About the event
50 Shades of Gay is an Adult Variety Show that has been selling out Cabaret Theaters throughout the U.S. since 2015. The show is filled with Comedy, Music, Drag, Video Sketches, Audience Participation and Giveaways!
Why should you sponsor?
Our audience has been targeting large groups and one of the festivals 50 Shades of Gay has been invited back to each year, attracts over 78,000 people during the festivals run, not to mention enormous exposure for your branding during WORLD PRIDE in NYC.
• Bridal Parties
• 65% Women
• 35% Men
• Age Group: 21 to 75
2019 Tour Dates
January 19 - August GA 4pm
January 19 - Augusta, GA 8pm
May 19 - Westside Comedy Club NYC
July 20 - Bally's Atlantic City, NJ
September 11 - Rochester, NY
September 12 - Rochester, NY
September 13 - Rochester, NY
September 14 - Rochester, NY
October 26 - Bally's Atlantic City
November 2 - Miami, Florida
December 14 - Atlantic City, NJ
December 31 - Atlantic City, NJ
Since 2013, Ike Wrote, Produced and Starred in 9 original shows "I've Slept My Way To The Top....Twice"(2013) , "Ike Avelli Is Coming To Town" (2014) , "50 Shades of Gay" (2015), "Love On A DEAD END Street" (2016) , "I Thought I Would Be Dead By Now" (2016), "You're A Mean One, Ike Avelli" (2016) , "The Book Of Ike" (2017), "Ike Avelli's Day Off" (2018) and "Dear Santa, Define Good. Love, Ike" (2018) in different cities and all shows were PACKED HOUSES! He co-hosted "Un-Talented Tuesday's" with Viki Villainess for a 4 week limited engagement in the spring of 2018.
"50 Shades of Gay" was a hit in NYC during PRIDE and SOLD OUT The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City in 2015. It was also part of the 2017 Rochester Fringe Festival and SOLD OUT all four nights. The Huffington Post called it "the performance of the summer", while hailing Ike Avelli as the "mastermind of creativity".
Ike wrote his first book entitled, 'A Year In The Life Of Ike Avelli...And It Ain't Pretty", a diary of the year 2017 and was listed in the Top 20 new releases on Amazon.com.
He was nominated for the 2013/2015 Glam Award for Best Comedy Performer.
Winner of the Get Out Magazine LGBT 2014 Comedian of the Year.
Winner of the 2018 Providence Fringe Award for 50 Shades of Gay
Contact the Organizer
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