“So, they want wangs only after 11,” Handler said, before turning the discussion to her roundtable of fellow stand-ups, who also weighed in on the matter.
“I would have no problem if a bar called Wang’s told me to leave,” explained guest Fortune Feimster. “But if a bar called Chicken Wang’s asked me to leave, then we’d have a problem.”
Heather McDonald and Ali Wong also shared their opinions on the bar’s “men only after 11 p.m.” policy.
The bar’s policyis currently being investigated by the Illinois Department of Human Rights as it appears to violate the state’s Human Rights Act. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of one’s sex or other protected categories in places of public accommodation — including even gay bars that cater to a male clientele.
While a Wang’s manager denied that the bar discriminates against women — or even has such a policy to begin with –reports of the nightspot turning away female customers are widespread.
- Chicago Gay Bar Investigated For Banning Women (chicagoist.com)
- WATCH: Chelsea Handler Weighs In On Gay Bar’s ‘Men Only’ Policy (huffingtonpost.com)
- She’s Sure Been Busy Lately An Interview Fortune Feimster (pinkbananaworld.com)