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dB Magazine – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

dB Magazine – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review – Adelaide Fringe 2013 Yes, you read the show’s title right, ‘My Dad’s Deaths’, as in plural. And if life growing up for former South Australian country kid and now recognised worldwide collector of phallic-like images, Jon Bennett, wasn’t hard enough under a no-nonsense, yet extremely […]

The Sunday Mail – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

The Sunday Mail (24 Feb 2013) – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review Rating – ***** South Australian expat Jon Bennett’s completely engaging story about his relationship with his father is the type of show the Fringe was created for. Using slides and tongue-in-cheek asides, Bennett tells it like it is about a man he […]

Rip It Up Mag – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

Rip It Up Mag – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review – Adelaide Fringe 2013 A spirited performance with more than just comedy, Jon Bennett brings to life the story of his Dad’s deaths. Accompanied by an endearing PowerPoint presentation he tells the hilarious tale of the many times he witnessed his father in near […]

The Advertiser – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

The Advertiser – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths – Adelaide Fringe 2013 Words: Kasia Ozog JON Bennett’s no-nonsense father has died many times. Well, more like has a knack of making his family think he’s died. There have been so many “deaths”, that Bennett has created an entire show about his father. There was the […]

On Dit Magazine – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

On Dit Magazine – Adelaide University – Jon Bennett My Dad’s Deaths Review – Adelaide Fringe Words: Sam Young Jon Bennett’s father is a terrifying combination of pig farmer, preacher, and school teacher. Jon makes his living telling dick jokes in a show called Pretending Things are a Cock. Funnily enough, they’ve had their differences. […]

My Dad’s Deaths – Squirrel Comedy Review

Squirrel Comedy Review by Cathy Culliver If My Dad’s Deaths is anything to go by, Jon Bennett’s father has an uncanny knack for staying alive, and making his loved ones think he’s dead. Bennett’s latest show is a funny and at times genuinely touching look at his relationship with his conservative, no-nonsense father and the […]

My Dad’s Deaths – Herald Sun Review

Herald Sun Review by Andrew Fenton IF YOU can find LOOP, in an alleyway and far too cool to bother having a sign, you’ll be ushered into a back room where a Banjo Patterson quote fills a video screen. Ominously, this is followed by a disclaimer that the show isn’t really stand-up comedy and could […]

MY DAD’S DEATHS – TIME OUT REVIEW

Time Out Review by Theresa Winters **** You might remember him from Pretending Things are a Cock and now Jon Bennett is back with a show about his dad’s deaths, plural. Premiering at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, My Dad’s Deaths is the story of how Jon’s dad’s died falling off a ladder only to […]