Levi Karter Exclusive: His Grabbys Nominations, His Co-Hosting Duties, And His Date To The Show

Posted May 6, 2016 by with 36 comments

CV4UB16WwAADR1qAll month long, Str8UpGayPorn will be briefly checking in with this year’s Grabbys co-hosts and nominees in the run-up to the big show on May 28th. In this first installment today, Str8UpGayPorn caught up with CockyBoys exclusive Levi Karter, a co-host and nominee in six categories.

tumblr_nqhh1u3Vf41rsfxgvo3_1280Str8UpGayPorn: Of your six Grabbys nominations (Best Duo, Best Group, Best Web Performer Of The Year, Best Versatile Performer, Fan Favorite, Performer Of The Year), which one would you most like to win, and why?
Levi Karter: I would love to win any of them! I am very honored to be nominated as many times as I am. I do have an eye on the Fan Favorite, because it’s the fans who decide that one. But, any award granted from the Grabbys is just as rewarding.

Do you know what you’ll be wearing to the show, or do you not plan that far in advance?
Ha ha, no! I usually go Grabbys outfit shopping the day before I leave. Or if I’m already in Chicago, then I go shopping with Liam Riley!


Will you be attending the show single, with a date, or with friends?
I will be coming to the Grabbys with my studio, CockyBoys. But then again, Liam’s always my date.

Of all the stars and nominees attending this year whom you have not yet met, who are you most excited to meet?
I’m not sure! I am not as tuned into the industry as I should be, but I’m still hoping Brent Everett comes one year. I’ve always wanted to meet him.

Is there anyone you’re not looking forward to seeing in Chicago?

CFuMSZNUsAMCnY2Same here. Of all the Best Movie nominees, which one was your favorite, and why?
I’m going to be biased and say Meeting Liam, but only because my pup, Bella, has a cameo in it. Also, I know how hard we worked and how many night shoots we did. It was a lot of fun though.

Last year, you stole the show when you introduced Answered Prayers and the audio wasn’t synced up. While you were improvising, were you nervous? What was going through your mind while you were up there?
Thank you! I wasn’t too nervous, but I didn’t think people were hearing it at first. My friend and I used to purposely channel surf the TV and create fake scenarios with the few seconds we saw of each channel, so I kind of used that experience, just riffing on what I was seeing. This year, the trailer we’re showing for Meeting Liam is 90 seconds long, so hopefully it won’t happen again!

CfT3uzPWEAAIc1hYou’re one of the co-hosts this year. What do you expect that to be like, and do you have any surprises in store?
I don’t even know what to expect, but I always have a great time! I am very excited to be co-hosting and on the same stage with Chi Chi LaRue! I just hope everyone has a great time and doesn’t take anything too seriously.

Thanks Levi!


  • sxg

    Can’t get over how fucking terrible that Grabbys poster is. That pic of Diego Sans, something looks off about it. It’s like they faceswapped him with Nicco Skye.

  • sanfv

    Whenever I hear Grabbys outfit I think to how little clothes performers will wear. Harnesses , jock straps, one shoe, nude +a fitted cap.

    I hope the venue turns the heating on.

    My suggestion; Take a blanket!

    • Xzamilloh

      And Purell

  • Todd

    Fun feature Zach …… how I picture you at the 2016 Grabbys …. http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–mwPoUMC7–/18xyyv1cqayq4gif.gif

    • Zachary Sire

      As some of the nominees and winners are announced, it’s usually more like this…

    • sxg

      lol that was probably the most hilarious moment of the Golden Globes ever! I’ve never known anyone to act like they have Parkinson’s when they’re drunk!

      • McM.

        I think Glenn Close was just playing along with what the hosts onstage were saying about her. (But I don’t watch award shows… so could be wrong.)

        It was a formal night, and celebrities project a certain image, but I keep in mind everyone in that room is a theatre geek.

        • Scrapple

          The Golden Globes and The SAG Awards tend to have more of a relaxed atmosphere, so the actors are usually more playful. I think the liquor flows more freely at those shows too, which makes for some fun responses.

