LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER!
In the last five years, Bunny's performed two sold out solo shows at La Escuelita. But that venue closed! So Bunny is bringing her blend of raucous, irreverent comedy to the even more legendary venue Stonewall. And if you thought Stonewall was a riot, don't miss Bunny in this limited run of Trans-Jester.
"We've become so politically correct that they just made Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Von Lesbian." --Lady Bunny
In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we're all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we "evolve." Sometimes, Bunny feels, that we're actually evolving away from common sense! Take the new name for our community--LGBTIA. Does anyone even know what that means?
While Bunny shies away from politics in this performance--because one train wreck on stage per night is enough--she doesn't shy away from gender politics and the new lingo we're suddenly 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 farce.
And Bunny may 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 refreshingly 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 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". A proud slut, Bunny lampoons her own senile attempts to keep up with technology in order to still get sex, and the folly of a mature showgirl who appears to be teleported from a 1960s TV set dating the youth which the internet of 2016 yields.
Due to sold out crowds, the show is now extended through the end of May. However, it will only run Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday at 7PM in May. A longer extension is possible. Stonewall is an intimate venue, so reserve now to guarantee seats! The tickets are a low $19.99--as cheap as her humor--and there may be tickets for cash only at the door after the online sales close nightly at 5:30PM. There is a two-drink minimum and the drink prices range from $7:50 (beer) to $12 (well drinks). There is no drink maximum, and Bunny's singing will drive anyone to drink. And in keeping with spring cleaning, Lady Bunny t-shirts will be on sale after each show for $20. (Someone thought "Buy in bulk" and now can't move in her tiny apartment thanks to boxes of t-shirts which didn't sell online!) Doors open at 6PM and seating is first come, first served.
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.
STONEWALL INN (View)
53 Christopher Street
New York City, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|