Get ready to kickstart the weekend with non-stop uncontrollable laughter as the queens of the Hot Mess Drag Revue strut their stuff on the stage at 42West every Friday night. Hosted by the incomparable and fabulous Bianca Del Rio, current contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, no one is spared from the raunchy jokes that makes the entire audience laugh and say, “oh no she didn’t.”
The ever changing show features some of New York’s best drag queens, including Lady Bunny, Milan, Skyla Versai, Jada Valenciaga and Sugga Pie Koko. From song parodies to dancing and lip-syncing these sassy queens just celebrated their second anniversary with the usual hilarious show. There was an educational demonstration of STD’s by Skyla Versai causing her to scream out “my pussy is burning” that lead her to lip-sync Alicia Key’s Girl on Fire. An outstanding dance of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Someone got the entire crowd singing and laughing. One of the highlights of the night is seeing Jada Valenciaga’s powerful choreographed dance that leaves everyone astonished. Between each performance, audience members enjoy the banter of the queens and sometimes get roasted by Del Rio.
A few audience members are selected every week and invited on stage to be a part of a contest to unleash their inner drag, while the rest decide the winner. Known to attract surprise guests, like Octomom, Tan Mom, Raven Symone and RuPaul has caused native New Yorker Michael Musto to dub Hot Mess the best drag show in NYC.
After a long work week make a girls night out and follow the advice of Lady Bunny, “Life should be fun, lively, and at least a little messy.”
The Hot Mess Drag Revue is every Friday at 9 p.m. at 42West in The Out NYC. Tickets can be purchased in advanced online.