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WEBurlesque the Podcast

Oct 1, 2019

Viktor Devonne chats with Grandma Fun, who resides in New Orleans. We candidly talk how she went from "Filipino island farm girl" turned neoburlesque luminary, and the nonsense along the way. ... topics: Sugar Shack, Guitar Hero, emigrating from the Philippines, "What are you?," white people y'all can chill, "my parents are mermaids," exoticism, pineapple queen, developed mysticism, the madam and the landlady, Grandma's grandma, making your own paths, the old Bowery Poetry Club, meeting *BOB*, showing up and doing your thing, growing as a performance artist, producing, Heaux and Housewives, ghetto fabulous, cocktail shrimp, moving to New Orleans, single and not pregnant, JetBlue and $50, spiritual journey, "don't compare yourself to anyone else," Sliding Doors, Tokyo and Marc Jacobs, dryers for your butt, don't break anything, people are watching you, the Manila scene, Asian burlesque queens, New Orleans burlesque scene, stepping up the challenge, cultural appropriation, you choose every day, celebrating life or death, who's the best at New Orleans burlesque, Two Island Girls & a Goth ... shoutouts: Kips Ahoy, World Famous BOB, Fem Appeal, Legs Malone, Runaround Sue, Bella Blue, Donnie Vomit, Albert Cadabra, Southern Comfort, Calamity Chang, Regina Stargazer, Pam Demonium, It's a Little Stormy, Boyfriend, Dame CuchiFrita, Ariana Amour, Lune Noirr, Whiskey and Rhinestones, Trixie Minx, Xena Zeit-Geist, Lefty Lucy, Dick Jones, Roxie le Rouge, Dede Onassis, Nikki LeVillain, the Minneapolois Burlesque Festival ... Support us on Patreon at and get bonus material incl. 50 extra minutes of Broody Valentino from the episode 14 and 15 sessions ... you can see White Elephant Burlesque every Wednesday at Rockbar NYC - see for more ... Now on Second Tuesdays: #WEBoylesque at Bizarre Bushwick ... catch Grandma Fun at ... recorded: May 1, 2018 ... intro/outro music: "On A 45" This Way to the Egress ( ... used with permission ... download it at: ... interlude music: "Zazie," "Avant Jazz" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ...