Drew Droege has provided many quality laughs for his queer fan base. Whether he’s serving weird it girl in his Chloë Sevigny videos or intoxicatingly recounting an important tale in Drunk History, his wit and infectious personality are worthy of the big stage.
Luckily, he was able to prove that in his off-Broadway run of Bright Colors and Bold Patterns. Written by Droege and directed by Michael Urie, Droege stars as Gerry, friend and wedding guest of Josh and Brennan. Arriving at their Palm Springs nuptials, he incites a drug and booze-fueled riot, out of anger over the invitation, which reads, “Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns.”
Following a three-week limited engagement in 2016, the show earned rave reviews during its current off-Broadway run. Sunday, January 7 will be Droege’s final performance as he hands the role off to Jeff Hiller, who will star in the one-man show throughout a six-week extension, ending Sunday, February 25.
Meanwhile, Droege plans to perform the show around the country on a national tour.
“I’m so excited to perform Drew’s hysterical show and finally have a stage all to myself,” Hiller says.
Droege and Urie also expressed their excitement to welcome Hiller to the show.
“I am insanely thrilled and honored to welcome the wicked genius of Jeff Hiller to our play,” Droege says. “I hope he likes margaritas.”
“It’s quite a coup to get comedy master Jeff Hiller to bring a different take on this character and explore his antics from another angle,” Urie adds.
You’ve got to see @drewdroege in @brightcolorsandboldpatterns which is Off-Bwy at Soho Playhouse. It’s hilarious but also DEEP! The Chloe videos are the brilliant tip of the iceberg!!! pic.twitter.com/JplyXhUWx3
— Jeff Hiller (@boomboomhiller) December 7, 2017
Hiller is a frequent performer at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Los Angeles and has appeared in such TV shows as 30 Rock, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Community, Broad City, and Difficult People.
Catch Drew Droege in Bright Colors and Bold Patterns at SoHo Playhouse until January 7, and see Drew Hiller take over the role until February 25. Tickets are available online.