If you lived in New York City during the late 1970s or early '80s, then you're familiar with Robin Byrd. This public-access legend heated up TV screens with a weekly show that featured both male and female strippers. A onetime porn star herself (Debbie Does Dallas is on her résumé), Byrd became a hero to legions of fans with her zany humor, offbeat interviews and sometimes parental advice. (At a recent concert, comedienne Sandra Bernhard reminisced about the glory days of Channel J and crotcheted bikinis after spotting old friend Robin in the audience.)
The cable queen has recently revived her show so that the generation of gays who grew up watching her can experience it live. Every Saturday night at the Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street), Robin plays host to a bevy of burlesque dancers, strippers, comedians, musicians, celebrities and novelty acts. And this Saturday, April 13, she will bring back her infamous Men 4 Men format for a special midnight edition of the show co-hosted by porn star Mike Dreyden (below). Scheduled guests include GoGo Harder (pictured above with Robin. Btw, we recently saw GoGo give a twisted and inspired performance at the Hookie Awards), Rowan Pierce, contortionist Topher Bousquet, Francisco, the cast of the off-Broadway musical Let My People Come and writer Mark Allen (performing "My Ass").
So lie back, get comfortable...and don't forget to scrub those teeth! This adult variety show starring the hostess with the mostess promises a good time for all. For more information, visit SpinCycleNYC.com.