The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as “rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable” by The Wall Street Journal, “delicious and delightfully droll” by The New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village Voice, has returned to its downtown roots this year for another season of shows. The Meeting* – known for a signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between – was named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, a 2013 MAC Award for Show of the Year and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry.” The April show will be a celebration of The Indigo Girls. Tracy Stark serves as the show’s Music Director with special guests to be announced.
Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre – the show’s creator, writer and host – serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular features such as ”Letters to the Chairman” and “New Rulings from the Board.” The monthly events have featured popular guest stars such as Lea DeLaria, Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Robin Byrd, Tonya Pinkins, Joe Iconis, Marilyn Maye, Christian Campbell, Frank DeCaro, Lance Horne, Lady Rizo, Tituss Burgess, Maude Maggart, Jack Ferver, Murray Hill, Jeffery Self, Cole Escola and more. Previous shows have paid tribute to singers such as Dolly Parton and Diana Ross; films like “Valley of the Dolls” and “Beaches”; actresses such as Bea Arthur and Molly Ringwald; as well as playwrights and filmmakers like Tennessee Williams and John Waters.
According to Time Out New York, “The Meeting* has become a cult hit among a young, festive and culturally aware crowd. Sayre is an avatar of modern-retro cultivation.” A recent story for Slate.com called the evening “so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight."