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 Kitten N' Lou

       "The World's Show-Busiest Couple!"

A marriage made up of one part “polished, clever, and glamorous” (Dita Von Teese) from Kitten LaRue and one part “hilarious dance magic” (The Stranger) from Lou Henry Hoover could be none other than Kitten N’ Lou!  This “camp, show-stopping couple” (The UK Daily Mail) uses drag, dance, burlesque, and theater to make performance that has been called “brilliantly deranged” (Time Out New York) and “genius” (The Huffington Post).  Kitten N’ Lou were voted #1 Burlesque Performers in the world on 21st Century Burlesque's Top Fifty list, named in the top ten Most Influential Performers of the Decade by the same publication, crowned Best Due in 2019 and Most Comedic at the 2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame, honored as 2014 Artists of the Year by City Arts Magazine, and named in the 2013 and 14 Burlesque Top Fifty by 21st Century Burlesque.  Known for their signature brand of highly choreographed comedic camp extravaganzas, this dynamic duo has dazzled audiences across the globe, headlining festivals such as the Helsinki Burlesque Festival and Viva Las Vegas.  Both of their two-weirdo shows HOLIER

about Kitten N' Lou

"The World's Show-Busiest Couple!"

photo by Eli Schmidt

THAN THOU and OVEREXPOSED have delighted international audiences from Joe's Pub in NYC to the Fringe World Festival in Perth.  You can find both of them starring in The Atomic Bombshells, the burlesque supertroupe Kitten has Produced/Directed for a decade to critical acclaim. In addition to being the Burlesque Hall of Fame's 2017 Mr. Exotic World, King of Boylesque, Lou has been recognized with numerous grants and awards for his work as a choreographer in the US, including the 2016 Emerging Artist Award in dance from the University of Michigan. Kitten N’ Lou are the creators and producer of some of Seattle and New Orlean's largest seasonal spectaculars, including Camptacular, Jingle All The Gay, Cream, and Basketcase.  Kitten N’ Lou made their television debut with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on the PBS Great Performances special Cheek to Cheek.


“A genius invention.” (The Huffington Post 2015)

“...brilliantly deranged...” (Time Out New York 2015)


"The wacky love child of vaudeville and club drag"  (Australian Stage 2016)

"Kitten N' Lou revolutionize camp."  (CityArts Magazine 2014)

“Sheer slick silliness... tight, excellent, eye-candy”  (Burlesque Beat 2015)

"Outrageously camp... show-stopping couple!"  (The UK Daily Mail 2013)

"Absurdist duo Kitten N' Lou's larger than life groove had the audience cheering" (Huffington Post, 2014)

"It’s full-on lazzi—campy and hilarious, seriously crafted without taking itself seriously. For these stars of self-invention, sequins and makeup don’t mask their real selves. They magnify them."  (CityArts Magazine 2014)

"A florescent Fred and Ginger" (21st Century Burlesque)

"Breathtaking...the tightest unison choreography I've seen in a long time."  (Burlesque Beat, 2013)

"Lou Henry Hoover is a treasure beyond measure, a genius, a jewel, a muse."  (The Stranger, 2014)

"Kitten LaRue is like the Patti Smith of Burlesque"  (Burlesque Seattle Press, 2012)

"Insanely fun to watch"  (Verbicide Magazine, 2014)



Best Duo, The Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019

Voted #1 Burlesque Performers in the world, Burlesque Top Fifty 2015, 21st Century Burlesque

Named in the Top Ten Most Influential Burlesque Artists of the Decade,  21st Century Burlesque

King of Boylesque, Mr. Exotic World 2017

Emerging Artist Award 2016, The University of Michigan

Golden Pastie Award: Painted Ladies (Best Makeup Skills, 2015)
Golden Pastie Award: Chameleon Award (2015)
City Arts 2014 Artists of the Year

Most Comedic of The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014

Burlesque Top Fifty 2013 and 2014

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s BEST DRESSED OF 2013


 Kitten N' Lou

       "The World's Show-Busiest Couple!"
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