Jon Bennett: Fire in the Meth Lab

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  1. Stephanie Roberts on July 24, 2022 at 7:48 am

    Highly recommended! Jon Bennett connects to his relationship with his family in an inventive, moving and sometimes graphically hilarious way. He allows us into his past with personal and vulnerable details, which allowed me to reflect on my own childhood memories, and relationship with my family. A must see!

  2. Rhonda Webb on July 24, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Great show! Hilarious storytelling with an important eye-opening message. I loved Meth and “high’ ly recommend it. I gave it 5 stars.

  3. Joshua Judy on July 28, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    A touching and heartfelt story of addiction and recovery.
    Jon takes us through his family’s life with fun yet serious message of the impact of his brother’s redemption.

    • Jeffrey Smith on July 30, 2022 at 12:45 am

      Heartbreaking and Hilarious. The best show I’ve seen this festival. Wonderfully told with wit, vulgarity, warmth and nostalgia- personal and cultural. Protect your abdominal section because the belly laughs and the emotional gut punches are frequent. Mr. Bennett’s family story pleasently vears off course for unexpected twists that seem impromptu but well designed to keep the hour journey fast paced with machine gun delivery style, film and photo clips and taped audio. Perfect.

  4. Jamie Campbell on July 28, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Fire in the Meth Lab should be on your Fringe list, if it isn’t already. Jon is an engaging storyteller who manages to tells a polished story and make it feel like a conversation. The show is hilarious, but also thoughtful and manages to be brave without being overly dramatic. Go see this show!

  5. STUART A LEWIS on July 31, 2022 at 12:51 am

    For about 45 minutes, Jon describes (with a great sense of humor) how his brother has harassed him and made his life hell. Then he gets serious and explains that he understands what addiction can do to a person. The transition from anger to compassion is startling. This was definitely a Fringe highlight.

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Company Name: Jon Bennett

City/State: Adelaide, Australia

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Ratings: R (adult content)

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Description:

Dear Brother, How’s jail? I’ve written a show about you, is that ok? You’re in jail so you can’t really say no.
Love from your little brother, Jon.

Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett (NPR, Just For Laughs) tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection.
“Hilarious” ★★★★★ – Edmonton Sun | ★★★★★ – National Post

Cast/Crew:

Name Role
JON BENNETT PERFORMER

Past Fringe Shows:

Show When/Where
Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, IT’S RABBIT NIGHT, Playing with Men, Jon Bennett VS Jason Donovan (2010 – 2021) Adelaide Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, IT’S RABBIT NIGHT, Playing with Men, Jon Bennett VS Jason Donovan (2012 – 2015) Edinburgh Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab (2011 – 2021) Perth Fringe World, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, IT’S RABBIT NIGHT, Playing with Men, Jon Bennett VS Jason Donovan, Jon Bennett: Jonbenet (2013 – 2019) Orlando Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, IT’S RABBIT NIGHT, Playing with Men (2012 – 2019) Edmonton Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, IT’S RABBIT NIGHT (2014 – 2019) Victoria Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug, Playing with Men (2013 – 2018) Vancouver Fringe, Jon Bennett: Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug Jon has performed in just over 120 Festivals around the world.

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