Jonny Porkpie's
Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, April 28 @ 1:00 AM The Night Cap at Drive Thru Burlesque
Drive Thru Burlesque presents three separate shows at 11pm, Midnight, and 1am, featuring different hosts and casts of burlesque and variety, go-go dance breaks, prizes, and surprises. Porkpie hosts The Night Cap at 1:00am, when things get late-night crazy. Featuring Lil' Miss Lixx, Legs Malone, and Miss Coney Island 2011 Lefty Lucy!
Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, Manhattan)

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00 PM The New York Boylesque Festival Main Event
Porkpie joins comrades-in-arms (and other body parts) in getting naked at the Main Event of first annual New York Boylesque Festival, including Tigger!, The Evil Hate Monkey, 2006 Mr. Exotic World winner Hot Toddy, plus boys from Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, and many many more. Porkpie may not be the biggest fan of the word "boylesque", but he's always happy to be surrounded by naked men, and so will you be.
REBEL, 251 W 30th Street, Manhattan

Sunday, April 29 @ 1:00 PM Tassel Twirling for Men Class with The New York School of Burlesque
If you've got nipples, you can twirl tassels. If you've got a butt, you can twirl assels. And guess what you need to twirl a tasticle? Put your best chest forward and learn this unique skill from Jonny Porkpie and headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque Jo "Boobs" Weldon, a man (and a woman) who have taught tassel twirling on every part of the body in every part of the world. From NYC to LA, Coney Island to Sydney Harbor, everywhere the globe spins, they've brought the twirl. Tassels, assels, and tasticles provided. Why should girls have all the fun? Part of the New York Boylesque Festival [more info]
440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, Manhattan

Thursday, May 17 @ 9:00 PM The Sublime vs. The Ridiculous: Round One
After years of collaborating to make burlesque the vibrant, wonderful art form it is today, The Sublime and The Ridiculous have recently had a falling out, becoming bitter, bitter rivals, embroiled an epic bump and grind conflict sure to shake (and shimmy) the very foundations of ecdysiasm. On May 17 & 24, at the Coney Island Sideshow, the battle will be joined in a two part campaign that will finally bring to an end this beautiful, farcical war. Generals Jonny Porkpie & Legs Malone, with Boo Boo Darling, Creamy Stevens, and more. [more info]
Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Saturday, May 19 @ 10:00 PM The Naked Truth
The Burlesque Game Show continues to delve deep into the private lives of burlesque superstars while awarding audience members fabulous sexy prizes. Jonny Porkpie hosts with announcer Scott Rayow, Bunny Buxom and Satira Sin assist, and guest stars include Tigger!, The Maine Attraction, and more. Prizes from Babeland, The New York School of Burlesque, Hard Case Crime, Molly Crabapple, Karen Abbot, Gotham Burlesque, and more! [more info]
The Triad NYC, 158 West 72nd Street

Thursday, May 24 @ 9:00 PM The Sublime vs. The Ridiculous: Round Two
After years of collaborating to make burlesque the vibrant, wonderful art form it is today, The Sublime and The Ridiculous have recently had a falling out, becoming bitter, bitter rivals, embroiled an epic bump and grind conflict sure to shake (and shimmy) the very foundations of ecdysiasm. On May 17 & 24, at the Coney Island Sideshow, the battle will be joined in a two part campaign that will finally bring to an end this beautiful, farcical war. Generals Jonny Porkpie & Legs Malone, with BB Heart, Jenny C'est Quoi, and Tansy. [more info]
Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY

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Porkpie joins with Gotham Burlesque producer for bump-and-grind game show
What mysteries lie behind the glitz and glamour of the greatest burlesque stars in the world? All is revealed when game show and burlesque show come together for a night of full disclosure like no other at THE NAKED TRUTH.

The thrillingly unique nightlife experience will play the third Saturday of each month with upcoming performances scheduled for May 19th at 10pm. Hosted by Burlesque Mayor of NYC with announcer Scott Rayow, and Bunny Buxom and Satira Sin as lovely assistants, plus a cavalcade of burlesque superstars.

The audience will watch in awe as internationally-renowned performers bump and grind, tease and titillate, sway and strip. The spectators will then get in on the action as they come on stage to take part in an interactive game show, attempting to expose and guess the performers' most intimate secrets for the chance to win decadent prizes. It's time to uncover...THE NAKED TRUTH!

Previous editions have uncovered the secrets of burlesque superstars Angie Pontani, Harvest Moon, Jo "Boobs" Weldon, Julie Atlas Muz, Pinkie Special, Peekaboo Pointe, Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey. May's episode features The Maine Attraction, Tigger!, and more. THE NAKED TRUTH is presented by Jonny Porkpie and award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber of Gotham Burlesque.

THE NAKED TRUTH plays at the Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) on the third Saturday of each month. May's episode on Saturday, 5/19 at 10pm. Tickets are $35/$45 and can be purchased online at www.NakedTruthGameShow.com.


Erotic Review gets all up in Grab My Junk: "A guilty pleasure like no burlesque show I've ever seen."
Erotic Review comes to Grab My Junk, and has this to say:

"If only all diplomatic missions were this fun. After touring through 31 cities in five countries, self-appointed burlesque mayor of New York City Jonny Porkpie finally brought his outrageous game show parody to the British capital. Grab My Junk hit London with a cross-section of local burlesque talent, offering a fresh, fast-paced take on the hackneyed genre of game show parody...

Porkpie owns the evening with the unfaltering wit of his rapid-fire banter. In addition to his brilliant turn as MC, the Mayor boasts edgy boylesque acts of his own, full of uproarious antics. His first number at the London debut saw Porkpie twirling tassels after rapping about the implications of having a small penis, sending waves of laughter through the crowd with hilarious metaphors (or similes). Vegas, the follow-up, is a physical theatre tour the force...

The game show shtick is what makes Grab My Junk unique. Not because of the nature of the jokes - largely parodies of the popular TV genre - but because of its subject matter. Even if you've never seen the featured performers before, it's hard to resist the temptation of finding out personal indiscretions about the men and women who have just stripped for your pleasure... Unapologetically capitalizing on the lurid appeal of voyeuristic audiences, Grab My Junk is a guilty pleasure like no other burlesque show I've seen.

But it's more than that as well. It's a fierce display of the underrated boylesque genre, an intelligent take on media sensationalism, and one damn funny show to boot. ...American audiences are quite fortunate to have a show like this touring the country. Do yourself a favour and don't miss it, regardless of which side of the Atlantic you're on."
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Grab My Junk's London Debut!
The World's Most Touching Game Show continues its March across the globe when Grab My Junk premieres in its 31st city, 5th country, and 3rd continent! The world tour began in Sydney and Melbourne in February, travelled across the US and to Canada, and this Thursday makes its UK debut in London. Recommended by Time Out London, the show is co-produced (and stars) by Rose Thorne of London's infamous RR Club, stars Mat Fraser, Crimson Skye, Emerald Fontaine & Sophia St Villier, Sienna Lately, and more! and features prizes like the brand-spanking-new UK release of "The Corpse Wore Pasties" by Hard Case Crime (and their fabulous new parent publisher Titan Books.)


Grab My Junk Touches Down Across the US!
First, The World's Most Touching Game Show touches down in its hometown of NYC, then the midwest and more get a handful of GRAB MY JUNK

Get your hands on the sensation that has been grabbing attention worldwide... the burlesque game show GRAB MY JUNK! Watch in awe as internationally-renowned burlesque performers bump and grind, then get to know them even more intimately, learning their deepest, darkest secrets as you compete for the chance to win... terrible prizes! Never fear; fabulous prizes also await, but only if you're brave enough to... GRAB MY JUNK.

First, host Jonny Porkpie introduces you to the celebrity guest performers in the best possible way: by bringing them to the stage to present titillating burlesque numbers. You'll have to watch carefully as these sexy superstars take off their clothes -- even more carefully than usual. Because after each act, the host will be "Cruising The Room", asking audience members to guess the answers to intimate, inappropriate questions about the perversions and proclivities of the performer they just saw. (Questions like "What's the most amazing place you ever had sex?" and "What is your most outrageous unfulfilled sexual fantasy?" are just the beginning.)

Answer these inappropriate questions correctly, and in the first rounds, you'll win... Junk! Yes, the early prizes winners grab consist of the useless crap that's been lying around the host's house, imported all the way from NYC! Like that book he bought for a class in college that he never even opened, or toys from his childhood, or VHS tapes. In the final showdown, winners can trade the crap they've already won for honest-to-goodness you'll-want-to-keep-'em prizes (like "The Burlesque Handbook" by Jo "Boobs" Weldon, the first ever how-to guide about burlesque)... but there's a catch. And it's a big one. The real goods are all tucked into your host's pants, and in order to claim the prize, contestants have to reach in and GRAB MY JUNK.

