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Entering The Bell House for a burlesque show on a Thursday night while the sun was still out felt strange but, slowly and surely, the venue filled up for the striptease celebration ASSTOPIA! While M.C. Doc Wasabassco recognized many regulars, or his family as he would call it, in the crowd, he found some new faces who must have been lured in by the promise of the numerous derrière extraordinares on display, as no seat in the venue went unfilled. With more than 15 performers on stage, some of the acts had to outweigh the others -- and the loudest laughs were earned by Peekaboo Pointe for her "lazy stripper" act in the first half, and the loudest applause was for Sydni Deveraux whose American excess act involved her spilling hipster-swill PBR down her backside. Not all of the show involved stripping, the portion before intermission was given over to a fashion show (of booty shorts of course) from Booty & The Geek, followed by a request for donations for a friend of Wasabassco who spent all her savings on medical care for her pet. Enough money ended up being raised that Doc fulfilled a promise, he took of his coat and revealed his chaps (all chaps are assless he said). From that moment on, the audience's catcalls were for his pasty white ass... to get off the stage and make way for the all of the ladies. -- Words and photos by Sachyn Mital for the Village Voice.
Published on April 25, 2014