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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 1 year 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 11 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 1 year 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 11 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 10 months ago 0

FOF #2636 – The Color Purple is in the Pink

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, is kicking off its national tour right here in Chicago.

After experiencing trauma after trauma in the first act, we see Celie come of age and not only become her own woman, this Celie gets a lot more woman on woman action than Whoopi Goldberg ever did.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2664 – Janae Marie Kroc’s Big Lift

Today championship bodybuilder, powerlifter and trans pioneer Janae Marie Kroc joins us to talk about the new documentary “Transformer” which follows Janae as she navigates her life as a trans woman, powerlifting icon, bodybuilder and parent to three amazing sons.

Posted in: People, Podcast 7 months ago 0

FOF #2624 – Wild, Juicy, Messy and Miss Understood

The early 90s were wild, messy and outrageous times. Performance artists were challenging their audiences with scandalous work that often was misunderstood.

Today New York City drag legend Miss Understood joins us to take a look at the outrageous acts of performance artists and drag queens of the early 90s and how a prom dress caused such a confused controversy over cultural appropriation on the Internet.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 12 months ago 0

FOF #2625 – Hot for the Monster

While some people would typically scream in horror at the sight of a ghoulish monster, others get horny at the thought getting their freak on with a sexy Sasquatch, assimilating with a Borg Queen or getting the d from the Creature of the Black Lagoon.

Today it’s a special gal pal power hour with Wonkette’s Robyn Pennachia and The Onion’s A.V. Club Katie Rife. Listen as we take a look at the weird and wonderful world of sexy monsters and alien erotica.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 12 months ago 0

FOF #2627 – The Greatest Sissies of All Time

In most films effeminate men are portrayed as villains- sissies who are morally weak because of their homosexuality. But when its comes to comedy: sissies are heroes because they are the mistfits who have the courage to tell it like it is.

Today the faaaabulous Brian Sweeney joins me to take a look at some of the greatest sissies in culture and entertainment. Listen as we sissy that walk down memory lane as we look at Frank Nelson, the yeeeeeess man from the Lucy Show to Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole from The Kids in the Hall.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 11 months ago 0


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