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Who let the boys out? Shocks and C—ks: All-nude all-dude revue!

They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. So we’re doing it!

For the first time ever in the 10-plus-year history of bump and grind at Public Assembly, burlesque gets cocky when the boys take over. For those who have always loved everything about burlesque except the attractive naked women, this is the show for you, because on Monday, Oct. 12 Jonny Porkpie’s Bad Ideas goes 100 percent beefcake with an all-nude, all-dude revue.

“Don’t get me wrong,” said Porkpie. “Like all of the events in the ‘Bad Ideas’ series, this is going to be a fantastic show starring some of the most talented performers in burlesque. It’s just that none of them are, you know, women.”

“And this show has magic!” Porkpie continued, waving his hands in the air. “Hula hooping … freaks from the sideshow … performers imported from overseas … gay men, straight men, and everything in between.”

So on Oct. 12, come for the talent and stay for the full frontal nudity as you witness burlesque skills that only boys can do, like the tri-tassel twirl and the “windmill,” in a show that promises to be fun for all genders.

When asked what impact he thought “Shocks and C—ks” might have on his bid to become mayor of New York, Porkpie replied, “I would be very surprised if, after this event, I didn’t go up in the polls.”

“Shocks and C—ks” at Public Assembly [70 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue, (718) 782-5188].

Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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