He has also lived in Florida, where he attended school, including community college. Randy Rainbow is counting all 'two million, a hundred two thousand, four hundred minutes' to measure Donald Trump's presidency in his Rent-inspired number. I liked Kamala. Why do you love Christmas?First of all, I am Jewish, so maybe there was that element of like, you know, the forbidden fruit kind of thing. I think we all will. I'm sure you've thought about the election next year. I have no directors. What would you say is the power of combining musicals with political commentary?When someone just bursts into song, it's a joke to many people and it seems campy, over-the-top, and silly. Randy Rainbow, Actor: GOP Dropout. We'll see what happens. Emmy Announcement 2020. So Chasten reached out [and] said they're fans. Our comments are now powered by Insticator. Randy Rainbow is a Superstar performer. That brought me to the next level, so that'll always have a special place in my heart. Satirist Randy Rainbow : Fresh Air Rainbow writes and performs satirical songs about President Trump set to melodies of show tunes. “Trump’s Favorite Things” Trump’s presidency has been so rocky it is making even Nixon’s … New Commenting System. We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. Would you ever want to make your own original musical?Absolutely. My parents always had a Christmas tree in the house and I was put in ballet at a very young age. I walked around my apartment having romantic phone conversations with his anti-Semitic, misogynistic, racist, homophobic rants. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images) What have you learned about politics since immersing yourself into this world? So I think that I try to follow in his footsteps a little bit when I'm writing. With Stormy Daniels, Mitch McConnell, Karen McDougal, Lawrence O'Donnell. I felt out of place, I felt lots of adversity, and I felt scared all the time. QUEENS, NY FEB 20: Actor, comedian and commentator Randy Rainbow photographed in Queens, New York ...[+] on February 20, 2019. Who are your creative influences?Stephen Sondheim was a major influence. What happens to Randy Rainbow if Trump wins and what happens if Trump loses?I just kind of go with the flow. As a gay kid, I think it was the first time I saw people outwardly being overly theatrical and all the glamour and lights and all of that. I just anticipated it would just be a big gay romp because I was writing it with Marc Shaiman, who of course wrote Hairspray and Mary Poppins Returns. Do you have a favorite among the Democratic candidates?I love Mayor Pete. All that bitching and you didn't even pay for your ticket. August 19, 2019 First time Emmy nominee and comedian Randy Rainbowis the star of a viral series of musical parody videos and political spoofs. You have a number of other special guests on the album: Alan Cumming, Kathy Griffin, the president [laughs]. I put these things out to the world and I get the feedback online. By Lee Moran. There will always be news. Official Fan Page of Internet Sensation, Comedian, Actor, Writer and Entertainer Randy Rainbow. Randy Rainbow was born as Randy Stewart Rainbow. Jeff Romley, Producer. He was really imparting wisdom and infusing a real message in his lyrics and I really saw the gravity that musical theater could have from him. His show keeps you laughing & singing all night. 3:38 PREVIEW Merry Christmas Darling / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Official music video of Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar. People apparently can’t read. Randy Rainbow Is the Gay Jewish Crooner of the Christmas Season Known for his political and musical satires, the singer discusses why he … Fan Favorite …And One For Melania . Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson . I don't understand what the fuck is going on there. That is pop culture now. Music video of Randy Rainbow's Suckers. I like Elizabeth Warren. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. He was born in Long Island, lived in Queens for 17 years and has been residing in Manhattan since July 2019. Speaking to The Advocate, he called the album a "musical prescription" for fans of his viral musical and political parodies suffering under a deluge of dispiriting headlines from Washington, D.C. Below, Rainbow discusses the album, LGBTQ representation in holiday media, and the future of his music after the election year. With Kellyanne Conway, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Jeffrey Epstein. Is there a political message you hope to send with the album, other than just some good wholesome family fare?I hope it's not terribly political. There's no one even holding the camera or anything. This title track on this album is the first time that I wrote just from scratch a song, and to have Marc Shaiman doing the music for it was super exciting. That needs to be a Lifetime Christmas movie: Christmas With the Conways. I just had a couple of drinks and I gave him a couple too, and I asked him if he would sing a duet with me. I also wanted to dip my toe into the studio recording, sellable music world. I guess I'm a lot more "woke," if I can say that. Victoria Varela, Producer. Norm Lewis) 3. I've never been a political junkie of any sort and never thought that this would be my life. 86,810 talking about this. What message do you hope your music sends to the world?Music and comedy, musical comedy, specifically, really helped me through my childhood. (feat. He has a beautiful singing voice. is now available on Amazon, Apple Music, or find a signed copy on RandyRainbow.com. Recent Videos. You also agree to our Terms of Service. Hey Gurl, It's Christmas! Is there a favorite of the other songs and videos that you've created? For people to see me responding Trump or whoever the subject is with show tunes, as a minority — I'm a gay Jew — there's a power that people appreciate. Marc Shaiman) 1. Nominee: The Randy Rainbow Show. Learn more about Hey Gurl, It's Christmas! 