When: Wed., Nov. 9, 9 p.m. 2016
A self-described “clown in a gown,” Bianca Del Rio is the acid-tongued alter ego of comedian Roy Haylock, and the season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The New York Times describes her a little differently, calling her “the Joan Rivers of the drag world” because her wit is at least as striking as her look (which is really saying something), and the authority on the subject, Joan Rivers herself, called Del Rio “So funny! So sharp!” Del Rio calls her latest international stand-up tour Not Today Satan, clearly indicating there’s no target too big or fearsome to escape her laser-point sights. Her feature-film debut, this year’s Hurricane Bianca — an LGBT-advocating subversion of the Miss Nelson Is Missing plot with Del Rio in the Viola Swamp role — shows her more than holding her own opposite the likes of Rachel Dratch, Alan Cumming and Margaret Cho, never mind the students dumb enough to talk back in class. The devil can take the past — the present and future belong to Bianca.