"When I first launched this gameshow as a short segment in a night of tease, I had no idea it would become an international sensation," explained creator Jonny Porkpie. "I mean, who would? But I couldn't be happier, after bringing the show to places like "Down Under" and "The Big Easy" to take it on tour during the hot, hot summer. And where better to start than the show's own home town? Eventually, I'd like for everyone in the world to have a chance to grab my junk."

The Grab My Junk Summer Tour kicks off in NYC on Thursday June 23 at 7:00 PM, at The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. In addition to host Jonny Porkpie, this edition of GRAB MY JUNK co-stars burlesque superstar Jo "Boobs" Weldon & announcer Scott Rayow and features special guests Gal Friday, Pinkie Special, Peekaboo Pointe, and stage kitten Evelyn Vinyl. From there, the show -- featuring host Jonny Porkpie plus Jo Boobs (July 5-15) or Clams Casino (July 16-26) plus local favorites from each city -- goes on to: Dunellen, NJ 07/01 • Kansas City 07/06 • Minneapolis 07/08 • Madison 07/11 • Des Moines 07/13 • Milwaukee 07/14 • Chicago 07/15 • Indianapolis 07/16 • Springfield, Mo 07/19 • Knoxville 07/22 • Columbus 07/23 • New York 07/28 • and more TBA.

It's a game where the stakes are low and the standards are too. Do you have what it takes to... GRAB MY JUNK?

ABOUT GRAB MY JUNK From the show's hometown of New York City, Grab My Junk has travelled across the country and around the world, from The Big Apple to The Big Easy, from Washington D.C. to Seattle, Washington, from Down South to Down Under in New Zealand and Australia (with a franchise now running monthly in Melbourne.) Summer tour schedule (confirmed dates): Dunellen, NJ 07/01 • Kansas City 07/06 • Minneapolis 07/08 • Madison 07/11 • Des Moines 07/13 • Milwaukee 07/14 • Chicago 07/15 • Indianapolis 07/16 • Springfield, Mo 07/19 • Knoxville 07/22 • Columbus 07/23 • New York 07/28 • and more TBA


Rappers and strippers unite for a burlesque HIP-HOP abomiNATION
HIP HOP abomiNATION

When the Burlesque Mayor of New York City and The Golden Throat of Burlesque team up for a night of mad rhymes and bump and grind, it's not just the whitest beats in the business, it's a HIP-HOP abomiNATION. On Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm, come see what may be the worst of Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas; a live sitcom set in the world of hip-hop wannabes! When marginally well-known internet rapper SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD moves in next door to burlesque-stars-cum-rap-trio BROADWAY BRASSY, CLAMS CASINO & JONNY PORKPIE as they attempt to put the "bust" into "busting rhymes" sparks fly, beats are boxed, and various items are thrown down. Featuring special guest THE MAINE ATTRACTION. "I've wanted to be a hip-hop star since I was in high school," said Jonny Porkpie, a dreamy look crossing his goateed face, "When I attempted to launch a career under the name 'Vanilla Extract'. I recorded only one song, for a girl who broke up with me three days later. I'm much more confident in my success this time around because I've surrounded myself with so many talented and attractive people, many of whom are taking off their clothes!" Paying naked homage to the music of The Black Eyed Peas, The Digital Underground, Kanye West, The Fresh Prince, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Salt-n-Pepa, and more, plus original jams by both Jonny Porkpie and Schaffer the Darklord, we can pretty much guarantee you've never seen hip-hop like you'll see it done in Jonny & Brassy's HIP-HOP abomiNATION. Preceded by "A Variety of Bad Ideas" Variety show at 7:00pm.  $12 covers both shows,
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Bad Ideas gets musical with PORKHART & HIP-HOP abomiNATION
In April and May, Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas take a musical turn with the live band burlesque show PORKHART in April and the old school beats of JONNY & BRASSY'S HIP-HOP abomiNATION in May.

Thursday, April 28 @ 8pm: PORKHART: The Farewell Tour: The Return

Great live band. Hot naked women. Only one thing can go wrong... Jonny Porkpie

starring REBECCA HART & JONNY PORKPIE featuring The Sexy Children: Dan Barman (Drums), Matt Epstein (Bass), Dave Lott (Guitar) and the sexy burlesque dancers: Jo "Boobs" Weldon & More

In an alternate universe where Jonny Porkpie is a rock star, things aren't going so well. Mostly because no one is quite sure why he's a rock star, especially not Rebecca Hart, the other front person -- the one with actual musical talent -- in the fictional multi-platinum band PORKHART.

PORKHART looms perpertually on the verge of a breakup, but at the urging of their record company, has agreed to reconcile their differences for a farewell tour. Everything seems to be going well until the final stop, The Bowery Poetry Club, when Porkpie brings in burlesque stars including Jo "Boobs" Weldon to "enhance" the gig. The band blows its top... and the women remove theirs.

Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas teams up with Rebecca Hart and The Sexy Children for the live-band burlesque show PORKHART: the farewell tour! What will happen when a woman with an "impressively well-textured voice and a band that brings a potent dose of downtown-NYC heat" (Time Out New York) teams up with tone-deaf Porkpie and international burlesque superstars? As Rebecca says: "Who cares? Naked Chicks!"

After a fabulous debut of this final show two years ago, the live-band burlesque finally returns.

Thursday, May 26 @ 8pm: Jonny & Brassy's HIP-HOP abomiNATION
What do you get when you combine the soulful stylings of the inimitable Broadway Brassy, the utter lack of musical talent of Jonny Porkpie, the bump and grind of burlesques, and the excitement of Old-School beats? Jonny & Brassy's HIP-HOP abomiNATION. Featuring Clams Casino, The Maine Attraction, and Schaffer the Darklord, this is sure to be disconcerting to hip-hop fans around the world.


After getting hot "Down Under", Grab My Junk heads for "The Big Easy" before returning to less-risque sounding hometown of New York City
It began at the freakshow on Coney Island, as a short segment in "Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas", May 2010. It expanded slightly to become a part of "The Last Burlesque Show in the World" at Performance Space 122 in July of that same year. Since then, it has travelled across the country and around the world to become an international franchise. Now, for the first time ever, the full-length version of "the world's most touching game show" comes to two new cities when "The Big Easy" and "The Big Apple" GRAB MY JUNK.

"The last time New York saw GRAB MY JUNK, it was just an infant concept, nestled in the bosoms of other shows," said creator and host Jonny Porkpie. "It's travelling to some of the most risque-sounding places in the world--"Down Under" and "The Big Easy" (as well Seattle, Washington DC, New Zealand)--and then returns to its hometown as a fully-fleshed, mature event about junk-grabbing."

GRAB MY JUNK: NEW ORLEANS Saturday, March 19 at 10:00pm
GRAB MY JUNK: NYC Thursday, March 24 at 8:00pm
Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, starring Jo "Boobs" Weldon, with special guests... NYC: Jesse-Belle Jones and EmpeROAR Fabulous from Seattle, plus announcer Scott Rayow * New Orleans: Bella Blue and other local favorites


Porkpie launches "Grab My Junk" Bump & Grind Game Show as Global Enterprise
No, really.

It began as a short bit in Porkpie's "Bad Ideas" show at Coney Island USA in early Summer 2010. It was so well-loved, Porkpie made it longer and integrated it into the Pinchbottom event "The Last Burlesque Show in the World" at Performance Space 122 later that summer. But it immediately became clear that the concept was too big to be crammed into a few minutes, and it soon exploded onto the stage as a fully-fledged, full-evening event... coast to coast, from sea to shining sea, Washington DC to Seattle Washington.

That was 2010. In 2011, it's the world's turn to... GRAB MY JUNK.

Yes, America's Most Touching Game Show is now The WORLD'S Most Touching Game show. With the launch of the Australian arm of the event in Sydney and Melbourne by the The Bijou Group (producers of The Burlesque Ball, Miss Burlesque Australia, The Ruby Revue), Grab My Junk's reach now extends across the globe.

