The incomparable Jasper McCann.
Part two of my ode to Seattle’s best hosts continues in today’s Burlesque Box (see also my BSP interview with Nicole Lucas, below). Jasper McCann- host of The Atomic Bombshells and one half of the production team Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann Present- is one of my favorites. Burlesque draws a socially lubricated crowd in pursuit of one thing- T&A. Attention spans are tenuous when skin is involved; a lesson more MC’s should take to heart. Jasper is a consummate host, entertaining and quick-witted despite unpredictable audience interaction. He relies on few stock jokes, preferring instead to make performers as fantastical as possible and letting the audience draw their own conclusion- invariably a filthy one. Inference becomes the punch line. In framing an act, Jasper moves the show forward but plays a convincing spectator.
This year, the incomparable Jasper McCann celebrates five years hosting and co-producing Land of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. Catch him now through December 24, where he’ll be right at home on The Triple Door’s stage.