They are known the world over. Or at least in their own little world. Their fans include names like Sandra Bernhard, Kevin Costner and Gloria Steinem. This kooky cabaret couple now bring their latest holiday show to New York City's Fez with Kiki & Herb: Jesus Wept, playing Nov. 17-Dec. 30.
The infamous duo make their way through a number of seasonal songs, occasionally taking the off-ramp into the brash and boozy bio of the "66-ish" (as her press release states) Kiki. As she 'drag's us through those unforgettable moments, her shy straight man accompanist and co-dependant support Herb tickles the ivories. The playlist includes a mix of holiday hits like "Frosty the Snowman," "Thin Ice" by Pink Floyd, "Sleigh Ride," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and the theme from "M*A*S*H."
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.
To take part in the Kiki & Herb non-denominational holiday happening, at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. (at Great Jones), call (212) 533-2680.
— by Ernio Hernandez