After a return to the Red Palace in DC on January 15 (with special guest star Clams Casino, plus local favorites Reverend Valentine and Candy Del Rio), creator Jonny Porkpie heads down under to be on hand for the launch parties of the Sydney (22 Feb) and Melbourne (24 Feb) editions, featuring special guest star Jo "Boobs" Weldon. After the launch, Grab My Junk: Australia will run fortnightly with local hosts and talent, and Porkpie will return to New York City for the first full-length edition of the show in its hometown on March 24.

Stay tuned: Grab My Junk could be popping up near you. How will you know? There's just one place to go to grab tickets and information for all GMJ events worldwide:
GrabMyJunk.net. Because if creator Jonny Porkpie has his way "soon, every city in the every country in every corner of the world will be able to... Grab My Junk".


And now for something completely different: Porkpie curates Piano Bar
Porkpie announces "Entertainment Menu" for THE RUM HOUSE Jan 26 - Feb 4
First musical offerings at "The Newest Old Cocktail Lounge In Times Square" include returning favorites, new twists on the old school, and the contemporary made classic.

Entertainment curator Jonny Porkpie today released the "entertainment menu" for the newly reopened Rum House, which will run Wednesday through Saturday at various times. The lineup includes perhaps the most eclectic a mix of performers ever seen in a piano bar setting.

Porkpie describes his curation style as "inspired by neo-burlesque." (Since Porkpie is the self-described "burlesque mayor of NYC", this is hardly surprising.) "Neo-burlesque invited a wide range of performance styles into a classic idiom, to create something at once both old and new," he explained. "In one show you might see a classic feather-and-boa number, a ballet-inspired dance strip, a circus-inspired tease on trapeze, a naked performance art bonanza, a slapstick striptease, etc. I'd like to bring that vision to the classic piano bar. The innovation-grounded-in-the-classic philosophy is everywhere in The Rum House, from the decor to the cocktail menu; I'm hoping to infuse the entertainment with it as well. Call it 'Neo-Piano Bar.'"

And indeed the programming reflects this "neo" approach. The classic styles are there, in the form of Smokin' Billy Slater, whose saloon-style jams provide the perfect background music for an evening of cocktails, and favorite Karen Brown, who returns on Friday Jan 28. But the lineup for the first two weeks of programming also includes the likes of Ickies & Zubrowski, who will "reinterpret classic, glam and alternative rock as speakeasy cocktail lounge saloon-crooning blues, rag and jazz" and Corn Mo, a man Rolling Stone called "the future of Rock and Roll".

The Rum House is located at 228 West 47th Street, in the Edison Hotel. There is no cover charge. Entertainment runs Wednesday through Saturday.

FULL LINEUP. Times listed are starting times. Entertainment continues 2-4 hours from start.

Wednesday January 26 starting at 6:00pm - Smokin' Billy Slater
Brooklyn's premier blues and boogie-woogie pianist comes to Times Square. From low-down stomps, to raucous boogies, to introspective ballads, to New Orleans rhythm 'n blues, Slater's one-of-a-kind repertoire tells the story of blues piano, and features songs from some of America's most talented, yet least-remembered, pianists. An ideal backdrop for a night of cocktails and merriment. 

Thursday, January 27 starting at 8:00pm - JC Hopkins
Grammy-nominated songwriter JC Hopkins commandeers the neo swing/ jazz band The JC Hopkins Biggish Band, which has played host to such legendary vocalists as Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Madeleine Peyroux, Martha Wainwright and Justin Bond. Specializing in original harbop swing, with a style and flair that electrifies listeners.

Friday, January 28 starting at 9:00pm - Karen Brown
The inimitable Karen Brown makes her triumphant return to Rum House to do what she does so well. A night of piano bar entertainment in the classic vein from the favorite who has accompanied everyone from Christian Slater to Bob Saget to Martha Plimpton.

Saturday, January 29 starting at 9:00pm - Broadway Brassy & Broc Hempel
Vocalist Broadway Brassy ("The Golden Throat of Burlesque") teams up with international pianist and musical director Broc Hempel. Accompanied by a man who has played NYC venues from The Blue Note to Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall, the could-be love child of Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin takes on "The Blues, The Classics, and Your Favorites", for an unforgettable night of "standards with attitude".

Wednesday February 2 starting at 8:00pm - Rob Kendt
With a style ranging freely from lounge pop to alt-country, Kendt has been compared to Ben Folds, Eels, and Rufus Wainwright, and Elvis Costello. His style, described as "urbane, sophisticated and musically omnivorous" and sense of humor are epitomized in his lounge-style marriage of The Beatles and Britney Spears in "Oops, I Did Bungalow Bill".

Thursday Feb 3 Starting at 9pm - Corn Mo
The man Rolling Stone magazine described as "the future of rock" puts down his accordion to perform a rare all-piano set. Front man for .357 Lover; toured with and is featured on albums by with Ben Folds and They Might Be Giants. What will this circus-inspired, glam-rock, hilarious downtown superstar bring to a classic piano bar setting in Times Square? We can't wait to find out.

Friday Feb 4 starting at 9:00pm - Ickies & Zubritsky
Classic, glam and alternative rock reinterpreted as speakeasy cocktail lounge saloon-crooning blues, rag and jazz. Benjamin Ickies (piano, accordion, vocals) is the leader of This Ambitious Orchestra, a symphonic rock band, co-producer of the quarterly glam event 'Oh! You Pretty Things' and has been heard in pits from Lincoln Center Theater to the Martha Graham Dance Company to the House of Yes. Grant Zubritsky (upright bass) plays in This Ambitious Orchestra as well as psychedelic rock group Monuments, and frequently guests and records for indie rock bands in the downtown and Brooklyn scenes.


Bad Ideas goes monthly at Bowery Poetry in 2011, kicks off with "THE JONNY DONNY SHOW"
It was love at first sight... unfortunately, they've seen each other since.

Would it be an understatement to say that this is the greatest team-up in the history of the known universe? No. Two giants in their respective feilds come together for the most amazing, the most spectacular, the most overhyped event since God created crackers.

One hosts the sideshow, the other shows his sides. (No, that's not very good. Try again.)
One hammers nails into his head. The other gets hammered and... no, scratch that.
One performs cunning stunts, the other... you know, let's just move on.

Suffice to say: Jonny Porkpie, The Burlesque Mayor of New York City teams up with Donny Vomit, The Grand Master of the Coney Island Sideshow for one spectacular night of sex & violence, Thursday, January 13 at 10pm in THE JONNY DONNY SHOW (featuring Harvest Moon, Trixie Little, and more)

Producer Porkpie clarified a misconception about the night. "As to the rumors that we're teaming up to do a show simply because there is a superficial similarity between our first names, I deny it categorically. I would never produce an event simply because I came up with an amusing title for it," said the producer of November's Shocks & C*cks All Nude All Dude Revue.

Hosted by Jonny Porkpie (New York's "Best Naked Impresario" - NY Press) & Donny Vomit (Coney Island's premiere Emcee and the face of Coney Island Brewings' Blockhead Lager, in a rare Manhattan stage appearance), and featuring the freakishly brilliant burlesque and circus skills of Harvest Moon, Trixie Little, and more.

Tickets only $12.
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THE JONNY DONNY SHOW is the first in the monthly series of JONNY PORKPIE'S BAD IDEAS at The Bowery Poetry Club.


SHOCKS & C*CKS RETURNS WITH BIGGER SHOCKS, ETCETERA
Manhattan premiere of All nude, all dude revue by NYC's "Best Naked Impresario" on November 14

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Burlesque gets cocky when the boys take over. For those who have always loved everything about burlesque except the attractive naked women, this is the show for you. On Sunday, November 14 at 11pm, Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas goes 100% beefcake with SHOCKS & C*CKS all nude all dude revue.

"At the first Shocks & C*cks, the curtain call ended with me at the bottom of a pile of six naked men," said producer and host Jonny Porkpie. "...and that was in Williamsburg, for crying out loud. One can only imagine where the show will go now that we're in the East Village." And with that statement, a dreamy and contemplative look crossed Porkpie's behatted countenance.

Come for the talent and stay for the full frontal nudity as you witness the well-endowed talents of these audacious men, including burlesque skills unique to the male physiology, like the tri-tassel twirl. It's fun for all genders, starring your host JONNY PORKPIE plus the hot hardness of GO-GO HARDER; the king of boylesque TIGGER! and many more SHOCKS & C*CKS in this all nude all dude revue at The Bowery Poetry Club, Sunday November 14th at 11pm. Preceded by SWEET & NASTY CLASSIC at 10pm... The fabulous Sweet and Nasty returns to the East Village for a Ten O'Clock Sunday Night show, just like the good 'ol days. Two classic shows on one delicious night, just $12

Producer: Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas
Show: SHOCKS & C*CKS all nude, all dude revue
Date: Sunday, November 14 at 11pm
Venue: The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, East Village, NYC
Tickets: $12 (includes Sweet & Nasty at 10pm)

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Burlesque RALLY TO RESTORE NUDITY does Stewart and Colbert one nakeder
"Burlesque Mayor of NYC" hosts two nights of burlesque events this weekend at The Red Palace

Jonny Porkpie, yesterday named New York's "Best Naked Impresario" in the NYPress "Best of Manhattan 2010" issue, ups the ante on a weekend already jam-packed with ludicrous protests by visiting DC for a two-night "RALLY TO RESTORE NUDITY" at The Red Palace.

"When I ran for actual mayor of NYC (and lost by a landslide)"--said Porkpie--"I advocated full disclosure, making nakedness and near-nakedness a central part of my campaign strategy. I hoped that two such deft political personages as Colbert and Stewart would have embraced this philosophy in their respective rallies this weekend, but they have consistently failed to do so. I have therefore teamed up with a bevy of sexy burlesque beauties to both redress and undress this oversight in The Rally To Restore Nudity."

THE RALLY TO RESTORE NUDITY EVENT SCHEDULE
* Friday, October 29 at 9:00 & 11:00pm
Jonny Porkpie's GRAB MY (Scary) JUNK
Burlesque's most touching game show returns to DC with a special Halloween edition. See the sensational striptease, then get in on the action; Guess the deepest, darkest, and scariest secrets of these fantastic freaks to win fabulous prizes! Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, with celebrity guest performers Li'l Dutch, Reverend Valentine, and the Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque Jo Boobs. Start your halloween weekend right. Two chances to get your freak on, 9pm and 11pm. It's tricks and treats, burlesque show and game show in one when you GRAB MY JUNK.

* Saturday October 30 @ 9:00 PM
VOODOO NIGHTS VARIETY SHOW
The Reverend Valentine presents a night of Mayhem, Music and Goulesque. Live sideshow & burlesque hosted by the scary Jonny Porkpie, with chillifying Burlesque from Rev. Valentine, Baltimore's Kay Sera, DC's own sideshow zombie Mab Just Mab, and the High Priestess of Burlesque Jo Boobs! Plus a costume contest with prizes, and a postshow live Band dance party with The Ubangis and live Go-Go Dancing by Candy Del Rio!

THE RALLY TO RESTORE NUDITY: Two different nights, two different interactive burlesque shows, one important message: it's time to get naked again, America.

gmj_2010-10-29_325x500px.jpg Friday 10/29 & Saturday 10/30
THE RALLY TO RESTORE NUDITY
Friday: Jonny Porkpie's GRAB MY (Scary) JUNK burlesque & game show, Saturday: VOODOO NIGHTS variety show
THE RED PALACE (formerly The Palace of Wonders), 1210 H Street NE
http://www.palaceofwonders.com


Halloween Fun Creeps Down the East Coast with America's Scariest Mayor
After a gruelingly sexy campaign on the West Coast, Mayor Porkpie returns East for a week of hauntingly good burlesque in two of his favorite venues in two of his favorite cities.

Tuesday, October 26 8pm-Midnight - BOSTON
Pinchbottom's
BOUDOIR OF HORRORS

The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street
When a sexy mad scientist takes over the Beehive, her erotic experiments turn an innocent burlesque show into a BOUDOIR OF HORRORS. On Tuesday October 26, the sultry performers of Pinchbottom Burlesque bring their scarily seductive skills back to the South End for a night of shocking striptease, extravagant costumes, and ghoulish go-go. Let Pinchbottom stars Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie, plus Devilicia, Vikki Likkerish and other things that go bump and grind in the night, beckon you into the BOUDOIR OF HORRORS...it will scare your pants off!

gmj_2010-10-29_325x500px.jpg Friday, October 29, 9pm & 11pm - WASHINGTON, DC
Jonny Porkpie's
GRAB MY (SCARY) JUNK

The Red Palace (formerly Palace of Wonders) 1210 H Street NE
It's the Halloween edition of Burlesque's most touching game show! See the spooky, sensational striptease, then get in on the action! Guess the deepest, darkest, and scariest secrets of these fantastic freaks to win fabulous prizes! Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, with celebrity guest performers Li'l Dutch, Reverend Valentine, and the Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque Jo Boobs. Start your halloween weekend right! Two chances to get your freak on, 9pm and 11pm. Will it be a trick or a treat when you GRAB MY JUNK?

plus a special bonus show:
Saturday, October 30 @ 9pm - WASHINGTON DC
VOODOO NIGHTS
The Red Palace (formerly Palace of Wonders) 1210 H Street NE
Mayhem, Music and Goulesque with a Live Band - The Ubangis, plus Sideshow & Burlesque hosted by Jonny Porkpie with Rev. Valentine, DC's sideshow girl Mab Just Mab, Baltimore's Kay Sera and the High Priestess of Burlesque Jo Boooobs!! Featuring Costume Contest w/Prizes, and a Post show DJ & Band Dance Party with live Go-Go Dancing by Candy Del Rio!


Grab My Junk comes to Seattle, WA


Porkpie in LA, DC, and Bad Ideas come(s) to Manhattan
Mayor Porkpie is heading for California, where he will perform with the fabulous Peepshow Menagerie, but never fear! He returns to the East Coast at the end of the month with two of Mayor Porkpie's favorite shows in two of Mayor Porkpie's favorite cities.

Friday, September 24 at 9:30 and 11:30
GRAB MY JUNK
The Palace of Wonders, Washington DC, 1208 H Street NE

It's a burlesque show... and a gameshow... all in one!

America's most touching interactive burlesque event returns to Washington, DC. Catch the show that everyone's been filing charges about... GRAB MY JUNK! You'll watch in awe as your favorite burlesque performers bump and grind, then get to know them more intimately, as host Jonny Porkpie reveals their deep, dark secrets and you use that information to compete for the chance to win terrible prizes! Never fear; fabulous prizes also await, but only if you're brave enough to... GRAB MY JUNK. Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, with DC favorites Lil Dutch & Reverend Valentine, and a special surprise guest star from NYC.


Saturday, September 25 at 8:00pm
Jonny Porkpie's BAD IDEAS
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery at Bleecker
Advance Tix Here.

Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas comes to the Bowery Poetry Club! The series kicks off with the original BAD IDEAS show. In the first half of the night, each performer will present one of the acclaimed burlesque numbers for which she is best known. In the second half, Porkpie has challenged those same performers to bring to life one of the most idiotic notions she has ever voiced in his presence. The first act will be a glorious showcase of the wonders of the modern burlesque, filled with beautiful women performing the brilliant acts which best exemplify their skill, humor, and sexiness... The second act will be a fantastic freakin' trainwreck. It may never be seen again -- not to be missed. Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, with Gal Friday, Minnie Tonka, Sizzle Dizzle, and more! (And next up in the Bad Ideas series, look for the return of Shocks & C*cks in November!)


Porkpie says "Grab My Junk, Washington DC" again!
It's a gameshow... and a burlesque show... in one!

Friday September 24, America's most touching gameshow comes to Washington, DC for two gigantic shows! At 9:30 and 11:30, catch the event that everyone has been filing charges about... GRAB MY JUNK! Watch in awe as your favorite burlesque performers bump and grind, then get to know them even more intimately, learning their deepest, darkest secrets as you compete for the chance to win terrible prizes! Never fear; fabulous prizes also await, but only if you're brave enough to... GRAB MY JUNK.

First, host Jonny Porkpie introduces the celebrity guest performers to an audience full of potential contestants in the best possible way: by bringing them to the stage to present titillating burlesque numbers. Watch carefully as these sexy superstars take off their clothes -- watch even more carefully than usual. Because you might just see something in the striptease that will help you guess the answers to intimate questions about the private lives of these performers. Questions like: "What's the most amazing place you ever had sex?" and "What is your most outrageous unfulfilled sexual fantasy?"

Answer these inappropriate questions correctly, and in the first rounds, you'll win... Junk! Yes, the early prizes you can grab consist of the useless crap that's been lying around host Jonny Porkpie's house, like that book he bought for a class in college that he never even opened, or toys from his childhood, or VHS tapes. In the final showdown, winners can trade this crap for actual prizes... but there's a catch. The real goods are all tucked into your host's pants, and in order to claim the valuables, contestants will have to reach in and GRAB MY JUNK.

