Nothing is sacred as this cross-dressing “chantoozie” and her “evil Southern leprechaun” present an evening of song and slander. The New York Times says “if Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse mirrors, they might have resembled Ms. Merman and Mr. Jordan in stature as well as comedic talent.”
Leslie Jordan is an Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his flamboyant portrayal of Beverly Leslie, Karen Walker’s pretentious archrival on the hit television series Will & Grace. His television work also includes guest appearances on Caroline in the City, Reba, Boston Legal, Boston Public, and Ugly Betty. On stage, Mr. Jordan received acclaim in the role of "Brother Boy" in Sordid Lives, a role he took to the big screen in the popular cult film of the same name. Jordan reprised the role in the Sordid Lives: The Series, a televised spin-off of the movie. His autobiography, “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” recently had a successful run off-Broadway.
Varla Jean Merman is a character originated and portrayed by actor, singer, and drag performer Jeffery Roberson. As Varla, Roberson has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Along with co-stars Miss Coco Peru and Evie Harris, Merman shared the “Best Actor” Grand Jury Award at Outfest 2003 and "Best Actress" honors at both the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and the 2003 Aspen HBO Film Festival for her role in Girls Will Be Girls. Varla has also made guest appearances on Project Runway and All My Children.