NOComedy: Have you been to New Orleans before?
Jackie Beat: No! Can you believe it? I have been doing drag for over 25 years, but I've never been to, let alone performed in, Nawlins. That's how the in crowd pronounces it, right? And I am really looking forward to scarfing down a bag of beignets! Lady Bunny must really love them because every time she returns from Nawlins she's got powdered sugar all over her nose.
We have PoBoys and Muffelatas. Exotic bread-based snacks! What's your favourite regional euphemism for a sandwich?
Listen, just so long as Donald Trump doesn't try to grab my Muffelata, we're fine.
You had a part in an episode of Sex and The City. If you took an online ‘Which SATC character are YOU?’ quiz, what do you think would be the result and why?
I think I would be Carrie… But not Carrie Bradshaw, Carrie White. Instead of buying shoes and drinking Cosmos I set people on fire.
Who do you think is the most closeted Republican? After Mike Pence, of course.
All joking aside, I do not concern myself with anyone who may or may not be closeted. Until you come out, you cannot and will not be one of us. You can't eat funnel cake and ride the Tilt-A-Whirl until you buy a fucking ticket and walk into the carnival, sorry.
There’s a VIP ticket option to have dinner with you after your show here. They’re probably sold out by now. So let’s go with: you’re on death row for a crime you didn’t commit. What’s your last meal? (you get a last minute reprieve the next day, so it’s a happy ending)
I hope the very last thing I eat, before I leave this mortal coil, is Zac Efron's (hopefully very hairy) ass.
Which pop stars will be featuring in your New Orleans show? Britney is practically a local so you should probably be sure to nail that one especially well.
Honestly, I'm not sure yet… I don't plan that far ahead. But my attitude about Britney is this: I don't want to see the real thing, let alone some dude dressed as her.
Finally, in five words, what can people expect at your show?
Five words? Hmmm… "Hopefully not a heart attack."
Jackie Beat appears at The AllWays Lounge on 21st October at 8pm. More info and tickets HERE.