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Burlesque at the Beach

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 12:56
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Burlesque shows are usually somewhat expensive, which I feel is justified because most of the routines involve stuff I would only be doing in my nightmares, like having knives thrown at me while wearing a top hat and pasties. However, the twice-weekly Burlesque at the Beach show in Coney Island is only $15! A total deal. The cheapness actually worries me, like the performers aren’t getting paid enough, but they pass around a little hat at the end so you can tip.

In June the theme was “Cowgirlesque,” and I saw The Great Throwdini blindfold himself and throw machetes at a very brave Russian girl. My friend, who shall remain anonymous, had a crush on the guy running admission until I saw him being interviewed on NY1 and informed her his name is “Donny Vomit,” and he pounds 3-inch nails into his nose.

Drinks are like $6 for a Blue Moon, but I encourage saving money and bringing a flask, or a “walking drink,” as I have always called it. Which, now that I type, I’m not sure is a real term. Walking drink? You know what I mean, Internet.

This Thursday’s show is “Seal Boy and the Blondes Again!” starring Bambi the Mermaid, Dirty Martini, Tigger!, Mat Sealboy Fraser, and a bunch of other performers with names that indicate they must be awesome.

Burlesque at the Beach
1208 Surf Avenue
Thursdays and Fridays through September
[Coney Island]
$10 – $15

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Katy B. grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the home of Gerald R. Ford, Andy Richter, and, at one point, the guy who wrote Mr. Holland's Opus. She moved to NYC for her degree in library science, and is now in the Media Studies program at The New School. She hopes to one day be a film studies librarian. Ask her anything about Dewey Decimal – anything! – and she will roll her eyes because academic libraries use Library of Congress. Durrr.