WTF IS THIS SHIT
BAD TASTE - A Revue of Queer and Camp Curiosities - is a Chicago-based variety show which dares to defy the expectations on stage, featuring a rotating case of the city's most daring and disgusting performers!
Starting in 2017, BAD TASTE was launched by MO LESS to provide Chicago audiences the chance to see performance art that is irreverent, visceral, and always risk-taking; for Chicago performers, it aimed to provide an ongoing paid opportunity to center challenging work often deemed too unpalatable to the mainstream stage.
As it has evolved, it has become a show which consistently reflects and amplifies the marginalized, protests the establishment, and celebrates the freakery in all of us!
People come to a BAD TASTE show knowing they'll avert their eyes on terror, stomp their feet in solidarity, laugh their asses off, and likely get some kind of mysterious liquid splashed on their faces. Check out a show and see what all the shrieking is about!
Executive Producer, burlesque idiot, drag ding-dong, microphone assault artist
Resident Yaoi enthusiast, professional underwear model, has a picture of Nyan cat in his room
Bendly boylesquer, conquering the world one strip at a time, pretty much always naked
FLORENCE OF A'LABIA
The Comic Stripper, sibling of twin brother Lawrence, makes the fuckin shirts
Theatrical drag performer with a penchant for gender-fuckery
All photos from various BAD TASTE shows, shot by Half MT Photography
MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE:
Zam Goddamn, Associate Producer, very tall
Dainty Lexicon, Stage Manager Extraordinaire and expert bum-shower
ThomAss Edison, the person who Mo says to him "here's the lighting board idk do something" and then he does it very well
Half MT Photography, in-house photographer and capturer of indecency. See more of their work here!
Lady Loo Lauren, the designer of our original logo and BAD TASTE promotional art
Our Kickstarter Contributors, who without them we would simply not be here: JD, Gabe D, Hampton, Lane, Jill W, Sydney O, Kennedy ,, Karen R, Catherine N, Brian and Andrea, William K, Juliana A, Maggie M, Sarah S, Jordan T, Kelli P, David L, Sara B, Nina L, Jessica K, Chris and Lindsay, Elizabeth C, Crocodile, Josh B, Kathleen W, Rutherford, Lindsay C, Mike M, Val R, Casey H, Coco K, and Rick from NY.