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Hang on to your wigs, kiddies. For today’s #tbt, we’re showing a truly demented clip from the first episode of “The Divine David Presents” (Channel 4 Television Corporation, UK, 1998) in which the brilliant drag terrorist goes to the streets of London to ask about “life and the avant-garde.” It’s LITERALLY laugh out loud funny. I strongly urge you to drop whatever you’re doing and fall into the hyper-literate k-hole that is Divine David‘s comedy.
Divine David is the ultra-camp persona of legendary British performance artist/avant-garde cabaret artist/singer/actor/comedian and film director David Hoyle.
His performances are known to combine many disparate elements, from satirical comedy to painting, surrealism and even striptease, much of which is aggressive in nature. Himself homosexual, Hoyle’s work has often focused on themes in the LGBTQ community, attacking what he sees as dominant trends in “bourgeois Britain and the materialistic-hedonistic gay scene”. His performances have led him to become “something of a legend” on the London cabaret circuit.
Seek out more Divine David on YouTube. You won’t regret it.