First Episode Will Premiere on Tuesday, April 16 with Subsequent Episodes Airing Every Tuesday on Funny Or Die.
Los Angeles, CA, April 10, 2019 – Funny Or Die’s two-time Emmy nominated, “Game of Thrones” popular recap series “Gay of Thrones” will be returning on Tuesday, April 16, it was announced today by Jonathan Van Ness in this video.
Created by Erin Gibson, “Gay of Thrones” began in conjunction with the third season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and has aired every season since then. The series was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Variety series category in 2016 and 2018. Gibson was a writer/producer at Funny Or Die and pitched the idea to do a recap show after her and Van Ness would descriptively discuss and dissect the series while he was styling her hair. “I am very excited to blow out this last season of Gay of Thrones with the panache and fierceness that only Jonathan can bring to the screen,” said Gibson.
The look of the set changes year to year but the format has remained consistent. Each episode features a special guest getting his/her hair styled by Van Ness and together they recap the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” with clips interspersed throughout. Van Ness and Gibson watch the new “Game of Thrones” episodes together with a small team of writers who then spend Sunday night writing the show, followed by the shoot and post production for a quick turnaround to get it out. Some of Van Ness’ infamous nicknames for main characters have included Baby Barack Obama, Solange, Dr Evil, Brother D, Christina Aguilera and the artist formerly known as blonde Cher. Past guests have included George R.R. Martin, Margaret Cho, Rachel Bloom, D’Arcy Carden, Timothy Simons, Bryan Safi and Brad Goreski, among others.
‘Gay of Thrones’ was created by Gibson. Gibson and Van Ness, are executive producers. Gibson also directs all episodes.
Jonathan Van Ness is an Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster, and hairstylist to the stars. He can be seen starring on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning reboot series “Queer Eye,” where he shines as the show’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate. In addition to “Queer Eye,” Jonathan stars on the Emmy-nominated series “Gay of Thrones,” (Funny Or Die) a witty social commentary series recapping HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Launched in 2013, the series is now in its seventh season and garnered Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2018 for ‘Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.’ Jonathan also continues to work on his passion project, his podcast “Getting Curious,” a weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is curious about. The podcast was listed as one of the Top Podcasts of 2018 by Time Magazine, and recently won the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast. 2018 was a breakthrough year for Jonathan, who realized two new passions - for the arts of stand-up comedy and figure skating. Jonathan is currently on his first worldwide comedy tour “Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing” where he is going for comedy gold! Most recently, Jonathan announced that his revelatory memoir, OVER THE TOP, will be released in September 2019.
Erin Gibson is an expert at mixing social commentary, political satire, and frank sexual talk into nice, neat little comedy packages. Along with Bryan Safi, she is the co-host and co-creator of the award winning political absurdist comedy podcast “Throwing Shade.” The Podcast is a “weekly rehashing of women’s issues, gay rights, pop culture and politics.” They’ve successfully toured the country several times, performing their hilarious live show to sold-out crowds. The show was turned into a Funny Or Die web series, and a late night talk show which premiered on TV Land in January 2017. Previously, Erin spent several years as a writer/director for Funny Or Die. During that time, she created (and directed all episodes) of the hit Funny or Die web series GAY OF THRONES, starring her real-life hair stylist, Jonathan Van Ness. In 2016 & 2018, it was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. In September 2018, Erin released her first book entitled FEMINASTY: THE COMPLICATED WOMAN’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE PATRIARCHY WITHOUT DRINKING HERSELF TO DEATH. The collection of essays was met with rave reviews and has topped numerous Amazon lists. In FEMINASTY—titled after her nickname on “Throwing Shade”—Erin has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard, and deconstructs them in a way that’s bold, provocative and hilarious. FEMINASTY is Erin Gibson’s revolutionary handbook for dismantling the patriarchy, one pay gap joke at a time.
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