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Canned Ham starring Tom Judson (aka Gus Mattox)
Silverlake, CA
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Canned Ham starring Tom Judson (aka Gus Mattox)
Canned Ham is an insider 'show-biz musical' that recounts the true life adventures of Tom Judson, and established actor off and on Broadway, who, at age 43, became a gay porn star "Gus Mattox". Tom's theater career was thriving, and he was composing music for films and television (including Metropolitan, MTV and even Sesame Street) when he made an unexpected splash in the porn world as Mattox. To date he is still the oldest recipient of the GayVN 'Performer of the Year' Awards, the porn industry's Oscar!

In Canned Ham Tom recalls working with show business greats Rob Marshall (director of Chicago), Ann Magnuson, Teri Hatcher, and many others. In this moving and hilarious show, Judson accompanies himself on the accordion while revealing what it's really like on the set of a porn movie (and explaining that being a male escort can have some surprisingly touching moments...). The show contains graphic language and adult themes, but no nudity - much to the disappointment of many. It is, above all, a comedy.

"Tom Judson's beautifully structured solo play is sexy, very funny, insightful and ultimately extremely moving." -Charles Busch

"It's not often you see a show about a bereaved, non-dancing musician and former porn star that makes you howl with laughter, breaks your heart and leaves you yelling for more. But such is 'Canned Ham'. It's a little piece of confessional tumescense that will leave a song in your heart." -Alan Cumming

"I laughed, I cried, I blushed. And now I am beaming because I am so very proud of Tom and cannot wait to see the show live!" -Ann Magnuson



Silverlake, CA 90027
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Robbi Kearns
On BPT Since: Feb 16, 2010
Cavern Club

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