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PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES SIX ALL-NEW DRAG QUEEN SPECIALS BEGINNING FEB. 24 IN CANADA!
PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES SIX ALL-NEW DRAG QUEEN SPECIALS BEGINNING FEB. 24 IN CANADA
The Hilarious Stand-Up Specials Feature Famous Drag Queens Peppermint, Darienne Lake, BeBe Zahara Benet, Jinkx Monsoon, Ginger Minj, and Monét X Change
TORONTO, CANADA (February 21, 2023) – Okurrr! Today, Paramount+ announced that the streaming service in Canada will be the exclusive home to six stand-up specials featuring world-renowned drag queens including, Peppermint, Jinkx Monsoon, and Monét X Change. Beginning Friday, February 24 with PEPPERMINT: SO-SIGH-ETY EFFECTS, Paramount+ will debut a brand-new stand up special, every Friday for six weeks. The Drag Specials are produced by Tribeca Film and Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle Company and distributed in Canada by levelFILM.
The six laugh-out-loud specials dive into dating, coming out, haunted dolls, and everything in between:
PEPPERMINT: SO-SIGH-ETY EFFECTS – Friday, February 24
Follow Peppermint as she invites viewers on an all-inclusive journey through New York City to get a first-hand look at what it's like to be a single black transgender woman in today's society. Peppermint invites viewers to cry and laugh with and at her as she tells tales of love and heartbreak from the stage to the bathroom stall. Drawing audiences to one inevitable conclusion, "hey at least I don't have it that bad!"
DARIENNE LAKE: ALTERED BOY – Friday, March 3
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Darienne Lake shares intimate but hilarious anecdotes about her life; from growing up as the middle child in a large catholic family, to coming out at an early age as a drag queen and finding her chosen family and life purpose through humor and self-revelation.
BEBE ZAHARA BENET: AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY – Friday, March 10
In her debut stand up show, pioneering entertainer BeBe Zahara Benet recounts immigrating from West Africa to America through a series of hysterical sketches, unexpected audience interactions and razor shop social commentary. Settle in for a raucous journey from the Motherland to...Minnesota. No baggage fees required.
JINKX MONSOON: RED HEAD REDEMPTION – Friday, March 17
Follow Jinkx Monsoon through the weaving tale of her booze addled, sex-filled, gender defying life. In this (extremely) candid standup special, Jinkx shares her experiences as a trans-femme, non-binary, alcoholic, ethical slut. Viewers will learn more than they ever wanted to know about her journey of self-discovery – leading her to her husband, sobriety, and to be the first queen to win Drag Race twice! AND she sings!
GINGER MINJ: BLESS YOUR HEART – Friday, March 24
International Drag Superstar, Ginger Minj, discusses dysfunctional family etiquette, haunted dolls and the infamous “Florida Man” in this hilariously honest musical memoir of her Southern Baptist upbringing. Best known for appearances in DUMPLIN, Hocus Pocus 2, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ginger breaks out of the “werk room” and takes center stage to tell her story as only she can.
MONÉT X CHANGE: FIST OF GLORY – Friday, March 31
Join Queen Monét X Change in her debut stand up special where she takes viewers on a comedic romp about playing the pink power ranger in Brooklyn, being inherently “very gay” before coming out, and watch as she dazzles the audience with a live Opera performance about fisting.