Brooke Cartus is a comedian, emcee, activist and attorney based in Columbus, Ohio. Her second album, I Have Straight Friends & Other Confessions, debuted at #1 on iTunes in April 2018. Brooke’s sardonic storytelling and improvisational style has helped her land shows with Colin Quinn, Fortune Feimster, Erin Foley, Ian Harvie, Rhea Butcher and Dana Goldberg. She has performed at TedXColumbusWomen and has headlined the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in 2018. She has been featured in the Limestone Comedy Festival, Arch City Comedy Festival, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in 2017. Her blog Size L for Lady has been featured on Huff Post: Gay Voices. She was recently named by Cleveland.com one of the funniest women in Ohio, and the best comedian in Columbus by Columbus Alive.
Brooke has emceed benefits for the Human Rights Campaign, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Planned Parenthood, The You Will Rise Project, Stonewall Columbus, and many more non-profit organizations. She has interviewed NFLers Chris Kluwe and Wade Davis about LGBTQ bullying in sports. Check out YouTube links below to some of Brooke’s most recent performances:
Check out links to some of Brooke’s published articles, including her past column in Outlook Ohio Magazine, Dyke Like Me.