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WEBurlesque the Podcast

#69: Kind of Ridiculous w/ Tigger!

Nov 26, 2019

Neoboylesque godfather TIGGER! invited Viktor Devonne into his home and talk about his status as the Burlesque Hall of Fame's initial Best Boylesque (in 2006), also known as the first King of Boylesque -- which we discuss the nuance of. For more than 25 years, Tigger! has been a foreparent in burlesque shows and festivals internationally and regionally. ... topics included, but not limited to: Best Boylesque, the first Mr Exotic World, installing a monarchy, from goat farm to museum, men in burlesque, transgression, every bit as naked, gender and performance, boylesque, a right to present, woman's world, giving stories, the actor and the character, exhaustive satire, maybe save that for your therapist, political burlesque, winners winning, stories you care about, memoirs, dying on stage, perfect shows, every fuck up is an opportunity, homes away from home, instruction and peer learning, smart people making intentionally stupid silly choices ... footnotes: Tigger mentions the "ranch" in Las Vegas; he refers to the initial incarnation of the goat ranch, which was the vision of Jennie Lee and inherited by Dixie Evans in 1990 for an annual recognition of the field and pageant. After multiple temporary venues and locations for the competition we now know informally as Queen of Burlesque; learn more here: ... shout-outs and acknowledgments: Dixie Evans, Julie Atlas Muz, Jo Boobs, Mr Gorgeous, Waxie Moon, Dirty Martini, Margaret Cho, Jonny Porkpie, Mat Fraser, Lux LaCroix, Kelly (Liam Kyle Sullivan), Selene Luna, Pleasant Gehman, Tempest Storm, Aurora North ... "Boylesque in a Nutshell" 2010 article and interview feat. Tigger and more: ... keep in touch: • IG: @tiggerlesque ... give love to the pod at and see capsule reviews of previous episodes at ... intro/outro music: "On A 45" This Way to the Egress ( ... used with permission ... download it at: ... interlude music: "I Like Peanuts" (Audionautix) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License .. see us live: ... follow us: @weburlesque @viktordevonne on instagram and twitter & talk to us: