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I'm Fausto Fernós, internet maniac. I have an unusual name, it' means "lucky." Together with my partner Marc Felion (who has an amazing sexy voice) we do a daily talk show called Feast of Fun we started way back in 2005. We do this because we love talking about funny news, politics and strange stuf…

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FOF #2996 - Hot News: Adele, Britney, Sesame Street Banned and the RENT is Too Damn High

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 65:01


It's the podcast that always has a fire in its heart, but thankfully you can see a doctor about it, it's Feast of Fun! Now celebrating 3000 shows and 16 years.Today- it's all sizzling, all hot news. ➤ An Australian TV host flies halfway across the world for an exclusive interview with Adele, only to have it canceled after he said he hadn't listened to her new album. The catch: the publicist never gave him the album to preview, so there was no way he could have heard it!➤ Right wingers ban Sesame Street again, saying the legendary muppets like Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie are never welcome at their events or conferences.➤ Britney is free to start trouble this time with Christina Aguilera. After thanking Lady Gaga for tweeting about her ending her conservatorship, Britney Spears posts negative comments about her Madonna kissing gal pal Christina Aguilera.➤ The Rent is too damn high: Lin Manuel Miranda's directed film Tick Tock Boom, the semi-autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson shocks people who thought Larson was gay and died from AIDS.➤ California condors don't need a man. They are making babies all by themselves.➤ 91% of LGBT Folks are vaccinated against Covid and Gay American men have the highest rate of college education in the world.➤ JK Rowling is not invited to Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the recently announced 20th-anniversary retrospective that will air on HBO Max.


Auntie Fee, Patti's Pies and Shirley Caesar: Great Moments in Black Viral Food Videos

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 68:26


Beans, greens, tomatoes, potatoes, you name it!Many African American people cherish family gatherings where food and love is abundant, so naturally many of the great viral videos made by black folks are also some of the yummiest.We can't get enough of these amazing artists who celebrate the food we all love.But, as awesome as these videos and artists are, the fact that millions of people have watched and adored these videos underscore a need for African Americans to have more ownership in creating content.Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at some amazing African American viral food videos. Listen as we savor James Wright Channel's glorious tribute to Patti Labelle's Sweet Potato Pies that made them sell out at Walmart.MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus–➤ TS Madison cooks up a storm twice on Cooking with Drag Queens and on Facebook live.➤ How the late Auntie Fee turned $3 into a meal for seven people.➤ Paula Deen steals credit for the Luther Burger.➤ Spirit Payton, the ASMR artist.➤ Shirley Caesar, the Queen of Gospel Music who became synonymous with Thanksgiving for her gospel tribute to beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, rams, hogs, chicken, turkeys, rabbits– you name it!Best of Feast of Fun, originally posted as "FOF #2677 - Great Moments in African American Viral Food Videos - 11.19.18"


FOF #2995 - West Side Story Comes Full Circle for Rita Moreno

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 69:14

Rita Moreno has had an incredible career, from her early appearance in Singing in the Rain, to winning the Oscar for West Side Story, to playing a campy entertainer mistaken for a drag queen in Terrence McNally's The Ritz, to coming full circle as an executive producer and star in the remake of West Side Story.In many ways, Rita Moreno's life has mirrored how entertainment and Puerto Rican visibility has evolved through the years.This Christmas, Steven Speilberg's new adaptation of West Side Story is coming to theaters and folks are worried that this important film is doomed like the love between Tony and Maria.WATCH THE NEW WEST SIDE STORY TRAILER: https://youtu.be/A5GJLwWiYSgToday Larry La Fountain, drag queen Lola Von Miramar and professor of queer and Latinx studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor joins us to take a look at the amazing life of Rita Moreno as seen in the new documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.”WATCH "RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT:"https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/stream-rita-moreno-documentary/11654LARRY LA FOUNTAIN: https://www.facebook.com/larrylafountainLOLA VON MIRAMAR ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lolavonmiramarListen as we take a look at 3,000 episodes of Feast of Fun with Larry, how practically everyone is a little bit Puerto Rican these days and the complexities of Puerto Rican representation in the media.➤ Plus- Cooking with Drag Queen's first episode with Lola Von Miramar “How to Make Tostones” first popped in the fryer 11 years ago! WATCH THE FIRST COOKING WITH DRAG QUEENS: https://youtu.be/TA05Vl3FoV0

FOF #2994 - Britney is Free At Last

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 72:52

Over the course of the almost 3,000 shows we've done at Feast of Fun, one of the entertainers whose life and career we've talked about a lot is someone who has struggled to free themselves from their oppressive family. Who is that? It's Britney bitch!Now that Britney is free, what's next for the Princess of Pop - will she seek damages against her parents? Will she have a big comeback or will she retire from the public eye that's hounded here for most of her life?Today writer Aron Solomon joins us to took at Britney Spears' legal battle, the #freeBritney movement, and how her case has broader legal ramifications.READ MORE ABOUT BRITNEY SPEARSARTICLES BY ARON SOLOMON: https://www.todaysesquire.com/aron-solomon/Plus--➤ The trial begins on Elizabeth Holmes, once named the youngest and wealthiest self-made woman billionaire in America, who lost it all when it was revealed that her biotech company Theranos was a huge scam. ➤ Closing arguments begin in the trial of 17 year old Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, will the jury rule not guilty?

FOF #2993 - Keep it Gay! Becoming the Producer's Gay Hitler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 59:59

For as gay as the musicals on the Great White Way are, Broadway characters and their relationships are disturbingly straight.So when we get a character that openly queer, we celebrate it, even if it's Hitler.Of course we are talking about Roger Elizabeth DeBris, the over the top musical theater director who winds up performing the gay Hitler in the musical within the musical “Springtime for Hitler” in “Mel Brooks' The Producers.”Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tony Tony Tony award-winning “Mel Brooks' The Producers” on Broadway with actor John B Boss, who has played the fierce drag queen gay Hitler in over 230 shows including the official touring production.Listen as John B Boss chats with us about the iconic role and John's upcoming Christmas gig as a virtual Santa Claus to all the good little children of the world.➤ JOHN B BOSS: https://www.facebook.com/john.b.bossPlus,➤ There's a petition to keep James Cordon out of the new Wicked movie.➤ Is it possible in real life for crooked theater producers to create a flop in order to rob investors?FOLLOW FEAST OF FUN:❤️ youtube.com/feastoffun?sub_confirmation=1

FOF #2992 - Eric Clements Lifts the Veil on Forgotten Punk Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 77:03


In the 80s, music was vital in bringing young people together in a spirit of rebellion and counterculture. Punk and post-punk was huge and Chicago had its fair share of awesome rockers, some of whom have been forgotten until now.Our story today begins with our neighbor and dear friend, Eric Clements, who discovered a giant box of cassette tapes at a thrift store. Among the massive collection of pop music was a few cassettes of a band he never heard of called the Veil, whose rock music and strong lead vocals by Lorna Donley could easily have been played in rotation on MTV or featured in a soundtrack of a John Huges film.Eric fell in love with the music and while he couldn't find much information about the band at first, his detective work led him on a path of discovery.Today writer Eric Clements joins us to talk about bringing the band Lorna Donley and The Veil back from the cultural abyss with a new release of music nobody ever heard until now.LORNA DONLEY AND THE VEIL: https://lornadonleyandtheveil.bandcamp.com/ERIC CLEMENTS: http://ericclements.workPlus--• Madonna pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe in her latest photoshoot for V Magazine.• The Baltimore Museum of Art dedicates a new set of all-gender restrooms to filmmaker John Waters.• Mariah Carey says it's now time to play All I Want For Christmas is You.• Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the preserve, Tiger King 2, the sequel to the outrageous documentary on private zoos, big cats and meth, is coming to Netflix this month.


