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Pretending Things are a Cock

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy

About the show

This comedy show is the product of Jon Bennett’s three years of global wandering, and combines the artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from his life. More…

From the show:

This Just for Laughs award-nominated show for Best Comedy has now been performed to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim world wide. The show has toured to some of the biggest festivals in the world including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe (2012) and Just for Laughs Zoofest in Montreal (2013). 

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


Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy
69
Avg Score

55
Puerile, Indulgent, Silly, Amusing

See it if u think u'll be tickled by a PowerPoint presentation by an Aussie bro mugging & posing with various objects as an extension of his manhood.

Don't see it if you don't find frat-style dick jokes funny; you don't take the show title literally.

Also If I had not seen Jaqueline Novak's "Get On Your Knees" earlier in the... Read more Read less

81
Dizzying, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you'd enjoy a quick trip through near 4 years of wandering the world to take photos that place all things at zipper level with good stories.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play as this is a comical one man performance with visuals and some stories of his life. the projections pass quickly.

67
Indulgent, Funny, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want a one man show about a guy who takes pictures of things as his cock. His stories are truly great. The schtick got old real fast.

Don't see it if You want something more than pictures of things as a cock. Against, stories were great, but the idea got old pretty fast.

65
Trend setting, Some engaging storytelling, Grotesquely sophomoric, Raunchy, Clever

See it if you enjoy “cock jokes” and visual humor and charming storytelling about a novel theme and mission for a worldwide adventure

Don't see it if you don’t like one Millennial male narrative, or prefer tradition theatre with larger cast, set, audience, or resonant theme, or musicals

80
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great storytelling with a interesting narrative causing much laughter from the audience.

Don't see it if You are offended by the topic.

50
Raunchy, Well-told but thin, undeveloped material, Banal, Juvenile, Enterprising

See it if You’re up for an hour+ lecture with travelogue slides of stand-in penis poses worldwide, almost salvaged by decent storytelling.

Don't see it if Not interested in lectures accompanied by juvenile slides or some very personal, at times harrowing stories of growing up in New Zealand.

Also There was a time when men — and it was only men, for the longest time ... Read more Read less

69
Entertaining, Raunchy, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny

See it if You saw the title and thought, "Hmm, I think I would like this show." It very much lives up to its title.

Don't see it if You have a heavy dislike of phallic and scatalogical humor. Though I usually dislike those sorts of things and found this quite funny.

Also "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." -Sigmund Freud (apocryphal) ... Read more Read less

60
Amusing, clever

See it if You want to see a storytelling solo show with cheeky humor.

Don't see it if You want to see solo show where the perform plays a character.

Also There’s funny bits, but I wish the show was more structured. The begin... Read more Read less

78
Whimsical, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You would like a Lighthearted unique and whimsical photography exhibition and storytelling hour with a likable author and photographer

Don't see it if You’re looking for drama high comedy intellectual stimulation traditional theater

55
Dick pics galore = all metaphors, Gets tiresome fairly quickly, You keep hoping it'll get funnier, Surprisingly weak though performed for 9 years!, Edgy, cheeky humor yet inoffensive

See it if you're easily amused; intimate solo shows are your thing; supporting indie theatre is vital; you'd like to take a selfie with Jon Bennett

Don't see it if you think it's a "Main Stage" show -- because it's in the Huron Club (cellar bar), with no set but a flat screen + a mike; you like nuance

Also Since Jon Bennett's been doing his solo show for 9 years, you'd expect... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are up for an entertaining one-man show which won't stick to your ribs.

Don't see it if are offended by the title-word vulgarity and don't think c..k is funny

61
Ok

See it if You like solo shows based on real life events.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a solo show that is also a play.

Also Charming performer, but there’s not much depth to the show. Some funny... Read more Read less

77
Interesting, Funny, Humorous, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy querky interesting story telling. The stories are true experiances of ongoing an adventurous project.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

70
Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy humorous story-telling in a one-man show format; you don’t mind mildly raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-man shows or “dick” jokes.

93
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like quirky fringe shows that are interesting and fun.

Don't see it if Oh just see it. It's a nice night out.

Also Jon is an interesting storyteller and it was a really good evening. We... Read more Read less

54
Overrated, Cliched

See it if You like pretending everything is a cock.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and don't like to hear the word cock repeatedly.

85
Must see, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if You like storytelling or comedy

Don't see it if You don't like the word cock? But even if you don't, this show is so much more than the name!

Also Jon Bennett is a master storyteller. Hilariously candid and genuine. M... Read more Read less


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