Randy Rainbow

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Randy Rainbow is a blogger and Internet celebrity based in New York, NY, United States. Rainbow is most notable for a series of humorous YouTube viral videos in which he stages fake phone conversations with famous people by editing real audio clips of those celebrities. He posted his breakout video, “Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson,” on July 18, 2010. It received more than 60,000 views in one week and has since surpassed 100,000 views. Subsequent videos include “Randy Rainbow Calls Lindsay Lohan,” “Randy Rainbow Calls Dr. Laura,” “The Morning After Chelsea’s Wedding,” “Randy Rainbow Gets a Job (from Rachel Zoe?),” “Randy Rainbow Kicks It with Kanye West,” and "Randy Rainbow Spends Christmas with Mel Gibson." Michael Urie appeared as himself in “Randy Rainbow Getting Married?” Tituss Burgess appeared as himself in “Randy Rainbow Stars in a Show!” Brent Corrigan appeared as himself in "Randy Rainbow Makes a Sex Tape (w/Mel Gibson)." Randy's cat, Mushi Rainbow, also plays a prominent role in his videos.[1]

Rainbow’s videos have appeared on a number of major blogs. Popular LGBT blogs Towleroad and Queerty have reposted many of his videos since “Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson.”[2][3] His Lohan clip was featured by Perez Hilton.[4]

According to an interview with Brandon Voss at Advocate.com, Rainbow created his blog, The Randy Rainbow Bloggity BLAHg-BLAHg, to document his theatrical experiences and “kvetch about my day-to-day as a single homo in the city.”[5][6]

Rainbow made a guest appearance in Tituss and the Tightass Band, a 2010 benefit concert for The Trevor Project at New World Stages.[7] He also made a guest appearance in the third annual Living for Today benefit concert at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.[8]

Rainbow appeared on the cover of Out Front Colorado.[9]

Personal

Randy Rainbow is, in fact, his birth name. He was raised in South Florida and has a musical theatre background. He is Jewish and openly gay.[10]

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