One of the funniest shows of 2014 featured L.A.-based comic James Adomian channelling his inner Alan Rickman as a sneering, lascivious, stuffed-crotch-wearing Sheriff of Nottingham in Naughtyham, an improvised riff on one of his best jokes. Here's hoping Adomian - the fast-rising stand-up, impressionist and frequent podcaster - delivers his extended bit about gay villains when he headlines a week of Pride sets at Yuk Yuk's, in a lineup that includes host Robert Keller and frequent headliners Andrew Johnston, Ted Morris and Martha Chaves. See listings here and here.
What does WorldPride mean to you?
Celebrating our LGBTQ community with thoughtful comedy and way too much party.
Beginning with the words "In a world..." can you pitch your show/act as a movie trailer?
My movie trailer would be way more indie/low-budget niche festival cinema that nobody watches.
What song has the potential to be a pride anthem?
Guessing that U2's Pride doesn't get me any points on this one?
Pride weekend must-have accessories?
Vuvuzelas and rubber duckies! Maybe I'm out of touch, or cutting-edge.
Favourite pickup line?
"Say, salamander, care for a succotash?"
Favourite line that's worked on you?
"Hey, you're that perfect guy from all that famous stuff!"
Best queer-related piece of news of 2014?
When Vladimir Putin got throat-fucked by Rick Perry at Sochi.
What's your fantasy green room rider?
Three cubic metres of green M&Ms, filling the entire green room. I won't go onstage without it.
And your actual rider?
Hummus and massages.
If Mayor Rob Ford saw your show, what would he think?
Please, PLEASE bring him to the show. VIP seating.
And what would you say to him?
Hey, dum-dum, do I come to your job and pass out in a narcotic stupor? Okay, how 'bout tomorrow?
Message to couples taking part in June 26's mass gay wedding?
Go get 'em, girls! You earned it.