Spanking The Monkey: The Etymology of Onanistic Euphemisms

Comedy

  • RSE Theatre - Welcome West
  • 18:20
  • Aug 14-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Fringe Management, LLC
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a sexual nature
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months
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Description

An informative, “hands-on” lecture by the renowned Oxford Professor of English Literature Richard (‘Dick’) Handler on the word origins of the innumerable euphemisms for self-pleasure around the world. Whether one is chugging in Scotland, slapping the sergeant in Turkey, marinating the salmon in Norway, or flying a kite in Thailand, Professor Handler’s scholarly study of the foundations of onanistic slang is guaranteed to have universal appeal because, let's face it, we're all wankers.

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susan luddeke 6 days ago

I learned so much and it was funny too!

Jo 6 days ago

This show is SO MUCH FUN! I saw it opening night. The serious "lecture" by the renowned professor (played by Mike Blaha) is absolutely hilarious...as well as just plain interesting. It's a delight and worth seeing.


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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) about 21 hours ago

The show is a great big pile of wank. And I mean that in an admiring way.

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