Hosting the Gameshow Speakeasy with celebrity guest Zach Galifianakis

Neil O’Fortune can produce a nightlife event, book a wide range of talent or host a show for you.  You can also join his mailing list by emailing him at:

Neil O’Fortune


Game shows,


Hosting and Producing.

Photo by Morgan Shortell

Neil O’Fortune has been producing and hosting burlesque and variety shows, live game shows, go-go and nightlife events in New York City, up and down the Eastern Seaboard and around the country since 2006.

“Nightlife impresario”

- Time Out New York

Neil introducing his cast at curtain call, at the world-famous Joe’s Pub

(photo by Allen Lee)

Neil is the creator and host of Bedlam Burlesque, So Wrong It’s Right Burlesque, That’s Incredible Burlesque, and from 2006-2012 the Gameshow Speakeasy, which was called the best live game show in New York by Time Out.  He has produced and hosted all-star burlesque events at New York venues including Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, the Slipper Room, Coney Island USA, Bowery Poetry Club, Galapagos Art Space and many more.  He’s brought shows to Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ and the Red Palace in Washington DC, and on tour of the Midwest.

Portrait by Leland Bobbe

Neil is an in-demand host of other people’s shows including Kitty Nights, the Rhinestone Follies, the Sharkbite Sideshow, D20 Burlesque, Original Cyn, Bravissimo Burlesque and the Sexploitation Follies in Philadelphia and many more.

Neil hosts his So Wrong It’s Right Burlesque series at Bowery Poetry Club.

(Photo by Eric Kun)


Every month, Neil brings you New York’s favorite burlesque event!

Since launching in 2012, Bedlam Burlesque has become one of NYC’s favorite nights for fun, sexy, hilarious grown-up entertainment!

Time Out says it “evokes the old-school atmosphere of early neoburlesque shows, fun-loving, accessible and unpretentious.” They also called the show “a blast” and “damn hot!”

Neil O’Fortune is your producer and host, presiding over an always-different, rotating lineup of superstars from the worlds of striptease, variety, sideshow and cabaret. Plus audience participation games, music, prizes and more in the authentically sexy atmosphere of the award-winning Bedlam Bar.

It’s Bedlam at Bedlam, showtime is 9:00 PM on the first Friday of every month, admission is just 10 bucks! A fantastic date night, bachelor or bachelorette party spot, or just to bring some friends on a REAL NYC downtown adventure you’ll still be talking about on Monday morning!

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“From his smart suits to his quick wit, host Neil O’Fortune harks back to an earlier era”

Neil and cast at Bedlam Burlesque, October 2014 at the show’s first home, R Bar (photo by Mark X. Hopkins)