Bob the Drag Queen

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Bob the Drag Queen
Bob The Drag Queen at Rupaul's Dragcon 2017 by dvsross.jpg
Bob the Drag Queen at RuPaul's Dragcon 2017
Born Christopher Caldwell
(1986-06-22) June 22, 1986 (age 32)
Columbus, Georgia[1]
Other names Caldwell Tidicue
Occupation Drag queen
Years active 2009–present
Known for RuPaul's Drag Race (season 8) winner
Predecessor Violet Chachki
Successor Sasha Velour
Website bobthedragqueen.com

Christopher Caldwell (born June 22, 1986), also known as Bob the Drag Queen, is an American drag queen, comedian, musician, and reality television personality, known for winning the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[2]

Life[edit]

Caldwell was born on June 22, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia.[1] He currently resides in New York City. Before becoming a drag queen, Caldwell worked in children’s theater for years and "always found children to be a source of joy for [him]."[3] He is also an LGBT activist and spoke on RuPaul's Drag Race of a moment when he was protesting for LGBT rights and was arrested in drag.[4]

He is the drag mother of Miz Cracker and drag sister to Monet X Change, who placed fifth and sixth respectively on Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race.[5]

Career[edit]

Drag career beginnings[edit]

Caldwell started doing drag after watching the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Since his first presentations, his character was focused on stand-up comedy routines, and he started lipsynching after a couple of months into his drag.[6] His initial stage name was Kittin Withawhip, and he was featured in Leland Bobbé's Half Drag Series with this name.[7] In 2013, Caldwell changed his stage name to Bob the Drag Queen.[8]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8[edit]

On February 1, 2016, Bob was revealed as a cast member on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[9] On the show, he was noted for his focus on comedy. During the show, he won three challenges, including the recurring Snatch Game (where he portrayed Uzo Aduba and Carol Channing). On May 16, 2016, Bob was crowned the winner of the season and received a cash prize of $100,000.[2]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2016, shortly after winning Drag Race, Bob released the single "Purse First" featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino. He also collaborated with Alaska Thunderfuck on the single "Yet Another Dig" in 2017,[citation needed] and contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 (2017).[citation needed] He collaborated with Shangela for a Christmas theme song, "Deck A Ho" in December 2017.[10]

On March 15, 2018, Bob debuted the podcast Sibling Rivalry on SoundCloud, with Rupaul's Drag Race Season 10 sixth place contestant Monét X Change as co-host.[11] On April 2, 2018, a video version of the podcast was uploaded to YouTube.[12]

Bob appeared as a guest co-host alongside Trixie Mattel on The Trixie & Katya Show, filling in for regular co-host Katya during her hiatus.[13] His TV comedy special, Bob the Drag Queen: Suspiciously Large Woman, aired on Logo in July 2017.[14]

Under the name of Caldwell Tidicue, he played the role of Belize in Berkeley Rep’s production of Angels in America from April to July 2018. [15]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs
"Purse First" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)[16] 2016 15[17] Non-album single
"Bloodbath" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)[18] Non-album single
"Yet Another Dig" (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck 5000)[19] 2017 Non-album single

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs
"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)[20]
2018 Non-album single

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Playing House Himself episode, "Reverse the Curse"
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself (Contestant) Season 8, Winner [2]
High Maintenance Darnel HBO premiere episode, "Meth(od)" [2]
2018-present The Trixie & Katya Show Host Co-hosts next to Trixie Mattel & is filling in for Katya while she recovers
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself (Guest) Season 10, Episode 1

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Rough Night Himself DJ [21][22]
2017 Cherry Pop Kitten

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Untucked Himself Companion show to RuPaul's Drag Race [23]
2018 Drag Babies Himself Host

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Ref.
"The Realness" 2016 Jayson Whitmore [24]
"Purse First" Assaad Yacoub [25]
"Straight Outta Oz" Todrick Hall [26]
"Bloodbath" Cheyenne Picardo & Bob the Drag Queen [27]
"Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck)" 2017 Assaad Yacoub [28]
"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)"
2018 [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transformations: Bob The Drag Queen & James St. James. Youtube. July 12, 2016. Event occurs at 1:02. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bob the Drag Queen Wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Eight". Huffington Post. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob The Drag Queen Praises Kim Chi — and Schools Michelle Visage". May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen Recollects The Time She Was Thrown In Jail In Full Drag". April 18, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ "drag mothers and daughters: bob the drag queen and miz cracker". I-d. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2018-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Bob the Drag Queen, Winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Has Always Been 'Purse First'". May 17, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Half Drag – Kittin Withawhip". March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kittin Withawhip's new drag persona Bob The Drag Queen keeps Barracuda laughing with The Bob Show". August 6, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  9. ^ Lee, Stephan (February 1, 2016). "RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 queens and premiere date revealed — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Bob the Drag Queen And Shangela Are Here To "Deck A Ho" For The Holidays". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-14. 
  11. ^ "Episode 1: "I Don't Like Hugs"". SoundCloud. The Only Productions. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen & Monét X Change - Sibling Rivalry Podcast: Pilot Episode". YouTube. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  13. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' champ Bob the Drag Queen co-hosting 'The Trixie & Katya Show' as Katya recovers". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14. 
  14. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen Walks Into The Comedy Club Purse First In New TV Special". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-03-25. 
  15. ^ "'Angels in America' Casts Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen". Retrieved 2018-06-14. 
  16. ^ "Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino) - Single by Bob the Drag Queen on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  17. ^ "EDM Digital Songs: Top Dance Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  18. ^ "Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino)". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  19. ^ "Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska)". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  20. ^ "Monét X Change Serves Up Disco In New Sponge-Themed 'Soak It Up' Music Video: Watch". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Rough Night". IMDb.com. June 16, 2017. 
  22. ^ "DJ Bob the Drag Queen Gets Scarlett Johansson Dirty Dancing in the Upcoming Movie "Rough Night" - The WOW Report". Worldofwonder.net. June 2, 2017. 
  23. ^ Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 - Episode 1 "Keeping It 100!". YouTube. March 8, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  24. ^ RuPaul - The Realness Official Music Video. YouTube. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  25. ^ Bob the Drag Queen – Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  26. ^ Straight Outta Oz by Todrick Hall. YouTube. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  27. ^ Bob the Drag Queen – Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. October 29, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  28. ^ Bob The Drag Queen featuring Alaska Thunderfuck - Yet Another Dig Official Music Video. YouTube. October 27, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 
  29. ^ Monét X Change - Soak It Up (feat. Bob The Drag Queen). YouTube. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018. 

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