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 over 900 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'.

His solo show “International Man of Leather” has been performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton (Canada), Melbourne and Rome. It had a full run at The Stand, Edinburgh Festival 2016 and critics said:

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

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

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

His 2017 show is called "How to Escape From Stuff". It will also have a full run at The Stand at Edinburgh Festival 2017 - tickets available from (More info at