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Ben Lawrence

London , United Kingdom
Ben Lawrence
Ben Lawrence

Funny, Likeable, Eclectic

BBC New Comedy Act Semi-Finalist 2018

Written for BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack

I organise and MC an established comedy night in west London

Have taught and performed comedy improv

Won the Segora Short Story Competition twice, in 2014 and 2019

Registered blind, though with some sight, informs some of my comedy

Author of 'How To Become A Crack Addict': 'His ability to infuse humour into the darkest of situations is a real talent' (Amazo

Hi, I'm Ben, I write and perform eclectic comedy - what I do on the night partly depends on the venue and the audience. Apart from being funny, which is obviously rule one, I'm told I come across as likeable, engaging, and good with language. I was a semi-finalist in the 2018 BBC New Comedy Awards, have written for BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical satire show, Newsjack, and organise and MC an evening in west London for up-and-coming and established acts. I have taught and performed comedy improvisation with comedians and actors. I won the Segora Short Story Competition twice, in 2014 and 2019, with work relating to sight loss (I'm a registered blind person, though with moderate vision - my comedy can touch on this or not, as required). I'm the author of 'How To Become A Crack Addict', which has an average Amazon rating of 4.5 out of 5 - one reviewer writes, 'His ability to infuse comedy into the darkest of situations is a real talent'. And yes, it is based on past life experience. I have written and spoken on addiction and recovery in different settings, including on the radio. I'm eclectic and versatile, can do quick, word-based quips, or longer, more anecdotal material, or just mix it up. In two words, funny, likeable, reliable (three words). Please do get in touch. Thanks!

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