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Star that is involved in burlesque (6)


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'burlesque' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for satire that I've seen before include "Political humour" , "It holds up follies and vices of the powerful to ridicule" , "work with cutting devices?" , "Mocking humour" , "Biting humour exposing vice, folly etc." .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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