Puppetry of the Penis
Puppetry of the Penis
Erotic Heritage Museum
3275 Industrial Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Vegas4Visitors Grade: B
At a Glance
What is it?
Two guys use various parts of their anatomy to make recognizable shapes as something other than parts of their anatomy.
Where is it?
At the Jewel Box Theater at the Erotic Heritage Museum just off The Strip.
Is it worth the cost?
That’s a hard question… I mean, tough question to answer. It kind of depends on your reaction to the concept of the show.
Why should I see this show?
Because the idea of a guy using his “stuff” to create a “sculpture” of Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball amuses you.
What else do I need to know?
Not for prudes or the skittish.
What’s the bottom line?
It makes total sense in Vegas even if it might not make a lot of sense overall.
I’d kind of like to leave my review of this show to just that, but I guess that would probably leave a lot of questions that I would rather not answer later so here we go.
This is one of those things where you want to ask how anyone could have ever thought of doing it and then you realize that it involved guys and probably a fair amount of alcohol and it all starts to makes sense. Regardless of the origins, the show has played in 35 countries around the world over the last two decades and is now in an open-ended run at a small theater inside the Erotic Heritage Museum.
The concept is fairly simple – two guys use their anatomy to make various shapes. There’s a brain, Gene Simmon’s tongue, Kim Kardashian’s butt, Miley Cyrus on the wrecking ball, ET, a mushroom cloud, the Eiffel Tower, a cowboy hat, a sombrero, various food items including a hot dog and hamburger, and on and on it goes. This is not done behind a screen or with some sort of visual trickery; they are completely naked on stage and pull, bend, stretch, and twist their, um, “stuff” into these various forms for the audience’s amusement or horror depending on how extreme it is.
It is done for comedic value and is not, even in the slightest little bit, sexy. And the two affable chaps make it more goofy than creepy, which it could get very quickly with the wrong people doing this. If these guys weren’t naked and doing silly stuff with their junk, they’d be people you’d probably want to go grab a beer with.
The show is obviously not for everyone. I’d say the gauge is your instant reaction to the concept. If the idea of it makes you smile or laugh (even as you may be shaking your head in amazement that people do this kind of thing), then you’ll probably enjoy it. If not, you may want to consider going to see a nice magic show.
Oddly captivating. Funny. Wrong in a lot of ways.