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Comedian, actor, Out100 honoree, and podcaster Matt Rogers is here to make the yuletide gay!
Rogers, who you probably know from his hilarious and always-relevant podcast Las Culturistas with SNL's Bowen Yang, and from his roles in I Love That For You and Fire Island, has dedicated his first comedy special to the biggest holiday of the year in hopes that he'll become the new "Pop Prince of Christmas."
In the trailer for the special Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?, we see Rogers working to put out an album of Christmas songs despite not being a pop star.
Of course, if you've seen Fire Island or listened to his podcast, you already know that Rogers has a beautiful singing voice and stage presence that leaps out through whatever podcast app you're listening on and into the real world.
Now, he gets to show that off with nine new, soon-to-be-classic Christmas songs, and from the bits of them in the trailer, it looks like we'll be singing them for years to come.
Rogers talked about the upcoming special on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "You are an established pop star we'd say," Rogers said to Clarkson. "I'm not... yet."
"When you watch my special on December 2, you're gonna understand that this man deserves to be in the Christmas canon," he continued. "I'm trying to be the Prince of Christmas like Mariah is the Queen of Christmas."
These songs aren't "All I Want for Christmas is You," though. "I'mma definitely f*ck this Grinch," Rogers sings in one song.
"Have you heard of Christmas?" Rogers sings beautifully in another. "It's the day that Jesus died."
While it's not completely accurate, we have to give him points for heart! And at Christmas, what matters more than heart?
Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas? premieres this Friday, December 2 on Showtime. Check out the trailer below.