John Pendal

“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 across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh, as well as one-hour shows in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Melbourne and Rome.

He has two solo shows: “International Man of Leather” (http://www.johnpendal.com/iml.html) and "How to Escape From Stuff" (http://www.johnpendal.com/escape.html) - both of which had full runs at The Stand Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and 2017.

“HILARIOUS … DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED” ★★★★ Arts Award Voice

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 weekend work includes The Stand Comedy Clubs, Manchester Comedy Store, Brighton Komedia, Soho Comedy, Amused Moose and Downstairs at the Kings Head. 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.