"This gameshow recently debuted in my home town of New York to great acclaim," explained Porkpie. "And I'm thrilled the The Palace of Wonders in DC -- one of my favorite venues -- is the next stop on what I hope will become a national tour. I'd like for everyone in the world to have a chance to grab my junk."

In addition to host JONNY PORKPIE (star of internationally renowned Pinchbottom Burlesque), this edition of GRAB MY JUNK features local burlesque sensations LIL DUTCH and REVEREND VALENTINE, and more.

It's a game where the stakes are low and the standards are too. Do you have what it takes to... GRAB MY JUNK?


Jonny Porkpie Brings Pinchbottom Back to Performance Space 122 for "The Last Burlesque Show in the World"
Company's first new scripted show of 2010 further pushes boundaries between theater and burlesque

JULY 2010, NEW YORK CITY: On the precipice of time, the ragged edge of existence itself, one painted gasp before an unceasing void envelops the final fragment of reality: A single beautiful moment remains, forestalling oblivion, in which a forgotten god -- trapped forever in the crumbling stone of a sculptors' misconception -- obviates his own extinction with the only art eternity cannot bear to destroy...

...burlesque.

No, seriously. Artistic striptease confounds oblivion.

Welcome, friends, to THE LAST BURLESQUE SHOW IN THE WORLD, Pinchbottom's first all-new piece of 2010. For over five years, Pinchbottom has brought a unique theatricality to burlesque, linking together striptease numbers by top performers with a comedic scripted narrative. With this show, it turns the tables on this formula and incorporates burlesque into a theatrical extravaganza. Inspired by the amalgam performance style of works like Julie Atlas Muz's "I Am The Moon..." and Taylor Mac's "The Lily's Revenge", THE LAST BURLESQUE SHOW IN THE WORLD seeks to not only transverse but obliterate the conceptual boundaries which separate legit theater and burlesque.

An epic metaphysical journey through the twisted muscle of the human heart, the jagged crevices of the creative mind, the amorphous discord of the libido, and the insouciant profundity of pants-dropping, THE LAST BURLESQUE SHOW IN THE WORLD stars Pinchbottom co-creator Jonny Porkpie, plus Clams Casino, Jo Boobs, Legs Malone, Naughtia Nice, and Mat "Sealboy" Fraser, with special guest stars Amber Ray, Gal Friday, Harvest Moon, Peekaboo Pointe, Sapphire Jones, Tigger!, and more. It is--more literally than one can possibly convey in the ambiguous tumult of language--the ultimate Pinchbottom show.

But even with this new direction, Pinchbottom's trademark humor will still be a part of the show--right? "No," says Porkpie, his face a rigid mask of magniloquent contempt. "This is a deep and serious theatrical event. Anyone evincing a modicum of amusement during the performance will be asked to leave immediately." He then threw his cloak over his shoulder and strode away in search of beignet.


"The Burlesque Mayor of NYC" To Bring Bump & Grind to DC Politics
Jonny Porkpie's Whistlestop Burlesque Tour comes to The Palace of Wonders

Sick of politics as usual? Then come experience the most unusual politics you'll ever love when Jonny Porkpie's WHISTLESTOP BURLESQUE TOUR pulls in at the Palace of Wonders in Washington, DC. The Burlesque Mayor of New York City brings a unique style of "full disclosure" campaigning to our Nation's Capitol, where sexy striptease pundits CREAMY STEVENS, NASTY CANASTA, and TRIXIE LITTLE will lay their policies bare for all to see. It's enough to make any swing voter bipartisan.

On Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 and 11:30pm, JONNY PORKPIE of Pinchbottom Burlesque (named the "Best Burlesque" in NYC by New York Magazine and The Village Voice) and his special guests seduce the voters with a bump-and-grind appeal to the masses. Fresh on the heels of his run for "actual" mayor of New York City in the 2009 election (he lost by a landslide) Porkpie takes his political aspirations national with a risque appeal to the American voters.

"In many ways, burlesque is a lot like politics, only better," explained 'Mayor' Porkpie. "For instance, when these fabulous performers twirl tassels, it puts a whole new spin on 'spin'. The idea of 'getting into bed with special interests' has never been so appealing. And it all brings a whole new meaning to the word 'incumbent'."

As every voter knows, the best way of judging any politician is by the support he has behind him, and Porkpie's all-star rostrum of nude celebrity endorsers couldn't be more impressive. The lineup includes two finalists for The Burlesque Hall of Fame's "Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2010" title; Pinchbottom co-creator Nasty Canasta ("Brooklyn's Greatest Burlesque Star" -The Brooklyn Paper) and Baltimore's Trixie Little ("Charm City's Burlesque Superhero") -- both of whom will be rushing back from the pageant in Las Vegas in order to perform at this event. The show also features the amazing Creamy Stevens, co-producer and star of New York's famous Starshine Burlesque.

"When the people of this fine country see what my campaign has to offer," said Porkpie, "They will be aching to pull the lever, stuff the ballot box, or do whatever it is they like to do in the privacy of their voting booth. Join us at the Whistlestop: you won't find a position presented which you don't wholeheartedly endorse.

Jonny Porkpie's WHISTLESTOP BURLESQUE TOUR: putting the bedroom back in politics.

Jonny Porkpie's Whistlestop Burlesque Tour
Saturday June 12, 9:30 & 11:30pm
The Palace of Wonders, 1208 H Street, Washington, DC
Tickets: $10
http://www.palaceofwonders.com * http://www.jonnyporkpie.com
starring Jonny Porkpie, Creamy Stevens, Nasty Canasta, Trixie Little


JONNY PORKPIE BRINGS "BAD IDEAS" TO THE BEACH
"Burlesque Mayor of NYC" goes to Coney Island to encourage the best in burlesque to embrace their worst instincts.

JONNY PORKPIE'S BAD IDEAS
Thursday, May 20 at 9:00pm
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
Ticket Info: $10, available at at the door

Brilliant. Amazing. Award-winning. World-renowned. These are just a few of the superlatives that describe BB Heart, Jo Boobs, Legs Malone, and Peekaboo Pointe (in her only Coney Island appearance of the summer). But have you ever wondered what insanity lies beneath all that talent, all that sexiness, all those beautiful outfits, all those clever concepts? In a world that already allows performers to do almost anything they want, what will burlesque performers create when given the freedom to do absolutely anything they want?

Find out Thursday, May 20, when the Burlesque Mayor of New York City comes to Coney Island's Burlesque at the Beach for JONNY PORKPIE'S BAD IDEAS, a show that encourages the best in burlesque to embrace their worst instincts.

The structure is simple: In the first half of the night, each performer will present one of the acclaimed burlesque numbers for which she is best known. In the second half, Porkpie has challenged those same performers to bring to life one of the most idiotic notions she has ever voiced in his presence.

"The first act will be a glorious showcase of the wonders of the modern burlesque, filled with beautiful women performing the brilliant acts which best exemplify their skill, humor, and sexiness," said Porkpie. "The second act will be a fantastic freakin' trainwreck. In what way? I don't know. I doubt if the performers themselves know. In fact, there's only one way to find out: come see the show."

As for the performers, "They're thrilled to be given free reign," explained Porkpie, "A chance to perform completely without restriction. Who knows? Some of the numbers debuting in the second half of this show may well go into regular rotation. More likely, however, the delightfully stupid acts will never be seen again."

"In the past few years, a bevy of bad ideas have come to Coney Island," Porkpie said, pointing at an abandoned building with a Thor Equities sign affixed to it. "But I guarantee that none have been this sexy."


NAKED GIRLS READING celebrates Porkpie's "The Corpse Wore Pasties"
Nationwide book release party began in Chicago Sunday 1/3, culminates in NYC on January 29

In January, hit nude literary salon Naked Girls Reading is throwing a nationwide book release party for the publication of burlesque-infused pulp murder mystery "The Corpse Wore Pasties" by Jonny Porkpie.

The celebration kicked off yesterday weekend in Chicago, the birthplace of Naked Girls Reading to
rave reviews, with "Naked Girls Reading PULP! - celebrating the cheap and tawdry" on Sunday, January 3rd at noon. "When I think of cheap and tawdry, I think of Jonny Porkpie," said NGR Nationwide producer Franky Vivid. "So what better way to honor the release of his book than with a reading of other cheap and tawdry literature?"

"When I first heard about Porkpie's murder mystery," Vivid said, "I knew at once there was only one way to mark its publication: by having beautiful women across the nation take off their clothes and read aloud from it, and similarly pulpy novels."

