MITCH BENN

The Now Show Live: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2006
The Now Show (3 shows) (BBC Radio Recording): BBC Radio Theatre, London, 2007
The Now Show (2 shows) (BBC Radio Recording): BBC Radio Theatre, London, 2008
The Now Show (BBC Radio Recording): BBC Radio Theatre, London, 2009
The Now Show (BBC Radio Recording): BBC Radio Theatre, London, 2010
The Now Show (2 shows) (BBC Radio Recording): BBC Radio Theatre, London, 2011
The Stephen K Amos Talk Show: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2014 

After seeing a very well-constructed and funny show performed live at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006, between 2007 and 2011, I attended recordings of the satirical Radio series The Now Show written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis featuring Laura Shavin, Emma Kennedy, Jon Holmes and many a guest comedian.  Taking a mocking look at the week’s news events, the show also featured a musical turn every week from Mitch Benn.  Week by week Benn made up comedy songs with pin-sharp lyrics based on what had happened in the world that week.  Benn’s musical spot was extremely popular part of the show and so he decided to take the idea to the Edinburgh Fringe where he has been performing nearly every year.

I have not to date had chance to see his solo show at the Edinburgh Festival but I did get to see him being interviewed by comedian Stephen K Amos at his Talk Show in 2014 where Benn again displayed his unique talent.

 

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