The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY Come to the Castro Theatre, 3/29
The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, starring: MISS COCO PERU GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS and TRICK;LADY BUNNY Founder of WIGSTOCK, DJ and Icon; PANDORA BOX RuPaul's Drag Race; BLANCA DEL RIO RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 6 - 2013/14; DWV (Detox, Willam, and Vicky Vox) RuPaul's Drag Race; SHANGELA RuPaul's Drag Race; and SASHA SOPRANO Drag Queens Of Comedy, is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. at
The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Hosted by HEKLINA and PEACHES CHRIST.
The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY 2014 plays on Sat., March 29 - two shows at 7:00 and 10:00 pm ONE NIGHT ONLY! at the Castro Theatre - 429 Castro Street in San Francisco, 94114. Tickets are $35 balcony/ $50 orchestra / $100 VIP tix limited quantity. VIP admission includes preferred seating, drag swag bag, 2 complimentary drinks, and free admission to the Official After Party at The Café - 2369 Market St. (at Castro) available at thedragqueensofcomedy.eventbrite.com
For info call 415/ 254- 3362 or visit thedragqueensofcomedy.com.
Producer and heiress SASHA SOPRANO who presented COMEDY IN THE CASTRO 2009 and The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY 2010 returns to the Castro Theatre in SF with The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY 2014 an exciting live showcase of comedians, TV personalities and Bay Area drag talent. Politically incorrect humor will be on the menu this evening, so sit back and adjust your medication appropriately and enjoy the ride. The uproarious line-up of The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY features drag-royalty superstars including: MISS COCO PERU from the hit films GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, and TRICK; LADY BUNNY - the multi-talented drag artiste, comedienne, emcee, singer, songwriter, actress, DJ, and the founder, organizer, and hostess of Wigstock; PANDORA BOXX - reality TV star, BLANCA DEL RIO -RuPaul's Drag Race - season six (2013/14), SHANGELA - RuPaul's Drag Race and winner of the 2010 CA Entertainer of the Year Pageant; DWV - (Detox, Willam, and Vicky Vox)
- American Drag Pop Group, and SASHA SOPRANO - the stunningly beautiful and acerbic heiress and producer of the show. The show is hosted by HEKLINA(Trannyshack) and PEACHES CHRIST (Midnight Mass).
Miss Coco Peru - Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NY after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret" 20 years ago. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's Fineline feature film, TRICK (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's IFC feature length comedy GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS.(Sundance 2002) For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his two co-stars Jeffery Roberson and Jack Plotnick at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen as well as the Best Actor Award at Outfest Film Festival. Other film appearances include TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, NICK AND JANE, and STRAIGHT-JACKET. Coco can be heard in the Disney animated feature, THE WILD as Mamma Hippo! Coco has appeared in follow-up GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS short films, recreating her role from that now cult film on the small, small screen also known as the internet, and in the spring of 2011, Coco completed filming GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS 2, a sequel to the original Girls film which is planned to be released in 2013. http://www.misscocoperu.com/
Lady Bunny is a successful comedlenne, emcee, singer, songwriter, actress, DJ and most famously the founder and organizer of Wigstock. Which is the outrageous festival of drag and music that has delighted New Yorkers every labor day for nearly 20 years. She has also made the leap to television and movies, with cameo appearances in "Sex in the City", Party Girl, To Wong Foo and more. She was a featured judge on Drag U, a spin off of RuPaul's Drag Race. She tours the world and performs regularly in NYC nightclubs. She is a staple of NYC nightlife. http://www.ladybunny.net
Pandora Boxx is a reality TV personality from Rochester, NY. She is best known as a contestant from the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Pandora starred in her own GLAAD award winning Absolut 'Cocktail Cabaret' commercials, opened for LeAnn Rimes, performed with Roseanne Barr at Uncabaret, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has her own one woman show - Lick This Boxx THAT IS TOURING THE USA that has garnishing rave reviews. Currently she is participating in the Battle of the Seasons Tour, as well as always delighting her audience with her youtube videos and online presence. http://pandoraboxx.com/
Shangela was a hit on quirky TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race," and now he's set for more television stardom. The reality TV drag queen can be seen on a plethora of television shows, showcasing her grand talent as not only a comedian and drag star, but also a seasoned actor. Shangela toured the states with her own one woman show titled Shangela also has a huge hit song titled WERQIN' GIRL, which has well over one million views. She currently travels touring her many talents! This will be her second appearance at The Drag Queens of Comedy.
