Thursday September 15th 2016
Théâtre Sainte Catherine
264 Sainte-Catherine E., Mtl, QC
Show: 10:30 SHARP!
10$ + fees pre-sale // 15$ at the door
Shoulder shimmies, hip thrusts, and belly laughs! C’EST WHAT?! and LADYFEST team up to bring you a night of side-splitting all-lady neo-burlesque starring slapstick stripteasers from Montreal and beyond!
Hosted by Tranna Wintour and stage kittened by Kiki Fifi the Human Loofah!
Featuring a lineup as sexy as it is hilarious:
Lulu les Belles Mirettes (MTL)
Based in Montreal from her native France, Lulu les belles mirettes is a sweet, geeky and funny entertainer. She’s the founder of BurlesGeek Montreal – Heroes&Boobs, the only troupe in Montreal celebrating both burlesque and geek culture, and of Unexpectease, a burlesque improvisation show. She also co-created Bagel Burlesque Expo, the first NeoBurlesque festival in Montreal which will be back in April 2017. Her quirky and mischievous style will charm you.
Bibi Lolo Bang Bang (MTL)
Bibi Lolo BangBang is a clown-burlesque artist who graduated from Francine Côté’s Clown&Comedy School and the Arabesque Burlesque School in Montreal. As a highly involved performer in the Montreal burlesque and vaudeville scene, she has been part of projects such as Les Bunheads & Friends (New York Clown Theater Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, and Montreal Festival des Clowns), the Bagel Burlesque Expo Festival 2016, Pretty Funny: Burlesque VS Stand-up Comics, as the host of Café’O Lait Productions, and performs in many other one time shows.
Bibi Lolo BangBang is a blast of comedy and sensuality, which blends the art of clown and tease with unique and side splitting style.
Penny Romanoff (MTL)
Penny Romanoff is a savoury dish – best served hot! A Montreal-based performer, Penny has had the great pleasure of performing in festivals in Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, and here in Montreal. As an international performer, Penny has performed in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. She recently produced her first show, Carte Blanche, under her new production company Savoury Productions. This saucy lady combines dance and theatre to strip, strut, tease and titillate. With her delicious routines, Penny delights in stirring audiences up in their seats.
Sucre à la Crème (MTL)
A French-Canadian treat, ridiculously sweet, and will go straight to your thighs! An award-winning Montreal-based burlesque performer, Sucre à la Crème’s cheeky and oftentimes geeky antics have taken her across North America and around the world, from Halifax to Vancouver to Hiroshima… and parts betwixt!
One of the most in-demand hosts in Montreal, she emcees across the city in both official languages, and is the resident host of BurlesGeek: Heroes and Boobs. She’s also the producer behind C’est WHAT?!, dedicated to silly, clever & electrifying burlesque & variety from Montreal and abroad!
Elle Diablo (MTL)
Montreal’s favourite little red devil has been captivating audiences with a flick of her tail and a twitch of her horns since 2005. A dancer by training and a temptress by nature, this fallen angel of burlesque lives to tease her audience with her forays into the incredibly seductive and the utterly ridiculous.
Honeysuckle Pussywillow (MTL)
Completely silly, sickly sweet, and oddly sticky in all the right places. A stage kitten turned performer, she is no stranger to the world of glitter and pasties. She is known and loved for her frenetic energy and goofy facial expressions, and she hopes to stumble, tumble and tassel twirl her way into your hearts.
Saffron St. James (Ottawa)
Saffron St. James is a music-making, bandleading, bump-and-grinding juggernaut hailing from Ottawa, Ontario. “The Hourglass and a Half” is a member of Browncoats Burlesque and produces a live-band monthly show, Cabaret LIVE with her band, The St. James Infirmary. This award-winning peeler has melted hearts and tickled fancies from Quebec to BC with her unique fusion of playful humour, eccentric glamour and classic juke-joint sleaze.
Host: Tranna Wintour (MTL)
Tranna Wintour is an optimistic, spiritual, happy, raunchy, pop-culture-obsessed, fashion-hungry comedienne. She made her comedy debut at an open mic at the Montreal ComedyWorks, and since that fateful moment the lady has been unstoppable. With her unique brand of humour (and glamour!) Tranna has taken the comedy scene by storm. She most recently performed her one-woman show at New York City’s legendary Duplex to a packed and adoring house. She has performed in many festivals including Just For Laughs, SheDot, Zoofest, LadyFest, Pride Toronto, Montreal Sketch Fest, Divers/Cité, and performed her one-woman show, TRANTASY, to rave reviews in the Montreal Fringe Festival (2015). She was selected as a competitor in Sirius XM’s Top Comic contest for two years running. Tranna has also made a name for herself on the burlesque scene, acting as MC for many of Montreal’s most fabulous burlesque troops.
This summer Tranna, alongside co-producer and co-host, Thomas Leblanc, performed three sold-out nights of “Sainte Celine: A Dion Cabaret” at OFF Just For Laughs.
Tranna’s work has received the attention of international publications: she’s been profiled in The Daily Front Row (New York City’s official Fashion Week magazine), the UK’s Daily Telegraph, and the Montreal Gazette, which named her one of the city’s 20 hottest Montrealers. She has graced the cover of CultMTL and was ranked the second best comedian in their Best of Montreal poll (she’s placed consistently in the top 3 for the last 3 years) . Tranna has been described by legendary comedienne, Sandra Bernhard, as “a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter’s night.” And Tranna shines that light wherever she performs.