Dirty Birdie Story Hour is a storytelling celebration of deviance. Its an evening of true, personal stories all themed around deviance (all kinds, not only sexual). Show creator and host, Susanna Lee, hand-picks professional entertainers, as well as other interesting and relevant people to share their darkest secrets, and also builds into each show spots for audience members to come onstage and share quick tales of their own, as well as original games with unique prizes (supplied by local businesses when possible).
On April 6th, we honor the memory of Susanna Lee’s beloved father, Jay Cooper, who is best remembered for his work in Kansas City radio, namely on The Dick & Jay Show (KY-102, 1975-1983). Stories will be told by his close friends to memorialize a man known for appreciating the unique experiences found on the fringe, and the tales that come from them. Susanna Lee says: “My father fostered my deviant spirit, instilling in me a true appreciation for things that fall outside the box. It was this love that has led me into the most interesting and memorable parts of my life, the times I wouldn’t trade for anything, the things that have given me my best stories.”
The show has tickled and thrilled LA audiences for nearly three years, and has been featured in various other cities as well, including Chicago, Saint Louis, and Kansas City.
Dirty Birdie Story Hour began in 2014, in a bar without customers. Show creator, Susanna Lee, says, The first few months were literally just the storytellers confessing their dirty deeds to each other, like a support group for proud perverts. Then, when that bar took its final breath, the fun moved to the back room of a sex club in Van Nuys, where it ran for several months before finding a new home at a venue in the heart of Hollywood, Three Clubs, as a monthly cocktail hour show before the venues main attraction, Monday Night Tease, LAs longest running weekly burlesque show. It’s now a monthly event in LA, St. Louis, and Kansas City, with more cities being added in 2017.