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Join us Thursday December 8 from 8-10pm at Hunters Fort Lauderdale for Poverello's Comedy Night. We have 3 great comedians to perform. My Big Funny Peter, K.c. Guy and Eric Contreras. 100% of the door proceeds will help Poverello provide nearly 3,000 traditional holiday meals to the less fortunate. Admission will be $20 at door or $15 if you bring a bag of canned goods. Each door entry will provide a complete traditional holiday meal. Limited seating available.
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Hosted By: Poverello
Thursday, December 8, 2016   08:00 PM

Our yearly conventions are "Celebrations" of the mature gay man.

Join us for a series of contests, poolside fun, and loads of entertainment, and musical guests and leave that world you know behind for a getaway weekend of your life. The only regret you should have is not getting registered soon enough!

Thursday - 26 January 2017
Time Event Location
10AM VOLUNTEER Meeting Vendor area/Ramada Pool Area
NOON - 6PM    
Village People Costume Contest “Come in Costume” 
Friday - 27 January 2017
Time Event Location
6AM - 9AM BREAKFAST BUFFET Ramada Breakfast Room
9AM - 11PM OPEN POOL Ramada Pool
1PM - 4PM Fantasy Swim Suite Contest Ramada Pool
2nd round "Mr ACOF 2017 
10AM - 2PM Free RAPID HIV TESTING Ramada Business Center
Saturday - 28 January 2017
Time Event Location
6AM - 10AM BREAKFAST BUFFET Ramada Breakfast Room
9AM - 1100PM OPEN POOL Ramada Pool
10AM - 2PM FREE RAPID HIV TESTING Ramada Business Center
1AM - 4PM Sexy Speedo Contest Ramada Pool
3rd round "Mr ACOF 2017
7PM-11PM TOGA PARTY  50/50 Raffle 8:30PM/10:00 - $1.00 Shots and Gift Basket Raffle every Hour  RUMORS BAR
7PM - 9PM Happy Hour 2/4/1 Drink Specials RUMORS BAR
10PM Toga Contest (First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, 3rd Place $20 Bar tabs. RUMORS BAR
Sunday - 29 January 2017
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6AM - 10AM Ramada Breakfast Buffet RAMADA BREAKFAST ROOM
1PM - 4 PM Beautiful Bathing Suit Contest RAMADA POOL
4rd round "Mr ACOF 2017
Crowning of 2017 Mr ACOF
Announcement of time and location of next Celebration
Monday - 18 July 2016
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Reserve your spot HERE (external site)


Thursday, January 26, 2017   06:00 AM

Join the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for their season debut at the Hard Rock Live with an evening designed to bring people of all backgrounds together through holiday music. The Chorus will perform with a 12-piece orchestra, featuring special guest artist Linda Eder!

Purchase Tickets Here (external site)


Sunday, December 11, 2016   08:00 PM

What are you doing Saturday morning? Join mature men of A Celebration of Friends at WolfBar for coffee, donuts, and fellowship.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016   10:30 AM
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With this fast-paced life we live in, it is hard to make time for ourselves.  Most people do not know who they are, what they want, or how they feel.  But they can for sure let us know the gossip and corruptions in their workplace, what’s all wrong with the world, and even the issues amongst the neighbors down the street.  They do not take the time for themselves, know what self-love is,  what it takes and what it does to the body, and most importantly, the mind.

Your mind, gut and/or intuition are your besties during this expedition in finding yourself.  People need to start listening to their bodies; it will tell you what it wants and needs . . . which ultimately comes down to taking care of it.  We have one body and once it’s been used up beyond repair, the rest starts to follow suit.  You can’t be kick-ass if you are in a state of confusion all of the time, running out of gas, or feeling like you just been hit by a truck.  The proper balance of nutrition and lifestyle will get those gears running in proper order and propel you to greater things and a better way of being . . . resulting in a better, more improved you!

