The drag queen persona of Roy Hoylock, Bianca Del Rio came to national and worldwide attention when she was named "America's Next Drag Superstar" as Season 6 champion of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014. Starting out 19 years before that as a theatrical performer and costume designer in her native New Orleans, Bianca Del Rio is now a full-time drag queen with previous appearances on A&E, The Travel Channel and MTV. Residing now in New York City, she continues bringing her wry and raw brand of comedy to live stages at gay Pride and Mardis Gras celebrations and viral video performances on social media. Her latest comedy tour, It's Jester Joke, is the world's largest live drag solo tour and will play sites like New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.
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In December 2014, shortly after winning her season of RuPaul's Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio was awarded Best New Television Personality by NewNowNext. What followed was a worldwide Live Nation comedy tour, a Starbucks commercial, an interview with the late Joan Rivers and glowing acclaim from the New York Times. In 2016, Netflix released a comedy film starring Bianca Del Rio entitled Hurricane Bianca and, in 2018, its sequel Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Love. In 2018, she released a book entitled Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing With an Opinion on Everything.
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What can I expect from Bianca Del Rio?
The one thing you can be sure to expect from any Bianca Del Rio show is to laugh. Bianca Del Rio is an insult comic with a snarky, sarcastic edge. She is also a highly intellectual comic with thoughtful, topical, clever and witty jokes and commentary. Some of the topics she frequently broaches in her bits are alcohol, family and politics. Parents should be advised that much of Bianca Del Rio's humor and performances can be racy and not appropriate for children. Much of Bianca Del Rio's comedy is improvisational. Therefore, every show is slightly different with Bianca Del Rio riffing off of people who catch her attention in the audience. The Bianca Del Rio show also includes costume changes, set changes and musical numbers.
Where is Bianca Del Rio performing?
Since February 2019, Bianca Del Rio's tour has visited venues throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, Northern Europe, the UK and Ireland. Now, you can see Bianca Del Rio live in venues throughout North America. That includes venues in the US like the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Calif., The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Ala., and Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, Texas. She will also be seen at venues in Canada like Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alta., Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Man., and Shirley Bell Theatre in Regina, Sask. On New Year's Day 2020, Bianca Del Rio performs a special show at the O2 Ritz in Manchester, England.
Who are some of Bianca Del Rio's comedy influences?
Bianca Del Rio cites as some of her comedic influences Joan Rivers, Wanda Sykes, Lisa Lampanelli and Don Rickles.
How long is a Bianca Del Rio performance?
Bianca Del Rio's It's Jester Joke show runs for approximately 90 minutes.
What artists have performed live with Bianca Del Rio?
Besides touring with her fellow drag queens from Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race like Courtney Act and Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio has also taken the stage with legendary drag superstar Lady Bunny. Opening live for Bianca Del Rio on her It's Jester Joke tour are the likes of fellow drag queen Sherry Vine and fellow comedian Peter Bisuito.Back to Top