Two men, two dicks, too much spare time. This is the most succinct way I can think of to explain how Puppetry of the Penis became the live cabaret phenomenon it did in 1998. The show premiered that year at The Corner Hotel in Richmond as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. I, however, was privileged enough to witness my first performance of this exotic brand of genital origami some 3 years earlier, at a Christmas lunch at the Morley residence. During a break in festivities, Simon's younger brother Justin charged us 5 bucks each for a dozen or so "dick tricks" he peeled off with David Copperfield like showmanship whilst standing on the end of his bed wearing nothing but a home made cape he'd fashioned out of a table cloth... Cheers, Mick Molloy, Director.
In 1996, Australian Simon Morley created a calendar in which each photograph was of his genitalia - which he had carefully manipulated, origami-like, into interesting shapes. As the calendar grew popular, he was asked for live demonstrations, which prompted him to grab his equally fearless and pliable pal David Friend and take the show on the road as PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS. While the show has since conquered several continents, this amusing documentary captures the memorable moments of their first cabaret tour of Australia.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.