John Pendal

Comedian in London, United Kingdom

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John is a stand-up comedian based in London, UK. He also gives presentations on sexual health - and sometimes combines the two.

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 1000 gigs at comedy clubs and theatres across the UK.

John has made the finals of two national comedy competitions: 'Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015' and 'Old Comedian of the Year 2016'.

He has two solo shows: “International Man of Leather” and "How to Escape From Stuff" - both of which had full runs at The Stand Comedy Club at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and 2017. Critics said:

★★★★★ “Fringe brilliance” - Broadway Baby

★★★★ “An extremely important and funny show” - Arts Award Voice

★★★★ “engaging and hilarious throughout” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Both shows are available for booking using the form at