Matt Farber is bringing his hit Outlandish comedy series back to the Sunshine Cathedral this winter with six returning and new performers.
Farber, a founder of Logo TV, promises lots of laughs from a line-up that is “provocative, slightly left of center with a gayish appeal” and including “men, women, men dressed as women, lots of jokes and music, too…Last year’s series was so successful, we knew we had to make it bigger and better this year.”
The series opens on Saturday, Jan. 20 with actress and comedian Jackie Hoffman in “What Ever Happened to Jackie’s Emmy?” Hoffman is best known for her critically-acclaimed performance last year as Mamacita, Joan Crawford’s loyal maid, in FX’s mini-series “Feud: Bette and Joan.”
“Most people don’t know that she is an iconic cabaret and Broadway performer,” Farber said. “This is her moment now and her first time playing her show in South Florida.”
Rounding out the series lineup are:
Internet comedy sensation Randy Rainbow, a South Florida native, returns home for two shows on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 – 27 with “Randy Rainbow Live!,” a multimedia showcase including his hilarious musical YouTube videos lampooning politics and politicians.
Miss Coco Peru, returning after a sold-out performance last year, will debut a brand-new act, “The Taming of the Tension” on Saturday, Feb. 17.
When Peru, the alter-ego of Clinton Lineup, is feeling tense, she likes to invites friends over for tea and “a good, old fashioned bullshitting session.” In this new show, she invites the audience to her place for some of her favorite stories, songs and more, all with the goal of melting those tensions away.
Filmmaker and author John Waters, creator of cult films “Hairspray,” “Polyester,” “Pink Flamingos” and “Serial Mom,” will take the Sunshine Cathedral stage on Saturday, Feb. 24 with his one-man show, “This Filthy World 2018,” a vaudeville act that celebrates the film career and obsessive tastes of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.”
Promotional materials describe the show as a “joyously devious and continuously updated monologue (that) is a rally cry against the tyranny of good taste and serves as a call to arms for filth followers everywhere.”
Be sure to have your checkbook handy on Saturday, March 3 because the gender-bending Tupperware saleswoman Dixie Longate will probably try to sell you some handy plastic household aids. She’ll also help audiences make sense of the world in “Dixie Longate Has No Instructions.”
Longate pointed out, “Life was easier when things came with instructions. When you woke up from behind the dumpster after a healthy night of drinking, you knew what to do because things were laid out for you. Now, as the world gets smaller and life gets bigger, there seems to be no guidebook for how to get through.”
Miss Richfield 1981, a perennial favorite, wraps up the season on Saturday, March 17 with her new show “Born Again.” The former beauty queen has found religion finally and is determined to bring the world together with a program of new songs, videos and audience activities. And, atheists are invited, too.
Outlandish comedy series performances will be presented at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets for individual performances start at $40 each. Discounted series passes are also available at OutlandishFL.com.