LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER!
In the last five years, Bunny's performed two sold out solo shows at La Escuelita. But that venue closed! So Bunny is bringing her latest blend of raucous, irreverent comedy to the even more legendary venue Stonewall. And if you thought Stonewall was a riot, don't miss Bunny in this limited run of Trans-Jester. Must close on October 1st.
Trans-Jester's 1st run from April to July brought out a wild mix of celebs like Susan Sarandon, Rupert Everett, Andy Cohen, Patricia Field, Anohni, Bianca Del Rio, Michael Musto andJohn Cameron Mitchell.
Michael Musto for Out.com: "Long running drag star Lady Bunny is currently doing the most screamingly, gratifyingly, crap-your-pants funny show in town. Upstairs at the Stonewallwhich was always a riotBunny is appearing in Trans-Jester, poking merciless fun at pc normatives. She spins and shimmers in amazing voice. The show is all like that--raunchy and eye opening, fetidly appealing yet thought provoking."
John Cameron Mitchell: "A scream for sanity from the nastiest, most big-hearted comic performer around."
Huffington Post Gay Voices: "A gag-worthy show you can't miss."
In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we're all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we "evolve." Sometimes, Bunny feels, that we're actually evolving away from common sense! Take the new name for our community--LGBTIA. Does anyone even know what that means?
While Bunny shies away from politics in this performance--because one train wreck on stage per night is enough and we all need a break from this toxic election--she doesn't shy away from gender politics and the new pronoun we're forced to learn every time Will Smith's son puts on a dress. After Caitlyn Jenner reached out to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to become his "trans ambassador", Bunny feels that it's time for the gloves to come off while addressing that car crash. You don't want to miss Bunny doing Cait's twisted version of My Favorite Things.
Bunny may also shock you with revelations about her own gender identity. "She" asks pertinent questions about cultural appropriation prior to declaring her undying love for black cock in a vulgar version of Uptown Funk which has left recent audiences in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London reeling with mirth.
Theater queens rejoice! In her loooooong career in nightclubs, Bunny has never delved much into show tunes, but in Trans-Jester, Bunny brings it on home with a show-stopping finale featuring two classics from Gypsy and Follies. The eclectic evening also resurrects songs by country star Lynn Anderson, Millie Jackson and even an original tune which pokes fun at the dating life of whatever sex it is you want to call this "Lady".
Due to sold out crowds, the show is now back for one month from August 31st-October 1st. Performances are from Wednesday to Saturday at 7PM. Please note: no shows on Thursday September 8th and September 9th. Stonewall is an intimate venue, so please reserve now to guarantee seats! The tickets are a low $19.99--as cheap as her humor--and there are may be be tickets for cash only at the door after the online sales close nightly at 5:00PM. (There usually are, and Stonewall is good about adding extra seat or seating people at the bar.) There is a two-drink minimum and the drink prices range from $7:50 (beer) to $12 (well drinks). There is no drink maximum, and Bunny's singing will drive anyone to drink. Doors open at 6PM and seating is first come, first serve.
Please note: This show is raunchy. Not politically correct by definition--that's the whole point. So if that's not your cup of tea, you should honestly skip it. Or prepare to grab a drink and laugh, cheer and possibly even be challenged by a salty old kook who isn't afraid to express herself from a viewpoint which is often unique.
Trans-Jester is written by Lady Bunny and Facebook sensation Beryl Mendelbaum.
STONEWALL INN (View)
53 Christopher Street
New York City, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|