The Burlesque Mayor of NYC
Jonny Porkpie: The Burlesque Mayor of New York City, regular candidate for "actual" mayor of NYC, creator of Pinchbottom Burlesque, the "Best Burlesque" in NY (New York Magazine, The Village Voice) which presented a revival of its hit show "The Pinch Brothers in The Bawdy House" as part of MarxFest in May 2014, and ran for four months off-Broadway with Pretençión: un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque in 2013. Also the creator of Dead Sexy, international bump and grind gameshow Grab My Junk, author of The Corpse Wore Pasties, burlesque performer, teacher, and host, and all-around fool.
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Coming this July
The year: 1899. On the dusty trails of the American traveling show circuit, there are two main contenders in the battle for audiences: “Cowboy Chris’ Wild West Extravaganza” and “Dapper Donny V’s Circus Carnival Sideshow.” For years, these arch-rivals have used every trick in the book (and some too dirty to write down) to steal crowds from each other, but when a new show takes to the road—one that offers its thrills not in the form of sword-swallowing or whip-cracking, but in the burgeoning art of “strip-tease”—they must join forces to bring down the upstart. Will “Professor Porkpie’s Bim-Bam Burlesque Spectacular” fall to the machinations of these con-men, or will nudity conquer all? There’s only one place to find out: in STRIPPER/CARNY/COWBOY, July 18 at 7pm at The Kraine Theater.
For one night only, “Mayor of Burlesque” Jonny Porkpie teams up with “Strange for Hire” sideshow legend Donny Vomit and international cowboy superstar Chris McDaniel for a brand-new show unlike ever seen before on this earth. Also starring Bunny Buxom, Frankie Sin, and Gal Friday. In the immortal ballyhoo of the 1890s, Miss This At Your Peril.
Teaser for The Pinch Brothers in The Bawdy House
New York's "Best Naked Impresario"
"Porkpie owns the evening with the unfaltering wit of his rapid-fire banter."
"Impresario, fiction writer, comedian, bottom-pincher and good-natured bon vivant."
On "The Corpse Wore Pasties": "Much of the fun lies in Porkpie's witty and telling observations of life in the raunchy burlesque world, and the tone is more playful than pornographic despite plentiful references to sexual activity. Readers will enjoy the twists and action and hope for future Porkpie investigations."
"Most Innovative" 2006 (co-winner)
"Full of double entendres, rattling them off as smoothly as an adept playa runs game."
Jonny Porkpie in Competitive Burlesque
Bibliodiscoteque names "Corpse" one of Hard Case's Top Ten Essential Reads~ January 22, 2013
"Hilarious... more than just lite-comic intermission its a skillful detective tale wrapped around a love for showmanship and theatre."