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50 Shades of Gay Christmas Spectacular - 2020

50 Shades of Gay Christmas Spectacular - 2020

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January 13th - Port Jervis, NY  SOLD OUT
May 4th - The Copa, NYC  SOLD OUT
May 18th - Corporate Event
May 31st - Corporate Event - Atlantic City, NJ
June 28th - Pride Event - The Copa, NYC SOLD OUT
July - 28th - Clock Tower Cabaret - Denver, CO
August 10th- TBA
August 15th - TBA
August 16th - TBA
August 17th- TBA
September TBA
December 7th - NYC
December TBA


50 Shades of Gay is An Adult Variety Show Written, Produced and Starring  Award Winning Comedian Ike Avelli. The show is filled with comedy, music, drag, costumes, and Audience Participation! The show has been selling out Venues in the U.S. since 2015!
IKE AVELLI is a Stand Up Comedian who Wrote, Produced and Starred in 4 original shows since 2013: 50 Shades of Gay is his 3rd show that premiered in June of 2015 and has been selling out venues and winning awards around the country throughout it's run. Be sure to catch it in a city near you!

Guest Performers

1 TYM MOSS is a multi talented performer. He is making a name for himself in film, NY theater, television and music. In addition to his incredible comedic timing, he is an accomplished dramatic actor as well as singer and songwriter. New York City based, he travels the country performing. His single, FREE AGAIN went to #6 on the iTunes DanceCharts. He currently packed the house at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC for 4 nights in his first Cabaret Show, “Tym Moss (A)LIVE!! FUN! FABULOUS!! FLAMBOYANT!!! He is also starring in his first Starring role in the film "JUNK".
2 VIKI VILLAINESS: Viki came to New York 10 years ago to start a career in fashion. However, that was somewhat sidetracked by her interest in nightlife and Viki Villainess soon emerged: a spooky, couture queen with purple hair and a penchant for custom looks that would never be seen twice. Today Viki is an accomplished and award-winning FIT graduate, Miss FIT 2014, and fashion designer. She hand crafts every single one of her outfits. She can also be heard on the successful podcast "Shade Parade" on Soundcloud with Ari Kiki!
3 AARON PAUL is a Pop-dance solo artist who was previously a part of the pop group Worlds Apart who had a chart run of over 5 top 30 UK singles, including "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel," & their biggest hit "Could it be I'm Falling in Love." His career continues to soar with his worldwide club hits, #1 record 'I DON'T CARE!', top ten hit 'PnP (Party n Play)' & 'SHINE BRIGHT'. His new album DANCE is being released this spring with his autobiography "I Don't Care" to follow. Aaron was also nominated for 2 Glam Awards this year, Best Male Performer and Best Music Video

4 JEZA BELLE  is an award-winning author, comedian, writer and speaker. Jeza's compilation cocktail cookbook "The Harlot's Guide to Classy Cocktails" won numerous awards. Her screenplays have also placed in multiple film festivals in 2016 & 2017, and she recently won WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices contest,that had almost 1,000 entries.  She is currently directing and producing her first short film BISCUITS. She also appears as a guest speaker at various events, speaking on issues of diversity, race, culture, and religion of the LGBT community.

5 CHRIS WILLIAMS is a Singer/Songwriter/Producer from Long Island. Starting off as a session singer recording demos for producers, Chris began to write and produce for other artists as well. He has performed in New Jersey and New York as both a background singer as well as a featured performer, including such legendary New York venues as The Duplex and Sugar Bar. Chris is also a published writer, writing music reviews for Billboard magazine and music blogs. While music is a definite love, his true passion lies with his full-time career devoted to supporting people with developmental disabilities.


6 MARGOH! CHANNING two time MAC Award Nominee is a writer, comedian and performance artist from Providence, RI, where she performed award winning Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli tribute shows. Now focusing on theater and cabaret in NY, MargOH! premiered her new work "MargOH! Channing is Tipsy" to rave reviews at Dixon Place in 2012, and received critical acclaim for the show at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her gayiance MAN-ee Champangne. She is currently working on new shows for upcoming festivals! See ya at the party, kids!


