Why is Ed the Sock suffering from penis envy? Why are Casey and Finnegan looking for a bone? You guessed it. Puppetry Of The Penis has come to town. Simon Morley and David (Friendy) Friend, the naked Aussie dudes behind the massive comic hit (five months in London's West End, four at the Melbourne International Comedy Fest) are unzipping their "non-sexual adult show" -- basically, the guys manipulate their genitals into various funny shapes -- for a limited run at the New Yorker Theatre. See listings, this page, for details.
Does size matter?
Simon: The more clay the sculptor has to work with, the more he can create.
Have you ever hurt yourself?
David: I burst a blood vessel once. It didn't hurt, but it looked bad, like a love bite.
Does doing this show take the fun out of masturbation?
Simon: Nothing can take the fun out of masturbation.
Does circumcision help or hinder penis puppetry?
David: We're both circumcised. Being uncircumcised might lead to a wider repertoire of tricks.
Do people throw underwear onstage?
Simon: Not yet, but feel free. Just make sure they're clean.
Hey, what can women do with their genitals?
David: The Butterfly, the Hairy Taco, shoot ping pong balls, fanny farts, urinate, have children the list goes on!
When will you know it's time to retire?
David: When I trip over my nut sack.
Do your members ever have performance anxiety?
Simon: No, I keep my mind on the show.