Bubba And The Beast: Local Comedian Parodies A Popular Story

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Chattanooga’s own redneck gay comic Bubba Que has transformed a popular fairy tale into a parody. “Be our guest and let our talents impress,” said Bubba. 

Bubba’s comedy troupe Homegrown Comedy will present an encore of Bubba and the Beast: A Gay Redneck Trailer Trash Parody on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Barking Legs Theatre.

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Originally presented at the Comedy Catch, this parody, was a huge hit.  “For posterity and promotion, we wanted to video the show for Youtube,” said Bubba.  “But I also wanted to use the event to help promote one of Chattanooga’s performing arts institutions, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga.”  The net profits from Bubba and the Beast will be donated to Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga to help offset operational expenses as the theatre group relocates to the Barking Legs Theatre for the remainder of their 2018 season. 

“What a great honor for Bubba and his troupe to want to support ETC like this.  We are truly grateful,” said Executive Director Garry Lee Posey. 

Bubba and the Beast is not a child-friendly production.  “The humor is meant for a mature crowd,” warns Bubba.  Like most parodies, Bubba and the Beast takes the story, songs and characters from its source material and then reimagines the characters, rewrites the lyrics and recreates the story.  Parody and satire are two forms of performance based story-telling very common on shows like The Carol Burnett Show and Saturday Night Live. 

The performance last about 60 minutes.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

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