2019 Preview SONG TIME Hey Gurl, It's Christmas! The process is quick and simple. My pleasure. Fresh Air For July 17, 2019: Satirist Randy Rainbow; Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens Hear the Fresh Air program for July 17, 2019 It's necessary. What I just said applies perfectly to his work. I have Italian family members too, so we always had big Italian Christmases. Known for his political and musical satires, the singer discusses why he is now taking on holiday hits in his first album. But what it's like as an entertainer to perform for a live audience versus releasing videos on the internet?It's very isolating to do what I do. 4:46 PREVIEW I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (feat. My plan is to just hunker down next year and cover as much material as I can, 'cause there's going to be a lot of it. The complaints were mostly about my criticism of Randy Rainbow’s dismissiveness. Throwback Video. Rainbow is gay and Jewish. It's very weird. The Emmy-nominated singer may be gay and Jewish, but that has not stopped him from releasing Hey Gurl, It's Christmas!, a collection of holiday hits infused with Rainbow's signature satire. Everyone sent the tweet to me, and then he responded to me and was like, "Oh, well, my friend already started the lyrics." How did that collaboration come about?I've been a huge fan of Norm's for my whole life. You're right, I think they need to step it up a little. Well, thank you for bringing your own representation to the Christmas singing landscape. It made me want to do more. Video Season of Trump. So I hope it's teaching people to be aware, be woke, be active, but also don't be afraid to laugh at shit. November 2nd 2019. By Alex Bollinger Friday, August 30, 2019 Photo: Randy Rainbow/Y Randy Rainbow has a new parody video taking Donald Trump to task for … Randy Rainbow Does The 'Cell Block Tango' With Donald Trump "They had it coming." And in 2021, I'll go on tour with either the "Here We Go Again" tour or the "Happy Days Are Here Again" tour. Would you say that the album is part of the war on Christmas?I think it's the solution to the war on Christmas! They all immediately responded and said, "Yeah, let me know what you need and where to be.". Discussion. Randy Rainbow is back with another musical takedown of President Donald Trump’s administration. May 28, 2019 R andy Rainbow stands before the full-length mirror in the living room of his compact Queens walk-up, oozing mischievous charm. Hey Gurl Album Release. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. Outstanding Short Form Variety Series - 2020 ... John Retsios, Producer. Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. He regularly spoofs interviews … By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. I had a short dream list of who I would love to appear on my first album. I don't work with anyone. — gayle allan (@gayleallan7) April 20, 2019. I'm kinda sad to see her go, but I don't think we've heard the last of her yet. And I just sent out a couple of emails thinking I wouldn't hear back from anybody. This content is currently not available in your region. PURCHASE THE ALBUM NOW! Can you talk a little bit about the evolution of Randy Rainbow toward tackling political issues?It's "beshert" as we say [in Yiddish]. €5 every 4 weeks or just €50 €20 for the first year, €7 every 4 weeks or just €70 €30 for the first year. I've never had the pleasure of seeing your tour. Comedian Randy Rainbow came under fire this week after a series of decade-old racist and transphobic tweets surfaced. YouTube. So I stuck with it and I did whatever was presented to me. But it also has enlightened me and it's also made me a little more aware of what's going on and it's activated me politically in a way to rise up against these adversities, though, that we're facing still on a daily basis. CNNposted an episode of CNN Replay. Most Viewed Videos . I think he would enjoy it. Randy Rainbow is an comedian and musician, who gained popularity on YouTube after joining in 2006. I ran into him at the after-party for Barry Manilow's show on Broadway — the gayest night of my life. Can you talk a little bit about how those collaborations came to be as well? It's a Christmas love duet between two men on a Christmas album. Randy Rainbow Works at Chick-fil-A . Randy Rainbow: Hey Gurl, It's Christmas! It's just me in my apartment. Otherwise, I would just be stressed out and drinking all the time. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. 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Back in 2016, I did "Braggadocious!," which was my Mary Poppins parody and that had like 28 million views in a day. on RandyRainbow.com. Directed by Randy Rainbow. We got into a little dialogue. I have no editors. He keeps us sane, during these difficult times. Kathy Griffin & Alan Cumming) 2. Awards & Nominations. comments. In my live show, I do a whole Kellyanne Conway medley where I sing "Fact-Checker, Fact-Checker" to the tune of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof. One of the tracks I'm proudest of on the album is my sexy romantic love duet with Broadway's hunky Norm Lewis. More about The Randy Rainbow Show at: Shows nominations . Welcome. https://www.ticketmaster.com › Randy-Rainbow-tickets › artist › 2425226 I thoroughly enjoyed Randy Rainbow Live last year and I'm betting 99% of the people in Santa Rosa last night did too. I'll always have material to work with. Directed by Randy Rainbow. [But] there's strength in saying what needs to be said in the moment, concisely, with clever rhymes and high belting, that just makes a powerful argument in some way. And that is where this gimmick of inserting myself into the hot topics was born. It's appealing to a little queen. (open thread) By Frances Langum. I would agree. [Laughs] But I've always have been a fan of Christmas and Christmas albums. Subsequently following the appearance of "Randy Rainbow's Album", Randy Rainbow released "Born This Gay" on N/A. It's cathartic for me to be able to make comedy and music about all this crap going on. As comedy does, it just brought it down to a size that was manageable.

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