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Thread #96687   Message #1898816
Posted By: John MacKenzie
03-Dec-06 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
Subject: RE: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
Burlesque is an interesting word to use to describe what they do.

"burlesque noun 1 a piece of literature, acting or some other presentation which exaggerates, demeans or mocks a serious subject or art form. See also travesty. 2 N Amer, especially US a type of theatrical entertainment involving humorous sketches, songs and usually strip-tease. adj belonging to or like a burlesque. verb (burlesqued, burlesquing) to make fun of something using burlesque; to make a burlesque of it.
ETYMOLOGY: 17c: French, from Italian burlesco, from burla jest."