Image Credits: Alex Colby.
Internationally-renowned artstar (and reigning Cheese Queen of Coney Island) Nasty Canasta is frequently hailed as a genius of the neo-burlesque scene. A “burlesque queen” (The NY Times), 2nd Runner Up at the 2010 Miss Exotic World Pageant, and “Brooklyn’s greatest burlesque star” (The Brooklyn Paper), Nasty is an associate producer with Wasabassco, host and producer of Naked Girls Reading NYC – “New York’s Best Story Hour,” (The Village Voice), and was the impresario behind Sweet & Nasty Burlesque and Pinchbottom Burlesque (“Best Burlesque in NYC” – NY Magazine, “Most Innovative” – Burlesque Hall of Fame). She is the winner of 8 Golden Pastie Awards from the New York Burlesque Festival, from “Hottest Freshman” in 2005 to “Performer With The Least Amount Of Fucks To Give” in 2016. In 2016 she was honored as a “Legend of Nerdlesque” by the New York Nerdlesque Festival. (From her website)
Signature move: lodging a cocktail glass between her two cheeks and filling it from a flask over her shoulder blade.