GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Bennett Arron

"Genuinely original and funny" - The Times.

"Hilarious... clever wit... razor sharp" - The Standard.

"One of the best gagsmiths on the circuit" - The Guardian.

"A Welsh Seinfeld" - BBC.

Bennett is the only Jewish/Welsh Comedian on the Comedy Circuit. His humour is a cross between the paranoid angst of Max Boyce and the colloquial valley humour of Woody Allen.

His television and radio performing credits include; Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (in which he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Large (a satirical sketch show for the BBC), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel game show for Radio 2) and most recently he was a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother. Bennett is also a trained actor and appeared in the film Dead Long Enough alongside Michael Sheen.

He has written for many comedy programmes, including The 11 O'Clock Show, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote most episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon as well as the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.

Bennett directed and presented the documentary How To Steal an Identity for Channel 4; which was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA. (Click the link in the top right hand corner for more info).

Bennett is currently working on a new sitcom for the BBC and recently supported Ricky Gervais on some of his tour dates. 

He is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC Wales New Writer's Award. However his proudest moment was coming third in the 1982 Boy Scout Disco Dancing Championships.


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