John Pendal

London , United Kingdom
John Pendal
John Pendal

John started stand-up comedy in 2010. Since then he's performed over 1,200 gigs at comedy clubs and theatres across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh, as well as solo shows in Atlanta, Budapest, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton (Canada), Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, Oslo and Rome.


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 over 1,200 gigs across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh, as well as solo shows in Atlanta, Bergen, Budapest, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton (Canada), Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, Oslo, Rome and West Palm Beach.

His latest solo show is called "Monster". It received 4 five star reviews at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival:

***** "fabulous show" - https://www.voicemag.uk/review/5927/john-pendal-monster" style="color:yellow">Voice Magazine

***** "deeply moving" - https://theweereview.com/review/john-pendal-monster/" style="color:yellow">The Wee Review

***** "indelible triumph" - https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/john-pendal-monster/741102" style="color:yellow">Broadway Baby

***** "comedy masterpiece" - https://feministfringereviews.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/review-john-pendal-monster-sarah-macdonald/" style="color:yellow">Feminist Fringe Reviews

More about the show and full tour list at http://www.johnpendal.com/monster.html" style="color:yellow">www.johnpendal.com


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).

Corporate/ festival work includes BearScotFest (Edinburgh), The Big Weekend (Cambridge), Folsom Europe (Berlin) and the National LGBT Police Conference (Manchester).

"ENGAGING AND HILARIOUS THROUGHOUT" (4 stars) 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 http://www.johnpendal.com" style="color:yellow">www.johnpendal.com

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