The ‘Ol Bump ‘n Grind Makes A Comeback

“You thought burlesque was a thing of the past? It ain’t so. That old bump-and-grind — tasseled pasties, unsubtle comedy and all — has made a comeback in the past few years. A growing number of restaurants and bars in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn regularly feature late-night performers reviving and reinventing the genre, which had its heyday in the 1930s and ’40s. A new generation of audiences, from 20- something singles to couples marking their two-digit anniversaries, are discovering its comic and risque appeal.”