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Former Daily Show Contributor Mo Rocca Comes Out Of The Closet!

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Good for him!

All the more proof that you ALWAYS have the opportunity to be who you are!

Mo Rocca, most famous for his role on The Daily Show, recently opened up to The Six Pack radio show about coming out of the closet, becoming comfortable with his sexuality, and whether or not he'll ever reunite with Jon Stewart and Steve Carell!

Here are some HIGHlights!

On coming to terms with his sexuality:

"I'm just more comfortable with myself now. It's taken me until I'm 42 to begin feel this way."

On being outside the Stonewall Inn the night same sex marriage was passed in NY:

"It was very memorable, very emotional, it was a great place to be."

On "hiding behind his glasses" and his decision to retire them:

"I felt like I was hiding behind my glasses…I just felt as if my glasses were becoming a costume piece. I'm being serious right now. I just feel like.. I just think that so much of being a performer is finding your voice and also figuring out is your persona based on you, is your persona you, or is your persona totally separate. I found it can never be separate."

On his opinion of "certain types of gays:"

"A lot of the guys there [Fire Island] combine desperation with ruthlessness, and it's just not a winning combination. To see someone who looks terrified, and kind of hungry and scared, and at the same time it's vicious. They're like starving jackals!"

On rumors of a Daily Show reunion:

"That would be fun… I believe Steve [Carrell] is sincere about doing it, and I believe Jon [Stewart] is too. I'd love to do it."

Oh, we certainly hope so! We wouldn't want to miss that!

And thanks for being so candid!

We imagine your honesty will be a huge inspiration for many who watched you on the show!

Congrats!

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21 comments to “Former Daily Show Contributor Mo Rocca Comes Out Of The Closet!”



  1. 1

    I thought this was old news. Congrats!



  2. 2

    good for him, atleast he don't have to live in a lie.



  3. 3

    Hasn't he been out for years? I always knew he was gay



  4. 4

    I AM A STRAIGHT WOMAN AND I ALL FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE…BUT, WHO IN THE FUCKING HELL DIDNT KNOW "MO" WAS GAY………..REALLY C'MON.



  5. 5

    Some gays are like starving jackals? You don't say.



  6. 6

    How is this a surprise? I always thought that he was gay



  7. 7

    Come to think of it, I'd say they're more like starving fruit bats.



  8. 8

    This just in, John Kennedy has been assasinated.



  9. 9

    What is with the Ride Ride Pony Ride Ride…. Is the some gay battle call? I am serious what is the point of having that written on pictures



  10. 10

    I knew he was gay.



  11. 11

    Wow, I did not realize he felt the need to publically declare this…we already knew, honey (I have seen him out in NYC)….Either way, if he feels better about it, more power to you.



  12. 12

    Re: saquiny – Me! lol, no clue and usually my gaydar is intact. Maybe it's broken though :-|



  13. 13

    um….ok "OMG REALLY?!" thats my best act surprised act.



  14. 14

    Re: Geat real – that was the lyrics of lady gaga's song "unicorn highway"



  15. 15

    Mario ! you are so full of shit or something you just think you might be able to do him thats why you are so happy and who didn't know he was gay my gaydar went off on him a long time ago .. just saying



  16. 16

    MO ROCCA GAY…… NOOO
    THATS LIKE YOU SAYING YOU'RE GAY MARIO…
    NOT A SUPRISE,
    I BET MO CAN CUCK THE CHROME OFF A TRAILER HITCH



  17. 17

    This is as shocking as the fact that you have AIDS, Mario. Old news.



  18. 18

    I love when people come out and think it's a surprise… I had a girlfriend come out recently and she was so nervous to tell us… we were like, um, it's okay, we've all known for years lady…



  19. 19

    I can't believe a man fucks another man !!!!!!!!
    EVEN DOGS DON'T DO THIS
    WHAT A DISGUSTING



  20. 20

    GOD HATE GAYS
    THEY WILL ROT IN HELL



  21. 21

    GOOOOOOOOOO TO HELL GAYS