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Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning I Favor My Daddy

Written & Performed by Jamie Brickhouse

  • WINNER: "Staff Pick Award" 2019 FRIGID Festival New York
  • WINNER: "Best of Fringe Award" 2019 San Francisco Fringe Festival 
  • BEST BET: 2018 FringeNYC, New York International Fringe Festival 

"Very polished and funny. . . delivered with finely tuned comic flair."         

Orlando Sentinel, Matthew J. Palm


"Only one artist in a thousand can share such a personal tale with such polish and practiced precision."

Orlando Weekly, Seth Kubersky


"[I Favor My Daddy] scores on so many levels: funny, touching, honest, insightful and most of all a wonderful entertainment."                                                   

Charles Busch, actor, playwright & drag legend 


"Brickhouse is a memorable mimic. . . the real gift of his enthralling show is its intimacy." 

DC Theatre Scene (4 stars)


"Talented storyteller Jamie shines [and] knows how to tell a story well…both funny and revealing. . .  riveting, thoroughly polished performance. . . that holds interest from start to finish. . . comedic perfection." 

Theater is Easy (Best Bet)


"Jamie Brickhouse's Texas charm and highly developed narrative style make this [show] magnetic. . . Obviously a winner with wild audience applause."                                                                     —New York Theatre Wire


"highly recommended...absolutely first rate. He's capable of doing almost anything on the stage, and he's wonderful to watch...beautifully written, skillfully delivered..." 

Hi! Drama


"Fascinating, funny, warm and moving. . . exceptionally well honed. . . totally engrossing. . . Brickhouse performs with finessed delivery and timing; [makes] you want to sit back and listen for hours!"    —Fringe Review


Jamie Brickhouse's I Favor My Daddy, which debuted with a sold out, award-winning run at FringeNYC, the New York International Fringe Festival, is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and award-winning solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. That show was about Jamie's drinking and sexuality, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean. I Favor My Daddy is about Jamie's father Earl aka Daddy Poo and his drinking and sexuality. Daddy Poo adores bikinis and martinis as much as his son. An octogenarian, ribald Catholic conservative accepting of his son's homosexuality and arrested alcoholism, but is he in denial about his own? After he dies suddenly Jamie begins to realize that the constant postmortem refrain of the folks in town—"You favor your daddy,"—is true from his skin down to his marrow. Is Jamie the full-blown version of Daddy Poo?

Critically-Acclaimed, 5-time Award Winner Dangerous When Wet written and performed by Jamie Brickhouse & Directed by David Drake


WINNER "Audience Choice Award" FRIGID New York Festival

WINNER "Best Of Award" San Francisco Fringe Festival

AWARDED "Best Bet" FRIGID New York Festival

WINNER "Sold Out Award" San Francisco Fringe Festival

AWARDED "Best Bet" DC Capital Fringe Festival


"The show is as stylish as his slick sport coats. . . Brickhouse is a natural raconteur whose sharp writing defines the piece. . . one of the most polished one-man shows." —Washington Post

"Brickhouse [has] a vocal range finely calibrated to the unique needs of each beat...he writes with fiendish pith." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Hilarious [and] dark. . . [Jamie] is a top teller." —TimeOut New York


Ripped from the pages of his critically-acclaimed memoir, Dangerous When Wet is Jamie's alcoholic odyssey from small-town sissy to louche Manhattanite that's wickedly intoxicating as he hits bottom and discovers he can't escape the all-consuming love of his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean. A small-town Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, she never has a thought she doesn't speak. Darkly comic, it's the theater lovechild of Elaine Stritch's At Liberty and Drew Droege's Bright Colors and Bold Patterns.