Pretending Things Are A Cock

  • BETA Theater 2420 Pierce Street Houston, TX, 77003 United States

Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Bennett’s three years of global wandering, and combines the artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life.

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.

**Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe, 2010)

**Pick of the Fringe Award (Winnipeg Fringe, 2011)

**Selected (Just for Laughs Zoofest, 2013)

**Critics Pick of the Fringe Award (San Diego Fringe, 2014)

**Pick of the Fringe Award (Calgary Fringe, 2015)

**Funniest Show Award (London Fringe, 2015)

“The funniest show at the fringe. Don’t miss it. ★★★★½” - Calgary Herald

“Instantly likeable, Bennett is a deft storyteller with a frank, confessional style that blends pathos and humour to great effect. ★★★★½” – Uptown Magazine (CAN)

“Dick obsessed humor goes much deeper. ★★★★” - Now Toronto

“Bennett delivers belly laugh after belly laugh. ★★★★” - London Free Press

“Jon Bennett is such a warm and charismatic performer he turns one of the most puerile concepts into something quite special indeed. ★★★★” - Hairline Reviews (UK)

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

“true brilliance ★★★★” – Vue Weekly (CAN)

“Bennett is a rare talent and this is one of the funniest shows at the Festival.” - The Press (NZ)

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

“Part travelogue, part personal adventure, Bennett tells these stories engagingly, swinging nicely between the hilarious and the sublime.” – Fest Magazine (UK)

“The bad-travel stories of Bill Bryson, the familial weirdness of Augusten Burroughs, the sharp wit of David Sedaris and slides that range from the bizarre to the ridiculously hilarious.” – CBC Manitoba (CAN)

“Delightful and enthralling” – Australian Comedy Review (AUS)

“Jon is smart, funny, engaging and talented.” – The Herald Sun (AUS)

“the indisputable fact that if your inner schoolboy needs a giggle, Jon Bennett is your messiah.” – UQ Events Arts & Entertainment (CAN)

“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. It is why after the show he invites you to have a beer with him, and why I feel comfortable calling him by his first name.”- Newshit Magazine (AUS)

“It needs to be seen to be believed”

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is not your average run-of-the-mill comedy show.”

“Ever get the feeling you’re being played with by a prankster with Andy Kaufman sensibilities?”– RHUM Magazine (AUS)

“Bennett is a natural storyteller and will have you completely engrossed” – Montreal Mirror (CAN)