“Rumor has it I might even be performing a drag number,” teased comedian Peter Bisuito, who first burst onto the scene earlier this year with his hilarious act, “My Big Funny Peter.”
Bisuito, the world’s first gay bodybuilder comedian, is not taking his upcoming Christmas show, “Stuff Me for the Holidays,” lightly.
“It’s going to be probably the biggest show of my life,” the Fort Lauderdale resident said.
He sold out his debut last April in the Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room, embarked on a six city European tour and has now graduated to the center’s 700-seat Amaturo Theater.
“I decided to take advantage of the big stage and add some theatrics to my show,” Bisuito said, noting his roots were in musical theater.
He’s hired a professional dance team to provide backup for two musical numbers and will also incorporate humorous videos into the show. For years before moving to South Florida, Bisuito owned a video production company.
“That’s just the beginning of it,” he said. “The last 20 minutes of the show, I’ll be channeling Kathy Griffin and talking shit about people.”
But don’t ask him for any hints about who might be in his crosshairs: “You’ll have to go to the show to find out,” he snapped back. “There will be a little bit of everything…comedy, musical numbers, videos and a big hairy muscle bear…probably wearing a dress.”
Bisuito might even throw in a few Donald Trump jokes. He honed many while on the European tour this summer that took him to England, Ireland and the Netherlands.
“They were absolutely obsessed with Donald Trump and how stupid he is,” Bisuito recalled. “I was really nervous, even though Europe is predominantly English speaking. I didn’t know how my comedy would go over, but they know so much about our culture and slang.”
His performances in Manchester and Amsterdam both sold out and he received warm welcomes in Birmingham, London, Belfast and Dublin.
“I was treated like royalty. It was an amazing two weeks,” he said.
Next, Bisuito hopes to travel Down Under. He has been invited to headline shows at the famed Sydney Gay Mardi Gras, but was previously unable to make the trip.
Thanks to social media and YouTube, he has garnered a sizable fan base in Australia.
“They keep emailing me and asking when I’m going to come,” he added.
Bisuito has been working hard to stay on Santa’s “nice” list this year and a successful show at the Broward Center just might make that dream a reality.
Peter Bisuito performs “My Big Funny Peter: Stuff Me for the Holidays” at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 at BrowardCenter.org.