Kiki And Herb

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Kiki and Herb (Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman) are an American drag cabaret duo. Bond portrays Kiki, an aging alcoholic female lounge singer. Mellman portrays her gay male piano accompanist. Although the actors themselves are (as of 2004) in their mid-thirties, their characters' ostensible biographies would make them about seventy; their rather frenetic act veers back and forth as to whether they should be thought of as one age or the other. The act alternates long, seemingly inebriated monologues by Kiki with music. The musical numbers, often medleys, draw on an enormous range of popular music, from Broadway musicals to Nirvana and from Britney Spears to REO Speedwagon. Although they were based in New York City, the duo traveled to and performed in other American cities such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as in Europe. In 2004, Kiki and Herb gave their farewell performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall. The one night only show was titled "Kiki and Herb Will Die for You" and featured a number of celebrities including Sandra Bernhard, Isaac Mizrahi, Jake Shears, Michal Cavadias, and Rufus Wainwright. Bond has moved to London to study scenography. Mellman continues to work on projects in New York. In 2005 the duo reunited for a tour of select U.S. cities titled "The Resurrection Tour." Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.