‘American Pickers’: Danielle Colby Revealed That Mike Wolfe Supports Her Side Career

by Samantha Whidden

While revealing how close she and Mike Wolfe truly are, Danielle Colby stated her American Pickers co-star has supported her burlesque side career for quite a while.

During a 2018 interview with Fox News, Danielle Colby revealed that the American Pickers star has attended her burlesque shows throughout the years. 

“We support each other. He knows what I do is a nod to historical accuracy.”

Colby then says that the American Pickers star knows that her interest in burlesque is actually considered a nod to historical accuracy.

“He knows my obsession with burlesque comes from the amazing costumes. And hey, the ladies don’t look bad!”

‘American Pickers’ Danielle Colby Opens Up About Her Burlesque Side Career

Also during her interview with Fox News, Danielle Colby shares details about her interest in burlesque. “The burlesque journey has really been an interesting one for me,” the American Pickers star explained.

“It’s part of my life journey, my relationship with my body, and my relationship with sexuality. It’s deep and it really started from a place of anxiety and depression.”

The American Pickers host also shared that burlesque really helped her blossom into a person who is less anxious and less depressed. Burlesque taught her a lot about ego, humanity, kindness, sharing. “It also taught me a lot about what I don’t want to be and what I do want to be.”

Colby then revealed she grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness and had a very strict upbringing. This means that burlesque wasn’t something that was really around the American Pickers star growing up due to it being new and taboo. 

Danielle Colbys Reveals More Details About Burlesque’s History

Colby further revealed since the mid-19th century, burlesque has been considered as one of America’s preferred forms of entertainment. She also said that burlesque was more than just a good time, it was also a way of “packaging up all the daily aggravations and humiliations of city life; of working (or not working); relationships with the opposite sex (or not having relationships with the opposite sex); money (and not having it); politics (and being on the losing end of it); and laughing at it.”

The American Pickers star goes on to say that burlesque has become one of the few authentically American art forms. With performers like Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr, and Sally Rand became household names “not just because they were beautiful and glamorous but because they stood on their own, fiercely independent, both exemplifying the height of the feminine ideal and breaking it at the same time.”

Colby adds that burlesque is striptease done at its finest and it takes a long time to learn that.