The LA Gay and Lesbian Center to Stage Dennis Hensley's THE MISMATCH GAME, 5/2-4

The LA Gay and Lesbian Center to Stage Dennis Hensley's THE MISMATCH GAME, 5/2-4

Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game! returns to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre for two of its riotously unpredictable performances on Friday May 2 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 4 at 7:00pm.

Producer and host Dennis "Gene Rayburn" Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of some of L.A.'s most creative, hilarious and demented comic minds. Hensley & Company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit Center's array of free and low-cost services.

The MisMatch Game has become a Los Angeles cult favorite, regularly drawing multitudes of fans to their irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre.

The cast for Friday, May 2 will include Ted Biaselli as "Stan Lee," Patrick Bristow as "Tim Gunn," Tom Lenk as "Zooey Deschanel," Sam Pancake as "Rue McLanahan," Nicol Paone as "Arianna Huffington," and Tony Tripoli as "Charles Nelson Reilly."

The cast for Sunday, May 4 will include Jackie Beat as "Bea Arthur," Danny Casillas as "Reba Areba," Drew Droege as "Tanya Roberts," Nadya Ginsburg as "Cher," Sam Pancake as "Lucille Ball," and Felix Pire as "Ricardo Montalban."

With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants from the audience, it's time to dig out that leisure suit for an affectionate, irreverent, racy parody of '70s game show insanity.

Writer/performer Dennis Hensley is the Executive Producer/showrunner for the new hip-hop flavored pop culture show "BRKDWN," which premiered in October on Bounce TV. He is the author of the novels Misadventures in the (213) and Screening Party and recently released a DVD of his short film projects called The Dennis Hensley 5-Pack, which features the comedies Rubdown, Reunion, Screening Party, Dipshits and Evie Harris: Shining Star. The DVD is available for purchase at In 2013, Dennis created the murder mystery comedy show The Dangerous Hour for Princess Cruises.

Hensley recently wrapped production on the short film If We Took a Holiday, which he appears in a co-created with comedienne Nadya Ginsburg and director Glenn Gaylord. Watch for it in festivals in 2014. He also co-wrote the feature film Testosterone with director David Moreton and appeared in the cult comedy Girls Will be Girls. He was one of four hosts of the national gay radio show Twist. His podcast with Tony Tripoli, The Comedy Couch with Dennis Hensley and Tony Tripoli, is available for free on iTunes.

Hensley has worked as a writer on E! Entertainment's Fashion Police, Logo's The Big Gay Sketch Show, and Lifetime's Lovespring International. He was one of Kathy Griffin's 'Main Gays' on her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. He also served as a consultant on the fourth season of Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race.

For more info about Hensley, visit

For more info about The MisMatch Game, visit its Facebook page at!/pages/Dennis-Hensleys-THE-MISMATCH-GAME/106452701259.

General Admission tickets are $15 and are available on-line at or by calling 323-860-7300.

Since 1969 the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today our health center, shelters, performance stages and classrooms serve more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. We are an unstoppable force in our community's fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world-a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at

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