Kiki & Herb, the (in)famous cabaret couple known more for their renditions of Nirvana and Britney Spears than George and Ira Gershwin or Cole Porter, seek to set Los Angeles on fire with their latest evening, Stop, Drop & Roll, playing Oct. 4-21 at the Atlas Supper Club.
Throughout the show, the duo make their way through songs by Meatloaf, Radiohead, Suicidal Tendencies and Kate Bush, occasionally taking the off ramp into the brash and boozy bio of the "66-ish" (as her press release states) Kiki. As she "drags" us through those unforgettable moments, her shy straight man accompanist and co-dependant support Herb tickles the ivories.
With the blaze-related title Stop, Drop & Roll, audiences can expect such (soon-to-be?) cabaret classics as David Bowie's "Putting Out the Fire," Bruce Springsteen's "On Fire," "Paris Match" and Pat Benatar's "Fire and Ice."
Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman created Kiki & Herb in 1993 and have been embodying these alter-egos ever since in various shows. The two have also released their first holiday album, "Kiki & Herb: Do You Hear What I Hear?", which features vocal cameos by Deborah Harry (currently in Crave), Isaac Mizrahi (currently in Les MIZrahi) and Molly Ringwald (How I Learned To Drive). The CD will be available at performances.
Tickets are $20. Atlas is located at 3760 Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. For reservations, call (800) 965-4827. Kiki & Herb are on the web at http://www.kikiandherb.com. — By Christine Ehren
and Ernio Hernandez