Randy Rainbow Has Built A Viral-Video Empire From His New York Apartment
Singer-songwriter-satirist Randy Rainbow — yes, that’s his real name — has built a fervent fan base by churning out parody videos on politics and current events, from the “Grease”-themed “GOP Dropout” as the field of Republican presidential candidates narrowed in 2016, to the “Sound of Music” parody “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?”
As with late-night comedians, Rainbow’s targets can be predictable. But what isn’t is that despite his sold-out shows, millions of followers on YouTube and Facebook and growing recognition around the country, Rainbow’s entire production studio is a single green-screen wall in a small apartment in Queens, New York, where a suitcase full of props sits in the corner.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young visits Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) to find what goes on in that third-floor walk-up — and what the neighbors think.
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