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Pretending Things Are a Cock

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What’s in a name? In the case of Australian Jon Bennett’s one-man comedy Pretending Things are a Cock, just about everything.

Yes, the show is about Bennett travelling the world and taking photos of various objects protruding from his groin. Whether it be the Statue of Liberty or Machu Picchu, Bennett has been there, done that. Why? Not even he is sure.

However, the stories behind his photos, told with affability and sweetness, belie the crassness of their subject, although one wishes Bennett could move the show beyond its slideshow feel and really dig into his comedic and storytelling abilities. But, if Bennett can win over his minister’s wife mother to the cause, there’s no doubt he can win over any audience.

— Barb Stewart

From the Fringe program:

After critically acclaimed performances to sell-out audiences in festivals around the world AND a legion of Cock fans – Australian comedic artist Jon Bennett brings his Just for Laughs - Best Comedy Award-nominated show of over 300 pretend cocks to the Winnipeg Fringe!

A unique stand-up experience, Pretending Things are a Cock is part photographic exhibition, part pot-holed journey into the idiosyncratic world of Jon Bennett.

4 STARS Edmonton Journal

4 STARS - VUE Weekly

4 STARS - Time Out Magazine

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors

Warnings: Language

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