2012exporegTHE 2012 AWARDS SHOW:

The 2012 ED’s Awards Show will be held during the upcoming 20th Anniversary Club Owners EXPO. The Awards Show location will be announced soon. The ED’s Awards nominees are determined by a ballot of previous ED’s Awards winners and nominees, as well as by select industry professionals.  The tickets button smFinal Ballot for the ED’s 2012 Awards will be posted online here at, some time in July 2012.  Check back to this page as we announce the Awards Show host, presenters and other details in the coming months.

Pablo-StreetEight top adult nightclubs, four talented entertainers face off for the coveted “Overall Club of the Year” and "Overall Entertainer of the Year" Award at the ED’s 15th Annual Awards Show in Las Vegas

Show to feature top comedian host Pablo Francisco!

For 15 years, ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications has been honoring the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry with its only national awards event: The Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show. This year’s Awards Show is slated for August 28, 2012, at the Orleans Showroom inside the Orleans Casino, and is one of the highlight events of the 20th Annual “Reunion” EXPO (August 26-29, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas).

The adult nightclub nominees are highlighted by the eight clubs vying for the “Overall Club of the Year” Award, including (in alphabetical order) Cheerleaders in Philadelphia, La Boheme in Denver, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Las Vegas, On the Border in Franklin, WI, Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas, The Gold Club in Charlotte, NC, The Men’s Club in Houston and Tootsie’s Cabaret in N. Miami.

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Four talented feature entertainers will by vying for the prestigious title of ED’s “Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year,” and each of the four will be offering command performances during the show.  The 2012 nominees for “Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year” are: Two-time nominee Gia Nova, first-time nominees Lisa Licious and RubberDoll, and four-time nominee Suzie Malone (note: previous Overall Entertainer of the Year winners are exempt from the category).

Featuring hot new comedian Pablo Francisco as host, the 2012 Awards Show will be packed with live rock ‘n’ roll music, special guest award presenters and an after-party with more than 30 porn stars and an open bar in a villa suite at The Palms Hotel & Casino overlooking Las Vegas.

Pablo Francisco is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide.   Those who experience Pablo’s show for the first time find themselves captivated by his hilarious, dead-on impressions.  His ability to physically morph himself into movie stars, singers and a multitude of nationalities gives Pablo’s show a universal charm.  Pablo has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and Comedy Central’s “The Show Biz Show w/ David Spade.”  He has also been a cast member on the Fox Network’s sketch comedy show “Mad TV,” TBS’ “Frank TV,” and has appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Held each year during the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO—the only national business-to-business convention for the adult nightclub industry—the ED’s Awards Show honors the nation’s top adult nightclubs and feature entertainers.  Award nominees were chosen thanks in large part to “pre-nominations,” which were accepted at from May 15 through June 5.  The Final Ballot for the 2012 ED’s Awards will be live online only at from June 22 through July 20, 2012.

The following list comprises the award nominees for 2012:

Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year: Gia Nova, Lisa Licious, RubberDoll, Suzie Malone

Newcomer Feature Entertainer of the Year: Bibi Jones, Farrah Frost, Fawn Marie, Mia Moore, Natasha Vega, Taylor Vixen, Tasha Reign, Tiffany Hayden

Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year: Alexis Texas, Belladonna, Joanna Angel, Kagney Lynn Karter, Lexi Belle, Lisa Ann, Nikki Benz, Nikki Delano

Club Favorite Feature Entertainer of the Year: Aspen Reign, Dakota Skye, Jayden Cole, Kimberly Johnson, Krystle Cummings, Lacey Rain, Prinzzess Felicity Jade, Richelle Ryan


Cheerleaders, Philadelphia, PA
On the Border, Franklin, WI
La Boheme, Denver, CO
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Las Vegas, NV
Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas, NV
The Gold Club, Charlotte NC
The Men’s Club, Houston, TX
Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami, FL


