There's a story that there hasn't been burlesque on the stage of the Paramount Theatre since before America entered World War II. Legend has it that's when Sally Rand, mistress of the peacock feather fan and inventor of the bubble dance, lit up the stage.
There’s something thrilling about watching a space that is typically very straight fill up with people who are very much not straight. Comedy, an area historically dominated by straight white guys, makes such an act especially satisfying.
On fire or not, we’ve already got a listing for the thing, of course. Because this is The Austin Chronicle and we’ve already got a listing for almost all the things, don’t we? (Weary but joyful answer: Yes.)But we just had to ask the Hideout’s Roy Janika question.