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10 Epic Secrets About Jonny McGovern

1. Jonny McGovern , also known by his character name The Gay Pimp, is an openly gay American stand-up comedian, musician and podcaster.

2. His parents traveled often and McGovern grew up primarily in Egypt and Thailand. McGovern later returned to the United States to study acting at Boston University, where he earned a BFA.

3. McGovern stated that he was inspired to create his signature comedic character, The Gay Pimp, after listening to rap songs and interviews by Eminem.

4. After the songs from the show began to get heavy rotation in New York City nightclubs, McGovern was approached about making a music video for one of his songs, Soccer Practice. The video for Soccer Practice, which received heavy rotation in dance clubs as well as notoriety on the Internet, featured McGovern in a shirt that was emblazoned with the sequined words “Gay Pimp.”

5. McGovern hosts his own YouTube show on StreamTV entitled “Hey Qween!”, with drag queen Lady Red Couture, where he interviews various icons of the LGBT community.

6. Besides his own music, McGovern is involved with several other groups where he acts in roles as a songwriter, producer, and performer.

7. The first is called The Bad Bump and it deals with cocaine overdose.

8. She also recorded Timebomb, which is featured in The East Village Mixtape Volume 2: The Legends Ball.

9. An electronica-pop-rap crossover group consisting of McGovern, Linda James, Maxi J, Ericka Toure Aviance, and Adam Joseph.

10. It wad based in New York City from January 16, 2006 to January 11, 2010.

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