...also known as...

Boo Bess

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         Boo Bess is a New York City based, nationally touring, award winning burlesque host and dancer since 2008.  She is a frequent host at venues all over the city including The Slipper Room and Soho House, and has been the host at the thrice weekly burlesque show at Chelsea speakeasy Bathtub Gin since 2013. She is the host of the Indianapolis based, nationwide Burlesque Bonanaza by Front Row Paul and was a member of the touring troupe Twirly Whirly Burly Q. She won the "most innovative" award with her partner Jenny Cest Quoi at the 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

For booking information, please email boobessburlesque@gmail.com

Love for Boo

"Her command of a room excels, and her ability to adapt to any situation that may arise during the course of a show is nothing short of amazing.  Boo’s hosting is deeply feminist, intimate, approachable, and always well-paced to fit the venue and show at hand."


Queen of Burlesque 2017

"I’ve worked with Boo Bess for years now and I’ve seen her kill in rooms that defeated every other host. She’s glamorous, she’s funny, and the audience loves her because it’s clear she loves them. Any time Boo has a mic in her hand the evening turns into an event."

-Matthew Holtzclaw

NYC Magician and Emcee

"Almost as good as Sapphire Jones"

-Sapphire Jones

Producer and Emcee

"Boo Bess is one of the most natural hosts I've seen in burlesque. She is warm, funny and sharp: always quick to come up with a great response to any unruly audience members, or ad-lib along with whatever is happening in the room

-Hazel Honeysuckle

Burlesque Star of Absinthe Las Vegas

On Stage

The Passenger

Drunk in Love

If It Hadn't Been For Love

One Time

Lili Marleen

Taylor The Latte Boy

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