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‘My Big Fat Jewish Christmas Spectacular’ is a queer night out we need

“My Big Fat Gay Jewish Christmas Spectacular” brings holiday cheer to Brooklyn with a one-night-only benefit.

The hilarious, something-for-everyone event is on Tuesday, December 21 at 7 PM at 3 Dollar Bill  in Brooklyn, New York. Presented by short-from video app Rizzle, all proceeds will benefit The Ali Forney Center, an organization committed to helping LGBTQ+ youth combat homelessness by arming them with the tools needed to live independently. Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase here.

The variety show will be hosted by Dylan Adler and Mika Stein and feature performances from stand up comedians Jes TomJared Goldstein and Mary Beth Barone; a drag performance from The Dragon Sisters; musical performances from the L Train Brass Band and Zach Teague & Drew Lausch, with more performers to be announced at a later date. 

Meet Jes Tom here:

The event will also feature one-minute original Christmas carol videos from LGBTQ+ creators across the country. Commissioned by Rizzle and submitted through the app, select creators will have the opportunity to either perform their song live or have their video screened at the event. Additionally, a recap of the entire live show will be available to watch on the Rizzle app as a short-form video series in early 2022. 


Rizzle is a short video platform where every creator has the power to host multiple channels. It is the next evolution in short videos for the TikTok generation, highlighting the multifaceted interests of today’s creators. Rizzle believes in the amplification of underrepresented creators and prides itself on partnerships with industry groups that do the same, such as the 48 Hour Film Project, Asian Comedy Fest, Catalyst Content Fest and New York Comedy Festival, among others. Founded in 2019, the app continues to expand in the US and around the world, with more than 17 million global channels and growing. 


Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, in 2002 Carl Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in memory of Ali Forney. Since AFC’s launch with just six beds in a church basement, the organization has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youths in the country — assisting over 2,000 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 70,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered-site housing program.

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