Category Archives: Comedy
Mike Pence didn’t enjoy the musical Hamilton, but Lady Bunny thinks Donald Trump should also check out a show!
This promo has NOT been paid for – we just thought it was so fabulous, IT HAD TO SHARED.
Pooping will never be the same. This Unicorn shows the effects of improper toilet posture and how it can affect your health. The Squatty Potty toilet stool has been featured on Shark Tank and Dr OZ show and has thousands of happy customers. WATCH
The story of how, Bobby, Judy, and Bill (Squatty Potty founders) ignored their investors and followed their gut—taking a BIG risk on a pooping unicorn that made millions. The viral video campaign created more sales than anything Squatty Potty had done previously.
see also BEHIND THE SCENES
Friend Movement In Collaboration with Vertex Media Announces Development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show” and The Launch of Crowd-Funding Campaign on Indiegogo.
Friend Movement and Vertex Media are proud to announce the development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show,” a comedic reality show that follows the lives of actor and entrepreneur duo, Ronnie Kroell and “Laughing Eddie” Lobo.
The Ronnie and Eddie Show follows the lives of BRAVO’s, “Make Me A Super Model” fan favorite, Ronnie Kroell, (pictured left) and Hollywood Funny Man, “Laughing Eddie” Lobo on a roller coaster journey of dreams, drama, and helping others. Each (30) minute episode brings the viewer an intimate look behind the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood, the challenges of operating a business, and the joy of making the dreams of others come true. The show promises to bring the humor of Laverne and Shirley, the drama of Vanderpump Rules, and the heart of Extreme Home Makeover.
Enjoy celebrity cameos from the likes of BRUCE VILANCH, KARAMO BROWN, AYLIN BAYRAMOGLU, FRENCHIE DAVIS, and more to be announced.
By supporting “THE RONNIE AND EDDIE SHOW” on Indiegogo, supporters have a part in creating a new Hollywood – a more inclusive, supportive, and talent driven place to dream. To learn more on how you can help fund this project before March 4, 2016, GO HERE.
Drag Darling Sherry Vine Launches Queer Network, gaySVTVworld
The Internet is getting a whole lot gayer! International drag darling Sherry Vine and former Here-TV executive Josh Rosenzweig are combining their style, humor and sensibility into a one-stop, digital destination for all of the world’s LGBTQ entertainment needs. gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 with original shows, specials, music videos, short films and more: all free at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.
“The world needs gaySVTVworld because they are hungry for original programming from top queer talent,” says Sherry Vine. “We got ‘em all: Haus Of Mimosa, Pickles, David Serrano, Chris Semers … and this is only the beginning.”
“gaySVTVworld is created by and for LGBTQ audiences,” adds Josh Rosenzweig. “Nobody is going to tell our stories like we will. While our visibility has increased enormously over the last decade with the launch of several LGBT television networks, it is essential that the community have an online space to call our own. A destination where we can go to find like-minded artists and feel the power of the collective.”
While gaySVTVworld draws inspiration from a traditional television model, it also presents a modern digital age spin with all shows under-seven minutes long. “We’re offering short content so people can view several episodes in the same amount of time as one traditional TV show,” explains Vine. “Maybe you only have five free minutes on your way to work or during a lunch break. That’s enough time to catch a hilarious episode of Fashion Puhleez on your smart phone!”
The network will kick off its first season with a slate of eight programs, releasing daily, beginning with Sunday’s Sherry and the Greek, an original talk series starring Vine and Chris Semers, discussing a variety of fun topics and performing skits, characters, and musical numbers.
On Monday, queer notables share their pop culture picks on EduGAYtion. Then Tuesday, The Rachel Zoe Show meets Project Runway in Fashion Puhleez, with lead players in the beauty industry discussing fashion, club couture and styling.
House of Mimosa presents The Anita & Gina Marie Show, a comedic show that chronicles the daily antics of two women as they cause mayhem throughout Astoria, Queens (singing out – or rather, airing out – all their dirty laundry) gets viewers over hump day. Then its Throwback Thursdays with Pickles, a look back at a public access show that offers a glimpse into the gay, downtown art and nightlife scene of New York in the nineties.
Celebrate the end of the workweek with The Flames of Hell’s Kitchen, a telanovela about the life of Sherry Vine, her manager Gloria, assistant Busted and sexy Latino boyfriend, Diego. In the first season, Sherry wins big, loses everything, slips back into a life of drugs, and faces an intervention. The show stars David Serrano, Busted, Patty McKeever and Al McKeever.
Finally, on Saturday, it’s movie night as gaySVTVworld presents The SVTV Short Film Fest, an online festival dedicated to spotlighting the very best LGBTQ filmmakers from around the world. Each week is a new short film along with interviews from the filmmakers and special bonus features.
