Master storyteller, comedian and legendary fringe festival performer Jon Bennett heads to Sydney Fringe for three nights only. A world renowned comedic storyteller and 7 x JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee.
Presenting three of his award winning shows:
Pretending Things are a Cock - 28th Sept
Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Bennett's three years of global wandering, and combines the artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett's life. This Just for Laughs award-nominated show for Best Comedy has now been performed to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim world wide. The show has toured to some of the biggest festivals in the world including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe (2012) and Just for Laughs Zoofest in Montreal (2013). A unique stand-up experience, PTAAC is a hilarious, but also strangely affecting pot-holed journey into the idiosyncratic world of Jon Bennett.
My Dad's Death - 29th Sept
Jon Bennett's dad always wanted his son to be an author... like Banjo Patterson. From the author of the internationally acclaimed Pretending Things Are a Cock comes the story of the strange relationship between a comedian and his extremely conservative father; a man who has died... more than once.
Fire in the Meth Lab - 30th Sept
Dear Brother, How's jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? Are you getting really strong? I've written a show about you, is that ok? You're in jail so you can't really say no. Love from your little brother, Jon Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother's life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother's experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection. Fire in the Meth Lab tells of drug dealers, bikers, high-speed car chases, fights, crime, prison, vomit, exploding houses and even cancer. The show explores brotherly relationships and how siblings with the same upbringing can choose very separate paths.