Fame or Shame

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For the mission of the same name, see Fame or Shame (mission).


Fame or Shame is a reality talent show in Grand Theft Auto V, hosted by Lazlow and viewable on the Weazel network. It is a parody of reality talent shows such as The X Factor. Auditions are held at the Maze Bank Arena while the competition proper is held at the Vinewood Bowl.

Host and Judges

  • Irman Shinowa: He is an Indian judge and a supposed spiritual advisor to the stars.

Contestants/Acts

  • Tracey De Santa: In her audition, she does a seductive dance. On the show proper, she sings an original song called "Daddy Issues".
  • Three Masturbating Monkeys: As their name implies, they are three masturbating monkeys. They are declared the winners of the show.
  • Mimes on Fire: As their name implies, they are a trio of mimes who set themselves on fire.
  • She Male Bop: A group of drag queen signer/performers.
  • Billy Lancer, "The Most Racist Man in America": His claim to fame is shouting racial epithets at no less than 9 different ethnic groups in 3 minutes.
  • Nathanial Ryan, "The Dart": His talent is being shot out of a cannon and sticking into things.
  • Sheila Miller, "The Speed Texter": Her claim to fame is being able to send 5 text messages in 10 seconds.
  • Ingrid Ledbetter: She recites the Second Amendment to the US Constitution while literally beating a dead horse.

Role in the GTA V plot

Tracey attempts to audition for the show without her parents' permission; however, Trevor Philips did not want her to become a laughing stock on national television. He and Michael drive to the MBA to stop Tracey's audition, assaulting Lazlow in the process. Trevor and Michael then chase Lazlow out of the arena, eventually confronting him at the Los Santos River. Later, Tracey meets with Lazlow in a tattoo parlor in an attempt to get a second chance on the show. Lazlow tries to solicit a blowjob from her; however, Michael humiliates Lazlow again by piercing his face, drawing a phallic tattoo on him and clipping his ponytail. Michael then threatens Lazlow, telling him that he will put Tracey back on the show, and he will make her look good.