She's not a bird. She's not a plane. But she certainly takes flight.
The funny comedienne Pam Ann returns to San Francisco, Jan. 19 to the Castro Theatre with her endless-laugh-riot-YouTube phenomenon show that is rapidly selling out.
In talking with Pam Ann on the phone as she was preparing to perform in Amsterdam, she's as much a hoot off stage as she is on. Always "on" Pam Ann had me in stitches as she told of her meager beginnings.
"My act was born out of a vodka bottle," she jokes, telling of a dress up party she was having and suddenly humorous situations and stories came pouring out of her mouth. First, she captivated everyone at the party and before long she was on stage, wowing people throughout the world.
Pam Ann says she feels very fortunate they people want to see her perform and even more delighted that she's especially popular with gays and trannies. Not only because a lot of her friends are part of the GLBT community, but she feels she's "modeled her character after a 1960s set setting drag queen."
Jet setting is just what she does all over the stage. Making tongue and cheek remarks at the many mishaps that happen on airlines, Pam Ann has made a name for herself by parlaying this into a successful act.
She has a large following and she doesn't stick with a script and "you can see a different show every night" as she practically wings it on stage at every performance. "I feed off the audience and do my best work from my imagination," she says.
Pan Ann is excited about her return to San Francisco, not only because it's a gay mecca and she has large fan base here, but she loves "the hills and fog" and thinks it's "magical."
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to LYRIC - Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center. While she doesn't have a YouTube channel, there are numerous postings of Pam Ann you should check you out to set the mood for her upcoming show.
Pam Ann brings her "Cockpit!" show to the Castro Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are between $40-55 and can be purchased at www.biggaycomedy.com.
The Castro Theatre is at 429 Castro Street, San Francisco.