Ep19 – Willam Belli, I’m gassy like a star

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Willam became emancipated at age 16, almost became Mark in Rent, and then instead decided to be on TV. Part of the original cast of Rock of Ages in LA, he is an American actor, drag queen, and recording artist. He came to prominence when he competed on the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2012. His TV and movie credits include A Star is Born, Nip/Tuck, Eastsiders, Super Drags, Miss Arizona, and Southland.

Since 2012, Willam has recorded three albums of comedy music, mostly consisting of parodies of popular songs. His second album, Shartistry in Motion, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart. Between 2012 and 2014, he recorded several songs as part of the group DWV (alongside drag queens Vicky Vox and Detox), including the parodies “Chow Down” and “Boy Is a Bottom” whose music videos found viral success. Following the breakup of DWV, Willam formed another drag supergroup, the AAA Girls, with Courtney Act and Alaska Thunderfuck.

Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.

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