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Interview with Penis Puppeteer Rich Binning

Rich Binning
Meet Rich Binning (left) ... penis puppeteer. Chris Cannon is his partner in crime in Puppetry of the Penis at the Coast Playhouse.
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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.