Jonny Porkpie

The Mayor of Burlesque

Jonny Porkpie, burlesque performer, writer, producer and emcee, is both the the self-appointed "Burlesque Mayor of New York City" and a frequent candidate for "actual" mayor of NYC. He is the co-host of the Tournament of Tease at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, as well as producer of the event's Movers, Shakers, and Innovators showcase. He is creator and emcee of the international bump and grind gameshow Grab My Junk/The Naked Truth, and BQNY Theatrical (formerly Pinchbottom Burlesque), the "Best Burlesque" in NY (New York Magazine, The Village Voice) which produced the Off-Broadway shows "The Pinch Brothers in The Bawdy House," and "Pretençión: un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque," and "Dead Sexy: The Off-Broadway Play", as well as productions at the House of Yes, PS122, and across the country and around the world, including the hit "Mob Jews".

He is currently hard at work on a sequel to his lurid pulp novel "The Corpse Wore Pasties."

Press Clippings

  • New York's "Best Naked Impresario"

    New York Press
  • "Porkpie owns the evening with the unfaltering wit of his rapid-fire banter."

    Erotic Review
  • "Impresario, fiction writer, comedian, bottom-pincher and good-natured bon vivant."

    Time Out New York
  • 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."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "Most Innovative" 2006 (co-winner)

    The Burlesque Hall of Fame
  • "Full of double entendres, rattling them off as smoothly as an adept playa runs game."

    The Huffington Post

Jonny Porkpie in Competitive Burlesque

Teaser for The Pinch Brothers in The Bawdy House


  • 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."
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