    • Dale Bergman
      • Xzamilloh
      • Greg


      • kkdd1

        Zach would beat the crap out of Lucas LOL !

        • Dale Bergman

          I would love to see that! I despise Lucas.

    • Zealot

      Chloe is concerned. Last week her kindergarten teacher, Miss Pizzicatta had too much coffee during third recess and came back to class acting exactly like this. Luckily, Chloe acted quickly notifying her music teacher, Mr. Franks who ushered Miss Pizzicata to the lounge, where she remained until after last recess.

      • Maximus

        I’m still concerned that Chloe may be growing up too fast. That sketchy school and its incompetent faculty are thrusting too many adult responsibilities upon her tiny shoulders. It may be time to consider private school. I’m sure that she’d have no problem getting a scholarship.

        • Zealot

          Yes, I agree…but Chloe insists the school would literally fall apart were she to leave. She’s also quite concerned that her arch nemesis Bitsy Cates would simply take over and reign down such meanness on her classmates, that well, she could simply not sleep nights. Yes, upon her young shoulders rests the fate of all– children and teachers alike at Salvador R. Calabro No. 4 Elementary School, Hoboken NJ.

  • Zealot

    Well puppies…I’m as giddy as all get-out about the Grabbies (or as we used to call these things in my day, The Frottage-ies…gay culture is much more mainstream now so no more secret rubbing up against each other. NOW we can just reach out and be grabby with one another all evening long!). La Wintour texted me her gown for the event and it should set tongues wagging! This is one red carpet you won’t want to miss. TTFN sweetie darlings!

  • Maximus

    I appreciate the fact that Levi is a sweet guy, openly gay, no violent criminal record, etc. That said, it’s hard for me to take CockyBoys seriously these days. Their ridiculous focus upon the plot of their porn is probably why so many of their fans are straight white and Asian girls who fetishize gay men like living Ken dolls. That’s right, girls; I see you.


  • DPS

    Damn he is sweet. I have a case of the Grabby’s whenever I see him.

  • WhimsyCotton

    Trump wouldn’t even show up to a small, boring event like this. Trump only attends the best, greatest, most exciting events. Him being there only makes them greater and more exciting because he brings the best most exciting people with him.

    • beariac
      • Maximus

        That black man is my hero!!! I sincerely hope that he wasn’t assaulted and then arrested for being assaulted. It wouldn’t be the first time that conservative psychos victimized a young black man brave enough to express dissent at a Trump rally.

        • beariac

          IIRC I came across this gif before shit started to get messy so I’m sure he’s ok, but I get your point. I just like his look to camera and the succinctness of his protest. Plus he’s hot. 😛

        • WhimsyCotton

          The old guy who sucker punched the Black protestor at the Trump rally was the one who was arrested.

          • Maximus

            Not until the next day. Immediately after the assault, it was the black guy who was put in handcuffs.

          • WhimsyCotton

            They may have just been removing him from the premises like they did with the protesters in Arizona (could be wrong though). Funny thing is, the opposite happened there. A Black Trump supporter jumped one of the protesters and gave him a hell of a beating.

      • WhimsyCotton

        Proof that Trump is the greatest most unifying candidate on the ticket. In your gif you have a cute, plump faced White guy cooperating with a hot, smooth faced Black guy to make a statement.

        Trump is simply the greatest unifier of the people.

  • Pertinax

    It’ll be cool, as an introduction to the awards, a MMA fight between Chi Chi La Rue and Honey West.

    • nick

      I’m always amazed drag queens are still getting work in this day and age, does anyone actually think “yay, drag queens, this wil be great” ?

      • Maximus

        Gurl. You are MAJORLY out of touch with the world of drag. It’s bigger and more mainstream than ever thanks to Drag Race. In fact, RuPaul’s Drag Con took place just this weekend at the LA Convention Center. Get with the times, hunty.


  • kevin

    In other news, the White Chair returns!

  • NoCensorship

    What Ben and I feel like about this awards show……..Did they miss ANY names?