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Mitch Benn - Headliner
MITCH BENN is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club “headliner” as well as a favourite on the university circuit.
Mitch is a regular writer and performer on “The Now Show” for BBC Radio 4 and “It’s Been a Bad Week” for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” have been broadcast so far. He also presents “The Mitch Benn Music Show” on BBC Radio 7.
“Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian
“Fresh, original and simply marvellous”Cue
“Essential viewing” Time Out
“Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman
Pierre Hollins - Support
His relaxed amiability is defined by a compelling conversational style and absurd guitar posturing. His ‘songs’ are jokes that rhyme, set to a guitar backbeat, never travelling down the easy route of song parodies. He covers topics from love and hate, to sex and politics with a totally original voice, delivering his material with charm and irrelevance.
‘An unsung hero of new comedy. Don’t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny.’ TIME OUT
Christopher Betts - Support
Chris Betts has performed all across Canada, the United States and the UK at independent venues, comedy clubs and international festivals including Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, SXSW and the Zulu Comedy Festival. Chris moved to London and in 2014 was chosen to be appear as part of the prestigious package show The Comedy Reserve at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was recently a finalist in both the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition and the 2015 NATYs (New Act of the Year) at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Chris has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous and has been entertaining audiences across the UK ever since his arrival.
‘unhurried delivery that reeled the audience in… unflappable stage presence’ – London is funny