In addition, What’s In Your Purse?, a hilarious two-minute segment featuring Vine cornering nightlife celebrities and forcing them to reveal the contents of their bags, will run throughout the week.
“We knew launching a network was an ambitious endeavor but there are so many things we didn’t think of,” admits Vine. “Josh and I and our amazing team have literally been working every day on gaySVTVworld for almost a year now.”
“So much of that time has been spent on brainstorming ideas, reaching out to people we wanted to work with and deciding on a slate we felt confident about,” continues Rosenzweig. “We have several shows that are in various stages of development. Our intention is to continue to keep rolling out new programs, music videos and comedy sketches.”
Sherry Vine’s hilarious video parodies have made her a YouTube sensation, being viewed over 14,000,000 times! She got her start in downtown NYC but today tours the world with her live singing and comedy shows. Vine has appeared on the off-Broadway stage, in numerous films including Stonewall and Wigstock and she starred in two seasons of Here TV’s variety show, She’s Living For This, produced and directed by Josh Rosenzweig.
Josh Rosenzweig served as SVP of Here TV for ten years where he produced over two hundred hours of television programming including She’s Living For This and Heart of Broadway: An Inside Look at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He was also the host of the hit TV talk show Just Josh. Rosenzweig has directed many music videos, award-winning films and over forty productions for the theater. He has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.
gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.
Are you brothers?
Are you going to have GAYBIES?
Are you an interior designer?
Who is the woman?
Crazy things straight people, ask gay couples!
LADY BUNNY TAKES ON the DONALD!!!
Merry Christmas to everyone who sees through Trump’s lunacy!
Lady Bunny can be found at : LadyBunny.net.
(did you know – Trump wants to bang his daughter?? It’s True!)
see also this one!
WE’RE SO EXCITED!!!! It’s coming back!! The talented Jimmie Fowlie and cast are doing season 2!
“When I first moved to LA, I worked as a go-go dancer and there were so many hilarious stories that I always wanted to write about them! A year ago, I filmed 7 sketches that followed the story of a go-go boy who turned 30 and then got fired from the club he worked at. I called it “Go-Go Boy Interrupted.” It was part of a live show I was doing at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Some friends encouraged me to put it online, and so I released it as a weekly web series last October.
I truthfully never pictured it doing as well as it did. The show was featured on The Advocate Magazine’s “hot list,” Huffington Post, LA Weekly, and more! We (the director Jordan Black and I) ended up signing a shopping agreement with a production company, and with their agent, we took out “Go-Go Boy Interrupted” to TV networks to try and sell it as a TV show. We went to HBO, Showtime, IFC, and Bravo just to name a few!
There are still other networks that we are going to pitch to, but I didn’t want to sit around and wait for someone ELSE to give me an opportunity. Plus, the fans of the show were so supportive and on Twitter and Youtube they asked for more episodes. So, this month we are going to try and make it happen! I love all these characters and there are so many fun places for them to go!
The reason that the director and I decided to do a Kickstarter is because the first season, although it was a total blast, no one got paid. The few crew members who did, were paid way under their normal rate. Things like paying the actors, director, and crew are essential! Not only because they’re talented and they deserve it, but because they’re all working in the industry, so time working on Go Go Boy Interrupted means times away from better paying jobs. The money will also go to renting locations, renting lighting and sound equipment, food for the cast and crew. Also, certain jobs like editors and music composers are really costly. Those two positions will be $17,000 alone. If we didn’t pay our crew, Season 2 wouldn’t be possible.”
SEASON 1 and MORE HERE
Billed as, “The podcast where straight men talk about gay things,” Yeah, Bro! is hosted by sexy Milwaukee funny man Jacob D. Bach.
As part of long-running The Improvised Musical (aka T.I.M.) and a variety of other ComedySportz productions, Jacob Bach has honed his ability to pulls laughs out of audience-inspired unfamiliarity. Having a firm grasp on improv and performing as part of a group, he recently added another personal challenge to his body of work. He started a podcast. No, the idea of someone with a background in comedy beginning a podcast isn’t exactly groundbreaking stuff. However, his show’s concept is.
In short, Yeah, Bro!—which releases new episodes every Monday—is billed as “the podcast where straight men talk about gay things.” On each episode, Bach (who is openly gay) invites straight guests to discuss a topic that he (the host) considers to be significant in LGBT culture with the hope both parties and the listeners alike will learn something by show’s end.
Read more about him HERE.
This looks Adorable!
THE REAL O’NEALS.
What happens when this perfect family stops pretending and starts getting real?
