Gay pop superstar, TV personality and nightlife legend, The Gay Pimp Jonny McGovern blazed onto the New York scene in 2000 with his satirical mix of his character comedy and dirty gay hits and his fire continues to burn bright.
His debut album is DIRTY GAY HITS. In collaboration with IDM producer, Secret Agent Gel, Jonny crafted a collection of hilarious, shameful, gay themed songs such as "Soccer Practice", "Lookin’ Cute/Feelin’ Cute” and "Hey Lil' Raver Boi" for the character of "Gay Pimp" a pop star/superhero looking out for his "lil' gay babies" and turning str8 boys gay. In doing this he created a dirty gay teen pop style nightclub act with a bevy of Soccer and Raver Boi dancers, a gay rapper and fierce drag queens working tha' runway. Jonny headlined all around NYC including HOMOCORPS at the legendary CBGB's, Joe's Pub, Splash, LUXX and opened for Peaches and Chicks on Speed as well as at his own white hot NYC parties such as Boys Gone Wild and The Rambles at The Park.
The Gay Pimp became an Internet and international phenomenon. Teaming up with Broadway veteran Richard Jay Alexander (Les Miz, Bette Midler’s Kiss My Brass tour) and Director Peter Martinez, Jonny created a video for Soccer Practice which debuted in the top five of the national video club play chart and was downloaded over 500,000 times on the internet and well as getting play on MTV Europe and MTV Asia. Jonny also toured nightclubs around the country as Gay Pimp and headlined the legendary Caroline’s On Broadway in his own stand-up comedy/music/variety show, “You Go, Gay ”.
Jonny broke into TV with several high profile gigs. Comedy Central’s “Out On The Edge,” hosted by Alan Cumming brought Jonny’s Gay Pimp revue to a national TV audience, he highlighted his comedy and solidified his status as a ghetto superstar with a year long stint as a co-host on “The Ricki Lake Show” and began a long string of appearances on VH-1, first being profiled on “Totally Gayer” and then starring on “My Coolest Years”. Jonny also released another smash music video “Lookin’ Cute/Feelin’ Cute” and toured Japan. Jonny conquered another format with his weekly podcast “Gay Pimpin’ with Jonny McGovern reaching over 10,000 listeners a week (available on iTunes & gaypimp.com)
He is currently finishing his new CD “Gays Gone Wild“ for a 2007 release. Also premiering in 2007, a new comedy/variety show “The Big Gay Sketch Show” produced by Rosie O’Donnell for LOGO.
To top it all of Jonny is also producing new artists including the tranny rap supergroup La'Mady, ball queen MECCA, Peppermint Gummi Bear and tranzcore rocker Linda James and his new super group TEAM PIMP.
For more on Jonny visit http://gaypimp.com