Interview with Penis Puppeteer Rich Binning
After we saw Puppetry of the Penis last week, our curiosity was piqued. How does one become a puppeteer? We sent over a few questions to Rich Binning to see how he got his start in doing dick tricks for a living.
How did you get your start in genital origami?
It was a college party trick of ours because in high school Chris saw the show in Portland and bought the 'how-to' book. He taught me some tricks, but we never imagined we'd be traveling the world with it. We just liked to give our friends a good laugh.
How long have you been touring/with Puppetry of the Penis?
We did a nine-week run Off-Broadway last August, and we've been on the road since then.
How does it not hurt?
Don't get me wrong; it can be a very sensitive area but a man knows his body and we know where we can and can't squeeze too hard. If a penis is not erect, you can pretty much do anything with it, it's the testes that are tricky.