We’re not sure how closely this resembles Dan Savage’s original pitch (it was supposed to be based on his upbringing), but he is one of the executive producers of ABC’s midseason TV series The Real O’Neals, which focuses on Kenny, the middle child of a conservative Catholic family who is struggling with the decision to come out.
Watch the trailer and get to know The Real O’Neals coming to ABC!
Netflix’s reteaming of 9 To 5 stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin goes live on May 8, and now we have the first trailer. Grace And Frankie revolves around two longtime nemeses who learn that their husbands not only are gay but in love and plan to marry. Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) finds their lives turned upside down and permanently intertwined, much to their annoyance. Created by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son), the 13-episode series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. That makes it 4-for-4 Emmy winners as leads.
All episodes May 8
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An outrageously talented comic, singer, magician & psychic entertainer, Scott Weston aka “Cashetta” passed away suddenly March 16, 2015. He died in Puerto Vallarta Mexico while sleeping, according to friends. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Weston’s Cashetta was born in the late 1980s, when as a teenager, he and his friends “would dress up in the craziest and most artistic outfits we could put together with bits and pieces from craft stores and each other’s mother’s wardrobes.” What began as a dance floor lark, emerged in the mid ’90’s as a professional pursuit.
In a sea of legendary drag stars like Sherry Vine and Jackie Beat, Cashetta would set herself apart with a unique blend of cabaret and comedy. “My favorite memories were every ‘Wigstock’ (street festival) with Lady Bunny, sharpening my comic chops six nights a week at Lips restaurant and being a featured songstress at the legendary Bar d’O with Joey Arias, Raven O and Sade Pendarvis,” Cashetta said.
But it was as a magician that Cashetta would make a mark in the business and lead her to numerous television appearances that included stints on “The Today Show,” “Conan O’Brien” and the “Outlaugh Festival – Wisecrack” on Logo with Margaret Cho.
Weston’s passing is mourned on social media by the scores of show business professionals with whom Cashetta shared a stage. “A talented and hilarious performer and the nicest man ever,” said comedian Jim David, who worked numerous gay cruises with Cashetta.
“An inspiration as a performer and a human. This is such an incredibly sad day.” Said multiple Grammy Award nominated singer Marty Thomas.
In a tribute to Cashetta on her Facebook page, drag artist Gusty Winds wrote: “What I am feeling right now is beyond words. Cashetta firmly believed in the “beyond”, so as soon as she is done harassing Harry Houdini and Totie Fields, I know she is gonna pay me a visit.”
Say it isn’t so!!! Cam and Mitch from Modern Family will file for divorce this season?!
It was a family affair at Modern Family’s PaleyFest panel on Saturday night, when the writers and cast of the hit ABC comedy gathered at the television festival to share personal stories and anecdotes about the show. And it was apparent that this cast really is like a family, and they don’t actually need writers to be funny.
The Season 5 wedding finale was a personal victory for the writers. Levitan said when they started working on the idea of Mitchell and Cameron getting married, “things were still up in the air politically.” But, he added, “We started breaking the story for the wedding because we thought things would go a certain way in terms of the law for gay people to be married.” Once the gay marriage laws were passed in California, the writers spent a year building up to the ceremony.
Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy, talked about the potential storyline for the next season involving television’s leading gay married couple:
We have a very exciting opening to season 7. Cam and Mitch want to get a divorce and they find that gay divorce is not legal and have to spend the entire season fighting for the rights of gays to divorce. It’s an emotional ending..
Is this true?? or maybe a joke??
Davey Wavey asks…What if Jesus was on GRINDR?
(and if you missed it – here is an article we did on Davey a couple years ago)
Chelsea Handler poses topless with Star of David pasties while riding a camel in Israel!
“A Muslim allowed a topless Jew to sit on his camel,” the outspoken comedian captioned a photo on Instagram Wednesday that shows her riding a camel wearing only Star of David pasties, black slacks and black boots.
The 39-year-old former “Chelsea Lately” host arrived in Israel over the weekend and performed at a fund-raiser in Tel Aviv on Sunday supporting Sheba Medical Center’s Tal Center for Integrative Oncology, according to the Jerusalem Post.
In addition to her benefit comedy gig, Handler also filmed a one-on-one interview with former Israeli President Shimon Peres and paid a visit to Jerusalem.
NETFLIX will be airing 3 Chelsea specials this year and her new talk show, following her long run on E!, is set to begin in 2016 and will be the first programming of its kind on the Netflix streaming service.
EXPERIENCE THE 80’S WITH
ETERNITY: THE MOVIE
“Note perfect…Strikes just the right chord.” – Fanboy Planet
“Seriously hard-core tongue in cheek love card to the 1980s.” – Frontiers LA
“Get ready to laugh to the max for all of eternity.” – Content Magazine
With a cast of hot newcomers and veteran character actors, VFRPR and Sidecar Productions are bringing Eternity: The Movie to theater screens in all of its 80’s glory beginning October 17th in New York at the AMC Empire 25, October 24th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall 3, with additional markets across North America to follow.
Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.
The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.
The film features performances from a mix of rising stars such singer/actor Barrett Crake (Bruno and Earline Go To Vegas), Myko Olivier (TV’s “Castle”), acclaimed vocalist Nikki Leonti (Nikki & Rich, TV’s “Glee”) and cult favorites John Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Real Genius, The Monster Squad), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, TV’s “Cagney and Lacey”) and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Star 80, The Dark Knight), whose role as the duo’s fey store manager Frontiers LA called “worth the price of admission alone”.
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GAY SOCCER player Robbie Rogers is the focus of a new gay comedy series.
The story of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league, is headed to television.
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan – the openly gay producers of the last two Academy Awards telecasts and next year’s as well – will develop and produce the series based on Rogers’ experiences, according to Deadline Hollywood.
‘Very excited and fortunate to be working with so many great people on this project!’ Rogers tweeted yesterday.
Rogers, 27, came out publicly in February 2013 through a heartfelt online post published shortly after he retired from professional soccer.
TRANNY has been in the news a lot lately.
Are people over reacting? Why can’t we “own it” like “fag”?
Heklina Heklina — the organizer of San Francisco’s “Trannyshack” party — publicly announced that she would drop the word “tranny” from her party and re-brand it with a new name by 2015.
ON FACEBOOK, she said: a public Facebook post, Heklina said, “Whether I like it or not the very name of my legendary nightclub has become political.”
“First, a little history about the name Trannyshack, and the club itself. When I started the club (waaaaaay back in 1996) the word “tranny” did not have the charged weight to it that it has today. Simply put, it was not (arguably) considered a slur word, and not even thought of on the same level as the words “dyke” or “faggot” (two words which, maybe ironically, have somehow become less charged and have been “reclaimed” to a certain degree-for instance, leading the Pride Parade in San Francisco every year are the Dykes On Bikes. I can’t imagine in this day, a contingent called Trannies On Bikes). There are people who might argue this, but I’m sorry it just was not a word thought of as a slur on the same level as today. It was just not. I considered the name transgressive, and cutting edge…
Every walk of life came to, and performed at, Trannyshack. Gay men, lesbians, drag kings, drag kings, M to F’s, F to M’s, Faux Queens, and yes, even straight people. It won every award for Best Drag show in SF every year, and is generally thought to have redefined drag on the West Coast. It didn’t matter (and still does not) what gender you were, or what you had between your legs, if you were a great performer you were welcome on the Trannyshack stage. It grew to mean a great deal to a great many people…
However. Increasingly, and in the past year especially, it’s become clear to me the meaning the word tranny has taken on. I’ve tried to avoid the issue because I’ve spent almost 20 years branding and promoting my club. But more and more, I am asked on the street, in interviews, and online about my thoughts on the word, and the name of my club. I’ve given the answer “Oh, my club is different, it means so much to so many people, it’s this it’s that, etc.”, but it’s been nagging at me.
I started to talk to people close to me about the need for a rebrand. What really was the clincher for me was a post I saw on Facebook by a performer at my club . I wasn’t tagged in the post, but came across it anyway. He said how excited he was to be performing at my club but, out of embarrassment, he couldn’t type the name of it, and something along the lines of “you all know where it is”. Ouch, OK. Time for a rebrand.
I am in the business of (hopefully) entertaining people. It’s never been my intention to hurt people. I am not another Shirley Q. Liquor, wanting to offend just for sake of it. Also, on a purely business level, I don’t want to be viewed as archaic, out of step with the times, like an ostrich with my head in the sand.
As I see it, there’s two ways we can deal with this. We can see this as progress and a step forward, or we can engage in fighting and divisiveness. Whichever one you choose I am going for progress, and away from hurt and anger.”
Until the 2015 roll out, Heklina has decided to use “T-Shack” as a temporary name while she researches a better one. She then refused to engage the matter further via Facebook, but invited people to talk with her about the old and new names face-to-face.
I just have to say – a straight dude that wears a t-shirt with Godzilla spewing rainbows is pretty cool!
Urban Dictionary defines Grindr as a “location based iPhone/iTouch App for gay, bi, and curious men to meet”, but most people assume that gay men use it just to hook up. Watch these nine straight guys scroll through the infamous app to see what’s really down the rabbit hole.
Video by Neil McNeil
STRAIGHT GUYS (in order of appearance):
Jared – @JaredJacovich
Omar – @OmarNajam
Mike – @MSellari
Stephe – @StephenMatthias
Bradley – @bradwingood
Roger – @RogerOuellette
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