The blasphemers behind interactive religious parody act Church Night are celebrating Pride with a new LGBTQ-themed show.
Mega Church Night, the group’s first non-holiday show at the Black Cat, begins at 9 p.m on June 20.
Acts include praise music by Minneapolis queer band B O Y F, inspirational testimony from drag queen Summer Camp, a witness to faith by lesbian burlesque dancer Glam Gamz and children’s comedy by Curt Mariah.
Monthly shows regularly feature monologues, sketches, music and “Shots ‘N Tots” Communion, during which attendees are provided a shot of whiskey and a single tater tot.
“While the format of each show is the same, the content is different,” Landon Letzkus — known on stage as Rev. Bidet — said. “So we’re happy to say this will be like ever other Church Night and totally different from ever other Church Night.”
Letzkus, Linsay Deming,and Jeremy Frank write, produce and perform Church Night.
Since its debut at The Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights, the show has developed a “loyal flock” of 150-160 members that consistently fill the back stage at Black Cat.
“There’s a really tight-knit community among people who come to Church Nights,” Deming said.
Jeremy Frank was unavailable for comment, much like his tongueless, scantily clad and submissive stage character, altered boy Randy St. Oates Jr.
Image courtesy of Church Night
Some suggestions for this 3-day weekend in D.C. —
After the artistic drought that inevitably occurs every August, I regard fall with a mixture of hope and dread. On the one hand, there are so many exhibitions that start up in September. On the other, how can I possibly get to all of the ones I want to see? I’ve already started paring down the extensive list of shows that seem really interesting, really strange or a mix of both. Here’s my sure-to-be-re-edited first take: