|Host, producer, and creator of Speakeasily - the internet's only burlesque talk
show -- Odessa Lil's razor sharp wit has earned her the designation of "stand-
up dominatrix," which we can only assume means that she's punishingly
Ever since she ran the original club night SpeakEasily (the first-ever weekly
neo-burlesque show in Oakland back in 2004), Odessa Lil has been whipping
audiences into shape at shows like Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers,
Barbary Coast Burlesque, The East Bay Express Best of the East Bay Party,
and the Hubba Hubba Revue, not to mention film openings, rock shows, and
One of the few female MCs in a scene dominated by men, Odessa Lil spelunks
fresh comic territory with an olde-timey flair. Did we just say “spelunks”?
Odessa Lil is available to those hiring for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, funerals,
divorce proceedings, difficult labors, home foreclosures, and séances.
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Mistress of Ceremonies
“There's a fine line between erotic and neurotic...I walk that line.”