Blanche DeBris

American Treasure, Always High-Class!

American Treasure Blanche DeBris has been entertaining herself and occasionally others for more years than she can reliably count, and has performed internationally and in Canada (accidentally). Reviews range from "Devastatingly adequate!" to "Not as appalling as some others!" If America had a sweetheart, Blanche would be her well-meaning but less attractive best friend. Blanche’s gleeful wide-eyed wonderment and bewildering optimism is a result of growing up on a ranch with a whole lot of mommies. Plus there was that lady who collected the application fees from all the men who interviewed to be her daddy.

Blanche made her burlesque debut in 2008 at Seattles Moisture Festival. To her surprise, she was asked to return to perform and co-host, and became a festival favorite. She has hosted the most prestigious international burlesque event, the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Tournament of Tease - Miss Exotic World competition in 2013 and its Movers, Shakers, Innovators night in 2012 and 2014. Additionally, she has performed or emceed such prestigious shows as the New Orleans Burlesque Festival Queen’s Ball, the Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Kitty Nights West  & The Taboo Revue (Vancouver), Windy City Burlesque Festival & The Tease (Chicago), Viva Dallas Burlesque, Victory Variety Hour & the Hollywood Burlesque Festival (Los Angeles), Live Burlesque in Las Vegas, as well as private and corporate events.

Ms. DeBris is known for her endearing personality, her sparkling wit and repartee, the original rap songs she performs when she emcees (co-written with Eric “Travis” Wilson), and for being blonde through and through. As her mommy Tallulah used to say, “Oh Blanche, you’re not very pretty…but at least you’re stupid!”

About Blanche

Blanche DeBris has been entertaining herself and occasionally others for more years than she can reliably count. Reviews range from “Devastatingly adequate” to “Not as appealing as some others.”

If America had a sweetheart, Blanche would be her well-meaning but less attractive best friend.

She made her burlesque debut at the Moisture Festival in Seattle in 2008, and has returned repeatedly as a performer and co-host. Since 2012, she has been an emcee of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, the burlesque world’s premiere annual international event. As a performer, her signature Rubber Duckie act and her Sound of Music in Six Minutes have endeared her to audiences all over the world. 

In 2015 she premiered her Holiday Show “The Blanche DeBris Emergency Xmas Broadcast” to rave reviews and packed houses, at the Onyx Theatre in Las Vegas. Blanche is also an instructor, having taught classes in emceeing and character/act development at BurlyCon and all over the country. In 2018 she is an invited presenter at BurlyCon, bringing her new workshop, “Kindness: A Revolutionary Act” to the convention.

But most of all, Blanche strives to brighten the burlesque world with her boundless joy, enthusiasm, optimism, and bewilderment. 

Live Burlesque in Las Vegas has one of the funniest and most endearing MCs I’ve seen, Blanche DeBris. Her stage presence marries Phyllis Diller with Miss Piggy, then somehow makes it funnier. Sporting a sparkly, skintight evening gown and two pounds of bright blue eye shadow, the middle-aged DeBris uses a high-pitched, breathless voice to tease the audience and half-heartedly seduce the dancers. All that would be plenty, but it’s the one-liners that make her a true find. I almost spit my drink across the room when she huffily announced that “anyone who thinks more than a mouthful’s a waste doesn’t deserve to have a booby in his mouth. –LAS VEGAS WEEKLY

Other notable performance and emcee appearances:

  • Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival (Knoxville, TN) (headliner)

  • Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival (Anchorage, AK) (headliner)

  • Arizona Burlesque Festival (headliner)

  • Vancouver International Burlesque Festival (Vancouver, BC) (headliner)

  • Calgary International Burlesque Festival (Calgary, AB) (headliner)

  • Southwest Burlesque Showcase (Albuquerque) (headliner)

  • Dead Sexy Burlesque (New York)

  • The Tease & Spring Brunch and Fashion show (benefits for Chicago House), Windy City Burlesque Festival (Chicago)

  • Angel Burlesque/Bourbon Boylesque (Indianapolis)

  • New Orleans Burlesque Festival (emcee)

  • Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Toil and Trouble Presents, Black Hearts Burlesque, Dr. Sketchy's, Weird Al-Stravaganza (Minneapolis/St.Paul)

  • Victory Variety Hour (Los Angeles)

  • Viva Dallas Burlesque

  • The Taboo Revue, Kitty Nights West, Blondeshells (Vancouver, Canada)

  • Florida Burlesque Festival

  • Hollywood Burlesque Festival

  • Vermont Burlesque Festival

  • Live Burlesque in Las Vegas, Brunchlesque, Burlesque in the Boom Boom Room, Burlesque at the Baobab, Dr. Sketchy's (Las Vegas)