The Demented Drag Diva of Wigstock and RuPaul’s Drag U Fame Returns to the Blue Moon
One of NYC’s most beloved drag performers is coming back to Rehoboth with a version of Clowns Syndrome, an all-new show of song, “dance,” and of course, the raunchy humor which has made Bunny a popular entertainer for three decades. Expect oodles of new song parodies from crass to clever as the songstress re-works hits by artists as diverse as Prince, Adele, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Bobbie Gentry, and even Frank Sinatra. Her signature Laugh-In style routine of zingers zaps celebrities from Justin Bieber to Chris Christie and the Kardashians. There’s also a tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey’s more offbeat clas-sicks along with a wide variety of musical styles including ‘80s pop, country, hip-hop and jazz. Side-splitting videos—including a raucously funny roast of Bunny by Joan Rivers—allow the “lady” to change into a succession of eccentric (and large) costumes which match her trademark eccentric and large bouffant hairdo. “I had to cut a lot of the dancing from my shows because people kept coming up and shoving a wooden spoon between my teeth,” says Bunny. If you ever wanted to see Honey Boo Boo all grown up, Clowns Syndrome is the show for you!
Since her last run in Rehoboth Beach, Bunny has matured a little, so the fart jokes have graduated to shart jokes. There’s still plenty of jaw-dropping vulgarity, but a slightly more serious Bunny also slows down the daffiness occasionally to offer her own warped takes on Manhattan’s gentrification, reality TV, getting lost in the tech matrix, and the folly of political correct harpies becoming thought police. Clowns Syndrome was performed to sold-out crowds at La Escuelita, Manhattan’s premiere latino dance club. Her version of Clowns Syndrome at Rehoboth’s Blue Moon is Monday, June 9 at 9:30 p.m. The price is as cheap as her humor—$25. Clowns Syndrome is co-written by Bunny and the bitter, hysterical Facebook sensation Beryl Mendelbaum.
Bunny’s last cabaret venture That Ain’t No Lady! at La Escuelita got a rave review from the NY Times’ David Rooney, who wrote: “Most of Bunny’s best lines are unprintable here, but more than any performer I saw this year ‘the old pig in a wig’, as she calls herself, made me weep with laughter, often while groaning with disgust. And isn’t that what the best low comedy is all about?” The performances attracted a star-studded audience with Alan Cumming, Debbie Harry, Andy Cohen, Marc Almond, and Nona Hendryx. That Ain’t No Lady! then toured Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Provincetown, Palm Springs, Puerta Vallarta, and four cities in Australia.
Bunny is best known for founding, organizing, and emceeing Wigstock in 1985, an outdoor drag festival that rocked the Village for over 20 years and was the subject of the 1994 Samuel Goldwyn documentary Wigstock: The Movie. She went on to play the Dean Of Drag on RuPaul’s Drag U as well as acting in To Wong Foo, Sex And The City, HBO’s Dragtime, and Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild. Last summer, Bunny was interviewed along with prominent gays like Ellen Degeneres and Neil Patrick Harris in HBO’s The Out List. And she’s just recreated the Wigstock festival in a scene with Heather Graham in the upcoming feature film My Dead Boyfriend. Bunny headlines nightclubs and gay pride festivals worldwide with her comedy act and is also an in-demand deejay, a contributor to Huffingtonpost.com and a blogger at LadyBunny.net.
Bunny was just named NYC’s #1 drag queen by Time Out NY, and Michael Musto called Clowns Syndrome “the funniest show in town.”
Editor’s note: Lady Bunny reached out to several other celebrities for endorsement quotes but didn’t hear back on deadline. So she imagined what a few might say:
•“Totally unconvincing as a woman.” —Jared Leto
•“It’s time to start dressing and acting your age, Bunny!” —Madonna
•“I hope that was Vaseline on her teeth.” —Miss America
•“Stop enabling this train-wreck!” —Lindsay Lohan
For ticket information, call the Blue Moon Restaurant at 302-227-6515 or visit their website.