9 Years of Teasing & Pleasing: 5 Facts about the Hubba Hubba Revue

Way back in 2006, when flip phones were iPhones, and Justin Bieber was still covered in bangs and making youtube videos in Canada, The Hubba Hubba Revue debuted its bawdy burlesque battalion at The DNA Lounge in San Francisco. In honor of their 9th year delighting well placed tassle lovers everywhere, they are having a Anniversary Spectacular full of circus performers, variety acts, and the most scintillating, sensual, spellbinding burlesque dancers ever to put on lipstick and thigh highs. To get you all hot and bothered for the party, here are 5 Facts about the Hubba Hubba Revue.

1. Triple Threat

There are 3 versions of the show. The main show is held in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge and showcases variety acts, circus performers, and burlesque dancers. There’s another smaller show held in Oakland at Uptown Nightclub, and there’s a third version they save for holidays and special occasions. They are all awesome.

2. Jim of all Trades

Long time San Francisco entertainer Jim Sweeney (Outer Mission local, represent) hosts, produces, and helped found the Hubba Hubba Revue. Frequent co-hosts include Kevin Hancock, a Bay Area stand-up comic, Lee Presson, from the swing revival band Lee Presson and the Nails, Jay Siren of Sacramento’s “Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience” and many more. A show that’s both hilarious and sexy? Very Bay Area.

3. Local Arts from Local Hearts

For all Hubba Hubba Revue productions, the flyer art is commissioned by local artists. From 2006-2009, all flyers were created by R. Black, the man also responsible for many of the flyers created for the occupy Oakland movement. Each flyer has a different theme and “flyer girl” adorning it. Today, flyers are created by Casey Castille. And no, I do not know how you can get on it but if you’d like to send us sexy pictures, you can. If you can can-can (get it? Because it’s burlesque? Never mind…)

4. Fired & Fired up 

In 2011, former assistant professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, Sheila M. Addison was fired from her position as a direct result of her involvement as a dancer (Professor Shimmy) in the Hubba Hubba Revue. Addison never advertised shows on campus, shared them with her students, or came to class wearing nothing but feathers and a top hat. President of the university Steven Stargardter, explained in the letter to her that her actions brought “public disrespect, contempt and ridicule to the university.” Both Addison, and her supporters (and us), feel the expulsion was sexist and unwarranted. She’s suing for damages.

5. Best of the Best Burlesque

The Hubba Hubba Revue was named one of the top 10 burlesque shows around the world. The whole world. That includes France where little kids are brought up taking Can-Can classes and looming their own fishnet stocking.