The Grinch of drag brings her controversial, nationally acclaimed holiday show to Philly for the first time.
Thursday, December 7 at Ruba

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Year after year, song after song, drag legend JACKIE BEAT has waged an oh-so-glamorous “War on Christmas!” This secular soldier has obliterated just about every holiday song ever written, delightfully defiling all that is seasonably sacred! At long last, JACKIE BEAT brings her nationally acclaimed holiday show GIVE TIL IT HURTS to Philadelphia at Ruba Northern Liberties. It will be performed for one night only: Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm; doors open 1 hour before showtime.  Ruba is located at 414 - 416 Green Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $22 (plus a 2 drink minimum, with cash only accepted at the bar). This venue is for ages 21+ only. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

It all started so innocently in 1998 with Jesus Christ, It’s Your Birthday!, a delightful non-denominational holiday tribute featuring such seasonal fare as "Sleigh Ride in Leather With You" and "Black Christmas." When the show was prominently featured in The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Right’s 1998 Report on Anti-Catholicism, an annual holiday tradition was born. Beat's most requested holiday songs include including her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis."

Award-winning drag darling JACKIE BEAT has been wowing unsuspecting audiences since 1989.  She has toured with Roseanne Barr -- as the comic legend’s opening act -- including a 7-week run at The New York New York in Las Vegas; written for TV (Fashion Police, Hello Ross, Hype! and others) and collaborated on special material with the like of Roseanne, Rosie O’Donnell and Jennifer Coolidge; appeared in countless TV shows (Sex and the City), movies (Grief, Wigstock The Movie, Flawless, Adam & Steve) and Off-Broadway hits (Valley of the Dolls, Tell-Tale!).  She has been named Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine. Jackie is also a columnist, lead singer for the electro-rock band Dirty Sanchez, and the subject of the documentary film My Name is Jackie Beat including commentary from Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, and Roseanne.

*illustration by Glen Hansen