Crazy Horse, San Francisco, CA
Deja Vu, Tampa, FL
Red Parrot, El Paso, TX
Savannah’s on Hanna, Harrisburg, PA
The Harem Cabaret, Lodi, NJ
The Pony Club, Huntsville, AL
Thee Diamond Men’s Club, Cleveland, OH
Wild Orchid, Portland, OR


Archibald’s, Washington D.C.
Blush, Pittsburgh, PA
Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Baltimore, MD
Penthouse Club, Philadelphia, PA
Rick’s Cabaret, New York, NY
Scores, Baltimore, MD
Sin City, Bronx, NY


Bare Exposure, Atlantic City, NJ
Club Alex’s, Stoughton, MA
Delilah’s, Tom’s River, NJ
DiCarlo’s Gentlemen’s Club, Albany, NY
Kandy’s, Waterford, PA
Little Darlings, Baltimore, MD
Nite Moves, Latham, NY
Rhode Island Dolls, Woonsocket, RI


Godfather, Louisville, KY
King of Diamonds, N. Miami, FL
Pink Pony, Atlanta, GA
Scarlett’s Cabaret, Hallandale Beach, FL
Solid Gold, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Gentlemen’s Club, Charlotte, NC
The Pony, Memphis, TN
Thee Dollhouse, Tampa, FL


Boobie Bungalow, Elkton, TN
Cheetah, Pompano Beach, FL
Club Lust, St. Petersburg, FL
Gentlemen’s Playground, Rocky Mount, NC
Leather & Lace South (MAL), Charlotte, NC
Paper Moon, Springfield, VA
Treasure Club, Asheville, NC
Trophy Club, Greenville, SC


10th Inning, Minneapolis, MN
Club O, Chicago, IL
Columbus Gold, Columbus, OH
Diamonds Cabaret, Dayton, OH
Downtown Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Lincoln Park, MI
Scores, Chicago, IL
Silk Exotic, Milwaukee, WI


Fantasy’s, Traverse City, MI
Fat Jack’s, Bock, MN
Industrial Strip, Hammond, IN
Little Darlings, Kalamazoo, MI
Lucky Lady, Evansville, IN
Roxy’s, E. St. Louis, IL
Stimmelator’s, N. Webster, IN
Toy Chest, Detroit, MI 


Bucks Cabaret, Ft. Worth, TX
Penthouse Club, Baton Rouge, LA
Player’s Club, Denver, CO
Rick’s Cabaret, North Austin, TX
Silver City, Dallas, TX
TD’s North, Albuquerque, NM
The Clubhouse, Dallas, TX
The Lodge, Dallas, TX


Babe’s Cabaret, New Orleans, LA
Chorus Line, Davenport, IA
Cody’s Bar & Grill, Dallas, SD
Jaguars, Lubbock, TX
Lawrence Allstars, Lawrence, KS
Maximus, Wichita Falls, TX
Moments Cabaret, Houston, TX
Wild J’s, Canute, OK 


Bourbon Street, Phoenix, AZ
Crazy Horse III, Las Vegas, NV
Deja Vu, North Hollywood, CA
Fantasies on 5th, Anchorage, AK
Gold Club, San Francisco, CA
Little Darlings, Las Vegas, NV
Penthouse Club, San Francisco, CA
Stars Cabaret, Beaverton, OR


Casa Diablo, Portland, OR
Condor Club, San Francisco, CA
Dreamgirls, Seattle, WA
Fantasy Castle, Long Beach, CA
Fox Club Cabaret, Missoula, MT
Sam’s Hof Brau, Los Angeles, CA
Satin Dolls, Boise, ID
Ten’s Showclub, Tucson, AZ 


Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs
Fantasy Showclubs/Pony Clubs
Galardi South Enterprises
MAL Entertainment
Penthouse Clubs
PT’s Showclubs
Rick’s Cabaret
South East Showclubs
The Gold Club


