Photo Flash: Randy Rainbow Brings Outrageous Political Humor to Birdland
For the second time, the Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed internet sensation Randy Rainbow on the historic stage, this time with his Pre-Inaugural Situation. The show was awash in political parodies, news updates, outrageous humor, non-partisan insults and special guests, including Ryan Raftery, Molly Pope and Brian Nash, Gerard Salvador, and Hannah Rose DeFlumeri. Scroll down for photos!
Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and internet celebrity best known for his series of satirical videos, including "Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson," "Randy Rainbow Works at Chi-fil-A," and "The Kim Davis Cell Block Tango." His political spoofs (including "Randy Rainbow Interviews Donald Trump") have garnered international acclaim and millions of views. His song parody "GOP Dropout" series was called "the best thing about the GOP race" by Dan Savage. His videos have appeared regularly on popular blogs Towleroad, Queerty, Perez Hilton and VH1's Best Week Ever. Randy was a columnist for HX Magazine, one of New York's most prominent gay publications, and has also written for Kathy Griffin. He's been seen as a talking head on numerous VH1 specials including "The 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000's" and has been heard regularly as both a guest and guest co-host on Sirius XM. Exclusive web series include "Hashtag RandyRainbow" on VH1.com and "Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow" on BroadwayWorld.com.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44 Street in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.
Photos by Kevin Alvey
Hannah Rose DeFlumeri
Victor Wisehart and Gerald McCulloch