FOF #2991 - 16 Years of Lady Bunny on Feast of Fun

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 118:45


Even though Lady Bunny is legendary for her outrageous song parodies and DJ music sets, those who follow her on social media have certainly gotten a taste of her passion for talking about politics and social movements.In fact, once you get Bunny started, just like eating, it's hard to get her to stop.Bun-Bun can't help herself when talking about:• Bernie Sanders,• Democrats,• Republicans,• Bisexual Senators Who Might As Well be Republicans,• The Peace Movement,• The Military Industrial Complex,• The Ru Girl Industrial Complex,• Universal Healthcare,• The Economy,• Loose Fitting Gowns,• Student Loans,And how the divas of today don't hold a candle to the great singers of yesteryear, except for Jennifer Hudson, who people just don't appreciate enough.Sixteen years ago on Feast of Fun, Bunny was one of our first guests on the podcast and it's been a thrill over the years as she returns time and time again to crack us up with stories of being a baby drag queen with RuPaul, founding Wigstock and her love of the peen.But just like everyone else, Bunny is now holding her breath over her concerns over the Coronavirus.LADY BUNNY: http://www.ladybunny.netToday Lady Bunny joins us to take a look back at 16 years of being a guest on Feast of Fun and her own roller coaster ride of fame, fortune and fanatics.


FOF #2990 - Becoming Steve from Blue's Clues

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 65:36


When Steve Burns unexpectedly left the children's TV show Blue's Clues it opened up some wild speculation among fans. Was it drugs? An illicit affair? Was he gay? How could he just leave us like this?For millennials, the show was a big part of their childhood, and like the passing of Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood or the death of Will Lee who played Mister Hooper on Sesame Street, Steve's sudden departure left an indelible mark.So when Steve Burns came back all these years later in a video explaining he just wanted to go to college and he touched on the struggles of growing up and having jobs, family and student debt, the public was deeply moved.At the same time, it was almost like a deadbeat dad coming in for an awkward hug.Our guest today is comedian Dan Cass, who's hilarious video parodying Steve Burns instagram return makes us roar with laughter. Listen as we take a look at Blue's Clues affected Dan's generation and his hilarious parody video we think everyone should check out.FOLLOW DAN CASS: https://www.instagram.com/dankkass/Plus,➤ Manspreading for incels➤ Where is everyone at with the David Chappelle controversy.


FOF #2989 - Matt Brown Takes on the Dave Chappelle Controversy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 66:32


You've probably already heard about the controversy or even weighed in on Dave Chappelle's final comedy special for Netflix, The Closer, where the comedy legend spends most of the hour taking an irreverent and critical look at the collective struggle of LGBTQ folks.Despite being a comedy special everyone loves to hate, Chappelle does bring up some wonderful sex positive material like wondering what MLK Jr would have to say about glory holes. Unfortunately, Chapelle proclaims himself team TERF while perpetuating some harmful ideas about trans bodies and compares trans women's genitals to vegan burgers.The Closer is probably the longest set any comedian has ever spent talking on LGBTQ+ issues and is way more complicated than clickbait articles would have you believe.All controversy aside, we are puzzled that Dave Chappelle would align himself with the same regressive people he claimed were the reason why he abruptly walked away from a 50 million dollar paycheck when he quit his successful show on Comedy Central over 15 years ago.MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.com/GET YOUR FREE ONE YEAR DOT GAY DOMAIN: www.feastoffun.gayACCESS THOUSANDS OF LEGENDARY FEAST OF FUN SHOWS 
with NO ADS:https://feastoffun.com/plusToday comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if you're nasty, joins us to take a look at Dave Chappelle's comedy special “The Closer” and the surrounding controversy around his comments on LGBTQ plus folks and trans bodies.Plus-- Star Trek's William Shatner responds to his co-star's George Takei comments on him being unfit for spaceflight due to his age and weight. Oh my!


FOF #2988 - Q-Force: From West Hollywood with Love

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 70:37

As LGBTQ people, we're connected now more than ever before. We live together, we fight together and we ride together- that's what inspired comedy writer Gabe Liedman to create Q-Force, Netflix's new animated comedy series that takes us on an adventure with a team of queer super spies and their allies as they team up to fight evil, save the world in West Hollywood, all before Brunch.Starring queer comedy icons Sean Hayes and Wanda Sykes, the new series is a delicious parody of spy shows, and isn't afraid to take on the Mission Impossible of creating a comedy series that pushes the button on the ticking time bomb of LGBTQ sensibilitiues.Did we mention a few of the characters look like Tom of Finland cartoons come to life?WATCH Q-FORCE ON NETFLIX: https://www.netflix.com/title/81039557Today Q-Force's animators and directors Jeanette Moreno King and Alex Sayler join us to talk about the new animated series, their shared history animating The Simpsons and the new Beavis and Butthead film.Listen as we chat with Alex and Jeanette, who is the newly elected President of The Animation Guild about Q-Force and whether Hollywood will go on strike or not.

FOF #2987 - Tom Goss is Living His Best Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 72:31


The early days of the internet gave LGBTQ folks the unprecendted ability to take matters into their own hands, by creating blogs, podcasts, videos and music that spoke directly to audiences about their unique experience. We were no longer held back by narrow minded gatekeeper's that kept the queer experience hidden from the world.Now it seems like everyone is a little bit gay and pop music is very queer.As we lead up to the milestone of our 3000th show, some of our favorite guests, who have been there for the long haul, like musician Tom Goss, are back to tell you just how awesome Feast of Fun is, and yes, they are correct.Tom was a college wrestler who went ot the seminary in hopes of becoming a Catholic priest but then he came out, became a singer songwriter and eventually grew to be the loveable queer music icon he is today.Today musician Tom Goss joins us to to look back on being a queer music pioneer, why he's now creating music for the thrill of it, and how you just need 1000 dedicated fans to make it in this world.TOM GOSS: http://www.tomgossmusic.comPlus--➤ Tom's song with Deven Green and Ned Douglas.https://www.youtube.com/embed/CPv5NJPlKD0➤ Elvira, Mistress of the Dark comes out of the coffin as a lover of a woman.➤ Why Latinx folks love Vick's Vaporub.➤ Anderson Cooper says neither Christopher nor Christina will get a penny of his enormous fortune, for reasons well known to them.


FOF #2986 - Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 42:34

A recent survey in over 27 countries reveals that 1 out of 5 young people identify as LGBTQ+. Another survey from last year found that almost half of all youth in the UK dont identify as exclusively heterosexual.Watch out Daffyd! There's more than one gay in the village.The new movie musical “Everybody's Talking About Jamie” tells the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old teenager who overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness and into the spotlight as a fabulous drag queen.The film is an adaptation of the award winning West End musical, which was based on the documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.Today Max Harwood and Lauren Patel, stars of the movie musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie join us to look at the making of their first film, Max and his co-star Richard E. Grant first time in drag and meeting the real life Jamie Campbell.

FOF #2985 - Erthe St. James on the Summer of Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 69:19


The summer of 1969 was an extraordinary time- the Stonewall riots ignited the modern LGBTQ rights movement, astronauts landed on the moon, Woodstock shaped the anti-war movement and for Black folks in Harlem, it was the Summer of Soul.The Harlem Cultural Festival was a five week musical event featuring the top Black musicians of the time and was sponsored by the City of New York to quell social unrest surrounding the anniversary of the assasination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr..Although the Harlem Cultural Festival was jam packed: Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Blinky Williams, Sly and the Family Stone and the Chambers Brothers, (and so many other legends) it was mostly forgotten until footage of the event was discovered and released in the the new documentary directed by Questlove, Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).WATCH SUMMER OF SOUL: https://www.searchlightpictures.com/summerofsoul/ERTHE ST JAMES: https://www.instagram.com/erthestjamesToday musician Erthe St. James, who is highly influenced by Nina Simone and the music of this era joins us to look at the impact these artists from Summer of Soul have had on music and Civil Rights.Listen as we chat with Erthe St. James about the wonderful music featured in the documentary and what the world would be like if the footage of the festival was widely seen at the time?


FOF #2984 - Tammy Faye: the Eyes of Matt Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 75:26


The new biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is coming out this week. Based on the documentary of the same name, the new film revisits the rise and fall of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her reinvention as a gay icon.At the time the scandals that surrounded Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker led to the collapse of their conservative million dollar tv media empire, so why were gay folks so eager to embrace her right off the bat?Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at the legacy of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her redemption in the eyes of LGBTQ people after her fall from grace with religious conservatives.MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus--➤ Lesbian rumors are back! Oprah and Gayle go on the road again in the new tv series “The OG Chronicles: Joy Ride.”➤ Three inexpensive ways to stop and reverse hair loss.➤ A Carol Channing story you haven't heard!➤ Psychiatrists discover a mass social media induced illness from watching online videos.


FOF #2983 - Amanda Cohen on To Tell the Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 86:13


One of the most brilliant comedians we've had the pleasure of working with in the past 16 years of doing Feast of Fun is Amanda Cohen. We met Amanda through a Craigslist Ad we placed for our live musical variety shows looking for a woman with a big personality and bosom to match.Often mistaken for someone else at her comedy shows, Amanda was known to our audience as Amanda Steinstein, a character developed for the live shows which combined a pinch of Fran Drescher, a smidgen of Grace Slick and a whole lotta Dr. Who, or in her case, Dr. What!?So when we heard she got cast on To Tell the Truth in a double whammy as a Bug Baker and Aquanaut, we knew it was going to be good.Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known to long time listeners as Amanda Steinstein, joins us to look back at all the people she's been mistaken for: someone's mom, a truck driving lesbian, a bug baker and an aquanaut.AMANDA COHEN: http://www.amandacomedy.comPlus-➤ A look back on our 16 years and 3000 shows➤ Fi-Dom, or using financial domination to ask for what you want out of life.➤ Being the unofficial President of Weird Al Yankovich's unofficial fan club.➤ What really happened on What Not to Wear.


FOF #2982 - Mama Mia ABBA, Here We Go Again

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 85:18

After 40 years, ABBA, the Swedish pop group that dominated the charts in the 70s is back with a new album “Voyage” that's already broken pre-sale records in the UK. The group also announced a tour featuring digital avatars of the band members that kicks off next year.The first two preview tracks from the album feel like a strange clone of ABBA, and the avatars of the disco supergroup are completely unsettling. And after all these years why can't they pronounce the word “you?”Today comedian Rachel Hall helps us to reflect on ABBA's strange 40 year comeback and how that Super Trouper beam is gonna find you feeling like a number one.Plus-➤ The country of El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as an official form of currency, with McDonald's Starbucks and Pizza Hut there accepting cryptocurrency as well.➤ Fried beer at Texas State fairs.➤ Animals at the zoo are getting covid vaccines.➤ Why LBGTQ+ youth reject LGBTQ comedy shows like Q-Force and AJ and the Queen.➤ Why Beyonce is so hard to imitate

FOF #2981 - Martha Chaves' Lesbian Disneyland

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 62:43

Comedian Martha Chaves once thought she'd become a nun so she could be around women and not have to deal with a family that expected her to like men.But when she became a refugee in Canada, after her native Nicaragua had a revolution, she was able to live her full lesbian fantasy in the nightclubs of Montreal.Ooh la la labia!Today comedian Martha Chaves joins us to take a look at all the things Latinx people share in common, wild queer parties in Nicaragua and how to fool your parents into thinking your straight.MARTHA CHAVES: https://www.instagram.com/comedianmarthachavesPlus,➤ Why hasn't Vosotros caught on as a gender neutral pronoun the way they/them has in English?➤ Is Despacito a secret gay love song

FOF #2980 - OnlyFans Pumpkin Spice Underwear

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 59:25


That didn't take too long! After announcing last week that Only Fans.com would delete all the adult content on their site in order to comply with pressure from Mastercard and investors, the crowdsourcing platform reversed course and announced they will be allowing adult content after all and please don't go to other websites like y'all did with Tumblr, ok?Today we're taking a look at the world's second oldest profession, how the digital world is helping millions of folks survive the pandemic, and how Internet companies are still struggling with puritanical ideals of what people want.Plus--➤ Spencer Elden, the Gerber baby of Grunge who grew up to loathe being photographed naked for Nirvana's seminal album “Nevermind” is suing 30 years later for approximately $1.2 million.➤ James Corden inspired road rage and bafflement in Los Angeles when he got celebrities to do a flash mob to promote his upcoming Amazon musical Cinderella.➤ How much would you sell your dirty underwear for?➤ Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice season is here.


FOF #2979 - The Joy of Gay Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 80:48

For the first time in modern history we have huge numbers of out and proud folks who are looking forward to getting the most out of life.As the old saying goes, you're not getting any younger. And that my friends is a marvelous thing.Today family therapist and PrEP enthusiast Damon L Jacobs joins us to celebrate as Feast of Fun approaches its 3000th episode and talk about what it's like to get older. Like a fine wine or a stinky cheese, this podcast is ripe for your enjoyment.Join us as we look back on 16 years of podcasting, LGBTQ+ aging and how to resist the temptation for media and online folks to turn to scandal, conflict and fear mongering for a little publicity.DAMON L JACOBS: http://www.damonljacobs.comFEAST OF FUN 3000: https://gofundme.com/feastoffun3000Plus--➤ Two new studies say LGBTQ folks are up to 90% vaccinated against Covid.➤ OnlyFans says they are going to delete all the adult content from their site, in other words everything. Why?➤ Leave Britney Alone creator comes out as trans with their new name- Cara Cunningham.➤ How can Lil Nas X be a power bottom and work with Taco Bell?➤ Why Alex Trebek suggested a black woman, Laura Coates, to replace him on Jeopardy, and nobody listened.

