Brassy, sassy drag performer Lady Bunny—a world-renowned DJ and comedienne on the LGBT scene, as well as creator of New York’s annual drag-fest Wigstock, has brought her brazen show Trans-Jester back to New York’s historic Stonewall Inn in the West Village for a second run, now extended through Dec. 28.
With legs that won’t quit and a blond bouffant 'do that reaches high into the heavens, Lady Bunny’s raucous new show, co-written with Beryl Mendelbaum, touches upon current events, celebrities, sexuality, taboo sexuality, bodily functions, politics, gender, and more. Be forewarned—if you take umbrage with these subjects, do NOT go see the show! It is in no way shape, or form, politically correct (and that is the show’s intention).
While the set has a frenetic pace, where Lady Bunny sings and dances to current hits by Adele, Bruno Mars, and bits from Rent, tweaked with her own lyrics, there are also some segments where she takes a seat to provide some ribald, thought-provoking social commentary.
During its first run this past spring, Trans-Jester drew a wide mix of personalities, including Susan Sarandon, Rupert Everett, Michael Musto, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and many others.
Lady Bunny, who hails from Chattanooga, TN, was once roommates with RuPaul. The two became good friends—Lady Bunny later appeared on her show Drag U. She was a staple on the '80s Atlanta club scene as a DJ, and then moved to New York. She has also been on Sex and the City, roasted Pamela Anderson on Comedy Central, and was even the subject of an affectionate birthday ribbing by the legendary Joan Rivers.
Tickets are $19.99 and there is a two drink minimum. Shows run Wed-Sat., 7pm (*please note, no shows Sept. 8 & 9). For more information and tickets, visit thestonewallinnnyc.com, or brownpapertickets.com/event/2594512. President Obama declared The Stonewall Inn the first national park focused on LGBT history earlier this year. It is located at 53 Christopher St., at the intersection of Christopher, Grove, and Fourth Streets in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
Due to Popular Demand and Sold-Out Shows, TRANS-JESTER is Extended Through Late December!
Thurs Nov 10
Friday Nov 11