Categories Uncategorized Today Is the Day I Discovered Reuben Kaye Post author By John Scalzi Post date May 3, 2022 20 Comments on Today Is the Day I Discovered Reuben Kaye And holy shit, these are amazing. Australia’s been holding out on us. — JS Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← Spice Watches You From Above → The Big Idea: Mark Matthews 20 replies on “Today Is the Day I Discovered Reuben Kaye” My first take is: “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert” meets Eddie Izzard. Wow! A new music subcategory: Genderqueerhop? Hipgenderqueer? Now I really, really want to see a duet with Reuben Blake and Randy Rainbow. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature would have a collective myocardial infarction. Holy crap! This is so amazing! Thanks for sharing! Brilliant! “My first take is: “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert” meets Eddie Izzard.” Me too LOL! Pricilla, Queen of the Desert is one of my favorite movies! A worthy successor to Barry Humphries. Note: in researching my comment, I discovered that the Melbourne International Comedy Festival used to be called the “Barry Award”. The name was changed after some transphobic remarks made by Humphries four years ago. So, a more than worthy successor. Holy crap is right. Killing it. Amazing and I will now be falling down the YouTube rabbit hole for the rest of the day so don’t know if I should thank you for that… Best thing that’s happened today. Thanks, JS. Although I enjoy this, my dad always said all comedians are failed singers. I liked the comedy but I don’t think he needed to sing to be entertain ing. I find this disagreeable for the same reason that I find rap music disagreeable. The in-between zone between speaking and singing is something I have trouble dealing with, and I had trouble dealing with it when Arnold Schoenberg did it too, so I trust this is not snobbery. I like the sound of Kaye’s voice and a lot of the things he says. Why did ‘Victor, Victoria’ pop into my head? That was incredible! Thank you for sharing! Not that Rocky Horror Picture Show ever needs an update because it is perfect, but Reuben Kaye could give the Frankfurter character immortalized by Tim Curry’s performance a run for his money. Great singing chops and comedy in a magnificent package! Hope I see more of this! That was great, and now I know how I’ll spend the evening! For me, I very much got a Tim Minchin vibe. May be the Aussie twang, but they also both have their beat-poem delivery style down, with a very similar rhythm to their speech. Yes, you can take that as a recommendation – if so inclined, look on Youtube for “Storm by Tim Minchin” filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo 2009, that’s a great start. Now back to Reuben Kaye for me. I love new finds like this, thank you! Thank you, John, for brightening an otherwise dreary day. Will keep an eye out for more! @Terry: Wow! A new music subcategory: Genderqueerhop? Hipgenderqueer? Jizzjazz? Queenrock? Fabrap? Thanks for this. I really needed this. Reuben is really great. I will have to share this with my mother. A wonderful start to the day! Thanks! Now, I’m one of today’s 10,000! Comments are closed.