Following its kickoff in Chicago, the nude literary celebration will travel through the NGR branches in Seattle WA, Key West FL, Dallas TX, (and perhaps Madison WI, Miami FL, and Denver CO as well) before landing in New York on Saturday, January 29 at 8:00pm for NAKED GIRLS READING PULP: Gotham's Seedy Underbelly.

Nasty Canasta (who is also fictionalized as a character in "The Corpse Wore Pasties") leads an all-star cast of burlesque performers reading selections from pulp novels set in the Big Apple, including Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Cornell Woolrich, and (not co-incidentally) Jonny Porkpie. But Porkpie isn't the first burlesque performer to pen a lurid pulp murder mystery; he follows in the high-heeled footsteps of the great Gypsy Rose Lee, who published "The G-String Murders" in 1941.

"We'll be reading from both burlesque murder mysteries," said star Nasty Canasta, "and determine who is the more attractive author. Oh, no, wait, we don't have to read from the books to do that. Gypsy is the more attractive author. Porkpie's cute, but come on. It's Gypsy, for crying out loud. Anyway, we'll read selections from both books."

For the January show, Naked Girls Reading NYC returns to the plush upstairs lounge at Madame X in Greenwich Village. "We're thrilled to be back," says Canasta. "The turnout for our debut there was fantastic, but perhaps a little too crowded. So Madame X has decided to make the event more intimate, and limit the seating to 40 lucky patrons, making sure everyone has a place on one of their decadent couches." A few standing room tickets are also available. Reserved seating is only $25, and includes one drink from Madame X's "Foreplay" menu. Standing room is $20.

"Beautiful women nationwide reading my novel in the buff?" said Porkpie. "What more could any author ask for? And I hope this event will encourage everyone reading 'The Corpse Wore Pasties' to do so naked. Except if they're on the subway. That's probably not a good idea."

NYC edition info:
NAKED GIRLS READING PULP: Gotham's Seedy Underbelly
DATE: Friday, January 29 at 8:00pm
VENUE: Madame X 94 West Houston Street, Manhattan
Tickets are very limited. buy online or 866-811-4111


PORKPIE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE GODDAMN HOLIDAYS
Squeezes one last drop of nudity out the season with Pinchbottom's third annual presentation of "How The Pinch Stole Xmas"

After a sold-out final weekend of "Filthy Lucre: A Burlesque Christmas Carol" (starring Nasty Canasta, "Perhaps the loveliest and certainly the nudest Scrooge in history" -The New York Times), Porkpie offers one last chance to spend the goddamn holidays in naked style with another of Pinchbottom's patented risque retellings of a classic tale, "How The Pinch Stole Xmas".

When Nasty Canasta takes charge of the Holiday Pageant, she decides to celebrate with nudity, using burlesque stars for sexy tributes to the season. But the grinch-like (but legally distinct) "Pinch" (Jonny Porkpie) wants to keep Xmas clean and pure as the virgin snow, and so dresses up as Burlesque Santa and sets out to kidnap each and every performer in Nasty's show. Will The Pinch have a change of heart in time to save Nasty's pageant? Or will Xmas remain forever G-rated? A stocking-stuffer that takes on the holidays as only Pinchbottom can; from behind, "How the Pinch Stole Xmas" is holiday treat full of goodies for all the bad boys and girls.

Returning for its 3rd year, "How The Pinch Stole Xmas" is the centerpiece of the bump-and-grind feast that is the 2009 Burlesque Blitz, appearing right smack dab in the middle of the 5-day extravaganza. The 2009 edition stars Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie, with Julie Atlas Muz, Little Brooklyn, Legs Malone, Mat "Sealboy" Fraser, Sapphire Jones, and promises to be yet another night of holiday fun "Not for the family or faint of heart" -(Thirteen.org)

Pinchbottom Burlesque
HOW THE PINCH STOLE XMAS
Monday, December 28 at 10:30pm
The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
Tickets & Info:
http://www.pinchbottom.com



"BAD IDEAS" BECOMES A BAD JOKE
"That's What She Said" will be the focus of show entitled "That's What She Said"

It's the oldest, dumbest, and most juvenile joke in the book; now, it becomes the sexiest.

The phrase "That's What She Said", the humor backbone of late-night drunken conversations, frat party comedians, and middle-school playgrounds, is reborn on Monday December 14 at 10:00pm... as a burlesque show.

For the latest in his "Bad Ideas" series, which appears monthly at Public Assembly, Jonny Porkpie has imported sexy from all around the country -- and, like so many perscription drugs, from Canada -- in order to breathe new life into an old chestnut.

Hosted by Jonny Porkpie, and starring Perle Noire (New Orleans), Sauci Calla Horra (Toronto), Vikki Likkerish (Boston), and Schaffer The Darklord (Hell), "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID" promises to make the phrase tolerable once again -- or, at least, give you something to remember fondly each time you hear it.

"There's nothing better," Porkpie explained, "Then taking an annoying, hackneyed phrase and infusing it with a positive, one might even say erotic, Pavlovian response through the medium of burlesque."

There sure isn't, Porkpie. And hey, he even managed to get through an entire press release without writing a single sentence to which one could respond "That's What She Said". That's pretty damn impressive.

Oh, crap.

JONNY PORKPIE'S BAD IDEAS turns up, like a bad penny, every second Monday of the month at Public Assembly. Mr. Porkpie is the co-producer of New York's Award-winning Pinchbottom Burlesque, a failed candidate for Mayor of NYC, and the author of "The Corpse Wore Pasties", a burlesque murder mystery published by Hard Case Crime.

Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas : THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
Monday, December 14 at 10:00pm
hosted by Jonny Porkpie, burlesque by Perle Noire, Sauci Calla Horra, Vikki Likkerish, and the sounds of whiteboy rapper Schaffer The Darklord
DJ: Mikey Palms
Tickets: $10, available at the door
http://www.mondaynightburlesque.com | http://www.jonnyporkpie.com


Jonny Porkpie's Book Release Party also A Burlesque Show, and vice-versa
On the eve of the publication of Jonny Porkpie's lurid pulp novel "The Corpse Wore Pasties", Pinchbottom's burlesque book party celebration is in full swing... until the show's performers see the manuscript for the first time and notice distinct similarities between themselves and the characters in the book. Tempers flare, bodices rip, tassels twirl... and Porkpie ends up dead. So co-producer Nasty Canasta dons her detective panties and attempts to uncover the murderer before the final curtain -- with a little help from you.

Pinchbottom marks the launch of "The Corpse Wore Pasties" with a brand-new theatrical event: LURID PULP!, an interactive-murder-mystery-book-release-party-burlesque-show.

"After seeing one of Pinchbottom's fantastic theatrical burlesque shows, I knew I wanted to work with them," said Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime. "And that desire led to the publication of 'The Corpse Wore Pasties', a book which purports to be the true story of a burlesque performer named Jonny Porkpie who solves a murder that happens at a burlesque show with the help of another burlesque performer named Nasty Canasta. And now Pinchbottom is doing a burlesque show in which a burlesque performer named Nasty Canasta has to solve the murder of an author named Jonny Porkpie who was killed because he wrote a book purporting to be the true story of a burlesque performer named Jonny Porkpie who solves a murder that happens at a burlesque show with the help of another burlesque performer named Nasty Canasta. In a way, we've come full circle. In another way, we've just confused the hell out of ourselves."

New York's top burlesque stars will quite literally flesh out the characters in "The Corpse Wore Pasties" by recreating the striptease numbers described in Porkpie's book. Nasty Canasta, Clams Casino, GiGi La Femme, Jo Boobs, Madame Rosebud, and more -- as well as the author himself -- will make the words leap off the page, and out of their undergarments. As if this wasn't enticing enough, one audience detective who correctly identifies the murderer will receive a special reward: a grab-bag of Hard Case Crime books and a pair of tickets to Pinchbottom's 2009 holiday show "FILTHY LUCRE: A (burlesque) Christmas Carol".

Can Nasty Canasta uncover the naked truth? Each femme fetale is more suspicious than the last in LURID PULP!, premiering Saturday, November 21 at 8:00pm, with an encore presentation Saturday, November 28 @ 8:00pm.

The event features a special introduction by Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai, and a book signing by the author and cover models. THE CORPSE WORE PASTIES is on sale November 24 in fine bookstores everywhere. It is Mr. Porkpie's first novel.

