Kiki and Herb return for Castro Theatre holiday concert

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Monday September 18, 2023
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Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman as Kiki and Herb
Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman as Kiki and Herb

It's hard to believe that more than 25 years ago, Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman premiered their crazed drunken duo cabaret act Kiki and Herb at the tiny bar Lily's (now known as Martuni's). As a witness to this daring debut, it's been fun to see their evolution to stardom.

The duo performed locally and then became a hit in New York City, even scoring a Tony nomination for their Broadway show. They've toured the world, allegedly split up —each making their own notable music and theatrical accomplishments out of character— then reunited, and are coming back home for a holiday concert at the Castro Theatre.

On December 15, "O Come Let Us Adore Them" will bring out the holiday spirit, and/or spirits. Tickets go on sale September 22.

For our non-Bay Area readers, the Kiki and Herb tour begins in Washington DC December 6, plays Town Hall in New York City December 7 and 8, with Chicago, Dallas and Austin dates afterward.

For tickets to all shows, visit