If there’s one downside to a Northern Hemisphere Christmas, it’s that it’s so dang cold! Sure, the snow is nice — at least when it doesn’t shut down your city — but otherwise, you’ve got to bundle up to keep warm. Winter doesn’t stop The Skivvies though — the NYC-based band that performs in their underwear. And this week, they had a special guest. Watch Broadway’s Nick Adams strip in characters as one of Santa’s lonely little elves.
The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley. As their name implies, they perform in their undies. They’ve been performing together since 2012, covering songs, sometimes changing the lyrics a bit. They’ve been compared to a burlesque version of “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Molina and Cearley are both respected Broadway actors when they’re not in The Skivvies. Molina’s appeared in Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd and Marry Me a Little. Cearley’s been in Pageant and was named one of the “most compelling actors of 2014” by OUT. For this Monday night performance on Dec. 11, they were joined by Andrew Gutauskas of Postmodern Jukebox and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell.
So, a stage full of people wearing nothing but their underwear would be sexy enough, right? But then Broadway’s Nick Adams came out. THough he wore a Christmas-onesie at first, that soon came off, revealing nothing but a well-placed Santa hat and an Elf on the Shelf toy.
Adams portrays the Lonely Christmas Elf, prefacing his song warning of Santa’s cruel managerial style. From there, he goes into a medley of Christmas songs. (Be warned, if you’re partaking in the “Wham! Challenge“, “Last Christmas” is the first song.)
Well, truthfully, they’re not all Christmas songs. From “Last Christmas,” the medley veers into the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” then to “What Is This Feeling?” from Wicked (though rewritten to be about lotion — complete with, ahem, suggestive hand motions). The medley also includes “My Only Wish This Year” by Britney Spears, “Hey Santa” frmo Wilson Phillips and the Divinyls’ holiday classic, “I Touch Myself.”
This isn’t the first time Adams has appeared with the Skivvies. As they talk about in the clip, he played the disgruntled elf last year as well. Not just that, but earlier this year, he did the “Call Me” medley, incorporating Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” Blondie’s “Call Me” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”