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Vegas’s Puppetry of the Penis Seeks Performers

Vegas’s Puppetry of the Penis Seeks Performers

Vegas’s Puppetry of the Penis Seeks Performers
Photoshop of Courtesy Puppetry of Penis

If you’ve got the balls to apply, the comedy performance is looking for the “full package.”

Puppetry of the Penis, a live stage show where male performers contort their dicks like ballon-animals, has run in Las Vegas since 2015. The producers recently announced the “World’s First Penis Job Fair,” as it is holding in-person auditions for for new penis puppeteers, January 9th.

“We’re looking for the full package,” show creator and producer Simon Morley said in the press statement. “No puppeteering skills are required. But all applicants must have a firm grasp on their anatomy, must have flexible schedules, and must bring their own equipment.”

Puppetry of the Penis was first conceived of by Simon Morley, and was the title of a 1997 calendar Morley released in Australia showcasing twelve of his favorite penis “installations.” Sadly as the show’s website puts it, he found “male genitalia on display 12 months a year proved too much for most, and sales were poor, forcing Simon to take the show to the stage to move a car boot full of calendars quickly going out of date.”

Instead Morley turned to the stage. But quickly realized the show would be better with a partner, so he recruited David Friend, who was making a name for himself in Australia performing his own dick tricks for bachelorette parties and college campuses.

Clearly these boys just needed a more male — and queer — audience. Instead they premiered their show at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival to rave reviews that kicked off tours around the globe. (Well at least in Australia, the U.K, most of Europe and the U.S.).

Simon Morley and David FriendlyCourtesy Puppetry of the Penis

In 2015 Morley and Friend brought the show Vegas, but the 5-nights-a-week schedule meant bringing on additional performers. (The Vegas Puppetry of the Penis show also began touring internationally in 2017).

Now the team is again seeking new puppeteers. You have to be flexible, but it’s okay to be a little shy. Performers wear nothing but sneakers, but are also granted a magician’s cape and stand with their backs to the crowd (boo!). Audiences watch a big screen which projects the tricks magnified 20 times life-size. The show involves of 45 dick manipulations, accompanied by sound effects and comedic narration. The Vegas show also includes a short instructional demonstration for audience members to try at home, as well as an opportunity for audience participation.

Before auditioning candidates must complete a “master class” that includes instruction on such “classic penis installations” as the Eiffel Tower, the Hamburger, the Loch Ness Monster, the Windsurfer, and the Wristwatch. (After all the producers don’t want any sprained dicks!) All master class participants are guaranteed audition time. Successful applicants may perform in Vegas or join the worldwide tour.

Auditions will be held at The Jewel Box theater inside the Erotic Heritage Museum, 3275 S. Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, Las Vegas at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 9. If you’d rather see the show than participate, tickets are available for $49 via

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