All Hail the Penis Puppeteers


Man, oh man, oh man!  My eyeballs have only just reattached themselves back inside their sockets.  Last Thursday I spent an hour and a half watching two Aussie blokes fiddle with their willies. 

And I paid good money.  And it was in a proper theatre, nog al.  Not some seedy joint off Long Street.  No.  I swear.  It’s an actual show.  At the Baxter Theatre, daahling.  And it’s coming to a theatre near you.


The Puppetry of the Penis , or “The Ancient Aussie Art of Genital Origami” is one of the strangest, funniest, most honest pieces of au natural human comedy I think I’ve ever seen.  Only Aussies could create an internationally performed comedy show featuring “dick tricks”.  They’ve been on the Jay Leno show, for goodness sake. These boys are making bucks out of being buck naked and they’ve been doing it for a decade.  Or as one of the performers says, “a dickade”.


In the parlance of the interweb, WTF, you might ask, giggling.  Well, according to their website, Puppetry of the Penis was the brainchild of Simon Morely, who was inspired by his younger brother, Justin.  As an ordinary Aussie lad, Justin demonstrated to Simon the very first penis installation – ‘The Hamburger’.  Apparently “natural sibling rivalry resulted in the evolution of a grand repertoire of genital gesticulations.”  The rest is history.  Simon teamed up with fellow puppeteer David Friendand and in 1998 the show was born. 


Since then, they’ve toured the stages of the world, from London to Los Angeles, Melbourne to Manchester.  And now our fair shores.  Two grown men.  Naked on a stage.  Making shapes out of their dingles.  I kid you not.  Who knew what boys could do with their apparatus?  The Pelican, the Boomerang, the “wors roll”.  Even Uluru, Australia’s monumental sacred desert mountain.  All delivered with the dry, self-deprecating humour of the antipodean.


But a warning.  It’s not for the faint hearted.  And it’s certainly not for the prudish or squeamish.  But if you go, you will be amazed.  You will be faintly appalled.  You’ll be secretly delighted.  And no doubt you’ll be wondering if you (or your bloke) could do the same thing with your John Thomas.  


For those folks in Jozi….The Puppetry of the Penis will be running at University of Johannesburg Arts Centre from the 1st to the 11th October. Bookings at Computicket

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14 thoughts on “All Hail the Penis Puppeteers

  1. nursemyra says:

    oh I’ve seen their show and it’s pretty funny. but part of me is appalled at all the tugging out of shape that they do….. I mean, is it still going to erect as well 10 or 15 years down the track…. that’s my only concern 🙂

  2. Dusty Muffin says:

    The best we girls can come up with is ‘Vagina Monologues’. We stand no chance.


  3. daisyfae says:

    i’m with nursemyra on this – it would be fascinating to see pictures of these gents willies when they’re “gimcrack aged”… i mean, it’s FLESH, not play-doh! do they wiggle them, or just do the origami, and shout “ta-DAH!”?

  4. vapour says:

    I wasn’t going to comment. However I feel that it is my sworn duty to allay the fears of daisy and Nursemyra as to the negative long term athletic affects of constant pulling and tugging of ones “member”.
    Its okay girls most men do it. They just don’t get much of an audience and usually don’t get paid for it. Tug away boys it’ll stop prostrate problems. According to medical evidence the biggest wankers have less chance of contracting prostrate cancer.

  5. Seraphine says:

    i’ve heard of those guys!
    i saw them on a feature on television.
    shiver. shiver. it’s a bit scary.

  6. Parenthesis says:

    Hmm. Methinks these blokes are on to a good thing. I mean they’re blokes. And it’s hardly an art form, my god sons, aged 8, 6, 5 and 4 discovered the joy of tugging on that part of their anatomy right about the time they first opened the eyes – and like all boys, they’ll become men, and so the story goes. Getting paid to tug on the old trumpet and skittles must be a definite plus 🙂

  7. Jeanette says:

    sounds fantastic!!

  8. Knowing the anatomy of the penis, I share Daisy Fae and Nurse Myra’s concerns. Pulling on the old tackle is one thing, tying it in knots is another. I was disappointed in the trailer on their website. Here I had to confirm I’m old enough to look at it, then all I get to see is their arses. Hurrrrumph!

  9. michaelm says:

    I’ve seen a few clips of these guys.
    Jesus, my schmeckl hurt just watching.
    I’m thinking they had ‘salt water taffy’ injections to be able to yank their junk like that.
    Good Lord . . .
    Funny? Oh, yeah.
    Uncomfortable to watch? Times 10 . . .

  10. nursemyra says:

    silverstar is right – tugging is one thing but what these guys do with their dangly bits is something else entirely. you have to watch the entire show…..

  11. thegnukid says:

    [cringing and rocking in the corner while gently whimpering and holding my boy bits]

  12. Wenchy says:

    I love a bit of a penis. Must see it at once!

  13. beaverboosh says:

    Sounds more entertaining than the Vagina Monologues.

  14. Dolce says:

    @ Nurse M > I know. They’re pretty upfront about it not hurting. But even I flinched a few times. Eeek. Although, I did wonder if perhaps they were increasing themselves some how? Mmm?

    @ Dusty M > mine prefers a dialogue, actually :mrgreen:

    @ Dais > there is lots of “duh daaaa” shouting. Funny.

    @ Vaps > well done you…thinking of the good of man’s kind. Nice.

    @ Sera > Nah, more silly than scary. But rather eye opening!

    @ Ms P > I know – silly that no one else has cottoned on to making money out of playing with your dingle. Except the Aussies. Good on them.

    @ Jents > Oh, get some of your bookclub and blogger mates together an go – hilarious!

    @ Silverstar > whahahahahaha. Only arse shots? What a pity. Mind you, there is no actual knot tying, just a lot of fiddling and rearranging…very clever!

    @ Michael > Even for me it was uncomfortable. Funny though. And now I’ve got images of salt water taffy willies. Careful not to get in your teeth. Hee hee.

    @ Nurse M again > But you have to wonder about their transferable talents…. *grin*

    @ Gnu > it’s ok poppet. We’ll leave your boy bits alone. Oh, hang on…that’s no good either!

    @ Wenchy > I’m partial to willy myself 😉

    @ Booosch > Hell yes!

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