John Pendal

In 2003 I won the 25th International Mr Leather contest in Chicago, (the only Briton ever to have won the title).

I started stand-up comedy in 2010 telling autobiographical stories with lots of silly wordplay. Since then I've performed more than 550 gigs at arts centres and comedy clubs across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh, as well as one-hour shows in Chicago, Cleveland and Denver.

(Cover image by Freybird Photography)