You ARE what you eat.  Period!  Processed, refined and fast foods may taste good, but that has nothing to do with being good for you (both your body and your mind). What do you think feeds your brain that allows you to perform basic functions and think clearly every day?  You guessed it!  The food you eat.  You will not do your best, have amazing thoughts and ideas, or feel awesome if you are eating crap!

Are these foods convenient?  Yes.  Is it the best for you?  Not even close.  To feel good, be better, and think greatly, you need to eat as much clean, WHOLEsome foods as you can and drink lots of water. Our bodies are made up mostly of water, so hydrate the heck out of it and drink up!

Don’t believe me?  Commit and try it for a week and then tell me that you aren’t feeling awesome, have more energy, thinking clearer, and communicating better with your peers.  (I’ll be waiting for your response).  

Another way to be a Super You is to express yourself.  Don’t hold anything in.  When things build up inside, the end result is usually very ugly.  Understand this does not mean to be overly honest or self-righteous in your expressions!  Those will always cause an uproar.  If there are issues with family, friends, or co-workers then speak on it.  Have a conversation . . . not an argument.  Understand that everybody is different, has their own opinions, and we do not always have to agree with one another and come to the same conclusion for all to be well. That’s what makes us all different and sometimes it’s best to agree to disagree, and move on.

There is no guidebook or manual to being the best person you can be.  You’ll know when you’re in the correct path because everything will feel right.  Coincidentally, you’ll know when you're off track because things will feel off and not work well at all.

Be your authentic self, hold yourself accountable for your actions, be respectful, and for god’s sake -  learn patience.  That last one's a doozy, I know.  But oh, SO important!  Patience is a virtue and just a little bit goes a long way.

Life is a practice. If some things don’t work out the first time. It’s ok. Try again.  You didn’t learn to walk on the first try, now did you?

The privilege of life is being who you are.  If we are not being ourselves, then why be at all?  So, Just Do You, but Do It Great!

Just Smile! Damn It!

You might just be surprised at some of the amazing health benefits that are produced by smiling.  This simple act improves your appearance and creates a chain reaction of happiness throughout your whole body.  It decreases stress, improves brain function, strengthens immunity, and releases endorphins. Smiling also improves your mood, creates laughter, is quite contagious, and will make you more comfortable and definitely more approachable.

So hop to it! What are you waiting for?


You've seen the stickers on cars and have heard it plenty of times, but being nice hasn't found some of you yet.

It takes very little effort to brighten someone's day.  A simple act of kindness is one of the most selfless and considerate things anyone can do.  People are acknowledged, appreciated, and remembered for their kindness (and yes, their smiles too!).

When someone is treated with kindness, it creates a ripple effect.  When they share their experience with others that feeling is transferred through conversation (yes, people still talk to each other).  That kindness continues to reach others, and in turn, they go out and do the same.  Rinse? and repeat. See the pattern?

So the next time you happen to be smiling, continue that feeling -  open a door for someone, say please and thank you, give hugs or a handshake when warranted, and for god’s sake let that car over!  Yes, the one that has had their blinker on for the last ten minutes.

Most of us are conditioned to a way of thinking, either by our families, our communities, our relationships, or even the media.  Thoughts like, "I will never have that”, “I am not attractive enough”, “that will never happen to me”, “I’ll never get that job”, and “that is totally out of my league”, are all of ZERO benefit.  It is thoughts like these that may have kept you from receiving anything positive.  

Why, you ask?  Simply because you don’t think you can.  Nothing good will come into your life thinking these negative ways.  Visualize what you want and start to think you can have all those things you once thought were unattainable.  You are the only one standing in your way!  Change your thoughts - change your life!  Think greatly, and greatness will come.

3 easy steps to help launch a better you.  

1.   Start listening to yourself and not what others want you to do or say.  

Do what’s best for you - what feels right. Listen to your gut and go with your intuition; those two will rarely lead you astray or in the wrong direction.  Become more assertive and stand up for yourself.  Speak up in times when you usually do not.  Start to build up that muscle!

There is a big difference between learning how to be assertive and being bitchy about things. As you start this transformation you will surely know the difference . . . and I’m certain your friends and family will have no objections letting you know either.  And always remember:  it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it!

2. The right answers to finding your way might not always be the easiest.

Sometimes we need to get through the rough stuff in order to locate what our true desires are and what we ultimately want.  Start to be daring!  Make sacrifices, get uncomfortable, and try new things in order to create change.  Self-improvement is all about change and discovery. Things may not always be cupcakes and daisies, but better to get through the speed bumps now rather than later.

3. Be true to yourself and who you are (or the person you are trying to discover).

Stop putting on a front for others around you.  They don’t care anyway and you’re most likely looking like a dork in the process. Understand that weaknesses are ok.  We grow and learn from them.

You are going to come crashing down soon enough trying to be someone you’re not.

Be you, be real, and love yourself for who you are!

Listen to your body, eat well, and be kind and courteous.  By practicing these and mastering your own   balance, you will get back much more than you ever thought possible. Feeling super yet?  

Jimmy is a Holistic Health Coach who received his training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is also board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  He provides continual support in the areas of Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle to locate the balance needed to achieve personal health and wellness goals.  954.478.5266


Author: Jimmy Rodgers

Get offline and get out to support local gay and gay-inclusive businesses right here in our community!  Here are 12 ways to make your holiday bright!

1. A gift certificate for brunch

Give the gift of brunch!  We all love a good kiki over brunch while nursing a hangover or getting ripped for another Sunday Funday out and about on The Drive.  So pop over to Rosie’s or Thirteen, two of our favorite brunch spots for a gift certificate, and truly surprise your loved ones with a gift that makes so much sense they may have never thought of it before.

Rosie's Bar and Grill - 2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors;

Thirteen Restaurant and Bar - 2390 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors;

2. Some chocolates for your stocking

JP’s Chocolate Shoppe is a quaint chocolate shop with a wide array of gourmet truffles, plus handmade fudge and gift baskets.  So pick up some tasty morsels to fill your loved one’s stocking. You do know that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, right?  So that is just one added bonus to this gift that keeps on giving.  Pun intended.

JP’s Chocolate Shoppe - 2410 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors;

3. Some good coffee to brew at home

Warsaw Coffee Company has some of the best coffee in the region, so pick up a pound of beans to either fill your loved one’s stocking or put under the tree.  Or, just brew it up for Christmas morning and surprise them with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee as they come down the stairs to unwrap all the goodies under the tree.

Warsaw Coffee Company - 815 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale;

4. Some leather

Leather products can be a splurge for yourself, so use the excuse of a holiday to buy something sexy for your partner.  Especially since a good new harness or jockstrap may actually benefit you just as much as them.  LeatherWerks is the Southeast's premier leather and fetish shop. They are a full service leather store addressing the needs of gay men and the greater fetish community.  So fill your Santa Baby’s gift bag with something naughty this Christmas.

LeatherWerks - 1226 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale;

5. A new swimsuit

Only in South Florida does a swimsuit make perfect sense as a gift over a sweater or new winter coat during the holiday season.  Some of our favorite shops that offer a wide array of styles and trends are Pride Factory and The Athletic Man.  So after you open those new trunks, bike down to Sebastian Beach for the day and take them for a test dip.

Pride Factory - 850 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale;

The Athletic Man - 1429 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale;

6. A good read

Books and Books Miami Beach is located in the historic Sterling Building on pedestrian Lincoln Road Mall.  Not only can you find the latest must have additions to your beach bag, but they have a great collection of larger than life coffee table books that will make any art enthusiast salivate. They specialize in art, design, fashion and architecture, so choosing out a beautiful new book to grace your coffee table is easy to do.