Pinchbottom Burlesque presents
LURID PULP!
Saturdays, November 21 & 28 at 8:00pm
The Bleecker Street Theater, 45 Bleecker at Lafayette
Tickets: $20 (show only) - $25 (show plus book) * Buy online at http://www.pinchbottom.com/tickets or by phone 866-811-4111


Porkpie Gossip on Page 6
SOME authors are well equipped to promote themselves. To launch "The Corpse Wore Pasties," Jonny Porkpie, whose day job is emceeing burlesque shows, uses his favorite strippers -- the spectacular Clams Casino, Dirty Martini and Jo Boobs -- plus his cover models, Nasty Canasta and GiGi La Femme. They'll perform Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 at the Bleecker Street Theatre...


Great live band. Hot live girls. Only one thing can go wrong: Jonny Porkpie
Bad Ideas teams up with Rebecca Hart and The Sexy Children for full-band burlesque on Monday, November 9

Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas: PORKHART, the farewell tour
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Monday, December 9 @ 10:00pm
Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg

In an alternate universe where Jonny Porkpie is a rock star, things aren't going so well. Mostly because no one is quite sure why he's a rock star, especially not Rebecca Hart, the other front person -- the one with actual musical talent -- in the fictional multi-platinum band PORKHART.

PORKHART looms on the verge of a breakup, but at the urging of their record company, has agreed to reconcile their differences for a farewell tour. Everything seems to be going well until the final stop, Public Assembly in Williamsburg, when Porkpie brings in burlesque stars Nasty Canasta, Bird of Paradise, and Gal Friday to "enhance" the gig. The band band blows its top... and the girls remove theirs.

Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas teams up with Rebecca Hart and The Sexy Children for the live-band burlesque show PORKHART: the farewell tour at Public Assembly on Monday, November 9th at 10:00pm.

"Rebecca and I met as undergraduates, and have been friends ever since," explains Porkpie. "But, though we worked together on some theatrical projects in college, we went our separate creative ways afterwards (she becoming a rock star and me a stripper) and so have not collaborated since. Perhaps, with my lack of musical talent, it seemed like a bad idea. But with the advent of 'Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas,' the time was ripe."

Added Hart, "Sexy Children. Naked Chicks. Live Music. Vaudevillian comedy. Flimsy Plotlines. Hastily Memorized Script. Two Sets!! Will it work? Who cares?? NAKED CHICKS!"

What will happen when tone-deaf Porkpie teams up with Hart, a woman with an "impressively well-textured voice and a band that brings a potent dose of downtown-NYC heat" (Time Out New York) plus a quarter-dozen award-winning burlesque beauties? As Rebecca says: "Who cares? Naked Chicks!"

PORKHART: the farewell tour
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Monday, December 9 @ 10:00pm
Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg
Tickets: $10, available at the door

starring JONNY PORKPIE & REBECCA HART
featuring The Sexy Children: Dan Barman (Drums), Matt Epstein (Bass), Dave Lott (Guitar)
and the sexy burlesque dancers: Bird of Paradise (Boobs), Gal Friday (Boobs), and special guest star Nasty Canasta (Ass)

REBECCA HART AND THE SEXY CHILDREN have played at fine musical venues across NYC and across the country, including Joe's Pub, BAMCafé, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, and more. Their latest studio album, CRASH & STRUM, is available on iTunes.

JONNY PORKPIE is the producer of BAD IDEAS and the co-producer of PINCHBOTTOM BURLESQUE and Naked Girls Reading NYC. He is a candidate for Mayor of New York City and the author of "The Corpse Wore Pasties" (Hard Case Crime, Nov 24), which Publishers Weekly called an "entertaining hard-boiled debut... Readers will enjoy the twists and action and hope for future Porkpie investigations."

http://www.rebeccahart.net
http://www.mondaynightburlesque.com
http://www.jonnyporkpie.com


"Burlesque Mayor" Makes Final Campaign Statement
Candidate Jonny Porkpie outlines achievements since announcing run for office, encourages voters to "pull his lever"

Tuesday, October 27: From a campaign stop in Boston MA, mayoral candidate Jonny Porkpie made a final statement to the people of New York City, encouraging them to cast their vote for him instead of the more clothed candidates.

"You, the voters," Porkpie said, "Know exactly what you're getting when you vote for me, Jonny Porkpie. At the beginning of my campaign, I promised full disclosure, and -- as anyone who has attended one of my rallies can attest -- I have delivered that in spades. For those unable to attend, here is a brief rundown of my positions on the issues facing our fair city.

"During my initial rally on September 14, I illustrated the dangers of the irresponsible developments the current administration espouses when Nasty Canasta, after taking off her clothes in a stunning tribute to Coney Island, had her beauty completely covered up by inappropriate new construction.

"My fervent support of gay marriage was brought out into the open, and placed front and center during my 'Shocks & C*cks all nude all dude revue' rally on October 12.

"My commitment to literacy was laid bare in my 'Naked Girls Reading NYC' program (based on a similar program out of Chicago), which caught the eye of a number of press outlets, including EntertainmentWeekly.com. About our upcoming holiday reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, ew.com observed 'I can almost guarantee that you've yet to see it done like this.'

"And one of my hotbutton issues, the restrictive cabaret laws that prevent our finest ecdysaists from getting as naked as they would like, was on display -- and addressed -- in each and every rally. Even NBC New York lamented 'the laws currently governing the flashing of naughty bits in our fair city' on their website."

"And, of course, my views on crime in New York City are outlined in my memoir/burlesque murder mystery, 'The Corpse Wore Pasties,' (Hard Case Crime, November 24), which Publishers Weekly says keeps me 'one kick-step ahead of the cops.' I'll present further views on crime with Pinchbottom Burlesque on November 21& 28, in 'LURID PULP: an interactive-murder-mystery-book-release-party-burlesque-show.'"

"Remember, other candidates may have garnered the endorsements of newspapers, television, and other press outlets, but I am endorsed by the burlesque performers. And will newspapers take off their clothes for you in a brilliant and seductive manner when you vote for the candidate they endorse? Probably not. So I hope that when you're alone in the privacy of that voting booth on November 3, you pull the lever for Jonny Porkpie for Mayor. Or push the button. Whatever works for you."



More Reviews for "The Corpse Wore Pasties", available 11/24
Reviews keep rolling in for Jonny Porkpie's Lurid Pulp novel "The Corpse Wore Pasties", available 11/24/09 from Hard Case Crime.

PREORDER "Corpse"

Library Journal: "The rapport required on stage transfers effortlessly to the page in this debut mystery... Verdict" Don't give up your night job, Jonny; it's too good of a backdrop for the sequels that will surely come to nestle comfortably between Gypsy Rose Lee's classic 1941 The G-string Murders and Kinky Friedman's mysteries."

Publishers Weekly: "The self-styled burlesque mayor of New York City makes himself the hero of his entertaining hard-boiled debut... 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." Full review.

Booklist says "Porkpie's style is diligently tongue in cheek, and it works. Fans of hard-boiled crime will enjoy this romp, and in an increasingly coarse popular culture, the inside look at burlesque seems, well, almost wholesome."
Full review.

Vince Keenan, who won an advance copy, writes on his blog: "It's a lark, and a fun one, with Mr. Porkpie getting into and out of silly, sexy trouble. But not too sexy; Mr. Porkpie is happily married to burlesque performer Nasty Canasta - one of the cover models, FYI - and their relationship is the best thing in the book."
Full review.

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PORKPIE COURTS VOTERS WITH SHOCKS & C*CKS
"All nude all dude revue" is mayoral candidate's October event

Who let the boys out? They said it couldn't be done... they said it shouldn't be done... so mayoral candidate Jonny Porkpie doing it. For the first time ever in the 10+ year history of bump & grind at 70 North 6th Street, burlesque gets cocky when the boys take over Monday Night. For those who have always loved everything about burlesque except the attractive naked women, this is the show for you, because on Monday, October 12 at 10pm, Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas goes 100% beefcake with "SHOCKS & C*CKS all nude all dude revue".

"Don't get me wrong," said Porkpie, "Like all of my campaign rallies, this is going to be a fantastic event starring some of the most talented performers in burlesque. It's just that none of them are, you know, women."

"And variety!" Porkpie continued, waving his hands in the air. "This show has magic... hula hooping... freaks from the sideshow... performers imported from overseas... gay men, straight men, and everything in between... the only aspect in which there's no variety whatsoever is the gender of the performers."

