These 6 Drag Race Legends Are Launching Stand-Up Comedy Specials
- 11 months ago
Our favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race stars are taking over the small screen! Monét X Change, Ginger Minj, Bebe Zahara Benet, Darienne Lake, Peppermint, and Jinkx Monsoon are officially getting their own stand-up comedy specials!
According to Entertainment Weekly, each queen will get their own special to premiere on various streaming services spread out over the spring and summer. And each Drag Race icon has their own unique point of view, and take, and many of the queens are taking the show on the road. Lake’s special is titled Altered Boy and will premiere April 4. Peppermint’s special is titled So-SIGH-ety Effects and will premiere April 18.Benet’s special is titled Africa Is Not a Country and premieres May 2.Monsoon’s Red Head Redemption premieres May 16. Minj’s Bless Your Heart premieres May 30. And Monét X Change’s Fist of Glory will premiere June 13.
“I’m going to find the parallels between the witch hunts that existed in the olden days, when women were persecuted for taking on the patriarchy, and the parallels happening right now with the queer, trans, and LGBTQIA+ community — the witch hunt we’re experiencing as we take on the patriarchy,” said Monsoon. “It’s Everything at Stake because this is the most attention I’ve had on me in some time, and I want to show the world why I deserve that attention. That’s where it started, and since coming to this title, the world continues to be a f**king sh*t show. And the title now has multiple meanings, of course, that will find its way into my work for this tour. I’m too loud-mouthed and opinionated for me not to bring what’s going on in the world into my work.”
All of the specials will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vimeo, and cable providers worldwide in collaboration with Comedy Dynamics and Tribeca.