As of today most of the Western World has played host to PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS including Australia, UK, USA, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Iceland, Norway, Spain, France, Denmark, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa and Switzerland, and it has been performed in climates ranging from 45º to -35º. Puppetry of the Penis was born when Simon Morley teamed up with fellow puppeteer David "Friendy" Friend. Their first show at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival was received as the "Outright Best Show". The name Puppetry of the Penis was originally conceived by Simon, as the title of a highbrow art calendar. Released in 1997, the calendar showcased twelve of Simon's favourite penis installations (known as "Dick Tricks"). Years before, Simon's youngest brother, Justin, had shown him his first installation - 'The Hamburger'. Natural sibling rivalry resulted in the evolution of a grand repertoire of genital gesticulations. After working for many years as a comedy promoter working some of Australia's funniest people, Simon finally felt he had something just as funny lingering in his pants.