On October 12, come for the talent and stay for the full frontal nudity as you witness burlesque skills that only boys can do -- like the tri-tassel twirl and the "windmill" -- in a show that promises to be fun for all genders. Starring your host JONNY PORKPIE plus the man magic of ALBERT CADABRA; hunky hoopstar FERRO; bravado boylesque by HARD COREY; the original Mr. Exotic World TIGGER! & two fine blokes imported from the UK: the heartfelt BRITISH HEART; and "Sealboy" MAT FRASER in SHOCKS & C*CKS all nude all dude revue.

Porkpie's event appears to be unique in the 2009 election; No other New York City mayoral candidate has yet announced plans to stage an all-male, all-naked rally. When asked what impact he thought SHOCKS & C*CKS might have on his chances for election, Porkpie replied "I would be very surprised if, after this event, I didn't go up in the polls."


JONNY PORKPIE RESPONDS TO NAKED COWBOY'S WITHDRAWAL FROM MAYORAL RACE

"Burlesque Mayor of NYC" is now only viable stunt candidate in the upcoming election

September 5, 2009: From his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, NY candidate Jonny Porkpie issued a statement in reaction to the withdrawal from the race of the man he once targeted as his "main opponent" in the upcoming Mayoral election.

"Truly, I am sorry to see him go," said Porkpie. "Sure, we had our disagreements, both in policy and about the definition of the word 'Naked', but I had some really good lines about him that I can't use any more.

"The problem, as I see it, is that the Cowboy didn't take his stunt candidacy seriously enough. I'd like to assure the voters that I--Jonny Porkpie--take my stunt candidacy very seriously, and will take my stunt administration even more seriously."

On hearing of the withdrawal, one supporter -- award-winning burlesque performer Little Brooklyn -- texted "The Cowboy dropped out! I know the only thing Porkpie will drop is his pants - you have my vote."

"Who knows?" concluded Porkpie. "Perhaps the mayoral race is better off without him. I mean, let's face it, this is a man who sued a blue M&M for wearing his outfit, then lost a People.com 'Who's Sexier' poll to that same M&M."

"I think the same is true of Bloomberg, by the way," Porkpie added.

The "Porkpie For (actual) Mayor" political rally and burlesque show takes place on Monday, September 14 at 10:00pm at Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



MAYORAL RACE HEATS UP

Jonny Porkpie, "The Burlesque Mayor of New York City", takes opponents to task

On Monday August 17, during a burlesque tribute to the borough of Brooklyn presented by Sweet & Nasty Burlesque, Mayoral Candidate Jonny Porkpie outlined further details of his ecdysiastical vision for New York City. Porkpie spoke once again from the stage at 70 North 6th Street, where his political rally and burlesque show will be held on Monday, September 14 at 10:00pm.

In front of the ragged, paint-splattered curtain of Public Assembly, Porkpie briefly thanked Sweet & Nasty Burlesque for allowing him to be part of their event before launching into a strongly and suggestively-worded condemnation of the recent New York City real estate development strategies embraced by the current administration.

"This city is currently in the middle a building boom that has all the grace, style, and charm of a teenager getting a surprise hard-on in the middle of English class," Porkpie said. "The New Times Square... any building with the name "Trump" on it... the empty new condos scattered like a rash across the neighborhoods of Brooklyn... not to mention the plan recently approved for Coney Island by the City Council... What's popping up in New York is embarrassing, ill-timed, ill-planned, and unfortunate: the kind of thing that should make us all want to head out of the room holding a textbook in front of our collective crotch.

"But ugly is just the beginning. These new constructions are also poorly built, and made out out of inferior materials. As any architect can tell you, buildings erected in such a way are more prone to early collapse.

"So I say this: The people of New York must demand better, more attractive, longer-lasting erections. When I am elected mayor, I am confident that I -- and my burlesque cohorts -- will be able give them that."

To illustrate the point, Porkpie brought to the stage what he deemed a prime example of appropriate New York architecture: a woman dressed as the Chrysler Building, who proceeded to perform a striptease. The hoots and hollers of the voters in the audience made it clear that they fully supported the positions she was taking.

After the event, the crowd remained enthusiastic about the candidate. "I liked a lot of the issues Porkpie brought up," exclaimed one voter. "And that's not all he brought up that I liked."

"He's not afraid to put his finger on hot-button topics," observed another.

A few days later, Porkpie took his fellow candidates to task in an informal speech from his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn. He began his critique with the current administration, which he felt had outlived its usefulness to the people of the five boroughs.

"Bloomberg's time has passed," Porkpie said. "Mike is an administrator, a businessman. What New York need right now is a visionary -- someone who can look to the future and see a better, a nakeder, New York. I, Jonny Porkpie, am that visionary. And when I drink enough, I'm a double visionary. That's two for the price of one."

When asked about the democratic candidates, Tony Avella, Roland Rogers, and William C. Thompson, Jr., Porkpie merely observed, "Who?"

He was less charitable towards a certain western-themed guitar-toting denizen of Times Square. "I invited all the candidates to an open debate on September 14, and only one turned me down flat. How can a candidate claim that 'Nobody Has Done More With Less' when he is unwilling to drop his man-panties and prove it? If he is afraid to debate in an unclothed manner, so be it. To the so-called 'Naked' Cowboy, I have only this to say..."

Porkpie adjusted his namesake hat. "I know naked," he said. "Some of my best friends are naked. And you, sir, are not naked."

With a smug look on his goateed face, Porkpie leaned back in his chair, took a sip from the glass of whiskey in his hand, and promptly fell over backwards.

If the mayoral campaign seems heated now, just wait until Monday, September 14 at 10:00pm, when burlesque superstars Dirty Martini, Gigi La Femme, Julie Atlas Muz and Veronica Varlow take to the stage for the "PORKPIE FOR (actual) MAYOR" rally and burlesque show. Porkpie has vowed, as part of the event, to also present his stimulus package.



PORKPIE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR "ACTUAL" MAYOR

Targets "Naked Cowboy" as main opponent, invites all candidates to open debate at Public Assembly on Monday, September 14 at 10:00pm

August 3, 2009, New York City: Jonny Porkpie, the "Burlesque Mayor of NYC", today declared his intention to seek the office of "actual" Mayor of New York City.

Porkpie, a born and bred New Yorker, made the announcement to an enthusiastic crowd on the stage of Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he produces the monthly show "Jonny Porkpie's Bad Ideas". Porkpie's declaration of candidacy was met with enthusiastic hooting and hollering, several wolf whistles, and a demand that Porkpie "take if off!" In a demonstration of his firm commitment to the needs of the voters of New York, Porkpie immediately complied.

Porkpie explained that the decision to throw his hat into the ring came when he discovered that Times Square's "Naked Cowboy" was running for the office. Eschewing the more level-headed campaigning tactics popularized in recent elections, Porkpie went immediately on the attack against the man he identified as his main opponent, citing the Cowboy's trademark 'tightie-whitie' briefs as evidence of chicanery. "It all comes down to trust," said Porkpie, sternly. "How can New Yorkers trust a man who calls himself 'Naked' while wearing boy panties for the whole world to see?"

Porkpie also called into question what he called the Cowboy's "New Yorkicity". "We welcome all types in our fair city," Porkpie said, magnanimously. "From all over the world, and wearing all sorts of stupid outfits. But voters should ask themselves this: when looking at your mayor's chapeau, do you want it to be a symbol of the wild west? Or do you want it to be the hat worn by "Popeye" Doyle in the classic New York film The French Connection - the hat about which Charles Mingus wrote a song when in New York City -- that is to say, the Porkpie hat!"

Millinery argument aside, Porkpie remains confident that he is as viable as any other candidate for mayor. "I may not have millions of dollars to cram your mailbox full of paper spam like incumbent Michael Bloomberg, but I do have one thing he doesn't have -- an entire city full of sexy, talented friends who will take their clothes off in support of my campaign."

On the Monday, September 14, the eve of the New York City mayoral primary, Jonny Porkpie will make a last-ditch effort to seduce the voters of NYC using any and every means necessary. The event promises to be the most entertaining political rally of all time, as Porkpie will issue his position statements in the form of live burlesque numbers, performed by top stars of NYC striptease including Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, and more.

"I invite all candidates to join me on September 14 for a spirited debate on the stage of Public Assembly," emoted Porkpie, "And to -- as I will -- lay their policies bare for all New Yorkers to see. I intend to pursue a rigorous stance of full disclosure during this event, as well as throughout my mayoral campaign -- can you do any less?"

Jonny Porkpie's "PORKPIE FOR (actual) MAYOR" rally will be held at 10:00pm Monday, September 14 as part of Monday Night Burlesque at Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg. Admission is $10, tickets available at the door.