Books and Books - 927 Lincoln Road?, Miami Beach;

7. Some classic tunes remastered

Bette Midler re-released a deluxe version of The Divine Miss M, her 1972 debut album that included the hits “Do You Want To Dance,” “Chapel Of Love,” “Friends” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

In the liner notes that accompany this new collection, Midler recalls the origin of her nickname: “I began being called The Divine Miss M around 1969, when I made my first appearance at the Continental Baths, a gay bath house located in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel, at Broadway and 74th Street in New York.  My best friend, Bill Hennessy, a hairdresser I met on Fiddler on the Roof, called me that for years. It was my first night at the Baths, and before I went on, the owner, Steven Ostrow, stuck his head into the dressing room and asked how I wanted to be introduced. I said, ‘Just tell them I’m divine!’ And that’s how it started.”

Keep it local and support the Barnes and Noble on Federal Highway before you look it up on Amazon.

Barnes and Noble - 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale;

8. Some tickets to a show

Life is a cabaret!  There are lots of star-studded shows that will make the Broadway lover in us all reel at the holidays.  Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison, and Andrea Martin are all coming to the Parker Playhouse in Mark Cortale’s Broadway Concert Series hosted by Seth Rudetsky.  Also, big and brash musicals like Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, and Mamma Mia! are coming to the Broward Center for Performing Arts in early 2017.

Broward Performing Arts Center - 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale;

9. A spa treatment

Give the gift of relaxation - which really is priceless.  While The Grand Resort and Spa is a go-to for visitors, South Florida locals can also take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere and lush ambiance.  After a day of being pampered by their relaxation experts, your loved one will step away feeling more confident and refined.  Services include customized and specialty massages, facials and wet room treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and haircuts. You can hang out all day on the grounds - meeting visitors who are in town for the weekend.

The Grand Resort and Spa - 539 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale;

10. A med spa treatment

If your loved one is looking for a something a little bit more lasting than just a wax or a facial, buy them a treatment at the BeWell MedSpa.  BeWell MedSpa specializes in concierge age management applying the best in safe and effective treatment modalities that have been proven to show results.  There, they can advantages of their fantastic botox, hair removal, cellulite reduction and skin tightening services.  Sign us up!

BeWell MedSpa - 1881 NE 26th St #40, Wilton Manors;

11. A growler of beer

Give the gift that keeps on giving - booze!  Go local and support Oakland Park brewery Funky Buddha by picking up one of their growlers and filling it up with whatever they have on tap.  For something seasonal, try the Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter with Cacao Nibs and Vanilla. This is the finest, purest, black cocoa straight from the source:  the rugged mountains of Brazil, where chocolate is life.  They smuggled these beans back to the brewhouse, where they were blended with creamy milk porter and fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans.  Get cocoa'd up!

Funky Buddha Brewery - 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park;

12. A gay getaway

Al Ferguson and Chuck Scott's LGBTQ brand, Al and Chuck Travel is part of one of America's largest travel companies with eleven offices including one right here in Wilton Manors!  They specialize in cruises and tours worldwide to pride events, gay festivals, circuit parties and much more.

Out of more than 30,000 travel agencies, is in the top 1%, representing cruise lines like Holland America, Carnival, Cunard, Seabourne, Costa, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity.  This allows you to enjoy special features and fabulous prices you won't find anywhere else in the gay marketplace.  Their gay cruise to Cuba in April looks especially enticing.

Al and Chuck Travel - 2300 NE 7th Avenue, Wilton Manors;


Author: Alexander Kacala

With the international release of their album, "Till the End of Time", Jason and deMarco became familiar names to music fans around the world. Their first single "Trying to Get to You" climbed the Billboard Charts and their second single, "This is Love" won "Music Video of the Year 2006" on MTV's LOGO. 

Well, they are bringing their signature sound to the United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale on December 3 at 7:00 pm to kick the holiday season off right.

