Mitch Benn

MITCH BENN is a stand-up comedian, musician, author, writer and actor  and is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of  comedy songs in the UK. He is perhaps best known as the resident comic  songwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show from 1999 to 2016.

Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in the mid-1990s, before  moving to London and becoming one of the most in-demand comedians on the  UK comedy circuit. He has released many albums of comedy songs and has  performed all over the world, including South Africa, Singapore, China  and many European nations.


In addition to his work on The Now Show, Mitch has presented several  series of his own show on BBC radio, and his TV credits include Live At  Jongleurs (ITV), Watchdog (BBC) and The Comedy Store (5).


His acting credits include Merlin (BBC1) and in 2013 he took over the  role of Zaphod Beeblebrox for the live stage show tour of The  Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy.

Mitch has also appeared on ‘celebrity’ editions of several TV quiz shows, including winning Celebrity Mastermind in 2016.


Mitch has written two science fiction novels (Terra and Terra’s World) and is a weekly columnist for The New European newspaper.

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