An exploration of the history of bohemians - weird and wonderful artists and writers who have chosen to defy convention, from radical romantics to sandal-wearing vegetarians and sexual-experimenters.
Runtime: 60 minutes
How to Be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell - Jonny Woo - Netflix
Jonny Woo is a British comedian, actor and drag queen. He co-owns The Glory, an East London pub in which he regularly performs. Woo spent time in New York City between 2000 and 2003 where he performed and created work on the downtown club and burlesque scene and returned to London where he created events and parties. He has worked on solo and group shows with residencies at The Soho Theatre, ICA, and Bistrotheque and has created events for The Royal Opera House as well as media and corporate companies including MTV and Selfridges. He has been hosting his party Gay Bingo since 2003. Since then he has devised numerous shows as well as opening his own venue The Glory in East London.
How to Be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell - The Glory - Netflix
In 2010, Woo began hunting for a site in East London to open his own bar. Together with the TV director Colin Rothbart, bar manager Zoe Argiros and Gay Bingo drag partner John Sizzle, the four took over the former site of the Paradise Inn on Kingsland Road in Haggerston. Described as a “Queer haunt, nightlife spot and performance mecca”, the pub re-opened as The Glory in December 2014. Woo launched a comedy night at The Glory with comedian Jayde Adams. This was later replaced by a gay sketch comedy troupe The Sex Shells, who Woo gave a residency to. Victoria Coren Mitchell visited The Glory and interviewed Woo as part of the BBC Four documentary series 'How To Be Bohemian', in the programme Coren Mitchell states “This is the kind of bohemian I could get behind”
How to Be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell - References - Netflix