America's Gaysian Sweetheart returns to NYC with evening of holiday-themed standup comedy.
December 11 & 12 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
"Smart, hilarious and funny." -- Ellen DeGeneres
"Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented" -- Variety
"By turns filthy, fierce and fabulous, Mapa’s seemingly mundane anecdotes are an outrageous delight... utterly divine." -- Next Magazine
ALEC MAPA (Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race) celebrates the season with A HOLIDAY IN ALEC MAPA. This rare night of stand up comedy from "America's Gaysian Sweetheart" will be presented for two nights only -- December 11 & 12 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door (if still available). There is also a $20 food/drink minimum at all performances at this venue. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium. Lately that medium is television. Alec’s latest comedy special "Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy" premiered on Showtime in June. TV audiences can currently enjoy Alec in recurring roles on ABC Family’s "Switched At Birth" and Lifetime’s "Devious Maids". Many will also remember him from “Desperate Housewives” (as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper) and “Ugly Betty" (as fashion reporter extraordinaire Suzuki St. Pierre), as well as his turn as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race.
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of “M. Butterfly”. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay Asian series regular role on the short-lived CBS sitcom “Some Of My Best Friends”. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom “Half and Half”. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical “Connie and Carla”. Other films include “Playing By Heart", ”Marley and Me” and “You Don’t Mess with The Zohan”. Alec’s stand up comedy specials "Wisecrack" and "No Fats, Femmes, or Asians" continue to air on Logo and have gained him a huge cult following.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”. Follow Alec on Twitter @AlecMapa.