Pecan Penwilly: Not a Stripper – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Let’s get this straight: Boyfriend takes her clothes off on stage but she’s not a stripper. As a matter of fact she’s not any kind of noun. She’s a verb.
Boyfriend is a person for whom stripping is an activity much like other activities that one performs but doesn’t define you. Unless, perhaps, you’re a teacher. Okay, yes, it’s confusing but the simpler facts are we’ve caught BF on the eve of her collaboration with Big Frieda and BF’s (that’s Boyfriend not Big Frieda) annual free birthday bash.
There’s a lot of good info about free shows on this Happy Hour, including how and where to catch the fabulous Bella Blue for free.
Bella is the 8th most popular burlesque artist in the entire world and we’re lucky enough in New Orleans to be able to study with her at her School of Burlesque. You, too, can join the sisterhood of love and glitter, but it’s not all non-breeding Unicorns and pasties.
Unlike Bella, Matt Owens might not be ranked on the international scale of comedians, but he is officially the Second Funniest Person on the Gulf Coast. Having grown up on an island off of the coast of Georgia, selling fishing tackle, pretty much everything is funny. Matt travels more than he’s home in New Orleans but he is putting on some impressive comedy shows here in New Orleans at the Joy Theater.
If you are a regular listener to this show – or if you’ve only ever gotten all the way through to the end once – you will have heard Grant say “Our Technical Director and Associate Producer is Chris Kehoe.”
Well, Chris is leaving the show to go become a screenwriter in Los Angeles. “Hollywood screenwriter” does sound a bit more glamorous than “New Orleans podcast technical director” so we can’t hold it against him. This is Chris’s first time on the other side of the microphone.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.