Louis Virtel

Louis Virtel is the West Coast Entertainment Editor of AfterElton.com, where he recaps American Idol, The Voice, and the other shows that should matter less. His vulgar Web series “Verbal Vogueing” has been praised on NPR, PerezHilton.com, and Towleroad. Virtel has also appeared as a roundtable comedian on Chelsea Lately and as a pundit on CNN, HLN, and The Bio Channel. Coming up, he’ll appear in the Logo network’s “Celebrity Rant/Feud” specials as a pop-culture expert, beginning May 25. Find him on Twitter at @louisvirtel.

Guest Appearances

October 6, 2021

Michelle opens the show by telling Dan about getting psychoanalyzed at a dinner from hell, and then it’s our old friends from “Keep It!” Ira Madison and Louis Virtel. They cover everything from Erika Jayne to vintage game shows, Wendy Williams to Mayim Bialik, and Ted Lasso to Sesame Street (one and the same).


October 20, 2017

Writer, producer, and former Jeopardy contestant (!!!) Louis Virtel (Throwing Shade) chats with the guys this week about all the game shows, making your own shirts, and the Jesse’s (Metcalfe & Bradford respectively). Plus, Louis talks about never having a boyfriend, the allure of the tall dark and handsome guy, and more!

This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh (code: HOMOPHILIA30).

November 24, 2016

Comedian and writer Louis Virtel joins Sarah and Susan to talk about The Carpenters “I’m Caught Between, Goodbye And I Love You,” Other People, Cate Blanchett in Carol, Ordinary People, and “Satisfied” from Hamilton the Musical. Happy Thanksgiving!

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