Our favorite Randy Rainbow is coming to Kingsbury Hall on Friday, September 13. Last week it was announced he is among the list of LGBTQ nominees at the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. His YouTube comedy series “The Randy Rainbow Show” is nominated for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.
A comedian and singer, Randy Rainbow is best known for his series of spoofs and song parodies, often providing commentary on the current American political climate. Over the past decade, Randy has earned himself a loyal fan base, accumulating over 300,000 subscribers and over 44 million views on his YouTube channel. Randy has also taken his comedy on the road, touring the U.S. to sold-out shows with “Randy Rainbow Live.”
He’s been called “the best thing about the 2016 GOP race” by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. He was subsequently asked by the cast of TV’s Will & Grace toparodizea song which they performed during a political fundraiser for the 2016 election.
Randy has also written for comedian Kathy Griffin and hosted and performed in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as for the Tony Awards and some of New York City’s most popular nightspots including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, XL Nightclub and Therapy NYC where his own weekly show ran for two years. He’s been seen as a talking head on VH1 and has been heard regularly as both a guest and co-host on Sirius XM Radio. He is the creator and star of the long-running BroadwayWorld.com web series Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow and Last Minute with Randy Rainbow.
Tickets to the show are available at tickets.utah.edu/events/randy-rainbow-live/