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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