The Bowery Presents
Drag Queens of Comedy

Drag Queens of Comedy

Willam, Alaska, Bob the Drag Queen, Lady Bunny, Coco Peru, Jackie Beat, Lady Red Couture, PEACHES CHRIST, Heklina, Sasha Soprano

Sat, May 13, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

PlayStation Theater

New York, NY

$49.75, $59.75, $69.75, $104.75

Willam
Willam Belli is famous for breaking the rules. After playing cross dressing guest star roles on every major TV network, he started a national frenzy as the only contestant ever disqualified from RuPaul's Drag Race, spawning the ubiquitous internet meme #WhatDidWillamDo? Since then Willam has continued to appear in film and on primetime television, released a Billboard #1-charting solo album, been inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and toured extensively to locales such as Tokyo, Brazil, Iceland, Dubai & Ohio. He continues his work as a model/actress/mattress/host with American Apparel, Unilever and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for Sephora, and as host of his wildly popular YouTube series "Beatdown." His first book will be published in 2016 by Hachette.
Alaska
Founded in 2011, Alaska is the product of four individual efforts channeled in one. Effect drenched guitars and driving bass guitar weave around one another, trading off prominence creating a peaceful and interesting ambiance. Guiding the course of the noise are the progressive and nuanced drum patterns laid down by Nick Strader. All of Alaska swells and recedes as shouting vocals and singing match the intensity or somberness. Alaska manages to maintain a cohesive and emotional heaviness while also displaying proficiency on their instruments. Through their DIY ethos, the band has managed to catalog several self-releases and secure a label association with Soft Speak Records as of summer 2013. Constant self-booking all across the U.S has crafted Alaska into a prominent name in the DIY touring circuit, while also cultivating a strong following of friends from around the country. Slated to release their second LP in 2015, Alaska is poised to be just as, if not more popular than the state of the same name.
Lady Bunny
Lady Bunny
Coco Peru
Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NY after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret" 20 years ago.

On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's Fineline feature film, trick (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's IFC feature length comedy Girls Will Be Girls.(Sundance 2002) For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his two co-stars Jeffery Roberson and Jack Plotnick at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen as well as the Best Actor Award at Outfest Film Festival. Other film appearances include To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Nick and Jane, and Straight-Jacket. Coco can be heard in the Disney animated feature, The Wild as Mamma Hippo! Coco has appeared in follow-up Girls Will Be Girls short films, recreating her role from that now cult film on the small, small screen also known as the internet, and in the spring of 2011, Coco completed filming Girls Will Be Girls 2, a sequel to the original Girls film which is planned to be released in 2013 .
PEACHES CHRIST
...shrouded in mystery...

Peaches Christ is an underground superstar; emcee, filmmaker, actress, and certified cult leader. Ms. Christ currently resides in San Francisco where her Peaches Christ Productions Company and Midnight Mass movie series are based. "She" is the writer and director of the feature film All About Evil starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson.
Venue Information:
PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
http://www.playstationtheater.com/