For Immediate Release:

Announcing the 9th season of America's Favorite Burlesque Game Show!

Monthly at Coney Island's infamous Sideshow by the Seashore theater!!

Coney Island, NY -- Back by popular demand, Fred Kahl, a.k.a. THE GREAT FREDINI, renowned sword swallower, magician, improvisation wizard presents and hosts America’s Favorite Burlesque Game Show - THIS OR THAT!, a twisted homage to classic game shows.  The show features two contestants picked from the audience, a wheel that issues racy challenges, two curtains concealing world class burlesque and variety artists, and sex toys for prizes. THIS OR THAT! is back for their 9th season at Sideshows by the Seashore’s Burlesque at the Beach series in Coney Island for Four shows beginning June 26th through September 25th.

Bootylicious co-host Julie Atlas Muz, burlesque bombshell and art starlet, calls the shots as contestants vie for cash, prizes, and the chance to be spanked. The fun and humiliation climax when the "winning" contestant chooses one of two curtains: "This" or "That", out of which emerges either a classic burlesque hottie or an act that stinks so bad it's brilliant! The audience cheers on contestants as they meet the show's challenges answering trivia questions, stuffing marshmallows in their mouth, and guessing the weight of Wonderful Woman's rack. 

Featured in the show this season will be a wide assortment of unusual variety acts from around the world, including: the This or That Girls, Bambi and Bunny Love, Bandleader Brian Fisherman, London’s Sealboy Mat Fraser, Queen LaQueefa (Guess what her act is!), Jackie the Human Tripod, furry musical band Xylopholks, reigning Miss Coney Island Gal Friday, Pinchbottom Burlesque, Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey, Tigger and many more!

However, the real stars of the show are the contestants who are chosen straight out of the audience before every show! You’ll laugh so hard it hurts at the things people will do to win a vibrator! So c'mon and have a good time! Come down to Coney Island this summer, ride the Cyclone, have some cocktails, then come see what goes down at Aamerica’s Favorite Burlesque Game Show…This or That!  Now That's Entertainment!

THIS OR THAT! plays this summer June 26, July 31, August 28 and September 25th at 10 PM at Coney Island USA’s Sideshows by the Seashore (1208 Surf Avenue, corner of W12 Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.). D, Q or F train to Stillwell Avenue.  Tickets $15 and can be purchased at the door. 

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Coney Island USA is a nonprofit community arts center located in Brooklyn, New York's famous amusement park district. Programs include The Annual Mermaid Parade, The Coney Island Circus Sideshow, The Coney Island Museum, Burlesque at the Beach, The Coney Island Short Film Festival, Saturday Night Film Series, and The Ask the Experts Lecture Series. THIS OR THAT! is a featured part of Coney Island USA’s Burlesque at the Beach Series which appears every Friday on the Coney Island Sideshow Stages between  May 21 and September 24.  For more information, visit them on the web at


Read what critics are saying about This or That!

"Don't Miss This or That!" -- Time Out New York

"It exists in a place between mainstream prime time and pornography."..."This or That is a must-see on girls' night out." --Wired
Read the article: When Its Good to be a Tease

"Finally, someone’s taken all the best moments from our most bizarre burlesque fantasies and made them into… a game show!"
Read the article: This or That TV

"More bawdy fun than "Wheel of Fortune" -- Back Stage
Read the article: Burlesque's 'Pat' and 'Vanna'

"This or That! is the most good natured sex fun you can have with your clothes on!!" --Paper Magazine

You're bound to have a strip-tastic time!
Read the article: Should You or Shouldn't You?: A Guide to Experiencing The Great Fredini's "This Or That!"

"If you ever watched an episode of public access fave This or That! and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could see this show in-person,” then you’re a pervert and require a long, cold shower."

"The audience's involvement is one of the highlights of This or That! ...Theatergoing is seldom so communal an experience."
Read the article: Bawdy Game Show

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