A Mulled Whine presents

PRETENDING THINGS ARE A COCK

Written & performed by Jon Bennett

9pm, Friday 4th January at Republic Bar & Café

Internationally award-winning storyteller and comedian, Jon Bennett is one of the world’s
most prolific touring performers – and now he’s in Hobart with his most popular show for the
very first time. Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Bennett’s three years of global
wandering and combines an artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and
surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life.

“Instantly likeable, Bennett is a deft storyteller with a frank, confessional style that
blends pathos and humour to great effect. ★★★★½” – Uptown Magazine (CAN)
Jon comes to the very first Fringe at the Edge of the World before taking on Perth Fringe
World and Adelaide Fringe, where audiences know and love his fast-paced, compelling
comedy and sensational storytelling skills. After travelling to almost 70 countries performing
and pretending things are penises, it is always nice to come home to Australia.

“At the end of this hilarious and thoughtful hour, no one seems to want to leave the
room. ★★★★” – Edmonton Journal (CAN)

This Just for Laughs Best Comedy nominee has performed to sell-out audiences and to critical
acclaim world wide. These cocks and their stories have toured to some of the biggest festivals
in the world, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe (2012) and Just for Laughs Zoofest in
Montreal (2013).

“Bennett has a near-mystical ability to spin a yarn, bringing characters and places to
vivid life.” – The Skinny (UK)

A unique stand-up experience, Pretending Things are a Cock is a hilarious, but also strangely
affecting, pot-holed journey into the idiosyncratic world of Jon Bennett.

“You see, the show is about more than Jon telling funny stories on stage. It is the
beginning of a friendship in which you are his confidant.”- Newshit Magazine (AUS)

** Pick of the Fringe Award (Winnipeg Fringe, 2011)
** Critics Pick of the Fringe Award (San Diego Fringe, 2014)
** Pick of the Fringe Award (Calgary Fringe, 2015)
** Pick of the Fringe Award (Boulder Fringe, 2015)
** Funniest Show Award (London Fringe, 2015)

Pretending Things Are a Cock plays at Republic Bar & Café
Friday 4th January / 9pm
Tickets $25 full / $19.50 concession

Bookings www.facebook.com/fringeattheedge / door sales available