FOF #2978 - Miss Understood on Drag, Daytime TV and Divas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 76:49

As we celebrate 16 years and 3,000 episodes of Feast of Fun, we've asked one of our all time favorite drag queen guests, Miss Understood, to join us to look back at the early years of drag on TV and film.In the 90s, Miss Understood was a regular on the daytime TV talk show circuit. When Sally Jesse Rafael or Geraldo Rivera wanted to showcase eccentric kooks from the New York City nightlife scene, Miss Understood was there in her psychedelic pink and green looks to wow the audience.Miss Understood was cast as one of the contestants in the pageant scene in the first major Hollywood film to focus on drag queens “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Love Julie Newmar.”This bright colored wigged gal has been in a lot: Miss Understood was featured in the documentary Wigstock and the premier episode of Sex and the City. She was also the first drag queen we had on this podcast to talk about drag queen make up long before all the makeup tutorials made it onto the internet.MISS UNDERSTOOD: http://www.screamingqueens.comMAGICTEEZ: https://magicteez.comToday Miss Understood joins us to look back on her life as a drag queen and manager of Screaming Queens Entertainment and her new fashion line Magic Teez.HELP FEAST OF FUN REACH 3000 SHOWS: https://gofundme.com/feastoffun3000Episode #2978

FOF #2977 – Jake Noll on LGBTQ Muppets & Superheroes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 64:59

With more and more young people identify as non binary and LGBTQ+, Hollywood is trying to tap into that youth market by going queer all of a sudden.The Muppets long relied on switching wigs and elements of drag, but now they are diving into the deep end of the pool with Gonzo comes out as non binary while wearing a dress, and Miss Piggy being a judge on Drag Race. Even Kermit is cross dressing as Miss Piggy looking fierce as a pig in a wig!Surprisingly, non-binary comedian Jake Noll, who thought they knew it all, is getting schooled by teenagers on social media on how gender identity is changing, and that not all non binary folks like they/them pronouns.Today the brilliant and hilarious Jake Noll joins us to look at the neverending story of gender and sexual identity as it comes to the Muppets, comic book characters, Tik Tok and celebrities.JAKE NOLL: https://www.instagram.com/jakersnoll/HELP FEAST OF FUN START A LIVE STREAMING SHOW: https://www.gofundme.com/feastoffun3000Plus–➤ An app that can tell if your grumpy cat needs something.➤ Matt Damon and his choice of words.➤ And after 81 years, Robin from Batman and Robin finally comes out as bisexual.

FOF #2976 - Marga Gomez and Queen Latifah Love Science

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 121:08


Comedian Robin Williams was so impressed with Marga Gomez that he called her the lesbian Lenny Bruce. It wasn't long after that Hollywood cast her alongside Queen Latifah as a pair of scientists who dive deep - into the ocean to discover a buried alien spaceship in the film Sphere.The movie was released a year after comedian Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay and at the time it seemed Hollywood was ready to cast strong women in comfortable shoes into action film roles.Today comedian, performance artist, lesbian icon and sci fi action movie star Marga Gomez joins us to look at her Sphere co-star Queen Latifah finally coming out 23 years after.MARGA GOMEZ: http://www.margagomez.comListen as we take a look at how on stage performance and online media are morphing together into an unrecognizable blob, and how Marga Gomez is turning to her online streaming events to reconnect with the world and fight the Covid blues.____________________FEAST OF FUN IS MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF FABULOUS PEOPLE LIKE YOU.LISTEN TO THOUSANDS LEGENDARY SHOWS 
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FOF #2975 – Matt Brown Wants to Make DaBaby His Baby Daddy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 61:13


It's been a while since people crowded into a music festival, so you can imagine how folks in Chicago felt when they held their breath hoping Lollapalooza wouldn't turn into Covid-palooza. Now Lolla couldn't can't cancel daCovid but it did cancel DaBaby for controversial comments he made about gay men and AIDS.Now he's apologized and even come out with a music video, which is leaving cynics wondering if it all was just a little homophic shade for just a little publicity. Today we kick off our 3,000th show countdown with comedian Matt Brown who has been blocked from the dating apps so his only hope of love is getting DaBaby's to be his baby daddy.MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus--Disney Muppet Babies presents Gonzo as a non-binary Princess and right winger's heads are exploding. New laws allow NCAA athletes to accept endorsement deals so expect lots of college studs to show a little skin on social media.


Big Dongs for Science: The Wildest Scientific Studies We've Seen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 84:35

Scientists can get a little freaky when the lab coats come off and the real hard work of gathering empirical evidence regarding sex and sexuality begins.Who knew science could be so sexy?Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at some of the most memorable, wildest and hilarious scientific studies that we've reported on our show.Listen as we take a look at why guys care about their teammate's dong size, the average size of men all over the world and which country has the biggest dongs at the World Cup?{Best of Feast of Fun, FOF #2683 - Wild Sexy Science - 12.06.18}Plus--➤ The most effective way to keep coffee from spilling when running.➤ How to use your dog's pooping habit as a compass.➤ Why do stock photos of scientists show them blankly staring at colored liquids in beakers?

FOF #2974 - David Wojnarowicz's Art Against AIDS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 66:14

At the height of the AIDS crisis of the late 80s, LGBTQ folks turned to creating art, performance and music to act-up, fight back and fight AIDS.One of the most powerful voices during the AIDS crisis was David Wojnarowicz, an artist and activist who combined punk music, graffiti, performance, painting and photography into a body of work that celebrated the outsider while speaking out against a hateful government that allowed thousands of Americans to die from AIDS.Today we're talking to filmmaker Chris McKim about his new film Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker. The film takes us on a thrilling journey through the AIDS epidemic as David Wojnarowicz weaponized his work to wage war on the establishment's greed and indifference until his death from AIDS in 1992 at the age of 37.➤ CHRIS MCKIM: https://www.instagram.com/burnspookybunny/➤ WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY: https://www.kinolorber.com/product/wojnarowicz-dvdThe film makes David's art come to life once again by combining his extensive audio and video recordings along with his art and commentary from legends like Fran Lebowittz.For the first 4 seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, Chris McKim worked as the reality TV series' showrunner and executive producer. Listen as we chat with Chris about the making of Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker and how he helped to create the reality TV juggernaut that made drag a mainstream affair.

FOF #2973 - Queer Nightlife Around the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 82:50

It's hard to talk about the lives of LGBTQ+ people without talking about the nightlife scene where so many folks find their home. But for all the attention focused on Stonewall, Fire Island or PTown, most of queer experience, especially for trans and people of color, exists in spaces that most don't even know about.In the new book Queer Nightlife, writer Kareem Khubchandani and a collection of academics lift the veil on these special spaces where creativity flourishes as an alternative to the alternative spaces we know and love.But what's happening to them now that digital media and over policing is changing the nightlife landscape?Today Kareem Khubchandani, author of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife joins us to look at queer nightlife and spaces all around the world. KAREEM KHUBCHANDANI:(aka LaWhore Vagistan)https://www.instagram.com/lawhorevagistan/WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO: "SARI"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op-aSfh6sxQListen as Kareem (also known as LaWhore Vagistan joins us to look at gays on overstuffed trains in India, cruising for sex in front of ice cream shop in Puerto Rico, the last lesbian bar in Maine, how Paris is Burning created a Hawaiian ball scene, and LGBTQ stories from Ghana to Cuba.Plus, Helen, the original pop diva from India who shaped queer music around the world.

