Radio-friendly burlesque fun with the Dirty Ditties

Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra

Back (L-R): Shecky Paulina, Dave Hoekstra, Thurston Lunt, Chris O’Biddle. Front: Melvina Czervicz

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Dave Hoekstra welcomes the members of Dirty Ditties, a musically eclectic burlesque act that combines catchy songs, broad characters and bawdy subject matter.  Chris O’Biddle, Thurston Lunt, Melvina Czervicz and Shecky Paulina talk about Chicago’s surprisingly vibrant burlesque scene and it’s historical link to off-color entertainment, the modern audience reception to the shows, and more.


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