Lady Bunny returns to Stonewall Inn every Tuesday in May for Trans-Jester, her raucous stage act that Michael Musto called, “the most screamingly gratifying, crap-your-pants funny show in town” and Huffington Post declared “a gag-worthy show you can't miss".
Trans-Jester first debuted at NYC’s legendary bar last spring, playing to sold-out crowds, all there to experience Lady Bunny and her zany blend of bawdy, irreverent comedy. Celebrities as diverse as Andy Cohen, Susan Sarandon, Rupert Everett, Anohni and James Cameron Mitchell were among those in the crowd, cheering as the sewer-mouthed diva delivered her one-of-a-kind, insightful social commentary.
This year’s show promises to be even more rowdy with new gags, including a witheringly funny and timely parody of Beauty And The Beast and Bunny’s unique thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner.
With her glitzy outfits and sky-high wigs, the multi-talented drag artist would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent. But “she” isn’t just another man in a dress: Bunny is a successful comedienne, DJ, actress, and singer/songwriter.
Time Out Magazine named Bunny the #1 drag queen of 2014. The New York Daily News listed her among their most stylish New Yorkers. And V magazine included her as one of their notable New Yorkers.
In Trans-Jester, Bunny delivers plenty of side-splitting Laugh-In style zingers. In a world that's gone mad with PC word police, she frames all her jokes in the context of "What can we still laugh at?"
Says Bunny, “We're so politically correct that we've made Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Van Lesbian.”
The evening resurrects songs by country star Lynn Anderson, Millie Jackson and even an original tune that pokes fun at Bunny’s dating life. A particular highlight is her scandalous version of “My Favorite Things”. She later brings it all home with a show-stopping finale featuring two classics from Gypsy and Follies.
Trans-Jester began its run at Stonewall Inn last spring. It was originally intended to run for one month but was extended through the summer. It then moved to London’s Soho Theatre for a two-week run that sold out ten days before it opened. In their review of the show, Gay Times Magazine compared Bunny to Don Rickles and Lisa Lampanelli, adding that Bunny is “a true drag icon who helps make this grey, murky world a little more colorful.” Bunny heads back to London for three more weeks in June.
But New York gets her first! Tickets are a low $24.99 − as cheap as Bunny’s humor. There is a two-drink minimum. Luckily, however, there is no drink maximum. A very good thing as Bunny's singing could drive anyone to drink.
This show is obscene, so if bawdiness is not your cup of tea, skip Trans-Jester. Otherwise prepare to laugh, cheer and possibly even be challenged by a salty old kook who isn't afraid to express herself from a viewpoint that is often unique.
Trans-Jester runs every Tuesday in May at 7pm. Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904486 or by calling 212-488-2705.