We quickly chatted with Jason, one part of the handsome duo, before they touch down for the free show at UCC Fort Lauderdale this weekend. 

Tell us about what you're preparing for your performance this weekend?

Well I started in Fort Lauderdale. I lived there for a while years ago so it is always fun coming back. We are coming back to do a Christmas concert. We are launching the Christmas holiday season at the UCC Fort Lauderdale and very excited about it. The majority of our show will be our Christmas material. We released a Christmas CD last year. It is full of really beautiful arrangements -- lots of harmonies. DeMarco and I have been doing this for a long time now. We have been traveling together for about 15 years. We had twin sons in 2011 so we don't go out on tour quite as often now. We were actually on tour last year and came through Fort Lauderdale when Reverend Patrick Rodgers asked us if we could come back for their Christmas season.

So your genre is Christian music?

It ranges. We have a pretty large repertoire. Obviously being a same sex couple in the Christian market we kind of hit a glass ceiling many years ago. So we had to diversify our music. We have done shows everywhere from theaters to cruise ships to dance clubs. Our music is pretty diverse as far as stylistically what we have released. But our signature really is our harmony. We are a duo so regardless of what style we are singing, our harmony is really what our signature is. We have had a strong presence and strong support from LGBT friendly churches for years. So even if we are doing a mainstream gig on the weekend, we will usually find a church to book on Sunday. So it has definitely been a strong venue base and support base for us. 

So tell us about the songs on your Christmas album?

It is a really cool album because we do a lot of medleys on it. It was really fun because we do a lot of original arrangements. We start off with a song we wrote mixed with "Silent Night". We do a medley of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" with a more contemporary Christmas song called "How Many Kings?". And then we do some of the traditional classics like "Santa Baby" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside". We do a medley of "Oh Holy Night" with "Mary, Did You Know?" It is a lot of really popular songs that people enjoy yet in very different arrangements. That was kind of our goal. 

There are so many Christmas albums out there. I think every artist out there is trying to figure out what they can do a little different. The other thing that is somewhat unique about it is it pretty much just a piano and our vocals and so it is very stripped down. Lots of harmonies. That is our signature and what people have grown to love. We have released pop rock albums over the years and dance remixes but people always just come back to us saying they love our voices. So that is what we wanted to focus on for the Christmas album.

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Author: Alexander Kacala

There doesn’t seem to be anything Kristin Chenoweth can’t do. As an actress, she has proven time and again that she can make us laugh just as easily as she can bring tears to our eyes. As a singer with a dynamic range, Chenoweth knows how to sell a song, whether it’s a beloved show-tune, a standard from the American songbook, or something with a touch of torch and twang. On her new album, The Art of Elegance (Concord), Chenoweth leaves her own distinctive impression on a set of well-loved classics including “I’m A Fool To Want You,” “The Very Thought of You,” “Skylark” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” as well as “A House Is Not A Home” and the lesser-known “I Get Along Without You Very Well.” Chenoweth was kind enough to speak with me while she was en route to a concert performance in the fall of 2016.

[Kristin is performing on February 14 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and on February 15 in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center for the Arts.]

Gregg Shapiro: With so many fantastic songs from which to choose, how do you go about selecting songs from the American songbook that you want to record and perform, as you did for your new album The Art of Elegance?

Kristin Chenoweth: Lots of tears, because I had to cut a lot of things I wanted to keep. I’m going to have to do a part two for sure. I think, for me, I have to remember that I’m telling a story in some way. I would love to make an album full of ballads. For a listener, I want to have variety on there. I’ve got to include things like “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” and put my stamp on it with the (openly gay) saxophonist Dave Koz. Lots of these songs I hadn’t performed, but I’ve always wanted to. These are songs that I wanted to get in my wheelhouse. I sang them over and over and over and over again [laughs]. Of course, I’ve fallen in love with them all. Then you go in and record and sing them some and you go back in and rerecord and sing them some more. That’s kind of how I did this album. They have to be a part of you. They have to be in your DNA. That’s how I approached it. As far as what made it on there, it was tough. It’s probably one or two songs too long, but I just couldn’t (cut any more). That’s what I ended up with. I’m really proud of it.

