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Jamie's Storytelling & Award-winning solo shows: Pearl Necklace: A Gay SexcapadeDangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother & I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies 

Pearl Necklace: A Gay Sexcapade


"Pearl Necklace is funny, sharp, and camp. . .hugely enjoyable and hysterical romp. . .delivered with a bawdy panache and a naughty sense of the comic. . .Brickhouse brings each character to life and makes each encounter real and immediate, with a wild sense of wordplay, as he navigates the lure of getting laid and the longing to be in love." —London Theatre's LouReviews


Jamie Brickhouse (voices on Beavis and Butthead; 5-time Moth Slam champ, New York Times published author) returns to the Gotham Storytelling Festival with his fourth solo show, Pearl Necklace: A Gay Sexcapade. Jamie's sex life gives new meaning to the term parks and recreation as he takes audiences on a hilarious, bawdy, and touching romp through his amorous adventures in bathrooms, beaches, bookstores, and appallingly decorated apartments. Called "a natural raconteur" by the Washington Post, this 5-time Moth champion's darkly comic stories of his sybaritic journey reveal his struggle to shed shame and guilt, discover self-acceptance, and find one true love.


Called "a natural raconteur" by the Washington Post, Jamie Brickhouse is a critically acclaimed memoirist and award-winning comedic storyteller. He tells darkly-comic stories about his colorful Beaumont, Texas family (Mama Jean, Daddy Earl, Ron the Roofer, to name a few), alcoholism, LGBTQ+ experiences, and New York City, his current home. He is the New York Times published author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother. A storytelling sensation on TikTok, his daily #storiesinheels videos in which he tells a true story wearing high heels, 5 million views, 750,000 likes, and 60k+ followers. He's appeared on PBS-TV's Stories from the Stage, The Moth Podcast, New York Public Radio, Risk! Podcast, Story Collider Podcast, and recorded voice-overs for the legendary cartoon Beavis and Butthead. He is a National Storytelling Network Grand Slam winner, four-time Moth StorySLAM champion, 99-Second Story Grand Slam winner, and Literary Death Match champ. Some of the storytelling venues where he has told: Indiana Storytelling Arts, Katonah Public Library, Story Grove at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, Katonah Village Library, Noa Baum's Grapevine, Robin Bady's Bady House, Megan Hicks's Rose Valley Storytelling, and every New York City storytelling show. Jamie has performed his two award-winning solo shows in Canada, Mexico and across the U.S: Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother based on his memoir, and I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies based on his forthcoming memoir. 


Storytelling Praise for Jamie

"Brickhouse is a natural raconteur."  —Washington Post

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

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

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

"Jamie  Brickhouse is one of the most gifted storytellers based in New York today."  —Kevin Allison, creator and host of Risk!

"What an exuberant, moving, storytelling concert: part boisterous coming of age, part narrow escapes, part full throated challenge to status quo. You blended events, by turns surprising, moving, funny, shocking, all melded with depths of human emotion that rocked the room. You are a truth teller." —Melissa Heckler, Artistic Director & Mary Kane, Director of the Katonah Village Library


Critically-Acclaimed, 6-time Award Winner

Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother

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
  • AWARDED "Critics Pick" Cincinnati CityBeat

"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


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


"Dangerous When Wet is what NPR would call 'a driveway moment'—a story so engaging that it just has to be finished in one sitting. . . It's no small feat to keep an audience engaged during a one-man show. . . I was wholly captivated by his polished, funny and dark story based on his critically acclaimed memoir. Each story plucked from the pages of his life feels woven precisely with the next [of his] lush storytelling. . . an enthralling piece you won't want to miss."  Critic's Pick Cincinnati CityBeat 


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


Ripped from the pages of his critically-acclaimed memoir, Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother 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.


Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning 

I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies

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 

"[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)


"Celebrated gay memoirist Jamie Brickhouse returns to Fringe with I Favor My Daddy, a hilarious deep dive into the life of his late father, AKA Daddy Poo." —Washington Blade


"Born storyteller Jamie Brickhouse . . .  is brave enough to acknowledge how he's grown into being the man his father never could. . . I Favor My Daddy packs a potent personal punch, making it a top pick."    —Orlando Weekly


"Brickhouse is the kind of guy you'd like to meet at a boring cocktail party to liven things up; in I Favor My Daddy he reminds again of his way with words; sentences sparkle, and he knows how to punctuate a joke with a cocked eyebrow or sly grin. . . this is a fun ride through an unconventional life."    —Orlando Sentinel


"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)


"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: A Tale of Two Sissies, 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?