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FOF #2812 – The Santaland Diaries, and other Strange Christmas Jobs

To make it as an artist today you have to have a side hustle and during the holidays, that sometimes entails slipping into an elf costume to become Santa’s little side ho ho ho.

David Sedaris’ masterpiece, “The Santaland Diaries,” which explores the legendary writer’s gig as an elf at Macy’s Santaland in New York City, is now playing at the Goodman Theater starring Steven Strafford who joins us to look at all the odd holiday jobs we’ve taken over the years including his current job playing “Crumpet the Elf.”

FOF #2811 – Out in the Cold

This holiday season, thousands of LGBTQ youth are out in the cold. To combat this problem, the Chicago charity, Care for Friends, is inviting folks to spend a night in tents out in the cold in the middle of February to raise money to support homeless LGBTQ youth.

Today JD Miller- chairperson of the Care for Friends joins us to talk about the complex nature of what it takes to motivate people to give not just during the holiday season, but to give all year long.

FOF #2810 – Peaches Christ Takes on Gremlins

Fierce. Gorgeous. Glamorous. Dangerous. Peaches Christ’s new show for the holiday season, Femlins is a hilarious send-up of the Stephen Speilberg holiday classic Gremlins, but with an all drag queen cast.

Today the glorious Peaches Christ, filmmaker and drag legend joins us to talk about the film Gremlins and her stage tribute Femlins, playing at the Castro Theater one day only, Dec 14th.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 days ago 0

Best of Fun! A Lady Bunny Christmas

Christmas isn’t quite the same without the raunchy outrageous humor of our beloved drag mom Lady Bunny. For over a decade Bun-Bun’s twisted holiday parodies have been a favorite of our end of the year Incredibly Strange Christmas Music special.

But what kind of Christmas music does she enjoy listening to? Today Lady Bunny joins us to look at some outrageous Christmas music we all love.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 days ago 0

Best of Fun! Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special

One of our favorite oddball TV Christmas moments is Pee Wee’s Christmas Special, a star studded hour long event that aired in 1988 at the height of Pee Wee Herman’s popularity.

Today we take you inside Pee Wee’s Christmas Special with the she-larious Irene Marquette,
who is putting on a holiday extravaganza inspired by Pee Wee Herman’s Holiday Show complete with variety acts and animation in the Curio Show at Chicago’s IO Theater.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 6 days ago 0

FOF #2809 – My Big Little Orphan Annie Obsession

For a kid with curly ginger hair who is into the theater, landing the title role in the musical Annie is a dream come true. Unfortunately, if you’re a boy, it’s gonna be a hard knock life landing that role.

Today, we got Kenny, well, Becket Kenny, a ginger haired comedian who dreamed of being cast as Little Orphan Annie and how he sometimes regrets roasting audience members.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 9 days ago 0

FOF #2808 – Brian Sweeney Looks at Christmas Horror Movies

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Why?Why? Why can’t we just have a nice Christmas? Because Christmas can be scary, just look at some of our favorite Christmas movies- they will chill you to the bone.

Today the very funny Brian Sweeney is back with a vengeance to look at Christmas Horror movies we all love.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 11 days ago 0

Save the Feast of Fun Podcast

When we first started doing the Feast of Fun podcast on February 8, 2005, there were about 50 shows listed on the first podcast directory. Most of them were called audio blogs, where sole voices […]

Posted in: Announcements, Featured 15 days ago 0

FOF #2807 – Celebrities Are All Rotten People

When Drag Race was just getting started, RuPaul said in a candid interview: “Celebrities are all truly rotten people.” Meaning it’s hard to meet with someone who inspires you because they don’t always live up to your expectations.

Today comedian Carly Ballerini joins us to take a look at what happens when marginalized people become stars and how the facade of fame usually comes with a few cracks.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 17 days ago 1

FOF #2806 – Matt Brown Takes On Whitney Houston’s Ex Lover

Seven years after Whitney Houston’s death, Robyn Crawford has a new book- A Song For You: My life with Whitney Houston, where she finally sheds light on her relationship with the singer and what she thinks really ruined Whitney’s life.

Today comedian Matt Brown takes a look at Robyn Crawford’s new book and other wild celebrity stories from Richard Gere’s gerbil rumor to Rod Stewart’s Goblet of Man Juice, and who started them and why.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 18 days ago 0