Christmas In Bakersfield, playing at Comedy Sportz as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, will disappoint if you’re looking for the big gift but it’s a perfect stocking stuffer. Les Kurkendaal’s one-man show details the true story of meeting his boyfriend’s conservative white parents who know their son is gay but don’t know his boyfriend is African American. Kurkendaal flubs a few lines but gets lots of laughs and knowing nods, especially when acting out the family’s unbelievably clueless questions and comments about tap dancing, watermelon and barbecue.
Gay, Black and Kind of Funny
June 17, 2011 by