Interviews with amazing people, comedians and LGBTQ+ legends, with pop culture and politics wrapped up in a delicious candy coating of camp.
Hosted by Puerto Rican drag queen Fausto Fernós and his husband, Norwegian reality TV star Marc Felion, Feast of Fun began as one of the original 50 podcasts featured on iTunes in 2006, and celebrated by Apple: Feast of Fun "helped bring podcasting from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon." Five time winner of the People's Choice Podcast Award for Best LGBT podcast.
We've done thousands of shows with wonderfully wild people, LGBTQ legends and their friends, and tackle the tough questions like: is Sasquatch a drag queen? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?
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American Idol’s Jim Verraros Comes Out with New Music
It’s been 21 years since Jim Verraros made TV history as the first contestant from the reality TV show American Idol to come out as gay. Although he wasn’t allowed to talk about his sexuality on the show, by coming out during the promotional tour he paved the way for other closeted gay entertainers to fearlessly be themselves.
People like Clay Aiken, David Archuleta and Adam Lambert and even Neil Patrick Harris and Lance Bass owe a lot to people like Jim Verraros.
Following his glow up on reality television, Jim became a queer comedy film regular with his appearances in the Eating Out and Another Gay Movie franchises, and even had a Billboard chart hit with his song "You Turn It On.”
Today Jim Verraros, star of American Idol and the Eating Out franchise joins us to celebrate his return to music with his playful new single “Take My Bow” which he lip synced on Instagram during his crossfit class.
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🎵 "Take My Bow" on Apple Music: https://apple.co/44Wtfsa
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Plus-- Drew Barrymore apologizes for being a SCAB, and suspends production of her daytime talk show until the Hollywood Writers Strike is resolved.
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Charles Busch Looks Back on His Life & the Amazing Women Who Shaped It
With semi-autobiographical books like “Whores of Lost Atlantis” actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen, Charles Busch has fine tuned the recipe for adding drag to your theatrical production to turn it into a comedy hit.
Now Charles Busch is finally looking back on his amazing life in theater and drag in his new autobiography “Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy.”
Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy
by Charles Busch
Get it on Amazon: https://a.co/d/651o4ze
Charles Busch pulls you in as he shares his wild stories of his deep friendships and encounters with some of the biggest divas in entertainment, including Joan Rivers, Liza Minelli and Julie Andrews.
Today the legendary Charles Busch joins us to talk about the world's first ugly movie star, working with Boy George on Taboo the musical and the painful loss of his mother Gertie at the young age of seven.
Matt Brown Says the Interest is Too Damn High
The U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 relief for student loans has ended, and interest is now accruing once again. With payments due in October, many Americans expect these loans to outlive them.
Since the Republican majority Supreme Court thwarted President Biden's attempt to forgive student loans, the U.S. Economy could come to a grinding halt just in time for the 2024 Presidential Election.
Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms. Brown even if you’re not nasty, joins us to look at the impending doom of the student loan crisis.
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Why folks are hopping mad at Drew Barrymore for crossing the picket line during the Hollywood Writers Strike.
Scientologist and “That 70’s Show” star Danny Masterson gets 30 years to life in prison for assaulting two women.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are in hot water for writing letters of support for their former co-star.
Holly Hughes Takes a Trip to Barbieland
For all the jobs Barbie’s had over the years, her most lucrative gig yet is now movie star, as the Barbie movie has just surpassed the billion dollar mark in worldwide box office sales.
It is now Warner Brothers studio biggest money making film release in history.
This widely popular feminist film, directed and co-written by filmmaker Greta Gerwig, is set to not just to shape the future of films, but how we talk about gender and sexual equality.
Today, Weird Barbie in real life, performance artist Holly Hughes joins us to take a look at the Barbie movie phenomenon and why young girls love horses so much.
In the early 90s, Holly Hughes became widely known as part of the NEA Four, when her solo theatrical work became a political target for conservatives and her funding was revoked by the federal government.
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• Mattel releases its first product tie-in from the movie, the Weird Barbie Doll.
• Why America Ferrrera’s monologue from the film resonates so deeply.
Warning! We have a few spoilers in this podcast, so please listen with caution.
Matt Brown Tackles the Montgomery, Alabama Riverfront Brawl
In case you were wondering what all these folding chair memes are about, a video of an outrageous fight between Black riverboat staff and white boat owners has exploded on the internet.
While most folks don’t condone fighting, in a country with a history of violence towards Black people, it’s hard not to delight in the righteous anger expressed by those who were wronged, especially when it involves the unlikely weapon of choice - a folding chair.
Today comedian Matt Brown, joins us to take a look at the memes inspired by the Montgomery, Alabama Riverfront Brawl including a mural of Harriet Tubman offering you not just her hand to freedom but a folding chair to defend your way.
➤ What’s up with Lizzo’s lawsuit?
➤ Bullet holes in our podcast studio
➤ Michael Jackson’s singing style explained goes viral on Matt’s YouTube Channel.
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Pee Wee’s Last Big Adventure: Remembering Paul Reubens
Paging Mister Herman, Mister Herman to the Pearly Gates. Heartbreaking news, Paul Reubens, the comedian and performance artist behind the childlike alter-ego Pee-Wee Herman, died from complications of cancer on Sunday. He was 70.
Pee Wee knew who we were, but who was he?
Ruebens created his iconic character while performing with the comedy troupe The Groundlings and it quickly became a cultural sensation on late night TV which lead to his breakthrough film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and his iconic Saturday morning live action tv show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.
After being arrested in a theater in Florida, Paul Reubens’ career got derailed despite a public outcry against overzealous police. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried joked “If masturbation is a crime, I should be getting the electric chair.”
Today drag queen impresario Miss Understood joins us to look at the hilarious and wonderfully weird life and legacy of Paul Reubens, the genius behind Pee-Wee Herman.
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Plus-- a look also at the urban legends surrounding Carol Channing, and the life and legacy of Shuhada Sadaqat, the musician best known as Sinéad O'Connor.
Should be called the Terrance McNally name drop show
Ok Fausto…we get it….you had a connection with Terrance McNally….now get to the content we all want to hear! This show keeps on keepin on….3000 episodes. Keep up the good work
I don’t see the subscribe option
Where is the podcast ad free subscription… Get with it. And it already so I can subscribe that is great show.
Fausto..... + update
.....Update.... so now all they do is talk about muscles???......
At first I enjoyed this podcast but the more the I listened to it the more Fausto grates on my nerves. He's ill-informed, narrow minded, self aggrandized, is constantly accusing everyone with a cooking themed YouTube channel of ripping off (the horrendous) "Cooking with Drag Queens." Actually he likes to accuse anyone with a podcast of ripping them off. I have to listen sporadically. It's best when there's a guest to deflect their attention or else you're in for an hour long Fausto is so great and everyone copies him commercial. Not to mention that they tie everything back to drag queens....... My suggestion is to take everything this dude says with a grain of salt!