KiKi Maroon is a standup comic, radio personality, producer, and international award-winning burlesque clown. Her life on the road as a showgirl has given her a unique voice on stage. Combining standup comedy, storytelling, and cabaret; she has been called “a modern day Lucille Ball” (though Lucille never pulled a clown nose out of her panties).
KiKi has charmed audiences across the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia; winning her the titles of 2013 Burlesque Comedy Queen, 2015 People’s Choice at The International Queen Burlesque Festival (Milan, Italy), and an invitation to be a judge at the 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame (Las Vegas). She is currently based in Texas, where she was named one of Houston’s “Most Colorful Celebrities” by The Houston Chronicle and included in “The 100 Most Creative People” by The Houston Press.
When she’s not captivating people onstage, she’s calling the shots backstage, as the producer of The Burly Q Lounge, KiKi Maroon’s Comic Strip , and The BCBC Festival (an international burlesque & circus festival).
KiKi once blacked out, flipped a truck in a ditch, and told the cops it was Obama’s fault. They didn’t get the joke. After years of struggling with addiction, she found recovery and is now using her platform as an advocate for fighting the stigma of addiction. In 2019, she became a TEDx speaker with her talk: “The Beauty of Rock Bottom”.
Visit KiKiMaroon.com for comedy, burlesque, and circus tour dates.
KiKi Maroon: Origin Story Video
F-up nights is a global speaker series that shares stories of professional failure, and what each entrepreneur would do differently. In her talk, KiKi gives her origin story while discussing sobriety, struggle, and self worth. Check it out: