March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
£5.50 adv £7 door
Ben Van der Velde

Get ready for the comedy ride of your life as Ben spins stories, thrillers, self-help books, political intrigue and fairy tales out of thin air, his own mind + the audience in front of him.

Over the past few years, Ben has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Estonia, Switzerland, Latvia, Finland and Norway. On top of that, he has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey. Join him for an evening of stuff, nonsense and magically riffed tomfoolery.

TOP 50 JOKES OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE (Scotsman, Huffington Post, iNews)

‘Sharp and crafty gagsmith.’ Chortle

‘Highly promising…an accomplished comic.’ Time Out

“A master of audience interaction.” Huffington Post

‘Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘He displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.’ Fest

With support from BEN POPE
Ben Pope is a stand up and actor. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2015 and was president of The Cambridge Footlights and has toured extensively with them, including in the USA in 2014. He is the perfect example of the very posh boy being very silly indeed. Expect gentle cynicism, marvellous leftfield references and big laughs.
“Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure.” Broadway Baby *****
“Smart and artfully ramshackle.” The List ****

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