Comedic YouTube and Netflix star Miranda Sings comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 5
From a press release:
Tickets, which are $45 and $75, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.
Colleen Ballinger is a multi-hyphenate actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer, and executive producer. Best known for portraying her character “Miranda Sings,” a personality that is the polar opposite of Ballinger, she has amassed over 20 million followers across social media and passed two billion views on YouTube.
She can currently be seen as Miranda on the newly released second season of her Netflix original series “Haters Back Off,” as well headlining the worldwide live tour “Miranda Sings Live… You’re Welcome.”
The character Miranda was created in 2008 and became mainstream when Ballinger received a personal call from Jerry Seinfeld to appear on his series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and subsequently “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
Miranda’s origins were intended as a parody of the young, self-absorbed singers with far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent that Ballinger saw uploading videos to YouTube. Miranda is known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice about singing and life, a deluded self-confidence, and over-the-top rants about her family and personal problems.
Ballinger is also the co-author of the New York Times No. 1 bestselling book “Selp-Helf” alongside her brother/producing partner Chris Ballinger. She regularly appears on “Live with Kelly & Ryan” and served as a guest co-host on “The View” as herself.