FOF #2972 - The Legal Battle to Free Britney Spears

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 52:12

Britney Spears, you're in trouble girlfriend.Since the very beginning of her pop music career, Britney Spears' life seems to have been in turmoil. And much like pop star Micheal Jackson's experience growing up with a controlling father, Britney is railing against her own dad's attempt to manage her finances and personal life.After the “Free Britney Movement” got new life with her heartbreaking plea to a judge about ending the conservatorship placed over her, we're all left wondering why Britney wasn't set free immediately? Why did her own lawyer quit? What's next for Britney?Believe it or not, this legal case may impact all of us.Today writer Aron Solomon joins us to took at Britney Spears' legal woes and the #freeBritney movement after her shocking testimony where she asked the judge to send her father and his team to jail for forcing her into what she describes as shocking and abusive conservatorship.READ MORE ABOUT BRITNEY SPEARSARTICLES BY ARON SOLOMON: https://www.todaysesquire.com/aron-solomon/What the heck is a conservatorship anyways? And why do all of Britney's songs sound like coded messages asking for help?

FOF #2971 - A Covid Nurse's Tale of the Pandemic

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 61:56

As the fog of the Covid Pandemic starts to clear, we're left with even more questions about what happened.For example, why are folks still not wanting to get a covid vaccine? Some of these people who won't get vaccinated because they say “you just don't know what's in it” are also the folks who will happily swallow a fistful of Oxycodone or take some Ecstasy they found on the floor of a nightclub.Now if a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, maybe we can reach the holdouts by offering free drugs with every vaccination?Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to talk about her experience working as a nurse during the Covid Pandemic at a Chicago hospital where almost 100% of all patients were being treated for Covid infections.Listen to Tales of survivors guilt, designer covid, the horrors of seeing people die and relationships that ended as a result of this horrible pandemic.

FOF #2970 - America's Got Talent's Danger Duo Momma Gigi Deluxe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 62:38


The headline read: “Simon Cowell Fears The Worst If This Mother/Daughter Danger Act Goes Wrong.” Now we knew they wouldn't show on America's Got Talent our friend Gigi Deluxe shooting an arrow straight through her daughter's head, but Gigi's friends still held their breath as she shot arrows through balloons, inches away from her daughter's face.Way back in 2005, the gorgeous Gigi Deluxe was one of the first guests on Feast of Fun, and at that time Gigi was one of Chicago's most celebrated nightlife personalities. Since then, Gigi Deluxe has moved to New Orleans where she's cultivated her circus act in archery, impalement and sword swallowing.Today Gigi Deluxe, the Danger Duo momma from America's Got Talent joins us to look at shooting arrows at her daughter on national TV, how she knows her aim is straight and what she thought of Howie Mandel who didn't like her act.Plus-➤ Why is John Waters in their family portrait?➤ Living through the Michael Alig Party Monster Scene while being Amanda LePore's next door neighbor.


FOF #2969 - Comedian Julia Scotti is Funny That Way

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 59:54


Comedian Julia Scotti has been doing stand up all her life.In the 80s, Julia was a regular alongside other comedy legends like Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld who were just getting their start in the business. Julia's raunchy humor was a hit on cable TV and she regularly opened for the day's top musical acts.At the time, Julia identified as male but in 2000, she left comedy to begin her transition and to find a more stable career. Now at the age of 63, Julia's going back to her lifelong passion- stand-up comedy.The new documentary “She's Funny That Way” takes us on Julia's journey back into the comedy spotlight as a sensation on America's Got Talent. In the film we get to see Julia's reconciliation with her family and we get to see her confront her own transphobic jokes she made on television before she transitioned.Today the hilarious comedian Julia Scotti joins us to take a look at her amazing comedy career and life as a trans mom in the new documentary “She's Funny That Way” directed by first time documentary filmmaker Susan Sandler, writer of the Golden Globe nominated film Crossing Delancey.★ JULIA SCOTTI: https://www.juliascotti.com★ WATCH SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY: https://www.juliascottifilm.comPlus- A look at the comedy legend Don Knotts and the wonderfully strange movie The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which in hindsight could have been a trans allegory.Put a tip in our tip jar: ★ feastoffun.com/donate


Drag Race's Ginger Minj Serves up Some Sweet T

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 74:10

One of the things we adore about RuPaul's Drag Race is how the show turns a group of drag queens fighting for the crown into an epic battle royale. And like all legendary shows, we're left wondering what's really happening behind all that glitter.Today, Ginger Minj, our favorite Broadway baby turned pageant queen and cross dresser for Christ joins us to give us a sneak peek at her new album “Sweet T” which features a collaboration with Carnie Wilson and music icon Nile Rodgers.Listen as Ginger serves up a big cool glass of sweet tea as she weighs in on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Two, Adore's and Phi Phi's emotional moments and the larger than life personalities she wanted to portray on Snatch Game.Plus-- all your questions from our Facebook page. You don't want to miss this one!{Best of Feast of Fun, Originally posted: FOF #2401 - Ginger Minj Serves up Some Sweet T - 10.04.16}

The Secret Gay Lives of the U.S. Presidents

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 61:36

From Washington to Obama, there's always been some speculation about the love lives our nation's leaders but what about affairs of the same sex kind?We're not sure if this same-sex kiss between Dubya and the Saudi Prince is legal under sharia law.Let's face it, most ambitious men love attention, and that means having it come from just about anyone. And until the turn of the century, same-gender sexual experiences weren't uncommon in the lives of men.So how would you know if the love that dare not speak its name was taking place in the Oval Office?Join us today as we try to uncover the facts and myths on the secret gay lives of our nation's leaders.Who was the gayest founding father and the most swinging guy on our nation's currency?Who was the first gay republican?Why was the Revolutionary Army Called an Army of lovers?Special Thanks to my gal pal Karen Lewis for letting us use her two song parodies of Yankee Doodle Boy and Grand Ol Flag. Buy something nice on her site.Plus–➤ Pop singer Aaron Carter now denies Michael Jackson ever gave him cocaine or Jesus juice.➤ Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe reveals he'd rather not drink any alcohol.➤ Chelsea Manning says she was abused in the military for being gay. (Note: This Best of Feast of Fun show was taped before Chelsea Manning came out as trans.) FOF #1407 - The Secret Gay Lives of the U.S. Presidents - 07.05.11

FOF #2967 - The Legendary Adventures of Kelly Lauren

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 72:31

The term legend gets tossed around a lot in reference to drag entertainers, but it certainly fits the bill for the legendary Kelly Lauren. For over forty years, Kelly has been in a fixture in the drag scene. And she's a winner baby! Kelly Lauren's been crowned Miss Gay Houston, Miss Texas-USofA and the one crown to rule them all - Miss Continental.Kelly surprises and delights audiences with vampish ways and dirty dirty blond onstage antics that comes across as a delirious fun fusion, if Stevie Nicks was a Las Vegas showgirl.Today the legendary Kelly Lauren joins us in the home studio to take a look at her real life as a trans woman working in showbiz in a drag race world.★ KELLY LAUREN: https://www.facebook.com/klauren3Listen as we chat with Kelly about how a good man is hard to find, cancelling shame and cancel culture and what it's going to take to get her back on stage after a year of not being in the spotlight.★ Access Thousands of Legendary Podcasts at: https://feastoffun.com/plusor via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/feastoffun

The Rise of the Modern Drag Queen

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 92:23

Even though folks have been crossdressing for entertainment since the dawn of time, the rise of the modern drag queen can be traced back to a some relatively recent events and a few key artists.While American society in the 1960s was opening up to the many possibilities offered by the sexual revolution, a lot of drag artists took the art of female impersonation very seriously, and didn't stray too far from a feminine ideal. It was folks on the fringe like Divine, Sylvester, the Cockettes, Holly Woodlawn and David Bowie who shaped drag into a multi-faceted art form we see today.Today, queer educator, doctor of drag Lady J Martinez O'Neal Davenport joins us to take a look at the rise of the modern drag queen, from Holly Woodlawn and the Warhol Superstars to David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona to RuPaul who made her-story by being the first drag queen to get signed by a major record label.

