It seems that the world has finally come to its senses and realized that being a Geek is a good thing. How good, you ask? Good enough to inspire burlesque shows! It’s not really all that surprising when you think about it. If you drew a Venn Diagram of “sexy” and “nerdy” the space where they overlap would be burlesque (you could add glitter and hot-glue also but that would be getting away from today’s subject).
Today we are talking about geeky burlesque! Errr….geeklesque?
We’ve got books, video games, pirates, Star Wars, Star Trek, Muppets, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and much more epic awesomeness to blow your mind and reduce you to a quivering mass of nerdy joy. So, without further ado, here’s our picks for upcoming Geeklesque performances around the country.
New York, New York
What do you get when you cross Burlesque with Battlestar Galactica, the Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, Star Trek, the X-Files and Sea Quest? Give up? You get EPIC WIN BURLESQUE Presents: SCI-FI TV! This Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th see your favourite science fiction television shows explode onto the stage with sexy, geeky glory!
Also coming up next Tuesday, September 18, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque presents their tribute to the BBC nerd-classic Doctor Who. Apparently, the doctor is sick and tired of everyone making a profit off of his name and face all over the internet, so he’s decided to host a galactic burlesque show. This nerd-tastic night of inter-galactic booty shaking will feature performances by Cherry Pitz, Lana Firebird, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Little Motown, Matt Knife, Nasty Canasta, Nelson Lugo, Ruby Solitaire, Teddy Turnaround and Handsome Brad as Dr. Who!
Consider yourself a pirate nerd? Well, matey, you’re in luck because Naked Girls Reading in Chicago is celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day by treating audiences to naked pirate girls reading from their favorite pirate tales on Friday, September 14. Not only that, all ticket buyers will receive info to enter a “Treasure Hunt” contest to win a free Naked Girls Pirate poster. Arrr.
Purple Devil Productions presentation of Nerdz! is so amazing and huge that it cannot be contained in one night. On Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, the 23rd you can see some of Seattle’s hottest nerds strut their stuff. If that’s not enough to tempt you out of your lair, there will also be a raffle on both nights for an “amazeballs” prize pack provided by Card Kingdom.
On Thursday, October 18th get your fill of nerdly delights with Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville. You will be entertained with songs, belly dance, comedy and, of course, burlesque. For the moment this is a one time show but the producers are hoping to make this a regular event. So if you want to see more nerdy Vaudeville in Montana come out and support the show!