Definition: Burlesque is a noun that is an absurd or a comically exaggerated imitation of something. This is seen especially in a literary or a dramatic work and is also known as a parody. Burlesque can also be relating to a variety show or a comic skit.
Example: “ ‘Nice one, Catpiss,' he says. ‘That’s not my real name. My name is actually Kantkiss. Kantkiss Neverclean.’ ” (The Hunger Pains: A Parody)