Also known as the Gay Pimp , this in-your-face comedian is quickly taking the world by storm. His popular podcasts, Big Gay Sketch Show characters, and musical spoofs of heterosexuality including the insanely catchy and hysterical viral video smash "Soccer Practice" make him a one-of-a-kind entertainer. All my different jobs are pretty nice. I love the fame and the glamour of being on TV. And doing the podcast lets me reach out to a younger generation of gay teens who listen to the show a lot.
Jonny McGovern born July 12, , also known by his character name The Gay Pimp , is an American stand-up comedian , musician and podcaster. His parents traveled often and McGovern grew up primarily in Egypt and Thailand. He is openly gay. McGovern stated that he was inspired to create his signature comedic character, The Gay Pimp, after listening to rap songs and interviews by Eminem. McGovern has said,.
We chatted with McGovern via Skype. First order of business: Have you heard about Joe Simpson? And his new twinky boyfriend on the beach? Married all those years and you actually turn out to be gay. This is your moment.
When I first began digging a bit deeper into the available information about queer artists, it became clear that Jonny McGovern's Hey Qween is an amazing resource. Finally, I found a place where the interviewee was treated as a three dimensional person -- not just a drag queen or a porn star or a transexual actress. A long-time staple in the gay-entertainment community, Jonny is able to get from his guests completely candid, genuine dialogue, which is sorely missing from most media representations of queer artists. I had the opportunity to turn the tables a bit and ask Jonny a few questions about the life and times of the one and only Gay Pimp, from his high school graduation in front of the Sphinx really to working on Ricki Lake.