GS: I’m really glad you mentioned songs being in your DNA. I especially loved your rendition of “A House Is Not A Home,” a song that you also sang in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, as well as on Glee. Why did you want to include that number?

KC: There are certain songs that I don’t feel like I’ve nailed yet. I wasn’t done with it. I finally got done with it. I finally got the version that I heard in my head. I almost didn’t do it. I almost didn’t spend the money to do it and all that. I just wasn’t done with it yet. It’s a pretty heavy Burt Bacharach/Hal David lyric. I just wanted it. I’m proud of the way we did it on Broadway and on Glee, but I just wanted to get it right in my mind.

GS: Of the album’s 13 songs, three of them are Gershwin tunes. What makes Gershwin compositions so attractive to you as a singer?

KC: First of all, there’s something about him being singer-friendly. He wrote well for singers, especially my kind of voice; people who tell stories with their singing and their style seem to fit with Gershwin. I’ve done “Smile” for about four years. But I started cutting my teeth on “Someone To Watch Over Me” in college. I’ve sung that one for a while. There’s something so simple and sweet about that lyric. All we want is someone to care and love us, to care, to be our other half. That’s a lovely thought to me and a perfect melody. I wanted to honor him. He’s a great American songwriter. Why wouldn’t I put him on there? The question was, how many Gershwins do you put on there [laughs]? How many?

GS: Three was definitely a good number.

KC: Thank you!

GS: The first time I ever heard “I Get Along Without You Very Well” was on Carly Simon’s Torch album. Your version packs an emotional wallop. Why do you think that this song never became as popular as some of the other selections you chose for the album?

KC: That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do it, too. It’s not as well-known. It’s complicated. First of all, it’s range-y. It’s not necessarily an easy sing. It’s also deep. A lot of times people just don’t want to go there. They want, [sings] “I’ve got a crush on you, sweetie pie,” and I love that, too! But you have to admit and sing about the ones that aren’t with you anymore. The way Hoagy Carmichael and (Johnny) Mercer wrote it, it’s kind of a misleading song. “I get along without you very well/of course, I do,” except when this happens and this happens and this happens. I get along with you very well – it’s almost like trying to convince yourself that you do. But the truth is . . . especially Alan Broadbent’s arrangement at the end of that, how the chord progression goes up, those crazy, awesome chords . . . it’s really unsettling. It’s one of my favorite tracks on there.

GS: As a solo artist, you have recorded a show-tunes album, a Christian music album, a Christmas album, a country album, a live album, and now an album of standards. Do you think you might have a dance-music album in you for your devoted gay fans?

KC: Oh my gosh, people ask me that! The thing is, I would need the right producer, right? “Calling all dance music producers! I’m available [laughs].”

GS: In November, your show My Love Letter To Broadway is running for a dozen performances at the Lunt-Fontaine Theater in New York. Do you plan to include any numbers from that show in your 2017 concert tour?

KC: Oh, yes, of course. I’m constantly changing up my show. It’s never the same. There might be two or three songs I’m trying out. I’ve been singing these songs (on the new album) in the studio, but I haven’t really done them live. Tonight, I’m going to be doing four of them live. That will be a really good lesson for me. How they feel live. It’s intimate to sing them in a studio. Now, I’ve got to be on a stage and be in front of a lot of people.

GS: In December, you’re portraying Velma Von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, following in the footsteps of Linda Hart and Michelle Pfeiffer. How do you think your Velma will be different from theirs?

