broadway baby - emily blackwell
"The stand out performer of the evening was undoubtedly Velma Von Bon Bon who stole the show in her two unusual burlesque performances. Her first, entering the stage riding a gigantic pink flamingo, was one of the most unusual yet entertaining burlesque performances I have ever seen. Her mix of comical genius and theatrical presence brings something undoubtedly new and innovative to this art form. In the second act she shows how her combination of comedy and athleticism can join together to create something new and captivating. Never did I think watching someone try to climb up into a small martini glass, à la Dita Von Teese, could be so enjoyable. She first teases the audience, providing eye-watering laughter as she, in the least graceful way possible, endeavours to climb up the stem. However, after a quick 80’s anthem which she claims ‘can turn anyone extremely fit in an unusually short space of time’, she shows off her athletic prowess, swinging up and down the stem until she spins up and into the martini bowl in one fluid, climactic movement – much to our cheers and delight. But she doesn’t stop there. Liberally dousing herself with water, she turns the front row into a splash zone. Velma Von Bon Bon certainly knows how to finish"
kinky & quirky - burlesque promotors
"One of our audience's favourite performers, Velma Von Bon Bon is clever, funny and innovative. The attention to the tiny details of each of her characters makes each act a surprise all the way through with no let up as the narrative unfolds - just brilliant!"
Joe Black - dark prince of cabaret
"Velma Von Bon Bon is one of my personal favourites. I absolutely adore her and absolutely adore her acts. Funny, charming and oh so beautifully constructed. Always an audience favourite and a performer who i could watch again and again."
John Atkinson - delighted audience member
"The world premiere of Natalia Kalashnikov, an alter ego of Velma Von Bon Bon, stunned us with her aerial work. I’d seen performers wrap themselves in ribbons and perform death-defying drops before, but never this close and never live. It was captivating! Never have I laughed and gasped so often in the space of a few sensational minutes."
audience member - a show sometime
"Hahahahahahah (*cough*) ahahaahahahahaha"
Anthony Evans - promoter for Kiss Kiss Bang bang burlesque
"Very rarely do you see a lady who can mix super hot with ludicrously funny in the same way as Velma Von Bon Bon"
bella besame - burlesque promoter
"Velma Von Bon Bon is one of those rare performers on the burlesque scene today; she has the fantastic facial expressions and comedic timing which wins over every audience I've seen her perform for, she has originally entertaining ideas and she has a demure sex appeal which always leaves you wanting more."
Mr B - The Gentleman Rhymer - chaphop extraordinaire