Kenny Rooster: Comedy, Drag, and the Art of Collaboration

In this episode of "The Truth in This Art" podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with the dynamic Kenny Rooster to discuss their background in comedy, drag, and theater. They delve into the importance of collaboration in the Baltimore arts scene and how it has shaped their shows. Kenny shares their experiences as a performer and the transformative power of creating community through art. 🎭

Episode Highlights:
  • Kenny's humble origins in burlesque and their love for theater. (00:00:10) 🎭
  • The transformative experience of slam poetry and finding their comedic edge. (00:01:17) πŸ˜‚
  • The highs and lows of participating in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. (00:10:37)🌟
  • The DIY nature of their shows and the importance of supporting artists. (00:29:18)🎨
  • The power of collaboration and creating safe and affirming spaces for performers and audience members. (00:35:29)🀝

Key Takeaways:
  • Collaboration and community-building are essential in the arts scene 🀝
  • The transformative power of art in creating connections and friendships 🌐
  • The importance of supporting and appreciating artists for their work πŸ‘

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Kenny Rooster
Kenny Rooster
Kenny Rooster is a DC-born queer comedian living in Baltimore, who has been performing at colleges, bars, comedy clubs, and house shows up and down the east coast for the past 6 years. When Kenny isn’t cracking up crowds, you can find them doing drag as Dickolas Cage, hosting music bingo games, and aggressively chasing down cute dogs on the street who’s owners clearly don’t want to be bothered.
Kenny Rooster: Comedy, Drag, and the Art of Collaboration
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