as it doesn’t hurt their seats in both chambers

  • Jeffrey

    A truly depressing show.

  • Moderate Liberal

    Fuck him, flaky asshole.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Sorry to be a sour puss but comey was one more attack on hillary clintons legitimacy. He majorly shat on her days before the election. Im not defending clinton. All Im saying is now he goes to see a play about gay peoples lives and gets all teary eyed. Please. Our fucking rights as human beings are on the line. Our health care is on the line. Our freedom of press and freedom to congregate is threatened. And I suppose that posing for a selfie with the cast and crew makes him sleep better at night.
    The only silver lining here is comey is pissed at the same asshole we are pissed at. Doesnt make him our friend no matter how many fucking gays shows he feigns tears watching in public

    • Duh-David

      IN 28 STATES

      It still amazes me that so many non-LGBT people think GLBT people have all rights. I really doubt that Mr. Comey ever thought about how his actions affected BLTG people. I also really doubt the he thought posing with the cast of a musical was a political statement. I think about our rights every day, yet still less than Joe, but even our allies don’t think about it often. I try to remind people around me frequently that TLGB people still can be fired for being “gay” IN 28 STATES.

      • His HolyShit, the Donald

        Comey as a person is quite gay friendly. Why must a straight guy like himself put YOUR rights above his own interests in attacking Hillary? Why must gay people feel like everything is about them?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          I would only posit the reason is that, LGBT people have been oppressed for centuries. I share your argument though. If we are to remain a force of reason, which we really are at this point, we must begin to bring other people to that platform instead of just alienating them with the me, me, me, mentality. We can have both, reason, and equality.

          • marshlc

            My feeling is that a decent person tries to stand with the most vulnerable. Who that is changes from situation to situation, and time to time.

            Right now in the US, unfortunately, the lineup for “most vulnerable” is a pretty long one.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Frankly I dont care if comey was married to another man and was out and proud. His views on the world are diametrically opposed to mine. He’s a george bush sycophant. a neo-con. He got burned and Im happy. As a friend of mine says trump isnt a republican and he isnt a democrat. Trump is for trump only. and If you lie down with dogs and get fleas thats your journey.

      • Jerry Kott

        it also amazes me that many LGBT folks don’t realize how vulnerable they are to a system run by enemies of full Equality. Being aware of where you stand helps give you better footing. Many have never had the loyalty of their so called allies put to the test when it comes to walk the talk. You would amazed how people run for the hills.
        Until I have the last word, the playing field is not level.

      • Ray Taylor

        I like your point in detrming which letter comes first. Something we all should be aware of.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He can’t be trusted as a friend because he’s staring too intently at a branch on one tree. He’s clueless about the forest. “I must investigate and report any tawdry doings by any politician, and I must be *honest*!!!” (I can’t remember the movie or TV show I was watching, but one character said to the other, “I’m NOT asking you to lie. I’m just asking you not to SPILL YOUR GUTS!”) That being said, let’s do “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” thing.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Im more like “clean up the fucking mess you helped create”

    • cleos_mom

      Since his role in putting an illegitimate “POTUS” into the Oval Office, I don’t give two shits what happens to him. Or what plays, movies or porno videos he finds diverting.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Agreed. Hes a republican. Hes only acting in his own self interest.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Like it or not, this is a two-party system. And no matter what, that will not change anytime in the near future. Alienating all Republicans won’t serve us well. Hold them accountable, but stop creating a wedge.

    • Librarykid

      True as all of that is, in one way, I am glad that Hillary Clinton is not POTUS and having to endure that to which the wild jackals would be subjecting her on a daily basis. We have seen from their tolerating of 45’s actions that they have no morals at all. As horrible as our current situation is, I hope that it is setting the stage for the total destruction of many leaders and financiers of the right wing political movement in this country.

    • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

      Exactly. And I’ll add this. Comey expected Trump to win like we expected Trump to win. HE DIDN’T. His plan as a Republican partisan hack was to make sure that President Hillary Clinton would have a miserable term in office mired in non-existant scandal. Period. Surprise!

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Yep. He was giving ammo for a rethuglican bengha-email-alooza.

  • Tipsy

    I wonder if Trump may have also fired Comey because he feels insecure about being literally looked down upon.

    • worstcultever

      You have to wonder?

    • Gerry Fisher

      He’s so insecure and petty that I’m sure that was a factor, perhaps a subconscious one. I saw video of the two men shaking hands. Trump did his usual “pull him in close” thing, but SCPOTUS did look a bit intimidated looking up at Comey while yanking on his hand.

  • Mike

    I hope the unfortunate people who had to sit behind the 6’8″ Comey got an obstructed view discount.

    • robindaybird

      holy shit, didn’t realize he was that tall.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Whoa! Three inches taller than me.

  • coram nobis

    And as a footnote to the Comey firing, Josh over at TPM talks about Trump’s Razor as an explanation for his firing. ” It’s the dumbest explanation that fits all the available information.”


    • Karl Dubhe

      That’s fucked up, man.

      Totally credible, but still totally fucked up beyond all recognition.

    • Acronym Jim

      “Trump’s Razor”

      Love it.

    • SoCalGal20

      I can buy that, as ridiculous as it sounds. His narcissicism makes him obsessive over even the slightest perceived dig/criticism. So Comey being nauseous over possibly tipping the scales in the election = Comey being nauseous about Trump. I cannot even imagine what it woukd be like to work or live with him.

      • Ray Taylor

        I don’t even wish it on Melania and Barron.

    • Ray Taylor

      I forgot to read his e-mail this am. I tend to do that when he has something good. I be better now.

  • worstcultever

    I think this is great. And I think Comey officially doesn’t give a fuck, which is also great. Hope he had a nice brunch afterward with fellow private citizen Sally Yates.

    Haven’t seen FH but I’ve known the book forever and I know the magnificent score by heart.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’m getting the strong feeling that Comey is not a partisan hack, as he appeared to be last summer. He seems to be a decent man with, until now, a very unhelpful and ineffective notion of being non-partisanship. A good man who focuses too narrowly can do bad things. I second the notion that he should “burn this whole thing down” with his testimony. Protecting your country from treason and an out-of-control leader is *not* partisan; it’s heroic and patriotic.

    • cleos_mom

      Considering his role in Trump’s win, the movie quote “God rot good men” might be pertinent here.

    • thatotherjean

      “He seems to be a decent man with, until now, a very unhelpful and ineffective notion of being non-partisanship.”

      The same could be said for Barack Obama. I hope being out of office changes them both, so they can be effective in helping rid the country of the problems they helped to cause.

  • cleos_mom

    “I helped Trump get elected, and all I got was these theatre tickets.”

    Meh. A non-story.

  • IvankasClit

    Seriously? That is the MOST ridiculous, irrelevant, straining to try to make a vacuous point headline ever to appear on JoeMyGod. Tired, tired, TIRED!!!!

    • greenmanTN

      No, I think would be you, dear.

      • TuuxKabin


  • DrRobY

    He stands out like Tommy Tune.

    • greenmanTN

      How tall is he?

      • Steverino

        6′ 8″ I’ve read.

        But you know what Mae West said, it’s not the 6 feet but the 8 inches…

        • greenmanTN

          Yikes. Right after I broke up with my ex I was doing the internet hook-up thing and met up with a guy that tall, with hands so big they looked like he good pick me up by the head. It was versatile, but have you every heard the joke about the sparrow that fucked an elephant? I’m 5’10” and it still felt that way.

          For two weeks my asshole whistled every time the wind was up.

        • RexDaddy
      • DrRobY

        Tommy Tune is 6’6″ and James Comey is 6’8″.

  • Tom G

    I really love that show!

  • Jim Maloney

    He cried? Uh, oh. Has Trump tweeted about how ‘weak’ he is yet? Has he honored him with a nickname? Crybaby Comey?

  • greenmanTN

    Two things: The Comey’s daughter encouraged them to see it, thinking it might either entertain them or touch them. If they were indeed crying at the end it proves he isn’t a completely lost cause.

    Just like Huckabee’s daughter who tries… Oh, wait, she stood in front of the press corps and lied through her fucking teeth, spewing more Trump bullshit.

    Believe me, I hate the “Comey letter” as much as you do, but he might be our best bet (at the moment) of bringing this farce of an administration down.

  • JCF

    “The Comeys reportedly bought the tickets months ago upon the urging of their daughter.”

    Methinks a toaster oven purchase may be in the offing. ;-/