Veteran comedian Todd Glass came out on Monday’s podcast episode of WTF with Marc Maron. He cited at-risk youth as the reason he decided to finally open up publicly, saying, “I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of who they are – especially younger people.”
The 47-year-old Glass has been a fixture on the comedy circuit for a number of years and has played guest roles on shows like Friends, Louie, and The Sarah Silverman Program, as well as a variety of talk show appearances and spots on two seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He says he remained professionally closeted for most of this time, though he had been out to his family and in relationship for the past 15 years.
In the podcast, Glass also expressed his disdain for GOP presidential hopefuls who have targeted the LGBT community hoping to win votes and his relief about being able to discuss the fact that he’s gay in standup shows from now on. You can listen to the full podcast here.