vicariously through others whether those characters
are from his
imagination or actual historic figures.
He blends his humor into a musical comedy show that
educates as well as entertains.
Tri-Citians got a taste of this funnyman's humor last
year when he brought his "ICONS"
world tour to town.
Estrada has put together a new blend of
characters for his show that will be performed Saturday
at the Rainbow Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church
Estrada, 32, will bring the characters of
Alexander the Great, Queen Christina of Sweden, Susan B.
Anthony, Billie Jean King, Harvey Milk and 9/11 hero
Mark Bingham into his act and tell you what they all
have in common.
The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 2"
one-man act sure to slap the frown off your face.
He's performed several times this past year in support
of HIV/AIDS organizations across the country, he said
this week via e-mail.
"It's been very gratifying to be able to make people
listen by means of music and comedy,"
Estrada said. "The history of this disease
has shaped our culture and it makes me feel good that I
am allowing people to see some of the human strength and
triumph in this show."
Besides his touring shows,
Estrada has appeared in a few films recently,
Innocent Killers," which he confessed, "I'm
the evil gay guy in that film."
Estrada has played to sold-out audiences all
over the world. He figures his popularity comes from his
ability to tell the truth about uncomfortable topics
"You can tell the truth without using a soapbox,"
Estrada said. "I have 10 shows I alternate on
the road, and I've certainly been busy since I visited
your area last year. But I love what I do. I want my
audiences to always have the feeling that they can reach
out and touch me."