This holiday season, prepare yourself for sleighing belles, rabid yells, and tidings of joy from New York’s most iconic “octogenarian” lounge act, Kiki & Herb, created and performed by Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. A match made in—depending on who you ask—a 1934 Western Pennsylvania children’s asylum, the 90s San Francisco club circuit, or the dawn of time, this relentlessly fabulous duo makes its BAM debut with a brand-new holiday spectacular. Kiki & Herb SLEIGH at BAM runs Tue, Nov 30 through Sat, Dec 4.

Whether it’s an evening at Carnegie Hall, a sold-out run at Joe’s Pub, or Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway, Bond and Mellman’s signature cocktail of boozy banter, pop-culture shmaltz, and claws-out cultural critique has charmed this city for more than two decades. The infamous duo make their way through a number of seasonal songs, belting Christmas classics off their long-out-of-print 2000 album Do You Hear What We Hear (Tori Amos’s “Crucify” as part of the “Whose Child is This?” medley, anyone?) and slinging enough cheer to choke down even this helluva holiday season. 

Due to popular demand, a Wed, Dec 1 performance at 7:30 pm has been added. Kiki & Herb SLEIGH at BAM runs from Nov. 30—Dec 4. Tickets for the additional performance go on sale on Nov 4 at 12pm. For more information, visit