LADY BUNNY IN TRANS-JESTER!
She's baaaaaaack! Bunny returns to Stonewall every Tuesday at 7PM in May! HOLD ON! We've just added 1 more show on June 6th due to sold out crowds. We can't extend again cuz Trans-Jester! heads to London's Soho Theatre on June 11.
Lady Bunny is back to take on PC culture and asks "What we are still allowed to laugh at?" Expect new versions of Bunny's riotous song parodies of hits by Bruno Mars, Adele and Rent. Zinger-filled Laugh-In joke routines keep the energy high, and there are also original songs in which Bunny pokes fun at everything from Caitlyn Jenner to her own sex life. Because we all need a break from politics, Trans-Jester! focuses mainly on gender politics. Do we even know what LGBTIQA stands for any more? There are also swipes at our obsession with cultural appropriation and a tale or two of Bunny reminiscing about spending her 20s and 30s with RuPaul in Atlanta and NYC.
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 the toxicity--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".
Trans-Jester's NYC run brought out a wild mix of celebs like Susan Sarandon, Rupert Everett, Andy Cohen, Patricia Field, Anohni, Bianca Del Rio, Michael Musto and John Cameron Mitchell.
Here's what the press had to say:
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 Stonewall--which was always a riot--Bunny 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."
Tickets are as cheap as her humor: $24.99 online and $25.00 cash only at the door. A two-drink minus is required.
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.
5 shows only, so please reserve for guaranteed seats in this intimate venue.
STONEWALL INN (View)
53 Christopher Street
New York City, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|