LADY BUNNY IN CLOWN'S SYNDROME
The Demented Drag Diva of Wigstock and RuPaul's Drag U Fame Returns to Silverlake's Cavern Club for An Evening of Laughs
Cavern Club Theater at Casita Del Campo Restaurant
1920 Hyperion Ave 90027
Restaurant Phone 323-662-4255
6 SHOWS ONLY!
$24.99 at the door
Friday 9/19 8PM & 10PM
Saturday 9/20 8PM & 10PM
Sunday 9/21 7PM and 9PM
One of NYC's most beloved drag performers is back with an all-new show of song, "dance" and of course, the raunchy humor which has made Bunny a popular entertainer for three decades. Michael Musto called Clown's Syndrome "the funniest show in town." Expect oodles of new song parodies from crass to clever as the songstress re-works hits by artists as diverse as Prince, Adele, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Bobbie Gentry and even Frank Sinatra. Her signature Laugh-In style routine of zingers zaps celebrities from Justin Bieber to Phillip Seymour Hoffmann and the Kardashians. There's also a tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey's more offbeat clas-sicks along with a wide variety of musical styles including pop, hip-hop and jazz. Side-splitting videosincluding a raucously funny roast of Bunny by the late genius Joan Riversallow the "lady" to change into a succession of eccentric (and large) costumes which match her trademark eccentric and large bouffant hairdo. "I had to cut a lot of the dancing from my shows because people kept coming up and shoving a wooden spoon between my teeth," says Bunny. If you ever wanted to see Honey Boo Boo all grown up, Clowns Syndrome is the show for you!
Since her last sold out and extended run of "That Ain't No Lady!" at La Escuelita in 2011, Bunny has matured a little, so the fart jokes have graduated to shart jokes. There's still plenty of jaw-dropping vulgarity, but a slightly more serious Bunny also slows down the daffiness occasionally to offer her own warped takes on Manhattan's (and all major cities') gentrification, getting lost in the tech matrix and the folly of political correct harpies becoming thought police. Clowns Syndrome is co-written by Bunny and the bitter and hysterical Facebook sensation Beryl Mendelbaum.
Bunny's last cabaret venture at La Escuelita got a rave review from the NY Times' David Rooney, who wrote: "Most of Bunny's best lines are unprintable here, but more than any performer I saw this year 'the old pig in a wig, as she calls herself, made we weep with laughter, often while groaning with disgust. And isn't that what the best low comedy is all about?" The performances attracted a star-studded audience with Alan Cumming, Debbie Harry, Andy Cohen, Marc Almond and Nona Hendryx. "That Ain't No Lady!" then toured Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Provincetown, Palm Springs, Puerta Vallarta and four cities in Australia.
The Cavern Club is located underneath the Casita Del Campo restaurant at 1920 Hyperion in Silverlake. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The same system Bunny uses to fell ate the busboys from upstairs in the men's room after a few margaritas!
Tickets can be purchased online for a price as cheap as her humor: $19.99 or at the door for $24.99. Online ticket sales link:
Here are links to 2 reviews of the NYC run of Clowns Syndrome, which ran for 6 months.
Irishcentral.com: "Very few people have tackled the tired, poor, huddled masses of New York City for as long or as lustily as Lady Bunny. A downtown drag fixture for over two and a half decades, in her new show Clowns Syndrome the self professed "pig in a wig" has crafted the funniest, most engagingly thoughtful and by far the most entertaining drag show I have ever seen.Fans already know Bunny's been a gay cultural icon and an international star for most of the two and a half decades she's worked the scene. But along the way she's become something much more: a brilliant standard bearer for an attitude of mind and a way of life that seems to be as lost to the Big Apple now as Tara was to Scarlett O'Hara."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirodoherty/Lady-Bunnys-unstoppable-Clowns-Syndrome-.html
The Villager: "Long in the legs, and even longer in the tooth, Lady Bunny is mad as hell and you're going to take it, when the self-proclaimed "old pig in a wig" lip-synchs, struts, swears, mugs, and muses her way through an evening of "very, very independent theater" during which you're constantly aware of how an iconic, once-grand lady has been inexorably altered by changing times and tastes. Now, wait just a minute. Why would you think we're talking about Bunny when we say "lady?" That's transphobicor is it?"
FULL REVIEW: http://thevillager.com/2014/06/26/wig-on-gloves-off/
Lady Bunny is best known for founding organizing and emceeing Wigstock in 1985, an outdoor drag festival that rocked the Village for over 20 years and was the subject of the 1994 Samuel Goldwyn documentary Wigstock: The Movie. She went on to play the Dean Of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U as well as acting in "To Wong Foo," "Sex And The City," HBO's "Dragtime" and "Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild." Last summer, Bunny was interviewed along with prominent gays like Ellen Degeneres and Neil Patrick Harris in HBO's "The Out List." And she's just recreated the Wigstock festival in a scene with Heather Graham in the upcoming feature film "My Dead Boyfriend." Bunny headlines nightclubs and gay pride festivals worldwide with her comedy act and is also an in-demand deejay, a contributor to Huffingtonpost.com and a blogger at LadyBunny.net.
CAVERN CLUB THEATER AT CASITA DEL CAMPO (View)
1920 HYPERION AVE.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|