Monday, July 16, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers...

This past weekend the Los Angeles and Chicago burlesque communities both lost dear friends and performers.

Augusta from posted the following to the missexoticworld listserv:

One of my Nudie Kewpies, Alejandra Tardiff, aka Muñeca, suffered a brain aneurysm. She had just performed with me last Sunday, and sometime on Monday went into a coma. There was too much brain damage and she passed away Friday.

Muñeca had been belly dancing with Princess Farhana and had been a part of my show since March. She just made her burlesque debut in June.

Augusta also brought to our attention as well to the loss of Los Angeles whip artist and variety performer Brian Chic last month at his home in Burbank, California.

From Paris Green of Belmont Burlesque:

It is with great sadness that we must report that our friend and sometime guest performer, Pat Brice, has passed away. He was 29.

Pat was a regular contributor to the comedy website and performed at venues across the country and around Chicago, including The Lincoln Lodge, The Chicago Underground and Zanie's. Pat co-hosted the Fearless Radio show "Visitor's Locker Room" which won Wi-Fi Magazine's "Best New Podcast" award in 2005. Pat was also featured frequently on burlesque stages in Chicago, a regular guest comedian with shows like Michelle L'Amour's Star and Garter Burlesque and our own Belmont Burlesque Revue.

Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to all his friends and family.

We encourage you to keep Pat's comedy alive by reading and listening to his work at or by visiting Fearless Radio at which will be replaying episodes of Visitor's Locker Room in tribute to Pat.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of these performers.

1 comment:

Jack Midnight said...

The loss of Pat Brice was a big shock and a huge loss to Chicago. Not only did he appear with both the BBR and Stars and Garters fairly regularly, he was the founder of the very successful Chicago Underground Comedy and was a member of the talented group Blerds.

His second-to-last show was with the Belmont Burlesque Revue at our Martyrs' show, just eight days before he died. Obviously, this is hitting our group pretty hard.