Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
“Angry Office.”Rogers, sporting aviator sunglasses, plays Dorian Ditsen, head of marketing, who tosses insults like disposable Keurig cups.“Move, I’m gay,” he orders, pushing his way to the copy machine.
An authoritative voiceover chimes in: “In the workplace, being gay has its perks. You’re just simply a better person.”Unknown to Rogers at the time, a meme was born that day.Internet-savvy people worldwide now know the joke (his combined fans on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram top more than 9.4 million), but many don’t realize the comedian’s trajectory has been a decade in the making. “It’s weird,” Rogers, 34, tells Queerty over coffee in West Hollywood. “Every Pride, I see something — a folding fan or a T-shirt with the phrase on it.
I didn’t expect that it would blow up in that way.”And it’s not his only viral moment. To date, Rogers has uploaded more than 235 YouTube videos, playing an array of characters that echo the perverseness of John Waters and the chameleon-like quality of other comedians like Sacha Baron Cohen and Rowan Atkinson.They helped turn the tide for a community that was once relegated to being the butt of the joke to leading the wave of groundbreaking comedy.
In 2016, to celebrate one million followers, Rogers released “A Day at the Park.” Dressed in a hot pink tracksuit and pageboy wig, he plays (among others) Cathy, a mother on a frantic search for her son, Timmy.