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Playing with Myself

Playing with Myself

by Randy Rainbow
Playing with Myself

Playing with Myself

by Randy Rainbow


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“Let’s put on a show” are five of our favorite words. Randy Rainbow KNOWS how to do that – and 1.4M followers on Facebook can’t be wrong. So now it’s EVERYONE’s turn to get it on the act. Ladies and gentlemen, we encourage you to enjoy the company of Randy Rainbow!

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An intimate and light-hearted memoir by viral sensation and three-time Emmy-nominated musical comedian Randy Rainbow that takes readers through his life—the highs, the lows, the lipstick, the pink glasses, and the show tunes.

Randy Rainbow, the man who conquered the Internet with a stylish pair of pink glasses, an inexhaustible knowledge of Broadway musicals, and the most gimlet-eyed view of American politics this side of Mark Twain finally tells all in Playing with Myself, a memoir sure to cause more than a few readers to begin singing one of his greatest hits like “A Spoonful of Clorox” or “Cover Your Freakin’ Face.”

As Randy has said, “There’s so much fake news out there about me. I can’t wait to set the record straight and finally give people a peek behind the green screen.” And set the record straight he does. Playing with Myself is a first-hand account of the journey that led Randy Rainbow from his childhood as the over-imaginative, often misunderstood little boy who carried a purse in the second grade to his first job on Broadway as the host at Hooters and on to the creation of his trademark comedy character. In chapters titled “Pajama Bottoms” (a look back at the days when he wore pajama bottoms on his head to pretend he was Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz), “Yes, It’s My Real Name, Shut Up!” (no explanation necessary...) and “Pink Glasses” (a rose-colored homage to his favorite accessory), Playing with Myself is a memoir that answers the question “Can an introverted musical theatre nerd with a MacBook and a dream save the world, one show tune at a time?”

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250276254
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 15,366
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Randy Rainbow is a three-time Emmy-nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer, and satirist best known for his popular series of musical parodies and political spoofs, which have garnered him international acclaim. Randy tours the U.S. to sold-out audiences, and his viral comedy videos receive millions of views across all social media and digital platforms. He resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

1 Yes, It's My Real Name, Shut Up 1

2 Pajama Bottoms 7

3 Playing with Myself 15

4 Up-Syncing for My Life 24

5 You're a Gay Man, Charlie Brown 31

6 Donald Trump Is My Father 44

7 I'm a Pretty Gurl, Momma 54

8 Chicken 61

9 The Prick in the Balloon 76

10 L'Chaim, Mel Gibson! 87

11 Goodnight, Irene 102

12 WTF Rhymes with Orange? 111

13 Beyond Parody 125

14 It's Not Easy Being Green Screen 132

15 Not Now, Jimmy Kimmel! 139

16 Viral 152

17 Seems We Just Get Started and Before You Know It … 164

18 … Comes the Time We Have to Say So Long 174

19 Pink Glasses 185

20 Cleanup on Aisle '10 190

21 Patti Fucking LuPone 208

22 Ladies and Gentlemen, My Mother … 216

23 What Are You Gonna Do? 233

24 Me, My Selfie & iPhone 241

Acknowledgments 247

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