The Mimic Octopus of Burlesque
Full Name: Iris Explosion
Origin: Beyond the Stars
Luck: 1 billion
Iris Explosion is a New York City-based burlesque performer and MC. A certified ecdysiast from the New York School of Burlesque, she has been blowing minds and busting guts across the country since 2010. Iris specializes in bringing silly, nerdy, and brain bending nudity to the stage. Her meta stripteases about striptease have headlined at home and the West Coast, and she's had the honor of attending The Great Burlesque Exposition, and the very first Florida Burlesque Festival.
As a nerdlesque performer, her character and game based acts have been featured at a variety of conventions, including PAX, Gen Con, and The Escapist Expo. She is a founding executive producer of the Nerdlesque Festival, and a principal member of D20 Burlesque, NYC's premier gaming burlesque troupe.
In New York, Iris is a recurring performer at The Pink Room, Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off, Coney Island's Burlesque at the Beach, and the Church of Titillation. As an MC, she is a regular favorite with D20 Burlesque, Philadelphia's Sexploitation Follies, and the Church of Titillation. She will answer your sex advice questions live onstage at askirisexplosion.com!
Iris earned a BFA with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in 2009.
She's your time of the month: Iris Explosion!
"...her face is crazy expressive" -Review of The Pink Room by Burlesque Beat
"I don't want to give anything away in case readers get to see this act in the future, but her use of humor, music, and props... was just fantabulous!" Review and interview with Gurl on Gurl-Gaming
"Iris Explosion's (Brooklyn) comedic rendition of the superhero Flash... was quite clever." -Review of Nerdlesque Festival, Woman Around Town
Village Voice feature on the Nerdlesque Festival, produced and managed by Iris Explosion