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
Photo and poster by Steve Ullathorne
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

I'll be performing "WE ARE FAMILY" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Weds 1 to Mon 27 Aug (not 13) @ 5.30-6.30pm at the Gilded Balloon Teviot - Sportsmans, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ.
(Tickets from

Fri 3 Aug from 8-9.30pm - teaching Edge Play and Limits in Edinburgh
Fri 17 Aug from 8-9.30pm - teaching Blocking Pain and How to Break Blocks in Edinburgh
Thurs 15 Nov from 9-10pm - teaching Edge Play and Limits at SM Gays in Vauxhall, London
Fri 16 to Sun 18 Nov - comedy and teaching workshops at LAM Retreat in Hampshire, UK

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 and poster by Steve Ullathorne

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