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FOF #2831 – Mari DeOleo on Mardi Gras, Mangoes and Christian Clowns

Iko iko! It’s Mardi-Gras so catch some beads, gobble up some King Cake and get a load of Mango – Mango Braggadochio who describes herself as a party exploding in the produce aisle of a bodega that’s next to a sex shop.

Mango is the creation of comedian Mari DeOleo, who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in rural Pennsylvania where she partied with Amish kids, until got into Christian clowning which lead her to the wild side. Today Mari DeOleo joins us to talk about her life as an artist and some unusual Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the world.

Posted in: Artists, Interviews, Podcast 21 minutes ago 0

FOF #2830 – The Boys in the Band Spills All The Hot Tea

Screen writer Mart Crowley responded to the lack of gay representation in mainstream media by writing “The Boys in the Band” a dark comedy featuring mostly gay actors in ay roles brutally laying it all on the line, from their self loathing and racism to their love and resilience.

Today, Windy City Playhouse’s The Boys in the Band director Carl Menninger joins us take a look at the play and the film, and its influence on popular culture and queer liberation.

Posted in: Artists, Interviews, Podcast 1 day ago 0

FOF #2829 – Andie Main Takes a Look at Horrifying Animal Attacks

No matter how cute and cuddly animals look, most of them wouldn’t think twice about murdering you if given half the chance. You’d think we’d learn our lesson and keep our distance from them, but it seems some folks just have to jump into a giant aquarium with a killer whale.

Today comedian Andie Main joins us to take a look at terrifying and hilarious animal attacks that she’s talked about on her podcast People Enjoying Terrible Accidents.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 6 days ago 0

FOF #2828 – American National Anthem Performance Fails

The U.S. National Anthem is a tough song to sing, and when a famous entertainer butchers it up, the results are hilarious.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to look at celebrities bombing hard at the National Anthem, from Fergie to Roseanne and why Whitney Houston’s version still is amazing all these years later.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 7 days ago 3

FOF #2827 – Merrie Cherry’s Tribute to Women of Black History

To celebrate Black History Month, Brooklyn drag queen Merrie Cherry is paying tribute to legendary black women of history by dressing up as them and posting her portraits side by side on Instagram. Don’t worry, she’s black so it’s all good.

Today Marrie Cherrie joins us from London to look at the wonderful women in Black History and share her tales of surviving a stroke and recently losing her wallet and stuff in Europe.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 8 days ago 0

FOF #2826 – A Lesbian Nun’s Adventures on the Isle of Lesbos

Ex-nun, genderqueer, nurse, author, nerd and comedian Kelli Dunham joins us to talk about her life as a nun: what drew her to become a bride of Christ and what happened when the marriage was annulled?

Kelli’s new comedy album “I Am Not the Gym Teacher” pokes fun at how people perceive her non-binary gender expression where she is often mistaken for the gym teacher.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 12 days ago 0

FOF #2825 – Terrence Chappell Takes On Pleasure and PrEP

The battle against HIV and AIDS has changed a lot since the virus was first identified in 1983 and we’ve seen a decrease in new HIV infections overall, but black young people are still disproportionately the largest group for new HIV infections.

Today, writer Terrence Chappell, joins us to chat about his work creating awareness about access to HIV prevention.

Posted in: Podcast 13 days ago 5

FOF #2824 – Pageant Queen Aurora Sexton Looks at the 1968 Documentary The Queen

One of the most influential LGBT documentaries of all time is The Queen, Frank Simon and Flawless Sabrina’s 1968 film that takes the viewer behind the scenes of a tumultuous drag pageant held in New York City two years before the Stonewall riots.

Today, Miss Gay U.S. of A pageant winner, Aurora Sexton, joins us to look at drag pageants over the decades and what it takes for a gal to make it big in the pageant circuit.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 14 days ago 2

FOF #2823 – My Name is Jake Noll

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but for trans and non binary people, it’s not all about the smell. A new name can showcase how you want to present to the world and its effect can be life changing.

Posted in: Podcast 17 days ago 0

FOF #2822 – Cake Sitting for Peace

Over the past 15 years on Feast of Fun we’ve done some outrageous things which have captured people’s imagination, from refereeing drag queens battling it out to getting folks to sit on cakes as an anti-war and marriage equality statement, we made an impact.

But mainly we just wanted to see butts covered in frosting. Who doesn’t?

Today we’re taking a look at some magical, viral moments on Feast of Fun!

Posted in: Podcast 19 days ago 0