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We’re having withdrawals!

It’s been nearly two years since we’ve written about super-gay actor and comedian Alec Mapa, but that all changes today.

After launching a successful crowdfunding campaign to film his comedy special, Baby Daddy, the fruits of his non-vaginal labor are finally ripe and ready for the devouring.

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Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy (Showtime, 10 p.m., Friday): Comedian Mapa’s one-man show about his seriocomic struggles after he and his partner embark on adoption as a gay couple.

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BoingBoing: How Alec Mapa used Kickstarter to joke about gay adoption


Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy premieres on Showtime tonight, at a moment when theSupreme Court is considering gay marriage, and Michigan just made it legal to deny LGBT families a chance to provide stable homes for the state’s 13,000 children in foster care.

“I just couldn’t take conservative pundits passing judgment on LGBT families any longer,” Alec explains why he created his award-winning one-man show. “I couldn’t take hearing that my marriage wasn’t legitimate or that gay adoption was harmful to children. Creating and performing this show was a way to beak down that hateful narrative and replace it with an authentic truthful telling of how my husband and I created our family through foster adoption. The main message is my family’s not all that different from yours. We all want the same things. The only difference is we’re gay, so we want nicer things.”

TV Insider: How Gay Funny Man Alec Mapa Became a Baby Daddy


When was the last time a riotous, raunchy standup comedy act melted your heart and left you bawling like a baby? Grab a hankie (or 12) and check out the new Showtime special Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy (premiering Friday, June 12, 10/9c), in which Filipino actor Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Devious Maids) hilariously details how he and his husband, Jamie Hebert, who is white, came to adopt Zion, a five-year-old black boy, and become a family “that looks like the last two minutes of It’s a Small World.” Mapa gave us the sweet deets.

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XFINITY: Alec Mapa on Being a ‘Baby Daddy’ and His ‘Devious Maids’ Role


Alec Mapa on Being a ‘Baby Daddy’ and His ‘Devious Maids’ Role

by | June 11, 2015 at 9:38 AM | LGBT, Showtime

I first saw the film Baby Daddylast year when it hit the festival circuit and I expected to laugh at the biting, spot-on comedy of Alec Mapa’s stand-up but what surprised me was the heartfelt depth of the portrayal of family in the film.

Mapa, known for roles on shows like “Ugly Bettyand “Switched at Birth,” lets the cameras into his personal life with his partner, Jamie Hebert, and how life changed when they adopted 5-year old, Zion and don’t be surprised if you don’t walk away with a clearer understanding of what a family is in 2015.

I talked to the always engaging Mapa last week about the film, which is set to air on Showtime this Friday, as well as his role on the new season of the Lifetime soapy hit, Devious Maids.”

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GLAAD: Must-See LGBT TV 6/7-13 includes ‘Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy’


Must-See LGBT TV 6/7-13: ‘Becoming Us’ series premiere; ‘The Fosters,’ ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘Major Crimes’ return; ‘Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy’

By Megan Townsend

GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Strategist

June 7, 2015
Out actor and comedian Alec Mapa’s Kickstarter-funded comedy special concert Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy premieres on Friday. Baby Daddy focuses on Mapa and his husband’s journey to become parents, aging in the gay community, how parenthood has affected their sex lives, and how adopting a five-year-old changed their lives. Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy: Friday, 10pm on Showtime.

Towleroad: Orange is the New Black returns; Alec Mapa makes ’em laugh


Bobby Hankinson of Towleroad listed Alec Mapa Baby Daddy as a highlight on this week’s TV schedule:




Hilarious gay comedian Alec Mapa breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly of parenting in his new special Baby Daddy, Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern on Showtime.

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