Canada's Drag Race contestant Jimbo from Victoria, B.C., seeks to launch Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-style TV show
The Canada's Drag Race queen wants to parlay his fan favourite status into a TV series called The House Of Jimbo
Canada’s Drag Race queen Jimbo wants to return to TV—in a Pee Wee’s Playhouse-style comedy series.
The Victoria, B.C.-based drag clown might’ve been eliminated from the Crave reality series, but he became the show’s most-followed contestant on Instagram.
Now, Jimbo—a.k.a. Jimbo Insell—wants to parlay his sudden popularity into a series called The House Of Jimbo.
The live, 30-minute episodes will be filmed in and around his home in Victoria’s Chinatown. The vibe of the series is inspired by cult kids shows Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein.
According to the show’s Kickstarter page, “the House of Jimbo is set in the fantastic world of Jimbo himself and will feature skits, singing, drag queen oracles, magic windows, talking works of art, puppets, digital art explosions, and surprise guests.”
“With a cast of my drag and clown characters, the show will highlight the amazing talents of a group of phenomenal friends and fellow artists, locally and from around the globe,” he writes.
Ten percent of funds raised through the Kickstarter campaign will go toward Rainbow Railroad, which helps queer refugees find safe haven in Canada. The charity was featured on the makeover episode of Canada’s Drag Race.
If the campaign succeeds, the show would be filmed this fall and released before the end of the year.
The show will be available on “streaming platforms to be announced,” according to the crowdfunding campaign.