7 VIVIAN DARLING is known in Rochester as the Fat Bitch of drag where she hosts monthly Drag Bingo with the local LGBT non-profit—The Out Alliance. You can also catch her at 140 Alex Bar and Grill for the drag shows there, and she is excited to announce that she has a new show coming up starting January 2019 featuring local and out of town performers for a drag/skit mashup akin to SNL. Check her out on Facebook and Instagram (viviidarling) for more info or to send her a cake.


8. ARI KIKI: Ari Kiki has been terrorizing NYC audiences for over 8yrs. She is Hot Mess in a short dress,  and a fixture at clubs in the West Village! She is also the Winner of the 2017 Glam Award for Best Comedy Performer, and 2016 Get Out Magazine winner for Best Drag Performer in the West Village.She can also be heard on the successful podcast "Shade Parade" on Soundcloud with Viki Villianess! If you got a nipple, she'll lick it....


9. ELEANORA DIAMOND has been a professional drag entertainer for over 10 years. Beginning her drag career in West Hollywood California then relocated to Central Florida she has become one of Central Florida most well known entertainers. She has been featured in several magazines and news papers for her larger than life costumes and even larger personality. She is a highly motivated career girl, event hostess and showgirl. By day she lives her life as the normal boy next door with way too many video games and by night she hits the stage as a fabulous drag entertainer


10. COBY KOEHL  is a Graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He decided to trek off to NYC where he made a name for himself in the performing arts scene as a singer/songwriter/playwright and producer. He had a # 1 song in Greece. He has had the privilege of working at some of NYC's iconic venues, like The Cutting Room, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater and the historic Stonewall Inn. Many famous artists like Boy George said he is the greatest living soul singer since Amy Winehouse and absolutely one of the most amazing voices he has heard in 15 years.


11. SAM OZ STONE is a graduate from the Institute for American Musical Theatre. Past credits include, West Side Story “Big Deal/ Dance Captain”, Spring Awakening “Hanschen”. Sam has also been featured singing cabarets around the NYC. Making people laugh across the country is what Sam strives to do with his career and his talent!


12. FRAN SISCO is a very prolific entertainer and creative person spanning many varied fields in the NYC region. Launched like a rocket on 1/1/11 when she transitioned to being a full-time transgender female, Fran has been non-stop and (a) performed in over 200 shows, including cabarets, singing, comedy, variety and sketches (b) acted in plays, films and webseries (c) wrote, directed and produced 2 award-winning documentaries and 3 award-winning music videos of songs she created (d) wrote, directed and produced 3 short plays (e) writing essays, poems and songs, and also visual art, radio show hosting, and speaking as a trans advocate at nonprofits

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13. WENDY STUART was recently voted one of the top 10 beautiful women by Hollywood Digest (as an advocate and influencer in wildlife conservation as well as LGBTQ issues) this actress, model,comedian, podcast host, interviewer, club MC, author of her memoir “She’s The Last Model Standing” (Amazon) . Most recently the host and creator of “Pandemic Cooking With Wendy” and co host on “Triversity Talk“ with Steven Teague  and “If These Walls Could Talk” with Tym Moss.  Producer, Host, and Interviewer on award winning documentaries including “Whisperers and Witnesses:Primate Rescue in Cameroon”  You can find out more about Wendy on her YouTube channel “WendyStuartTV” and her website She hopes you’ll stop by...,


14. Coco Couture is originally from Charlotte, NC but considers Asheville their home. Coco, has a background in theatre, cheerleading and gymnastics. She has a love for all things glamorous and macabre and of course MADONNA. Coco would like to be Iman when she grows up.


15. Derry Queen is a Chicago drag queen and stand up that combines comedy and make up into a hot mess. She has performed all around Chicago for 3 years and has a stupid following on Tik Tok (@derryqueenhaha) . She can be seen hosting Drag Race viewing parties at the annoyance anytime an episode is on! She also hosts Gag! at Berlin and Derry Queen’s Big Queer Variety Show at the Hideout . Follow her to see where else she is performing and what else is up in her stinky little life . 