The Secret Gay Lives of The Beatles, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 52:58

After a lifetime of denying rumors of same sex affection in the Beatles, Paul McCartney recently landed a bombshell stating that he and John Lennon did in fact come together.Today we take a look at the secret gay lives of rock and roll legends from the UK- The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Queen's Freddie Mercury.Best of Feast of Fun, originally posted as FOF #2650 - The Secret Gay Lives of The Beatles - 09.18.18

The Rainbow Flag's New Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 50:53

Gilbert Baker considered the flag an unfinished work of political art and encouraged others to design their own versions, like the Leather or Trans Pride Flags, so he never copyrighted the design. Unfortunately, some businesses and politicians have also used the flag as a selling point for their own agenda which doesn't always align with queer liberation.Designer and Cooking with Drag Queens title sequence animator, Daniel Quasar created a version he calls the Progress Pride Flag, a design that included elements from the Philadelphia People Of Color Inclusive Flag and the Trans Pride Flag in a chevron overlaid on top of the traditional Pride flag to draw attention to the needs of trans folks and people of color in our community.Today designer Daniel Quasar joins us to talk about creating the Progress Pride Flag- how it went viral overnight and why it resonated with people all around the world.

FOF #2967 - Matt Brown Returns to Give You Gay Pride

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 66:24


As America starts to nervously open up and hopefully overcome the Covid pandemic, it's good to know that some things never change: Feast of Fun is still going strong and the outrageous comedian Matt Brown is back in person to give you a full dose of Gay Pride you didn't think you could handle.Today, we are back in the home studio, in-person, face to face with comedian Ms Brown, Matt Brown if you're nasty, and let's face it, who isn't?CLOWN WITH MS. BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.com/Listen as we take a look at Matt's captivating Joan Crawford inspired eyebrows and all the sizzling hot news:➤ At six foot and seven inches, Carl Nassibb becomes first active NFL player to come out of the locker room and into our hearts.➤ Juneteenth becomes a Federal holiday➤ Release the pressure again, Steamworks Gym Sauna and baths reopens to the public.


FOF #2966 - Happy Daddy's Day Bill Cruz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 82:29


Happy Daddy's Day! We're all father figures to somebody! For comedian Bill Cruz, who was one of the first openly Latinx gay comedians on the comedy scene- you can call him papi!Covid's been a tough gig for most comedians and for Bill, now that live shows are happening, it feels almost like starting all over againToday our dear friend comedian Bill Cruz, joins us to look at getting his groove back this Father's Day and how folks are reacting to Latinx representation in films like In The Heights, West Side Story, Afro-Puerto Rican artist Macha Colón's Perfume de Gardenias and the Lin Manuel Miranda documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. Listen as we chat with Bill about starting over, how to win big prizes in Loteria and how Hollywood handles Latinx culture. BILL CRUZ: https://www.facebook.com/billcruzcomedyPlus- ➤ Sesame Street debuts a gay same sex couple and Elmo once again has to bear the emotiona burden whenever the they tackle huge social issues on the show. ➤ Gay rumors on the Denver Broncos and other football playing hunks.➤ Paris Jackson comes out as non binary and bisexual. Get it they!


FOF #2965 - The TV Variety Shows that Inspired Sherry Vine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 57:47


One of our favorite things that pulled us through the last year was Sherry Vine and Jackie Beat's parodies of sitcoms as if they had taken place during the covid pandemic. It's been such a hit, Sherry Vine's back with her twisted sisters bringing the laughs and cornball musical numbers with The Sherry Vine Variety Show on OutTV.Inspired by the great TV variety shows of the 1970's, Sherry Vine and director John Mark update the format with raucous comedy, show-stopping musical numbers, hilarious sketches and more.Today Sherry Vine joins us to take a look at our favorite prime time TV variety shows from the 70s and how they inspired her to bring The Sherry Vine Variety Show to life.SHERRY VINE: http://www.sherryvine.comWho can forget Cher and Tina Turner setting the stage on fire in the Cher Show, Paul Lynde scowling on the Donnie & Marie Christmas Special, or the Brady Bunch kids disco medley with Charo?WATCH THE SHERRY VINE VARIETY SHOW: https://apple.co/3vsbTBOPlus--➤ How Sherry helped Lady Gaga launch her career.➤ How she convinced Jackie Beat to embrace her youthful self.


FOF #2964 - Gay Man Thriving: How We Sabotage Our Own Happiness

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 85:44

Even before the Covid pandemic hit there was a loneliness epidemic among LGBTQ+ folks. After many of us spent a year alone and now that restrictions start to lift, we're all awkwardly coming together again.But like Hedwig sang in the Origin of Love “We don't know who we are anymore.” So how do we get the help need?Today, Andrew Sartory, co-creator of the self help group Gay Man Thriving dedicated to helping gay men improve their life, relationships, and finding personal growth, joins us to take a look at the seven things you may be doing that are keeping you lonely.Listen as we chat with Andrew about techniques to improve your life and why some folks think his self help Gay Man Thriving group may be a cult.Now please enjoy the free kool-aid while we talk about time share condos.GAY MAN THRIVING: https://gaymanthriving.comPlus,➤ What's so wrong about being happy in your solitude?➤ The two questions you don't want to ask on your first date.

FOF #2963 - Stewart Pearce: The Man Who Taught Lady Diana to Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 56:52


Princess Diana made international headlines in 1987 at the opening of the UK’s first HIV/AIDS unit at Middlesex Hospital when she shook hands with a patient who was dying from AIDS.In an era of AIDS hysteria, this ordinary gesture marked the first time a royal or a prominent politician knowingly made public physical contact with anyone living with HIV. This simple act placed her in stark contrast to the aloof royal family and endeared her to gay men everywhere.Over time Princess Diana evolved into a fierce advocate for many great causes including HIV & AIDS, as well as leading a campaign against landmines.When Diana first entered the spotlight, she was shy and demure but after her divorce she became a strong and charismatic champion as “The People’s Princess.”But how did she do it? How did she go from someone controlled by the monarchy to a powerful advocate for the people?Today Princess Diana’s voice and presence coach, Stewart Pearce, joins us to look at how he helped Princess Diana tap into the power within to command an international stage.In his new book “Diana: the Voice of Change,” Pearce dives deep into his work helping guide people like Princess Diana on how to speak and act in public.BUY THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3p7rK6YListen Stewart shares some of the techniques he uses on his celebrity clientele to perform their best and why does Lord Voldemort sound like Margaret Thatcher?STEWART PEARCE: http://stewartpearce.comPlus,➤ What does Stewart think of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leaving the royal family?➤ The 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's visit to Chicago.


