Austin Babtist Women
Created in 1986, the Austin Babtist Women have become an incredibly entertaining, and highly-respected, charitable force. The all-male, all-volunteer comedy troupe performs throughout the nation and exists for the sole purpose of raising money for HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and other charitable causes.
This group of talented men take on the persona’s of little old church ladies and stage elaborately choreographed, side-splitting routines. In the past years, their antics have helped to raise more than $6 million for charities throughout the United States.
The Austin Babtist Women stage four signature shows per year in Austin, Texas: “GospelFest” on Easter Sunday, “A Salute to Stonewall” in June, “The Anniversary Celebration” in September and the legendary “A Very Pink Christmas” in December. During the remainder of the year, the troupe tours throughout Texas and the nation – as schedules allow – to headline at theatres, nightclubs, comedy clubs, state-wide events, and anywhere an organization needs the Austin Babtist Women’s unique brand of comedy.
The Austin Babtist Women have been honored with many awards over the years including the 2000 Human Rights Campaign’s Service and Leadership Award, The City of Austin’s 2002 Philanthropic Organization of the Year, a Day of Honor from the city of New Orleans and Resolution #886 from the Texas House of Representatives. They have twice won the coveted Gay Appreciation Awards’ Entertainer of the Year, been honored by the International Court System and have proudly served as Grand Marshall of the Austin Pride Parade and the Texas Gay Rodeo.
Paul J. Williams
Paul J. Williams has used hit wit and impeccable comedic timing to keep audiences laughing for more than 20 years. His career as an entertainer includes theathrical apprearances on stages throughout Dallas, a television comedy special on the MTV/LOGO network, and countless comedy gigs on ships, theater stages and club venues around the world.
Paul J. returns to TBRU to keep you entertained with multiple shows throughout the weekend. Enjoy! Keep laughing!
10 years ago, singer-songwriter Freddy Freeman put together a concert of musicians and performers of the Bear community, and called it Bearapalooza. Since that first show in 2002 in New York City, 2002, Bearapalooza has traveled around the USA , touching the lives of countless musicians and music fans, bringing a special sense of diversity and pride wherever it goes, and has grown into a national musical celebration of ursine brotherhood.
Bearapalooza celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a second appearance at TBRU. Featured artists are Freddy Freeman, Jeff Rockcub, Kendall Kelly, Sean Kagalis and Jay Freeman.
Join us for the kick-off party and featured performances throughout the TBRU weekend.