Berlusconi maintains that he did nothing wrong, saying that his parties were just following in the tradition of “burlesque shows.”
A half-hour after leaving the premiere party for burlesque just past midnight on November 16, the veteran publicist was dead.
The sacking of Gotham is depicted largely in the form of a burlesque kangaroo court straight out of Terry Gilliam.
And burlesque and The Phantom of the Opera for best picture.
Hollywood lost their reel queen last night after the premiere night of burlesque.
This is burlesque, and Pulci seems to have been the inventor of the genre.
burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.
It is a masterpiece; all the airs and graces of the prima donna he imitates with a true spirit of burlesque.
burlesque of character and calling puts in an occasional appearance.
In 1882, Mr. Toole, who has not been seen in burlesque for some time, takes part in a skit on rural melodrama.
1660s, "derisive imitation, grotesque parody," from French burlesque (16c.), from Italian burlesco, from burla "joke, fun, mockery," possibly ultimately from Late Latin burra "trifle, nonsense," literally "flock of wool." Modern sense of "variety show featuring striptease" is American English, 1870. Originally (1857) "the sketches at the end of minstrel shows." As a verb, from 1670s.