FOF #2962 - Hattie the Silver Sex Cougar Survives Covid

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 53:27

One of the most inspiring people we chatted with during the COVID pandemic is Hattie Retroage, the supermodel grandma. Hattie became a sensation after she appeared in a bathing suit alongside Claudia Schiffer in a Dolce and Gabbana magazine ad.This iconic moment in fashion propelled Hattie RetroAgeinto the zeitgeist whereshe became an outspoken advocate for cougars. Roar!Now that the world is opening back up after a year of sheltering, people seem more awkward. We’ve changed a lot this past year from staying at home, stress eating and managing social isolation. So how do we get our groove back on?Turning 85 today, Hattie knows a thing or two about surviving a pandemic or two and how to get ready to rumble in the sack.Today Hattie celebrates her 85th birthday with us, from her home in Manhattan.Listen as we chat with the Boner Queen getting banned from Tinder, why you save an arguement for after you have sex and other juicy relationship advice.HATTIE RETROAGE: https://www.instagram.com/hattitudes1

FOF #2961 - Karen Lewis’ Big Mouth is Big Trouble

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 72:25

Karen Lewis’ big mouth is getting her into big trouble. Designed like a giant mouth with fangs for the Burning Man festival in 2005, Karen’s giant interactive sculptural bed is just waiting for some lucky owner to sink their teeth into it.Titled “The Bed in Your Head” this big bed piece of art looks like a set piece from a Rocky Horror Picture show themed Disney park ride. Measuring 11 x 13 feet, and 12 feet tall, this bed is looking for a new home, and lots of folks are demanding she hand over the toothy sleeping sculpture.Today artist Karen Lewis joins us to talk about “The Bed in Your Head,” her big fluffy mouth shaped bed sculpture that’s got a life of its own, and why people are obsessed with this big giant mouth.KAREN LEWIS' MOUTH BED: https://www.bedinyourhead.comPlus-- a salute to big mouths in movies, from Jaws to Rocky Horror and Audrey 2 to the Aliens Xenomorph, why are so many of them queer icons?

FOF #2960 - Henry Cavil and the Curse of Superman

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 56:31


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a curse? Doing something great often comes with a heavy burden, because when you’re seen as divine, people expect miracles all the time. Just like the actors who have played Jesus on TV or film, the people who brought Superman to life have often been plagued with terrible misfortune.Henry Cavill, the latest to portray the Man of Steel on film, recently tore his left hamstring during a shooting of the Witcher and posted a graphic x-ray of his thighs and booty to the thrill of his fans on social media. But more bafflingly is his latest cry for help when he shared a photo of his girlfriend Natalie Viscuso, saying that people’s “harmful speculations” about his “private life” just aren’t true. Great Caesar's ghost! What in pink kryptonite is he talking about? Unlike Ben Affleck, Chris Evans or Hugh Jackman, who seem to enjoy the speculation that they are gay or bi, Henry Cavill is taking a more regressive approach by declaring that the rumors, whatever they may be, are “causing harm” to the people he cares about most: himself. Today we’re taking a look at the Superman and the Jesus curse: the misfortune that follows actors who bring these “perfect” god-like figures to life for entertainment. Plus--• Bennifer is back! After her separation from Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez surprises fans with her reunion with her ex Ben Affleck.• MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted mocks Ellen’s “reign of terror” in the in memoriam segment.• The Broadway musical sensation Dear Evan Hansen releases their first movie trailer. • Anusthing is possible: researchers are working on breathable buttholes.


FOF #2959 - I’m 50 and I Like to Kick!

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 62:23

When it comes to aging, nothing makes us laugh like Molly Shannon’s endearing Sally O’Malley character from SNL triumphantly stating “I’m proud to say I’m 50 years old, I’m not one of those gals who’s afraid to state her real age, and I like to kick, stretch and kick!”We love the character for embracing her silver years with panache. But for many gay men, aging can filled with fear and worry about loneliness, isolation and lack of visibility.Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to look at turning 50 with power, purpose, and pleasure. Damon just hit the 50 year mark himself and wrote a fabulous collection of blogs on growing older with style inspired by the movie The Breakfast Club.50 LESSONS OF 50:https://50lessonsof50.blogspot.comDon’t you forget about me!Plus,➤ Fearless, quirky silver gay men we love.➤ Billy Porter comes out as HIV positive.➤ “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Who said it first? Cher, Bodybuilder, Drag Queen or Fascist? Play our game and find out.

Ménage à What? Tristan Taormino on the Myth of Equality in Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 67:04


How many are in your party? For some people monogamy is just right, but for a growing number of people, open relationships is where they find true happiness.We are raised on fairy tales of a handsome prince rescuing a fair maiden and then they live happily ever after, but how close is this image to real life?As gay people, we try to reinterpret that image of monogamous marriage in our fight for gay rights and marriage equality. There is even a new study that shows that GLBT youth want to be married and have kids by the age of 30.How many people are truly satisfied by having one lover for their entire life?Tristan Taormino - Opening UpTristan Taormino, award-winning author, columnist, pornographic film director joins us to talk about her new book “Opening Up: A guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships.”BUY THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3ykpzBbTristan studied over a hundred polyamorous people, in a sort of Kinsey Report on non-manogamy. Tristan interviewed in person, over the phone and by email, people who were content and settled, and others who were at a crossroads in their relationships.She discovered that all the people engaging in this lifestyle “exude an above-average level of sexual and emotional satisfaction -something that in my experience and observation seems to elude a lot of people.”Tristan Taormino loves her FOF tSo how do you convince your wife to have a three way with the nanny, or the pool boy?Well, it can be a very difficult topic to bring up because relationships are often viewed as sacred and some people are not going to react well to even bringing the topic up. Tristan recommends you start slow and put little feelers out there to see if they are the same wavelength. Of course, you have to make sure the person you are currently involved with has good self esteem otherwise you are in for a lot of trouble and soul searching.Join us as we chat with Tristan about the tips and tricks on open relationships. We talk about how you design an open relationship, the pitfalls of an nonmonogmay, keeping it fresh five or ten years later and what to do if one person is kinky and they other is not.There is a lot to take into consideration if you are going to turn your relationship into an open one. For example, what do you do if one person is attracted to it and the other isn’t? Is coming out as polyamorous like coming out of the gay closet? What do you do when someone reacts negatively to your identity? And what about the children, do the kids even care?Tristan Toarmino is the niece of famous American author Thomas Pynchon, so of course we just have to ask her what he thinks of her work.Take a dip in our jacuzzi of love- Feast of Fools.


