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Get Some Holiday Cheer in August with Super Happy Funtime Burlesque

Friday, Aug. 10


Thank goodness it's August, because Supper Happy Funtime Burlesque is bringing the holiday season—sort of—to the Shredder Friday, Aug. 10, and Christmas in July would be oh-so-cliched.

The troupe from Grand Rapids, Mich., will present The Poorly Timed X-Mas Special in Boise as a stop on its summer tour. But don't bring the kids to see Santa. He gets accidentally killed off by Joe the Cabdriver--SHFB's 350-pound male striptease artist.

The show follows Joe's journey to fill Santa's boots and deliver toys to the children of the world, which includes meetings with Jesus, Satan and a bunch of burlesque dancers.

SHFB made a stop in Boise in April 2011 at The Red Room. According to Boise Weekly's Josh Gross, "A packed house was lead on a bizarre and comedic musical trip through the human body narrated in large part by a sassy pickle, treated to an AMWAY-style sales pitch for 'sexual aids,' and ministered to by a female Jesus dressed only in tasseled pasties and a blood-stained pair of tidy-whities." The troupe's upcoming show promises to be just as deliciously bizarre.

Expect male and female dancers donning pasties, satire, original music performed by a live band and some of the best burlesque stage names ever, such as LaLa Vulvaria and Velveeta the Cheetah (related to the Cheeto mascot?).

According to a press release, the show is "designed to find your line and cross it." If you head to The Shredder, get ready to be entertained—and slightly appalled.