Comic based in London, UK
and International Mr Leather 2003

This website is an archive of my time as International Mr Leather. It contains no pornography or nudity, but it does discuss adult themes. If you are logging on from work or likely to be offended you may wish to reconsider before going any further.

My guide to London's leather and bear scene has moved to

Poster of John wearing a suit, sat in a chair, looking very smart ... except that his trouser leg happens to be on fire. He doesn't seem worried at all. The title is John Pendal - How to Escape from Stuff, to advertise his 2017 solo comedy show
Poster by Alan Bingle/ forty6 design
I've been performing as a comedian since 2010. There's more information, including videos and my upcoming gig list, on my other website (which is safe for work) at

I have three solo comedy shows: International Man of Leather ... How to Escape From Stuff ... and We Are Family - available for booking by filling in the form at

Weds 30 May @ 7-8pm - Junkyard Dogs, Brighton, BN2 (

Weds 13 June @ 7.30-8.30pm - The Northcote Arms, East London, E11 (
Sat 7 July @ 7.30-8.30pm - Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester, M1 (
Sun 15 July @ 7-8pm - Museum of Comedy, Central London WC1A (
Sun 29 July @ 4-5pm - Great Yorkshire Fringe, York (

Weds 1 to Mon 27 Aug (not 13) @ 5.30-6.30pm - Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gilded Balloon Teviot - Sportsmans, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ (

Thurs 15 Nov from 9-10pm - teaching a workshop on Edge Play and Limits at SM Gays, Bloc South, 65 Goding St, Vauxhall, London SE11 5AW

Poster of John wearing a suit looking up and to his right hand side. The title is John Pendal - We Are Family, to advertise his 2018 solo comedy show
Photo Steve Ullathorne/ poster David Hardcastle

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