Moe Alrifai, Fantasy Castle, Long Beach, CA
Ken DeGori, Gold Club, San Francisco
Jimmy Edwards, Jaguars, Lubbock, TX
Bill Love, Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, PA
Glenn Prime, Penthouse Club, San Francisco
Seif El Sharif, Club O, Chicago
Keith Raggano, Crazy Horse III, Las Vegas
Mike Watkins, Cabaret North, Ft. Worth, TX 


Alicia J, Office Manager
Cheerleaders, Philadelphia, PA

Robert Bonilla, Manager
XTC Cabaret, Dallas, TX

Meghan Dame, Door Girl
Silver City Cabaret, Dallas, TX

Frankie Fusco, Assistant GM
Scores, Baltimore, MD

Kenny Garces, Manager
Babe’s Cabaret, New Oreans, LA

Tony Hamas, Assistant GM,
Thee Dollhouse, Tampa, FL

Dane Hansen, DJ
Treasures, Las Vegas

Johnny Walker, DJ
Solid Gold, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Christina Aguchi crowned EXOTIC DANCER’s 2011 Overall Entertainer of the Year, while Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club in Philadelphia takes Overall Club of the Year honors

 The 14th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show (the ED’s Awards) was held on Tuesday, August 23, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, during the 19th Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO

Awards Show was crowning event of 19th Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO at The Mirage in Las VegaExotic Dancer (ED) Publications, producers of the ED Club Bulletin magazine, the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO and the Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show, is pleased to announce the 2011 ED’s Awards Show winners. The 14th Annual Awards Show & Reception—“A Black & White Bash”—was hosted by popular comedian Nick Di Paolo and was  held inside the Grand Ballroom at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 23rd.  The ED's Awards Show is held each year during the Annual Gentlemen's Club Owners EXPO. The evening’s biggest awards went to Christina Aguchi, who was crowned ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year; Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club in Philadelphia, who took home the Overall Club of the Year Award; Rick’s Cabaret, which garnered the prestigious Club Chain of the Year Award; and longtime club executives Randy Beasley and Duke Dearing, who were inducted into the EXOTIC DANCER Hall of Fame.

“As the only national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry, it is a pleasure for us to continually honor the best adult nightclubs and feature entertainers from across the country,” says ED’s Publisher, Don Waitt.  “Our Awards Show guests really embraced our ‘Black & White Bash’ theme, and our host and comedian Nick Di Paolo certainly didn’t disappoint!”

In addition to Di Paolo’s presence, there were also several special guests at the 2011 ED’s Awards Show. National recording artist Jean Morisson joined the show’s “house” band, Vegas legends The Crashers, as she sang a rocking version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” while Grammy-winning guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour joined the band as they tore through the Jimi Hendrix classic, “Foxy Lady.”

“Ronnie the Limo Driver” of Howard Stern Show fame, who has become a regular at the ED’s Awards Show and Annual EXPO, fired the capacity crowd up as an awards show special guest presenter.  Other guest presenters included the gorgeous adult film starlets Nikki Benz, Alexis Texas, Teagan Presley and Devon Lee, along with award-winning feature entertainer Jade Simone St. Clair.

In addition to the awards typically presented each year, for the first time ever, the 2011 ED’s Awards Show celebrated the “small” club with the Small Club of the Year Awards (clubs under 5,000 square feet). “With so many great, multi-million-dollar clubs in this industry, it becomes harder and harder for the smaller clubs to stand out in the crowd,” says Waitt. “That’s why we felt that it was time we honor those clubs who, despite their smaller size, are no less successful or award-worthy. ”

The one new entertainer-related award for 2011 was the Miss Award. Each feature entertainer who has been featured as Miss of the month (which began in October 2010) was eligible to win.

