“AN ABSOLUTE CRACKER … FRINGE BRILLIANCE” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
John won the 25th International Mr Leather contest in Chicago in May 2003 (the only Briton ever to have won the title). He turned to stand-up comedy in 2010 and since then has performed 1,100 gigs across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh, as well as solo shows in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton (Canada), Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, Oslo and Rome.
His latest solo show is called "Monster". It will be at the Edinburgh Festival from 31 July to 26 August 2019 - tickets available from https://gildedballoon.co.uk/programme/john-pendal-monster/
More about the show and full tour list at http://www.johnpendal.com/monster.html
"HILARIOUS DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED" ★★★★ VoiceMag.uk
John tailors his material for different audiences and has experience ranging from university students to rural village halls, and military bases to fetish events. Paid work includes The Stand Comedy Clubs, Manchester Comedy Store, Barnstormers, Amused Moose, Downstairs at the Kings Head, Custard Comedy and many independent promoters (e.g. Chris Brooker, Rob Riley). Festival work includes The Big Weekend in Cambridge and Folsom Europe in Berlin.
"ENGAGING AND HILARIOUS THROUGHOUT" ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
John was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015 and Old Comedian of the Year 2016 competitions. He has also been the MC for Mr Chicago Leather every year since 2004 and returned to co-host International Mr Leather in 2012. He has been interviewed on-screen for two feature film documentaries: Kink Crusaders and Age of Consent, and tied up Michael Fassbender in the film Assassins Creed.
More info at www.johnpendal.com