16.Spjork is a Chicago based drag artist who prioritizes silliness and a good time. No matter if it’s twitter, Instagram, or the capitalist play pen we call life; Spjork will be there to make you laugh (or something)!


17. Jacqueline Dupree  is an international recording artist and drag entertainer born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to the East Coast to pursue a singing and acting career. She has been a member of and played for the New York Gay Football League for over a decade.

Jackie has shared the stage with many notable entertainers, including Grace Jones, Regina Bell, and RuPaul, to name a few. She has appeared at venues as diverse as The Russian Tea Room, Copacabana, and XL Nightclub. Additionally, she has performed in venues around the world, such as in Iceland, Turkey, and Bermuda.

Diva Jackie Dupree is a regular staple at the legendary national landmark, The STONEWALL Inn

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18. Icy Hottiee is a DMV, Baltimore-based queen performing since May of 2022. This bone chilling yet spicy hot diva does not limit herself to one type of performance style, but her favorite styles involve comedic acts that GAGS her audience leaving them laughing, smiling, and craving more. Icy is a huge advocate for self-love and positive body image and wants to empower all her audiences to feel sexy, confident, and beautiful in their own skin (all while having a laugh or two). To see more, follow her on Instagram @ms.icy.hottiee!


19. Robyn Ya'men - Hi, I am a Baltimore-based Drag Queen who has been doing drag now for 10 years. I host drag events all over Maryland including bingos, brunches, and dinner shows. I love to make people laugh and make sure people leave my shows all smiles. So prepare those face muscles and get ready for a show!


20. Cecile Williams, born of hippies, moved to the New York area (Jersey) from Montana, to sing for the masses. She has since fronted a cover band with prolific drummer Kevin March, created and performed back up vox for an original artist, and has achieved success providing session work for artists at Grammy-Award winning David Amlen's Sound on Sound Studios. Cecile has appeared in several shows produced by the incomparable Evan Laurence, as well as singing sensation Coby Koehl's singer showcase Nouveau Riche, and Chauncey Dandridge's monthly variety show, Freak Out, at The Historic Stonewall Inn. Cecile is a huge fan of Ike Avelli and is thrilled and honored to join him and his splendid cast for this installment of 50 Shades of Gay,


21. Miz Jade is a Black-Trans Gender Fluid- Drag performer, event host, and professional dancer. A queen known for her teaching, activism, and quick wit, she's bound to gag you and turn the party. Known throughout NYC, Miz Jade has been described as fierce, sensual, sophisticated, and full of surprises. She is extremely proud of her involvement with Drag Story Hour, as she is passionate about the program’s message of acceptance inclusivity, and diversityShe was also profiled in an episode of Revry’s original documentary series, Queens of Kings,  which explored the duality between her dance and drag worlds.  

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22. Shirley Delta Blow is a  big city girl with small town dreams, She came west to seek her fortune. Good for you, Denver is as far as she got. She is an event hostess, a drag performer and a queen. Shirley performs on stages all over the state. Her unique and quirky style has led to shows like Drag Machine, DragOn! and Lord of the Butterflies at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Drag Decades at the Clocktower Cabaret. Shirley also hosts I Love That Story and reads books to children and their adults at libraries and bookstores. She hosts bingo events at Osteria Marco and all over town. Find more than you ever wanted to know at


23. Vera Vanderwoude St Clair, a regionally celebrated drag performer, captivates audiences with her unparalleled dance moves and exceptional stage presence. Her performances are a dazzling display of talent and charisma, drawing in audiences with her magnetic charm. Vera's journey into the world of drag began as a means of self-expression and has since blossomed into a celebrated career. With every twirl and step, she exudes confidence and grace, leaving a lasting impression on all who witness her mesmerizing performances. Vera Vanderwoude St Clair's artistry transcends the boundaries of the stage, inspiring others to embrace their true selves fearlessly.

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