Lady Bunny, the “inbred pig in a wig” (as our fan favourite, Valentina called her during the roast in All Stars 4) is touring the UK and Ireland this year, with her show… Pig in a Wig.
The iconic drag star will take her one-woman show to Liberty Hall in Dublin on May 27, with a further six dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast, and Nottingham.
With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass Tammy Faye Baker, multi-talented drag artiste Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent.
But she isn’t just another man in a dress: Lady Bunny is a successful comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter and most famously, the emcee and creator of Wigstock, the outrageous drag festival of drag and music which electrified New Yorkers every Labor Day for over 20 years.
Wigstock featured almost every queen whoever worked in NYC, but also attracted more mainstream recording acts who just wanted to join in the fun, including Debbie Harry, Boy George, RuPaul, John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig, The B-52s’ Cindy Wilson, Crystal Waters, CeCe Peniston, Ultra Nate, Kristine W, Barbara Tucker and Vickie Sue (Turn The Beat Around) Robinson.
Bunny frequently performs with Bianca Del Rio, and continues to perform her comedy routines that come with a forewarning: “This show is raunchy and offensive by nature, so if that’s not your cup of tea then skip it.”
‘Pig in a Wig’ will see the icon perform Broadway parodies, her salute to Laugh-In, and will obviously include some filthy, raunchy, and downright disgusting entertainment.
The New York Times described the show as “authentically scary, sewer-mouthed, gutter-glam fierceness… Lady Bunny made me weep with laughter, often while groaning with disgust. And isn’t that what the best low comedy is all about?”.
We can’t wait! Tickets for the Dublin date are on sale from draggedup.net now.
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