February 07, 2012


Introducing HOT MESS: The outrageous new Wednesday night drag revue best described as Priscilla on crack!

The last time NYC drag legend Lady Bunny assembled a cast of drag queens it turned into Wigstock--the annual festival of drag in NYC which ran for 20 years. (Hot Mess probably won't run that long due to Bunny's advanced age.) But she's hand-picked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza which defnitively answers the question "What is there to do on a Wednesday night in NYC besides grindr?" The 9PM show time is a perfect either as a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week.

With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag revues. Just check out the stellar cast! Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! of which the NY Times rave review claimed made "Book Of Mormon look like Bambi." She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. Bianca Del Rio, a New Orleans transplant, is widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene and she and her hysterical motor mouth will stitch the acts together as well as create costumes for the girls. Milan, who choreographs the group numbers, is a phenomenal dancer and entertainer herself, and a favorite on the just-launched season of RuPaul's Drag Race 4. Pint-sized dynamo Jiggly Caliente is also a contestant on this season of Drag Race, but she's already well known locally for her show-stopping lip synching to dance numbers with an r&b flava. Skyla Versai is a talented newcomer from Lips (the wildly popular drag-themed restaurant) who does a mean Lady Gaga among other celebrities. Finally, Sugga Pie Koko is a totally original lunatic whose calibre of comedy is rarely seen outside of an asylum.

Place this amazing cast in front of XL's brand new LED screen which serves as the stage's backdrop and add a state of the art sound system and you've got a spectacular, fast-paced evening with lip synch, live vocals and Bianca engaging and/or terrorizing the audience with games, surprises and her wickedly funny antics. Says Bunny "For years it's been difficult to find a regular drag show in if you didn't want to stay out until 1AM to see a 15 minute show. HOT MESS is a full scale, two hour revue with an intermission. From comedy to powerhouse dancing and celebrity impersonation and yes, an occasional showtune, HOT MESS has a little something for everyone. And the show changes weekly! So watch out Disney--Hot Mess is bringing some much-needed trash back to Times Square!"