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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:47 PM

Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what?

Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what?
By Vincent Dowd
Arts correspondent, BBC News

Those with cause to lament Donald Trump's departure from the White House may include America's satirists - the people he gave comic material to almost daily. In those four years the videos of Randy Rainbow delighted countless followers with satire chiefly using the improbable medium of Broadway show tunes. But the curtain's not down yet.

Randy Rainbow - it's his real name - grew up outside New York City and at 10 moved with his family to south Florida. Returning to New York at 22 he was intent on a performing career.

"But I knew I was a pretty young 22," he recalls. "I'd been on stage as a kid and I thought I just had to grow into myself as a person before I began a career for real. To fill in I did jobs such as working in restaurants and behind the desk at production offices."

To fend off boredom he started writing a blog which picked up on trends in popular culture and especially in musical comedy. "That led me to YouTube and once I had some eyeballs on me I got a job providing content for the BroadwayWorld website," he says.

More: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55751804


So long as he can produce videos like the one below, he will have a place in US entertainment and political commentary.

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Reply Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what? (Original post)
csziggy Jan 2021 OP
Dawgman49 Jan 2021 #1
JHB Jan 2021 #2
csziggy Jan 2021 #3
mr_lebowski Jan 2021 #4
lame54 Jan 2021 #8
niyad Jan 2021 #5
frazzled Jan 2021 #6
lame54 Jan 2021 #7
Turbineguy Jan 2021 #9

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. Lindsey graham

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:51 PM

2. Everybody asks that question, as if there isn't an obvious answer

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:54 PM

3. There are always plenty of right wing nuts to satairze

We will never run out - though the biggest problem with them is that there is not very much humor in invading the US Capitol or in threatening to kill people.

While there might be irony in a woman carrying a "Don't tread on me" flag getting stomped to death, it is not at all funny.

On the other hand, I've been waiting for Randy to do a video on the Qanon shaman. Maybe Randy's having trouble finding the props for it?

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:57 PM

4. Dude is super friggin talented ... he'll land on his feet :) nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 03:19 PM

8. I agree - maybe it's time to move on and upward

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:59 PM

5. He has the entire gop and qanon. I mean, "jewish space lasers"???? Waiting for that one!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 03:14 PM

6. There's a whole world out there to sing about

Comedians and satirists have had a great time of it with all the easy Trump material available. They’ll have to get a different jam, whether political or otherwise. I hope Randy keeps entertaining us in new, even non-political, ways.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 03:17 PM

7. Trump is far from gone

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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 03:28 PM

9. Trump will keep him employed.

He can't help himself.

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