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Still a star at 84

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Leslie Jordan’s ‘Deck Them Halls, Y’all’

Comedian Leslie Jordan comes to the Buckhead Theatre

Funny man Leslie Jordan is a popular fixture wherever he performs, but his brand of humor hits home particularly in the South. He returns to Atlanta this weekend with his new holiday show, “Deck Them Halls, Y’all!”

The work is a complete departure for the openly gay performer – and the best thing he has ever written, he admits. He was supposed to perform in London over the holiday season but instead will be there in February. With a few free months, his booker asked him to write something about growing up in the South. Jordan agreed, but his one stipulation is that he did not want to write about himself, feeling like he had exhausted all that material.

“In “Deck the Halls, Y’all!”  he brings three original characters to life – “three generations of white trash,” Jordan quips.