Comedian-turned-musician Homer Marrs brings his catchy queer melodies to Coffee Gallery Backstage for one show only on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 3 p.m. This will be Marrs’s California debut, though technically he performed his “Facebook Song” on Jimmy Kimmel Live via Skype back in 2010 and that feed had to go through L.A. before hitting the airwaves, so ... that still doesn’t count.
What: Homer Marrs solo acoustic (all-ages show with second act TBD)
Where: Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena, CA
When: Saturday, April 27th, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $12 at the door, reservations (626) 798-6236
Homer Marrs is a Chicago-based musician, writer and actor. He released his debut EP, Prom King, last May. It was produced by JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound’s Ben Taylor and has been played on CHiRP Radio. After performing improv comedy for 14 years, including long stints with the Second City Touring Company and GayCo Productions, Marrs decided to pour all his efforts into music. The result is a bittersweet blend of catchy melodies and quirky lyrics. Since the release of Prom King,Homer has opened for Big Dipper and Jinx Titanic and the Ladykillers; performed at Seattle’s XL Weekend Bear Run; and played in Chicago at the Elbo Room, Red Line Tap, Sidetrack and elsewhere. He has had concert and video sponsorship from hirsute hookup sites Bear411.com and Bearwww.com, which he finds awesome but also ridiculous.
As a comedian Marrs also performed at the Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, Zanies and the Lincoln Lodge. He is currently the Gay & Lesbian editor of Time Out Chicago, and a former staff writer for Las Vegas Magazine. At Boston College he won the Bishop Kelleher Award for Poetry, which he promptly stopped writing after graduation.