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There may not be appearances by Whoopi Goldberg or ALF, but when you get members of the local comedy and drag communities together for a night of Hollywoo Squares, it’s still a nearly-guaranteed good time just by the sound of it.
With its first livestream kicking off tonight (May 28) on both the Loopy Comedy Facebook page and Worcester-based comedian Niki Luparelli’sTwitch profile, the comedic gathering follows the blueprint of the classic game show, where contestants — in tonight’s case, local drag personalities Lady Sabrina and Teasha Boo — will go head-to-head in the tic-tac-toe trivia game, while the evening’s host, Dale LePage, will be asking those occupying the “Hollywoo squares” a series of questions with the goal of getting three in a row.
In addition to Luparelli, the night’s squares will be occupied by a few fellow comedians, with Ethan Marsh reprising his character of science fiction author Barn Hamlin, and Jimmy Cash joining in on the fun. Representing the local drag community will be Kandi Dishe as Britney Spears, Poise N’ Envy as Richard Simmons, Harley Queen as Arianna Grande, Victoria Obvious as Mariah Carey, and Joslyn Fox as, well, Joslyn Fox.
The show starts at 8 p.m. ET, and “admission” is free — however, tips will be accepted through Venmo.