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FOF #2726 – Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 20 days ago 1

FOF #2616 – Bianca Del Rio’s New Book Will Kill You

As if she wasn’t busy enough with her comedy career Bianca Del Rio has got a new book: Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything, the only self help book she says will help raise the rate of suicide.

Today Bianca Del Rio joins us to give us a sneak peek at her new book, what she thinks of the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, working with Joan Rivers, and that viral moment when an audience member told her to be more respectful.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 12 months ago 0

FOF #2617 – The Makeup of Joseph Harwood

Before YouTube, many folks who love to put on a lot of makeup had to rely on their friends to develop extraordinary looks of their own. Thankfully today most folks can pick up some good tricks online and look like as if Linda Evangelista had a beautiful alien baby.

Today our guest is YouTube makeup star Joseph Harwood, winner of Simon Cowell’s YouGeneration reality contest to find the world’s next video blogging superstar. Unfortunately the show never fully got off the ground due to some controversy over crowning a gender non-conforming artist, but thankfully it all worked out in the end.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 11 months ago 0

FOF #2621 – Scott Thompson Brings Back Buddy Cole to Save the World

One of the most influential comedians of our time has been Scott Thompson with his work on The Kids in the Hall, the pioneering sketch comedy show where five friends every week crossdressed into outrageous characters; and his creation of Buddy Cole, the acid tongued gay socialite who can get away with saying anything.

Today comedian Scott Thompson joins us to talk about his iconic character, the re-release of Budy Cole’s biography ‘Buddy Babylon’ and his new hit show Après Le Déluge (After the Flood): The Buddy Cole Monologues.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 11 months ago 1

FOF #2629 – Marc’s Great Norway Adventure

Folks were left gagging when Marc announced that after 14 years of podcasting, he was taking an indefinite break to go off on an secret adventure. Well folks, Marc is back, and on Norway’s top reality TV show “Alt For Norge” the Great Norway Adventure.

Listen as Marc joins me to give us a sneak peek at Season 9 of the Emmy award winning reality TV series, which includes folks like Star Trek fan fiction actor Evan Fowler and cabaret artist Julie Cascioppo who inspired many popular drag queens.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 5

FOF #2620 – A Gay Comedy Terrorist on the Royal Wedding

Admit it. You were a little bit jealous that everyone’s favorite ginger dreamboat Prince Harry finally tied the knot this past weekend to African American actress Meghan Markle.

Today self proclaimed gay comedy terrorist Matt Brown joins us to take a look at Meghan and Harry’s wedding extravaganza, also joining us is Matt’s good Judy Cody Melcher, who just happens to own a red baby grand piano that once belonged to Sir Elton John.

Posted in: Podcast 11 months ago 0

FOF #2628 – Cuckoo for Coco Sho-Nell

Some folks seem to know everyone! Like Coco Sho-Nell, whose grandmother was besties with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and in high school Coco was gal pals with Nelsan Ellis, the late actor best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood.

Today Coco Sho-Nell joins us to talk about her life as a Chicago drag queen, her roots in musical theater, to physically building the stage at The Call bar and celebrating the life of her close friend Nelsan Ellis.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2630 – What’d I Miss?

A lot went down while Marc Felion was away filming Norway’s top reality TV show “Alt For Norge” – Trump and Roseanne Barr got crazier and Brian Sweeney and I got exceptionally close.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to find out more about Marc’s Great Norway Adventure.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2637 – Will Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” Change Comedy for Good?

Hannah Gadsby’s solo show “Nanette” is unlike no other comedy special you’ve seen before and may be the most important performance of the decade.

Today comedian Colette Gregory joins us to reflect Hannah Gadsby’s landmark performance “Nanette.” Colette is a trained mental health counselor who works on a wide variety of fields including LGBT folks and sexual assault prevention, and has a lot of insight into this powerful performance.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 9 months ago 0

FOF #2634 – Blair St. Clair is America’s Sweetheart

Things are going well for Blair St. Clair, the ingenue drag queen from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race- she’s moved in with her hunky boyfriend and her album Call My Life is topping the charts.

Today Blair St. Clair joins us to talk about her roller coaster ride through musical theater and drag, Butterfly gate on the Drag Race finale and what all young people can do to bridge the divide with their family.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 9 months ago 0