KC: They’re both so good. I got to see Linda’s live when it first came on Broadway. I just loved her. I’ve always been a fan of hers. And, of course, Michelle was perfect as Miss Baltimore Crabs. I think for me, mine’s going to be pretty out there, as you might expect. I’m just going to embrace the wrongness of her so that everybody else can enjoy not liking her. I think it’s fun to love-to-hate people [laughs]. I’m going to make her lovably hateable


Author: Gregg Shapiro

Peter Bisuito is back by popular demand.

The world's only gay, muscle-bear comedian, Bisuito is bringing his brand of comedy and theater to the Broward Center for Performing Arts on December 28 for a very special holiday extravaganza entitled, "My Big Funny Peter - STUFF ME for the Holidays!”

Bisuito’s comedy has been seen on Oprah.  He also opened for the celebs like Bianca Del Rio, Del Shores, and Andy Bell.  OutClique had the opportunity to chat with our cover-bear the morning after the historic election.  During our conversation, Bisuito explained his humor, what we can expect at his show, and some plot twists in his career.


You are doing another show at Broward this holiday season!  Tell us about how that came about?

I performed at the Broward Center last April - a sold out show.  I was getting dozens of emails and messages from people very disappointed that they couldn’t come see the show because no tickets were available.  So, I thought I would do it all over again.  This time it is going to be a holiday concert.  It is going to be in the larger theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The Center has also added me to their official fall and winter season line up.  It is also being sponsored by AIDS Health Foundation (AHF).


What can the audience expect?  Can you tell us a little bit about what you are planning?

Yes, of course!

I come from a really big musical theater background.  I was in musical theater for many years so I actually decided that since this is in the larger auditorium at the Broward Center, I decided to take advantage of the immense stage.  I am going to add some theatrics to my show.  I hired a professional dance team from Boca Raton.  We are going to be performing two musical numbers during the show.

I have been performing now for 25 years, but I decided to make comedy my full-time career only about four years ago.  This is a pretty new venture for me.


Why did you decide to switch up careers?

Well, that is all I ever wanted to do ever since I was a little boy.  All I wanted to do was to entertain and perform.  But my life just didn’t go in that direction initially.  I kind of took the road my father always wanted me to take, which was to go to college and get a job.  And I never wanted to do that.  I tried that route, because I didn’t want to disappoint my father.  So, I went to college.  I got a job, and another job, and another job, and my life spiraled off into a direction I never wanted it go.  I have always been a happy person, but I knew deep down that I wasn’t doing what I truly wanted to do.  

So four years ago, I turned 42 and I made “the choice”.  That’s it.  I quit my job.  I quit my business.  I gave up my income.  Now I am pursuing entertainment full-time and I am doing really well.  What I have accomplished in four short years is pretty commendable.


What is unique about your brand of comedy and humor?

I like to think that what I have is called timeless humor.  There is no gimmick to me.  I am just a funny story teller.  I am very – do I dare say it – much like Bill Cosby.  His older stuff.  I am very Kathy Griffin, telling funny stories on stage.  I can be a little George Carlin at times, and a little Ellen DeGeneres when it comes down to it.  

I think the thing that truly sets me apart from other performers is basically my physical attributes.  There really is no other 46 year old, gay, hairy, muscle bear that works as a professional comedian.  I have searched the internet many, many times and I can’t find anyone that fits my physical description, as far as a comedian is concerned.  I like to think that is what sets me apart from everyone else.  And not only that, I am going to include theatrics in my show.  Whenever I do a big show, I always have some kind of a musical number.


What will the musical number be?

I am not going to divulge that information yet.  You have to go to the show to find out!


How does the bear community support you?

The bear community supports me in many different ways.  They sign up for my newsletters, they come see my show, and they help me promote my performances.  I have been hired many times to travel all over the world to perform at their events.  I have performed at bear gatherings in Palm Springs, Provincetown, Amsterdam, and of course, here in Fort Lauderdale.  So yes, the bear community has been very supportive of me and my work.  I have done a lot with and for them.  There isn’t a lot of exposure in the bear community and if I can help out with that, I am more than happy to.

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