Cork Drag Queen to host new Comedy Central show

Cork drag queen Candy Warhol will co-host new Comedy Central show 'Dragony Aunts' which premieres this Friday.

Cork Drag Queen to host new Comedy Central show

The Cork drag queen Candy Warhol will host a new drag show set to air on Comedy Central UK’s online platforms this Friday.

Dragony Aunts will have six, five-minute-long episodes with Candy and Crystal giving over-the-top advice, solutions and some reality checks for their guests. You can expect advice on makeovers, roleplaying and relationships.

In a trailer for their upcoming show, Candy and her co-host Crystal Rasmussen say “we’re answering your questions about love, work and self-image.”

The Cork drag queen is the self-proclaimed “Mutha of the Haus Of Mockie Ah.” She is following in the footsteps of her Greate Grand Uncle, Danny La Rue. La Rue was an entertainer and female impersonator who described himself as “a comic in a frock.”

La Rue’s impersonations included Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and Margaret Thatcher. He was appointed an OBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. 

Candy spoke to about having another entertainer in the family: “I don’t think I could replicate that type of fame.

“Back then, he was the one and only. Now drag is becoming so mainstream, there are hundreds of queens. I won’t be able to achieve what he did in the 60s and 70s, but I’m happy to make my own path.

“It’s exciting to make my own name through my own work and I’m excited to see where this can lead. At the same time, I’m really proud that there was another big queen in the family.”

Candy is the Mother of Cork-based drag family Mockie Ah. They recently hosted their first Vogue Ball in Dublin as part of Dublin Pride.  The event boasted six categories including ‘Butch Queen’ (first time in drag) to Club Kids and the groups favourite ‘Body Positivity’.

You can see the online premiere of the show July 5 on Comedy Central’s UK YouTube and Facebook channels.

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