On December 9th, internationally renowned comedy superstar PAM ANN will bring the U.S. Premiere of her Touch Trolley Run To Galley to the Castro Theatre, presented by Peaches Christ Productions. We are thrilled that Peaches Christ and Pam Ann were able to sit down and have this exclusive interview for Left Magazine! Tickets for the event can be found at peacheschrist.com
<Peaches Christ> You’ve traveled the world and experienced all the great cities. How does San Francisco rank? <Pam Ann> San Francisco is faaaaaabulous! Every time I leave SFO I have a steaming hangover… so thanks for that! You guys certainly know how to party and on a Monday fucking night!
Madonna has called you “cruelly funny” (which seems like an extra rich description coming from her) so I’m dying to know how Madonna’s comment about you came to be? I guess it takes one to know one! Madonna commented about Pam Ann to a newspaper in the UK! It’s one of my favorite comments ever.
Do you have a favorite airport in the world? And do you happen to know which airport offers the best gay cruising? My favorite airport in the world is Miami International Airport not for the design or lounges but because it was one of Pan Am’s original hubs (and my inspiration for my airline) I love to watch the American Airlines cabin crew and captains sachet through the terminal they’ve done it a bazillion times and that inspires me so much. American Airlines have some of the oldest crew in the world. I swear I saw an old Pan Am flight attendant walking through there the other day, I couldn’t figure out if she was ghost or if she just had dementia and thought she was still working at Pan Am. I didn’t know what to do so I just watched her try and find the Pan Am gate!
The Touch Trolley Run To Galley show you’re bringing to the Castro Theatre is a 21st Anniversary U.S. Premiere. Where did this show premiere and is this show something you’d consider a classic Pam Ann experience? I started the 20th Anniversary Tour in Australia last year I can’t believe it will be 21yrs this year. Yes the show is classic Pam Ann with lots of audience participation and verbal abuse!
Many of my friends and I would love to know what your best advice is for traveling with giant, expensively styled wigs? Hat boxes and a big suitcase or ship them ahead of your show! Wigs are great to smuggle contraband!
What are your feelings on the current trend of young adults wearing their pajamas and carrying their own pillows for air travel? Disgusting. They should be arrested!
Do you have a favorite movie about air travel? Airport 77’ inspired Pam Ann Airlines as you can see by this Pam Ann movie Terror At 41,000ft
Is it true Elton John invited you to perform on a party on a plane for his partner David’s 40th birthday party? Sounds amazing! What was that like? I not only performed on the plane and by plane we are talking a Boeing 737, I was invited to stay the entire weekend in Venice Italy with Elton, David and they’re A list guests! Let’s just say I know Donatella Versace’s favorite song at the time was ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’. I also performed on another flight for Elton to celebrate the success of Elton’s musical ‘Billy Elliot’ we all flew from London to Nice for the weekend. Let’s just say Pam Ann got the entire cast so drunk on the flight and the Billy’s were so tired all of the under studies had to go on for the Monday nights performance. My job was done!
“I went to the school of Dragatic and Trans Arts so I guess it only makes sense people mistake me for a drag queen or trans which is a huge compliment. I personally don’t identify as a drag performer – I identify as a black woman from the Bronx.”
I know you’ve been mistaken for a drag queen over the years, but am wondering if you at all identify as a drag performer? I went to the school of Dragatic and Trans Arts so I guess it only makes sense people mistake me for a drag queen or trans which is a huge compliment. I personally don’t identify as a drag performer – I identify as a black woman from the Bronx.
I am so looking forward to meeting you and cannot wait for your show at the Castro! I can’t wait to return to one of my favorite theatres and places in the world and I am so excited to meet you I’m a huge fan!