 Award nominations were accepted online at for a two-week period in June/July. Based primarily on these votes, as well as input from the ED staff, these award nominees appeared on the Final Awards Ballot. The following is the complete list of winners from the 14th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show:s

Click images below to see 2011 Awards Winners:


Overall Entertainer of the Year
Christina Aguchi

Miss of the Year
Nina Mercedez

Newcomer Entertainer of the Year
Jayden Cole

Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year

Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Kristy Morgan

Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year
Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club, Philadelphia

Club of the Year/Northeast
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Baltimore, MD

Small Club of the Year/Northeast
Tiffany’s Cabaret, Buffalo, NY

Club of the Year/Southeast
Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami

Small Club of the Year/Southeast
Deja Vu Showgirls, Nashville, TN

Club of the Year/Midwest
On the Border, Franklin, WI

Small Club of the Year/Midwest
Angels, Kalamazoo, MI

Club of the Year/Central
Jaguars Gold Club, El Paso, TX

Small Club of the Year/Central
Babe’s Cabaret, New Orleans

Club of the Year/West
Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas

Small Club of the Year/West
Sam’s Hof Brau, Los Angeles

“Feature” Club of the Year
Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, PA

Club Chain of the Year
Rick's Cabaret

General Manager of the Year
Gary Nemeth, Little Darlings, Las Vegas

Club Employee of the Year
DJ Platypus, DJ, Tootsie’s Cabaret, N. Miami, FL

Hall of Fame
Duke Dearing

Hall of Fame
Randy Beasley



1aguchiiWinner1Christina Aguchi
2011 ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year
“I just want to thank all of my fans, fellow features, club owners, A-List Features, Continental Agency, John Laforme (for supporting me and putting up with me) and EXOTIC DANCER for all of your love and support for all of these years! I was once told that there are hundreds of features out there; there are much fewer that can truly do this well, and out of that group, there are five [2011 ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominees] that are great at it. Being named ED’s 2011 Overall Entertainer of the Year is not only a title for me, but it is what I’ve strived to become.  It’s the highest award in the feature industry, and I thank you all.”
— Christina Aguchi, ED’s 2011 Overall Entertainer of the Year

2NinaMercedez1Nina Mercedez
 2011 ED’s Miss  of the Year
"Thank you to my fans for voting and special thanks to Kevin and Jake at for all their hard work!”
— Nina Mercedez, ED’s Miss of the Year

2011 ED’s Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year
“You have no idea how honored I feel to receive this award. I have received many awards all over the world, but there was one I really wanted to get, and it’s this one. Feature dancing is a real career and also a huge pleasure to me. I enjoy it and need to be sure that my audience and the clubs do too! This award encourages me to do even better. I really want to thank Dave Michaels (A-List Features) and Frank Bane (Continental Agency) who do a great job!”
— Katsuni, ED’s Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year

3JaydenCole1Jayden Cole
 2011 ED’s Newcomer Feature Entertainer of the Year
“I’ve worked so hard feature dancing since I’ve started and really feel that I’ve found my place. Many thanks to ED, who’ve been there all along the way. I’m so honored to win this award, and I need to thank Dave Michaels at A-List, Frank Bane at Continental and Joann and Vicki at Travelsource, as well as all the clubs I’ve featured at who have welcomed me with open arms! I’m excited to show ‘em what I’ve got this year!”
— Jayden Cole, ED’s Newcomer Feature Entertainer of the Year

5KristyMorgan1Kristy Morgan
2011 ED’s Club Favorite Feature Entertainer of the Year
“When I won I was in complete shock, and wasn’t prepared at all. As I stood there at the podium I was speechless! But when I looked down and saw all the club owners that voted for me, clapping and smiling, to me, that was the best part.
Winning this award is the best one to win. I’ve only won one other thing in my life and that was the reality show on MTV [Tila Tequila’s “A Shot at Love II”].  Afterwards, I had to defend myself; it was a constant struggle. Winning ED’s Club Favorite Entertainer was something that didn’t need to be explained, because the award speaks for itself. It is nice to know my hard work is recognized by the most important people.”
— Kristy Morgan, ED’s Club Favorite Feature Entertainer of the Year



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