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10 Reasons To See Drag’s Comedy Dream Team Live In SF: Bob The Drag Queen, Lady Bunny & More!

by Dan Tracer May 20, 2016

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Have you heard of this queen named Bob?

We’re pretty sure she won something recently.

Well now’s your chance to see Ms. “The Queen” do what she does best — leave you in stitches as tears of joy run like the Nile down the aisle.

Of course, you’ll have to get your ass to San Francisco, but when has that ever been a negative?

For one night only, the curiously-funded Sasha Soprano brings back her uproarious Drag Queens of Comedy show to San Francisco’s Castro Theater, and this time Willam won’t be allowed in the building.

This year’s lineup is the cream of the comedy queen crop — head here for info on tickets to the two performances on Saturday, May 28 at 6 & 10 p.m.

Scroll down to see who will be performing (who also happen to be the reasons this show will be a shimmering gem of giggles):

1. Bianca del Rio (host)

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Since Bianca’s season 6 Drag Race win, she’s been doing what any successful drag queen with her wig glued down straight would — traveling the world and building an even bigger name for herself. If there’s a better queen to host this night of laughs, we can’t think of one.

2. Bob the Drag Queen

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Bianca may be a fellow winner, but Bob has the crown as of the Drag Race season 8 finale. Come see America’s next drag superstar show off her superb comedy chops.

3. Coco Peru

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Miss Coco Peru is a legend, having made a name for herself traveling the world with her one woman show. If you’ve been lucky enough to see Coco’s show live, you know how talented she is. From storytelling and comedy to singing and dancing, Coco is truly a master of her craft.

4. Varla Jean Merman

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The sassy and hilarious drag performer — who starred in 2003’s Girls Will Be Girls, the off-Broadway musical Lucky Guy, and, very briefly, as “Rosemary Chicken” on the soap opera All My Children —turns out to be one super-hot daddy underneath all those bangles, beads, pancake, and taffeta. Who knew?

5. Lady Bunny

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There’s only one Lady Bunny (thank God!). The singularly-talented entertainer is currently taking no prisoners with her riotous new show Trans-Jester, performed at New York City’s iconic Stonewall Inn, but thank your lucky rhinestones she’ll be gracing the stage at The Castro.

6. Alyssa Edwards

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The Texas queen of tongue pops and Drag Race season 5 contestant is never short of energy on stage, and you can bet she’ll be in top form for all the children come comedy night.

7. Trixie Mattel

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Many (including her) believe Trixie was sent packing too damn early during Drag Race season 7. Well luckily that eye makeup hasn’t disappeared. Trixie’s been a regular staple at Beaux just up the street from The Castro Theater, and we hope she brings all the tea and all the shade to her performance.

8. Heklina

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Heklina was a legend in her own right well before she took the plunge into becoming a business owner, but she breathed new life into the SF drag scene by opening nightlife hotspot Oasis in the SoMa neighborhood, which has morphed into a multipurpose shophouse for fun acts. Oh yeah — and she’s fucking hilarious.

9. Peaches Christ

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Peaches’ infamous cult-movie events at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production. Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Pam Grier, and more. Peaches regularly tours these shows and will be bringing her “Return To Gray Gardens” parody co-starring Jinkx Monsoon and Mink Stole to NYC and Provincetown later this year. This mama works, and it’s definitely working.

10. Sasha Soprano

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Sasha has produced and starred in many of her own productions at the Castro Theatre, including: Comedy in the Castro, The Drag Queens of Comedy, and many more. She has opened for such acts as Loni Love, Pam Ann, and Coco Peru. She is the creator and founder of The Drag Queens of Comedy, and thank god she’s spreading all those coins around to this top-notch bill of queens.

Head here for info on tickets to the two performances on Saturday, May 28 at 6 & 10 p.m.




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