Kiki and Herb Will Die for You A simple CD could never truly capture the manic NYC drag/cabaret act of Justin Bond (who plays Kiki, a sixtysomething wreck of a lounge singer)… Kiki and Herb Will Die for You A simple CD could never truly capture the manic NYC drag/cabaret act of Justin Bond (who plays Kiki, a sixtysomething wreck of a lounge singer)… 2005-02-08 Kiki and Herb Comedy
Music Review

Kiki and Herb Will Die for You (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 08, 2005; Lead Performance: Kiki and Herb; Genre: Comedy

A simple CD could never truly capture the manic NYC drag/cabaret act of Justin Bond (who plays Kiki, a sixtysomething wreck of a lounge singer) and Kenny Mellman (her long-suffering accompanist, Herb). But sadly, this recording of their Carnegie Hall concert last September — a so-called farewell show filled with brilliant mash-ups (Eminem and Talking Heads!) and boozy monologues — will have to do. Friends like Rufus Wainwright and Sandra Bernhard show up to pay tribute, and Kiki's wrenching take on ''Total Eclipse of the Heart'' is a knife to the gut. Come back soon, Kiki, we need you.

Originally posted Feb 14, 2005 Published in issue #807 Feb 18, 2005 Order article reprints