JAI RODRIGUEZ IN “LOVE, SEX & THE MEANING OF LIFE”
Saturday, January 25, 2020 7pm
Jai Rodriguez returns to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage with his new cabaret show Saturday, January 25 at 7pm. Love, Sex & The Meaning of Life is a hilarious musical odyssey which chronicles how a boy from Long Island became Best known for being the Culture Guy on the original Queer Eye and Broadway’s Rent. Jai’s show is full of hilarious, never-before-told behind the scenes stories of his over 20 years working in entertainment, featuring top 40 and Broadway classics.
• $30 Reserved Seating
Doors open at 6pm for dinner and seating.
Street Parking and Paid Lots are available.
A minimum purchase of $20.00 in food/beverage is required per person while inside the showroom. Food and beverage purchased in the Overlook Bar does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via our online box office, phone or at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges for show ticket purchases.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
New York native, and no stranger to the spotlight, Jai Rodriguez, is an entertainment icon who consistently checks all the boxes. Best known for his role as the original Fab Five ‘Culture Vulture’ in the Emmy Award-winning show “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” Jai has been shaping American culture for nearly two decades. Not only are Jai’s successes countless throughout his career in television, but his background in Broadway is nothing short of astounding.
Jai’s illustrious career began at age 18, when he was cast as ‘Angel’ in the critically acclaimed musical “RENT” – making him the youngest actor to be cast in a leading role. Following his Broadway breakout role, he appeared on stage in productions of “The Producers” and “Spinning Into Butter.” He additionally created and performed the title role of ‘Zanna’ in the off-Broadway sensation “Zanna, Don’t!”. With his dynamic vocals, Jai has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Brian McKnight, Taylor Dayne and Michelle Williams. Jai has since performed numerous one-man shows across the nation, and finished his Las Vegas residency last year headlining another Off-Broadway hit “Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man” alongside Kendra Wilkinson.
In 2003, Jai made history as the ‘Culture Vulture’ in the original ‘Queer Eye Fab Five,’ alongside his castmates Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia. The show, which ultimately shaped American television and cultural representation of the LGBTQ community, lasted from 2003 through 2007 and along the way, picked up both a Primetime Emmy Award and a GLAAD Media Award for ‘Outstanding Reality Program,’ as well nominations from the PGA Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Continuing with a prominent career in television, Jai has hosted and played roles in dozens of popular television series throughout the course of the past few years. Following his role on “Queer Eye,” Jai starred opposite of Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin in ABC’s hit comedy “Malibu Country.” He also appeared in numerous TV shows such as ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Are You There Chelsea?,” “Bones,” and as a trans woman in NBC’s “Harry’s Law.” Jai even had a quick stint as the newscaster in the “Lady Gaga Feat. Beyoncé: Telephone” music video. Touching base internationally, Jai starred in a couple seasons of the Australian series “The Horizon” – the most watched LGBTQ web series in the world. While in the realm of reality TV, he has hosted countless series including Animal Planet’s “Groomer Has It” – and partnered with major networks such as LOGO, FX, Teen Nick and Lifetime.
This year, Jai can be seen in a recurring role on Hulu’s forthcoming comedy “Dollface” (alongside Kat Dennings and Shay Mitchell), as a returning role in Netflix’s fourth season of “Eastsiders,” in the second season of the Australian series “The Horizon” (the most watched LGBTQ web series in the world), and as the host of Lifetime’s recent “Dance Moms” reunion show. He can also be heard across the nation as the co-host of ‘The Morning Beat’ with Mikalah Gordon on Entercom’s nationwide syndicated LGBTQ talk radio station ‘Channel Q.’ With a long-standing career behind him and many more perspective-shifting projects ahead of him, Jai is continually making a grand impact on television, the LGBTQ community and the world at large.