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Comedy Queens

An international cast of the world’s funniest drag queens is on its way to Sydney! The Comedy Queens 2019 tour will also hit Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane this August.

Greats of the American drag scene, Coco Peru and Jackie Beat, will take to the stage with Aussie legends Trevor Ashley and Karen From Finance, as well as some of the biggest personalities to come out of RuPaul’s Drag Race – Alaska Thunderfuck, Willam, Bob The Drag Queen, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.

Willam spoke to the City Hub ahead of this mammoth tour to dish on the life of an international drag superstar. An author, an actor, a businesswoman, a Youtuber, a podcaster – there aren’t many hats this unapologetic queen doesn’t wear, and she carries her no-holds-barred attitude across every endeavour.

Willam made a memorable impression sharing the screen with Lady Gaga in the box-office hit A Star is Born, yet she says it was her part in the new HBO documentary Wig, covering the history of New York’s cult drag festival, that was a “full circle moment” in her career.

“I grew up watching the OG (1995) Wigstock documentary. To be asked to perform on that stage by (Lady) Bunny and to have Neil Patrick Harris introduce me was a pinch myself moment… It was truly humbling to be in a room with hundreds of people and hear them laugh at me in the new documentary.”

When it comes to the Comedy Queens tour, Willam promises to bring that energy. “I think it’s safe to say audiences can plan on laughing,” she said. (AM)

Aug 24. The Roundhouse, UNSW, Anzac Parade, Sydney. $108.03-$311.61+b.f. Tickets & Info: itdevents.com

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