Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio brings her outrageous stand-up show to the Broward Center For the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday January 25.
The show is called Rolodex of Hate, which may make for some entertaining if hair raising comedy.
VIP ticket holders will be able to attend a meet-and-greet with the drag icon.
You may indeed call Del Rio a drag queen, but don't ever forget that she is actually a man in a dress.
"She's an extension of who I am," Del Rio told SFGN, speaking by phone from New York City. "I am not an identity, not a character. I'm a stand up comic who happens to be a drag queen."
Bianca Del Rio spent the better part of two decades designing costumes for theater and opera, while also appearing in New York City and New Orleans clubs. She went from being a minor player to bona fide celebrity after taking home the top prize for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She has a great deal of admiration for RuPaul.
"RuPaul is amazing!" Del Rio said. "I've heard stories from other drag queens who may have seemed bitter that they lost. But we got to shmooze with him. He cares about the contestants and is very hands-on in every aspect of production."
Sometimes, Del Rio reports, it's possible to get a little closer to Drag Race's legendary host. "As we lost contestants, it gets more intimate," she said. "You get to know Ru."
But the Drag Race experience is not without its tensions. "It's a roller coaster," Del Rio said. "One show may not be good, but you can't tell people that it get's better next week. I learned to shut the fuck up--which is hard for a drag queen."
The Ford Lauderdale show, Del Rio says, will be a simple stand-up act, though probably not a show you'd want to bring the kids too. "It's just me on a bare stage," she said. "It's a chance to do what I want to do: no singing or dancing. We have enough drag queens doing that, you don't need me doing it to."
And the topics?
"It's my "Rolodex of Hate," Del Rio said. "The world is too PC, everyone is offended by everything. This show is not for sissies! This show gives me a chance to put things out there: these are the things that helped shaped my hate!"