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Darius de Haas and Bailey Hanks Set For 2nd Annual Miss Fag Hag Pageant 5/2

Darius de Haas ("Marie Christine," "Rent") and Bailey Hanks ("Legally Blonde") have been added to the growing list of special guests for the second annual Miss Fag Hag Pageant- to be held Sunday, May 2nd at 8pm at Comix.

The Mintyfresh Comedy production, celebrating the un-sung heroes of the gay community, is a benefit for The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of The Harvey Milk School. The event is sponsored by Bethheny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita and NEXT Magazine. After competing in 5 categories- Evening Wear, Presenting-Your-Gay-in-a-Swimsuit, Talent, Q & A and the Skinnygirl Margarita Online Video Challenge, one girl will be crowned the winner- Miss Fag Hag 2010.


Judges:*
Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Caroline Rhea Show)
Robert Verdi (Logo's The Robert Verdi Show)
Michael Musto (The Village Voice)
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus)

Performances by:
Sahara Davenport (RuPaul's Drag Race)
Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway)
Margarita Pracatan (BBC, The Clive James Show)
The Spangles Dance Company

With:
Darius de Haas (Rent, Vanessa Williams Duets Tour)
Billy Eichner (Bravo's A-List Awards)
Hedda Lettuce (Project Runway)
Bailey Hanks (WInner of MTV's Legally Blonde: Search for the Next Elle Woods)
Kate McKinnon (Logo's Big Gay Sketch Show)
Jon Wolfe Nelson (The L Word)
Judith Regan (The Judith Regan Show, Sirius Satellite Radio)
Daniel Robinson (The Big Gay Musical)
and more!

Hosted by:
Mel and El

Directed and Choreographed by: Adolpho Blaire
Presented by: Shawn Hollenbach, Paul Case and Adolpho Blaire
Created by: Shawn Hollenbach

*Line-up subject to change

Sunday, May 2nd at 8:00 PM?Comix ?353 West 14th Street ?www.comixny.com | 212.524.2500

For more information, please visit: www.missfaghag.com

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day-of-show plus a two drink minimum in the show room. A portion of ticket sales will go to
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk School.

ABOUT THE HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE?The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, is the nation's first, oldest and largest agency serving LGBTQ young people. Celebrating 30 years as the nation's leading authority on LGBTQ youth issues and best practices. Young people seek out free, year-round services ranging from counseling, case management and mental health to after-school programs such as academic enrichment and college preparation, job and career readiness, arts and culture and health and wellness programming. Hot meals, on-site homeless pantry services, HIV, STI and pregnancy testing as well as one of less than a handful in the nation LGBTQ GED programs are also available.

For more information on the Hetrick-Martin Institute, go to www.hmi.org.

ABOUT COMIX?Opened in September 2006, the comedy nightclub Comix has quickly defined itself as the premier comedy club in New York City. Comix is Zagat's highest rated comedy venue and was dubbed "one of the top six clubs in the country" by the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to featuring the best of cutting edge alternative comedy with everything from improv and sketch comedy to music and variety programming, headlining acts have included The Flight of the Conchords, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Griffin and many more. An elegant space with comfortable seating and unobstructed stage views, Comix boasts the purest acoustics and a full dinner menu that will delight even the most discriminating diner.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski



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