RuPaul’s Drag Race Icon Hosts Premiere Queer Game Show on December 4
December 4, 2020 (Los Angeles) — Revry, the first global LGBTQ+ TV network, celebrates the holiday season with the release of queer game show Versus, to make the holidays just a bit more jolly this year. Versus will arrive to delight audiences on December 4.
Developed and hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race icon, Deven Green and award-winning musician, Ned Douglas, Versus is a charmingly absurdist game show where instincts and fun override smarts and knowledge. It’s a verbal version of Wipeout mixed with a gentler Billy On The Street.
The rules are simple: two contestants are pitted against each other in six rapid-fire challenges that will test their trivia skills, memory, and even knowledge of their own social media. Each episode features a new set of mini-games that no-one can prepare for!
Contestants for this inaugural season include: iconic drag queen, Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffrey Roberson); TV talk show The Q Agenda hosts, Enrique Sapene and Lianna Carrera; reality TV star, On Mekahel; musician, Christopher Saint; actor, Cole Jenkins; Channel Q radio host, Ryan Mitchell; and actor, Matt Baume.
Contestants will be constantly surprised by the challenges posed… They might find themselves counting animated kittens, or, trying to remember a series of increasingly strange objects that pass before them on a virtual conveyor belt. They’ll spend as much time smiling at the question as sweating about the answer.
In this game, accurate scorekeeping never gets in the way of having a good time, and winning prizes isn’t as important as winning laughs.
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Originally from Canada, now based in Los Angeles, Deven is an award-winning comedic chanteuse. You know her from the cult parodies “Welcome To My Home” & “Welcome To My White House,” as being a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” portraying the satirical Betty Bowers, hosting high-profile auctions, legendary bingo, and comedy panels at DragCon.
Originally from London, now based in Los Angeles, Ned is an award-winning music creator, programmer, composer, and engineer. Ned has an extensive client list: Mick Jagger, No Doubt, Katy Perry, Steve Nicks, and Celine Dion to name a few. Ned has also worked on projects for stage and screen, including GHOST the Musical, and Madagascar 3.
Together, Deven and Ned have been honoured to perform with the top Drag Queens in the world, headline Pride events and perform sold-out shows internationally. Fun Fact: They’ve created two of the top Apple Apps in fashion, written the book, “Everyone F*ck Off!” and made a Christmas album.