The late hour and unbearable heat was not enough to deter the crowds gathering at the Katacombes last Wednesday night. The Zoofest show “Pretending Things Are A Cock” conjures up a few questions in mind like “Is this what I think it is?”, “How is this a thing?” and “Why?”.

Yes, it is what you think it is but it’s so much more. The Australian comedian, Jon Bennett, travelled the world for years taking pictures of himself pretending things are his cock. This show is a documentation of those travels and the stories he’s gathered along the way.

It’s a beautiful story, if you can call it that, about a man whose obsession has turned into a touching, insightful and hilarious look into his own life.

The hundreds of images of famous monuments (the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty), objects (door snakes, the Stanley Cup, thongs – the ones you wear on your feet) and people construed into playing the part of his cock are the building blocks of this amazing show.

It all begins, and perhaps explains the “why?”, at his childhood. Growing up in rural Australia in a family with a serious Pentecostal father and a dick-obsessed older brother. Jon bonds with the audience members who suffered at the hands of an older sibling, asking those who were the bullies of their families what they did to torment the younger ones. When a self-announced bully in the audience couldn’t come up with anything Jon said “the older ones never remember!”.

With this, he sets the tone for a rollercoaster of cringe-worthy moments, unbelievable stories and everlasting friendship that have the audience captivated in fits of laughter (the guy next to me choked on his beer at one point).

At the end of it all I felt like I had spent the evening with an old friend, recounting stories of his travels and leaving me dying to hear more.

Jon is a charismatic and engaging performer whose storytelling ability can capture the heart of any audience.

This is a must-see show so don’t miss the last three dates of “Pretending Things Are A Cock”.

Monday 15th July, 11:30pm
Tuesday 16th July, 11:30pm
Wednesday 17th July, 11:30pm

Visit JonBennettComedy.com or Zoofest.com for more information.

About The Author

mm
Mobster Blogger

I'm a Polish/Australian Graphic Designer who's been following stand up comedy since I was 13 years old. I've moved from the sunny shores of Australia to the gloomy skies of London, UK and now I'm currently freezing in Montreal. If I'm not quoting High Fidelity then I'm most likely to be found busting out the 'Elaine dance'. Topic Contributor: Improv and Sketch, Travel, Nightlife and Entertainment, Comedy

Related Posts

One Response

  1. Victoria Nachos

    hahaha I had been wondering what kind of show this would be when I saw it advertised…might just have to check it out now 😉 thanks!