FOF #2958 - Eartha Kitt and The Divas Who Raised Us

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 78:26


A mother is anyone who channels feminine energy to nurture people and love them unconditionally. For many LGBTQ+ folks, we’ve had to seek out that energy when we didn’t get enough from our own mothers. Sometimes we found it in an auntie, a friend or mentor, but oftentimes, it was the divas in showbiz that raised us.From the singing divas like Eartha Kitt to Shirley Basey, to open lesbian stand up comedians like Sandra Bernhard and Moms Mabley, to the hilarious redheads of television like Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, these women cranked up the mother goddess factor like no other and brought up generations of queer youth.Today Alexandra Gray joins us to reflect on all the great mommies who loved us, from Diana Ross who taught us to stop in the name of love to Madonna who told us to justify our love.ALEXANDRA GRAY: https://www.facebook.com/theladyalexandraPlus- Some of the great women from Feast of Fun who gave us invaluable life lessons:• Tristan Taormino - FOFA #780 – Ménage à How Many?https://feastoffun.com/podcast/2009/05/05/fofa-780-menage-a-how-many-050508/• Kate Bornstein - FOF #1629 – Kate Bornstein Inside the Belly of Scientologyhttps://feastoffun.com/podcast/2012/08/03/fof-1629-kate-bornstein-inside-the-belly-of-scientology/• Dolores Deluce - FOF #2186 – The Woman with 1000 Jobshttps://feastoffun.com/podcast/2015/07/01/fof-2186-the-woman-with-1000-jobs/


Lady Vera Parker aka Thomas John as a Scam Psychic

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 80:10


One of the more outrageous moments on Feast of Fun was back in 2009 when our friend Teri Yaki told us the tale of Lady Vera Parker, a drag queen who got getting arrested and pleaded guilty to fraud for posting fake apartment ads on Craigslist and stealing the security deposits from renters. When she was caught, Lady Vera Parker was living in a UHaul truck with all her drag.Local Chicago folks were shocked by the news and it wasn’t long before the scene gave Lady Vera Parker the cut.We never thought we’d hear from her again, then almost a decade later, Lady Vera Parker popped up and she was still scamming people but now as psychic Thomas John.Today, skeptic and psychic buster Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about how she and a group of colleagues created Operation Pizza Roll to prove that Thomas John was not a psychic and that he based his readings off of information he gleaned from social media.Listen as we take a look at how people double down when they realize they are being scammed, why drag queens love campy psychics like Sylvia Browne and Miss Cleo, and why most psychics find it hard to walk away from robbing people.


Lady Vera Parker Scamvestite

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 58:43


One of the most talked about episodes of our podcasts was this outrageous moment where Chicago drag queen Teri Yaki talked about the scandalous life of drag queen Lady Vera Parker. Here’s an encore presentation, enjoy!Drag queen Lady Vera Parker moved to Chicago with the hopes of making it big as an entertainer. Last week, her dreams were dashed when she was pulled over in U-Haul truck she allegedly stole in Kentucky. When the police pulled up her record they found a laundry list of check fraud and deception warrants. She’s now being held in Cook County Prison awaiting trial.What happened? On today’s show we’re talking to Kevin Pipkins, best known as Chicago drag queen Teri Yaki.Kevin’s worked with the now infamous Lady Vera Parker and is here to explain in detail, what, to the best of his knowledge, happened and what the future holds for this John Waters villain come to life.If you think we’re being too hard on her, remember the crimes she’s being accused of and the people she allegedly robbed.


FOF #2957 – James Fritz Takes on Cryptocurrency and Safe Spaces

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 68:55


Cryptocurrency: anything can be used as cash if you get creative enough. Cigarettes in prison, jugs of Tide detergent to pay your dealer, your body and soul at work, or cryptocurrency. When something is highly desired and in limited quantity, it can be used as money, honey.Cryptocurrencies use computing power to create a finite amount of coins, then rely on an online ledger with strong cryptography to secure all online transactions.We all heard supervillain wannabe Elon Musk yap on and on SNL about Dogecoin and Bitcoin. Even Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is in on the act with her $cat coins. But why does this all sound so shady?Today James Fritz, who was called the funniest comedian in Chicago a decade ago, comes back on the podcast to look at the weird world of cryptocurrency and the controversy surrounding Elon Musk hosting SNL.FOLLOW JAMES FRITZ:https://twitter.com/fritzisdeadPlus-➤ Does Tiger King’s Carole Baskin’s new crypto make her the $scat Queen?➤ The Bro science baloney of bone density and why conservatives like Caitlyn Jenner don’t want trans teenagers to compete in sports.➤ Avoid Covid or zombies with this one weird trick.____________________FEAST OF FUN IS MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF FABULOUS PEOPLE LIKE YOU.LISTEN TO THOUSANDS LEGENDARY SHOWS 
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Chris Crocker on How Leave Britney Alone Happened

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 60:51

Chris Crocker turned to the internet to escape the torment of being chased by gangs of boys at the mall.The internet helped him connect with the greater world around him when he couldn’t create a gay-straight alliance in his school and he left to be home schooled. To grow up a gay, eccentric and flamboyant teen has never been easy especially in a small conservative town in Tennessee.If it weren’t for the internet where would Chris Crocker be?{Best of Feast of Fun, FOF #756 - Chris Crocker Tells on You - 05.08.08}Today Chris is one of the most watched and imitated video bloggers online. His iconic video of himself weeping and imploring the public to “Leave Britney Alone” made him a household name.Chris’ videos represent the dramatic change we’re seeing in how we create and consume media. Chris’ videos are just as popular as the YouTube Presidential debates or the evening news. For millions of people everywhere, his opinion matters.Despite this, old media companies are threatened by Chris popularity because of his bold desire to express himself at any cost. They can’t control him and he doesn’t need them.Chris Crocker and a big giant V Chris Crocker takes on the Bible - who will win? Chris Crocker looking fierceIt’s easy to question the authenticity of Chris’ videos because he’s just that good. He’s eerily in touch with his dark emotions and quickly cuts through the hypocrisy of the “haters” with his wit and words.Chris Chrocker looking eerily looking like Matthew Sheppard“Leave Britney Alone” proves to be one of the most emotionally over the top videos I’ve ever seen online. I believe Chris cried not so much for Britney Spears but rather to express the pain and suffering he endured having gone through the hell of homophobia as a teenager. In many ways, Chris Crocker represents the tortured gay youth who fought back and lived.Chris Crocker really is a huge fan of Britney Spears, even though she has conservative leanings and a complete lack of interest in gay rights of any kind. Remember, she was FOR the War in Iraq and said in many interviews that we should “stand by our President” despite his reckless policies.Chris sees something bigger inside of Britney. He believes her to be a liberal person trapped by the conservative world around her.Chris Crocker is a divaPeople can’t leave Britney alone or any other tragic celebrity for that matter because they help us cope with our everyday problems. When we see someone richer, more attractive and more powerful than us struggling to hold on, it makes it easy to come to peace with our place in the world.On today’s show Chris Crocker joins us to talk in-depth about his popular video blog, his passion for following people’s horoscope and how he may team up with Puerto Rican TV astrologer Walter Mercado to reach a hip, young new audience. We also talk with Chris about how he personally deals with the vicious hate online and offline, what he thinks of all those parody videos of his work and where in Los Angeles you should hang out if you want to hook up with Chris.And we put to rest the rumors surrounding Chris’ HIV/AIDS conspiracy as a government biological weapon gone wrong and being vilified for simply being himself and being good at it!Your broken beer bottle in the bar fight against homophobia- Feast of Fun!

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