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 looking like a superhero getting changed. He's pulling open a shirt and tie showing a bare chest and harness underneath. The title is John Pendal - International Man of Leather, to advertise his 2016 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 two solo comedy shows: International Man of Leather has been performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Melbourne and Rome.
My new show How to Escape from Stuff is currently touring, next stop Hastings, London, Manchester, York and Edinburgh.

Fri 21 to Sun 23 July 2017 I'll also be taking part in the 20th anniversary of Thunder in the Mountains in Denver, Colorado (

Weds 2 to Sun 27 August I'll be performing my solo show "How to Escape From Stuff" every day (except Thurs 3 and Mon 14) from 4.45-5.45pm at the Edinburgh Festival, The Stand Comedy Club, Stand 4, 28 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP. Tickets available from (More info at

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 Steve Ullathorne

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