THE HOMO’NIQUE SHOW – Live Gay Talk Show Taping in NYC
Oscar winner and acclaimed comedian Mo’Nique — as embodied by RuPaul’s Drag Race sensation Stacy Layne Matthews — comes to NYC to tape a gay version of her popular B.E.T. talk show for the very low budget G.E.T. (the fictional Gay Entertainment Television). That is the concept behind The HoMo’Nique Show, a live talk show parody beginning performances July 29 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank CafÃ©.
The HoMo’Nique Show will be hosted by drag star Stacy Layne Matthews as Mo’Nique. Each show will feature a different roster of gay-positive icons and performers. The guest star lineup (which is still in formation and subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm
â€¢ Carmen Carerra (from RuPaul’s Drag Race)
â€¢ Judy Garland (as embodied by Tommy Femia)
â€¢ Amanda Lepore (transgender icon, fashionista, and recording artist)
â€¢ Randy Jones (the original cowboy from The Village People)
Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm
â€¢ Cher (as embodied by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Mimi Imfurst)
â€¢ Justin Luke (author of the novel Gulliver Travels)
â€¢ Michael Musto (Village Voice gossip columnist and media personality)
â€¢ Sarah Palin (as embodied by Dorothy Bishop)
Sunday, July 31 at 7:30pm
â€¢ Nikki M. James (Tony Award-winner for Book of Mormon)
â€¢ Jenn Harris (acclaimed star of the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical)
â€¢ Colton Ford (singer-songriter, actor and former porn star)
â€¢ Stacy Layne Matthews (live via satellite from Back Swamp, North Carolina)
A native of Back Swamp, North Carolina, drag star Stacy Layne Matthews made big waves on season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Racestanding out as one the token ‘plus size queens’. In one of the most memorable episodes, Matthews stole the show with a spot-on impersonation of Mo’Nique. Entertianment Weekly’s Tanner Stransky wrote, “I was absolutely mesmerized when she was on screen…. Besides the spot-on makeup, hair, and sweat suit, SLM most magnificently managed to nail every single one of Mo’Nique’s ticks, like that nasty, snorty grunt she’d always cough out.” Since appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race she has performed throughout the US including gigs in Alaska, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Milwaukee. This past June, she made her Off-Broadway debut in My Big Gay Italian Wedding.
The HoMo’Nique Show runs Friday July 29 – Sunday, July 31 at 7:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $15 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.