Three years ago my husband and I adopted a five year old African American boy out of the LA County foster care system. “Baby Daddy” is an evening of stand up comedy that recounts our harrowing, circuitous journey to fatherhood in excruciating detail: How my husband and I learned about the foster adopt system (A stint on a Rosie O’Donnell “R” Family Cruise) attending parenting classes in Los Angeles (mostly gay and lesbian prospective parents learning about baby proofing all our fountains and pools) and the ultimate game changer: meeting our son for the very first time and taking him home. Intercut with scenes from our home life and backstage footage, “Baby Daddy” goes beyond the standard stand up comedy special and documents the creation of our unconventional trio, and how ultimately love defines a family. “Baby Daddy” was performed live in Los Angeles and New York City and won the prestigious Bistro award and was nominated for a GLAAD and United Solo award for best off Broadway solo show.
At the gorgeous art deco Egyptian Theater in the heart of Hollywood, a cavalcade of celebrities showed for the premiere of Alec Mapa‘s documentary Baby Daddy. The show is based on his shelarious one man show centered around the adoption of his son Zion. Walking the red carpet were gAy-listers (below) Jake Shears, Bruce Vilanch, Reichen Lehmkuhl (with friend), Frank DeCaro, AND JAMES ST. JAMES (OMG!) The show. was. EVERYTHING! Heart warming, hysterical, thought provoking, and just… WONDERFUL! The takeaway? Alec’s SPOT ON impersonation of Bette Davis singing Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus!
Says Alec of the doc: