October 19, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Rainbow Pop! Christmas Comedy Spectacular in Long Beach and Hollywood

The Laugh Factory’s monthly LGBTQ+ comedy night Rainbow Pop! is back for the holidays, and it is going to slay.

The Pride L.A. spoke with creator Aidan Park about what to expect.

So if you could tell me in one sentence, what is Rainbow Pop!?

Fabulous, comedy fun.

How long have you been hosting?

I’ve been doing that show for three years now. There were other LGBT shows before this but I kind of took over the LGBT show and I really wanted to make it high energy. I mean I’m so high energy. I really wanted to make it, like, fabulous… And I just wanted to really go for that blast of fun.

How do you find acts that you think will bring that fun and fabulousness to the show?

I like high-energy positive, or some kind of energy behind it, like a drive. I think that the LGBT community is empowered by energy. We are activated through the chuga-chuga; the train underneath. And so if somebody is going through something and they’re come in and they actually are angry about a position, that’s energy. If they are happy or some some kind of energy behind it. So I like to pick acts that are driven by something, like an engine underneath. I love to try to pick acts that the LGBT community would respond to. So like maybe I wouldn’t put Dane Cook on the lineup necessarily; although he could be considered eye candy for some people.

How did Rainbow Pop! come to be?

So I was running the LG [LGBTQ+] show in Long Beach and there was an all-female show in Hollywood. So there was like an all-female show that they wanted to combine us with. So we combined that what with Comedy Realness [Rainbow Pop! before it was Rainbow Pop!]. But as we started doing it, the LG community really responded and the all-female… the end of it was okay, but the LG community came out to support in huge numbers. So they were like, “well, let’s just make of the LG show.”

How do you like being on the production side of stuff.

I love it. I think it’s so fun because it’s like it makes you feel empowered.  And as a member of the LG community, you that empowerment is everything. So sometimes I’ll get like crazy things I have to accomplish.  And then it happens and it’s like, “Oh yeah.” And bringing the community together… the chance to meet all these different people. We got to work with Equality California and AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Queer Mafia of Long Beach… Like bringing people together is really rewarding. I made so many friends.

What can audiences expect from the Christmas Special?

So our show was always hosted by the drag queen.  And so, Christmas drag. So – lots of balls. We are sponsored by a bunch of different companies and so there are three gifts raffles. We’re working with Orange Theory Fitness where I go to the gym and we want them to provide us some hot looking go-go boys.

Rainbow Pop! Christmas Special takes place at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and in Long Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 26.  For tickets and information on the Hollywood location, visit laughfactory.com/clubs/hollywood and for Long Beach, visitlaughfactory.com/clubs/long-beach.

Related Posts

Team Trans* Walk-Out At Netflix In Hollywood

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

Netflix’s trans employee resource group is planning a Team Trans* employee walk-out on October 20th at the Netflix building in...

WeHo Announces “Hybrid” City Council Meetings

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

The City of West Hollywood will begin ‘hybrid’ in-person and teleconference city council meetings.  Starting on Monday, October 18th the...

Annual Youth Halloween Carnival Hosted By WeHo

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

The City of West Hollywood will host the Annual Youth Halloween Carnival.  The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division...

Marathon Runners Heading To WeHo

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

Runners in the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon presented by Asics will be making their way through the City of West...

Minor League Star Kieran Lovegrove Comes Out As Bisexual

October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Minor league and MLB prospect baseball star Kieran Lovegrove has publicly come out as bisexual. Lovegrove opened up about his...

Los Angeles LGBT Center Opens New Facility In South Los Angeles

October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Los Angeles LGBT Center has opened a new facility in South Los Angeles to serve the health needs of LGBT...

AIDS/LifeCycle Kick Off Ride

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

AIDS/LifeCycle is kicking off it’s 2022 training season to end AIDS on October 16th.  Riders can sign up for the...

WeHo Spreading The Word About Extended Residential Tenant Protections

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

County of Los Angeles extension of residential tenant protections will apply to West Hollywood residential tenants through January 31, 2022. ...

National Coming Out Day In Pasadena

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Celebrate National Coming Out Day in Pasadena Memorial Park for its annual celebration. Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library...

WeHo To Support Cleanup and Wildlife Rescue Efforts After Orange County Oil Spill

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

The City of West Hollywood Activates ‘West Hollywood Responds’, a program to encourage donations to support cleanup and wildlife rescue...

WeHo to Recognize October as Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

The City of West Hollywood has announced that it would recognize October as Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness...

Restaurants In WeHo Showcase Delicious Specialties For dineL.A.

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

The City of West Hollywood’s restaurants showcase delicious specialties for dineL.A, a twice-annual event with participating restaurants offering special prix...

UCLA Study Suggests Nearly Half of LGBT Renters Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Within 2 Months

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

By Susan Payne According to a recent UCLA study, nearly half of the LGBT renters in the United States who...

OUT On The Mountain At Six Flags Magic Mountian

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrated LGBTQ Pride with its annual OUT on the Mountain event on Friday, September 17th.  Out...

WeHo Will Host Four Rent Stabilization Ordinance Educational Seminars

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

The City of West Hollywood will host four Rent Stabilization Ordinance educational seminars in October 2021 — two aimed at...