Bianca Del Rio is a multifaceted individual who spans both theater, cabaret, costume designer and improv comic extraordinaire. Has perform in many clubs throughout the country from Atlanta to New York. She was recently announced as a contestant for season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She is a staple of XL nightclub in NYC. She has quite the following for her sharp tongue humor. http://shangela.com/index.php
DWV is an American pop group based in LA, consisting of drag queens William Belli, Detox Icunt and Vicky Vox. Willam was famously kicked off season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, however she became a fan favorite. Detox also joined the ranks of competing on RuPaul's Drag Race season 5. Vicky Vox has toured as a vocal trainer and backup singer, and now has become one of LA's most fascinating queens. They have had huge success on their parodies, such as "Boy is Bottom" and "Chow Down". They, as a group, have toured the world performing at the Life Ball, Australia, Europe, and all across America. https://www.facebook.com/pages/DWV/189540597863534
Sasha Soprano: Heiress. Sasha Soprano who resides in both SF and Beverly Hills has become well known for her acerbic, non-apologetic, straight forward humor. She will say exactly what is on her mind, and will say what everyone is thinking. She has gained quite the following online, and translates her humor on a daily basis through her horribly twisted updates and posts via social media. Sasha has produced and starred in many of her own productions at the Castro Theatre, including: Comedy in the Castro, The Drag Queens of Comedy, and many more. She has opened for such acts as Loni Love, Pam Ann, and Coco Peru. She is the creator and founder of The Drag Queens of Comedy. She can also be seen on TV, commercials, and music videos. She was the face of Benefit Cosmetics Campaign 2011 for "Take a Picture it Lasts Longer". thedragqueensofcomedy.com
Heklina is the hostess, producer, and creator of Trannyshack, SF's longest-running drag performance night club... 13 years of shocking and delighting packed audiences every Tuesday night at midnight at the STUD Bar in SF. Defying all expectations, Trannyshack incorporates everything from low brow trash to high brow performance art, and has become famous (or, infamous) worldwide as the quintessential San Francisco experience. No visit to the City is complete without a stop at Trannyshack. The club has been featured in OUT (which named it one of the top 10 reasons to move to SF), GENRE, and PAPER magazine and has won numerous Best of the Bay awards. Trannyshack has branched out its empire, with London, LA and NYC. Heklina has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, BBC Television's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 RAVES, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows. She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 San Francisco GLBTQ Pride Parade. http://www.trannyshack.com
Peaches Christ is the alter-ego of writer / director Joshua Grannell. Joshua attended film school at Penn State, where his senior thesis film Jizzmopper: A Love Story won the Audience Award upon graduation. It was during the production of this film that the character Peaches Christ was born played by Joshua himself. After graduation, Joshua moved to San Francisco, inspired by the tales of the Cockettes and the bohemian, underground art scene that perpetually flourishes there. Spending his days managing Landmark Theatres' movie houses in the Bay Area, and his nights immersed in the alternative drag world of Trannyshack, Joshua soon blended the two into Midnight Mass: a summer series of classic and contemporary cult cinema that ran for 12 years at Landmark's Bridge Theatre and became the most successful midnight movie series in the nation, with notoriety coming from Joshua's infamous pre-show extravaganzas. Screening new classics like Purple Rain and Showgirls, Midnight Mass is a pilgrimage, a house-party, street theatre and a movie screening all rolled into one. Special guests have included Elvira, Linda Blair, John Waters, Tura Satana, Mink Stole, Ru Paul and Mary Woronov. Peaches Christ has been featured on VH1's Totally Gay!, AMC's "Movies That Shook the World", and is featured in Gus Van Sant's Academy Award-winning filmMilk. In 2007 HDNet provided Peaches Christ with a national TV series, entitled "Midnight Mass With Your Hostess Peaches Christ" produced by Mark Cuban. In 2007, to celebrate a "Decade Of Peaches Christ" in SF, the DeYoung Museum mounted a retrospective celebrating the artwork created for and inspired by Peaches Christ. In 2010, Ms. Christ is the face of a city-wide marketing campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the SFMOMA.
Joshua Grannell is also the writer and director of the feature film All About Evil. The movie is a loving homage cult films as well as a celebration of surviving neighborhood movie houses. The movie suggests we should go to any length to save these old theatres... any length whatsoever. The award-winning dark comedy gore film stars Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra Peterson, Mink Stole, and Peaches Christ herself. For it's unique theatrical release, the film went on a cross-country tour (a la William Castle) and featured the "Peaches Christ Experience in 4-D" as part of its presentation. Peaches joined stars from the movie to create a fully-realized stage-showspooktacular that preceded festival screenings and premieres. The film has received rave reviews from genre critics and fans world-wide and has won a number of film festival awards. The film is now available on DVD and screens regularly on cable TV (NBC / Universal's Chiller Network). For the past several years she has produced mega-events at the historic SF movie palace, the Castro Theatre and have featured special guest stars Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Sharon Needles, and Pam Grier. Joshua Grannell is currently the CEO and President of Peaches Christ Productions. He's also a professor teaching filmmaking and performance through character creation at the San Francisco Art Institute. Joshua is currently developing a new feature film; a wicked dark comedy set in an old San Franciscan church run by former child stars. http://peacheschrist.com/