Bennett Arron

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Bennett is an award-winning writer and stand up comedian and the only Jewish and Welsh comedian on the circuit.

He has performed all around the UK as well as entertaining audiences in Italy, Germany, Australia, Poland, South Africa and Hong Kong. He also supported Ricky Gervais on some of his tour dates.

Bennett has written and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC Radio Show, BENNETT ARRON IS JEWELSH and 2 series of the BBC Radio Show BENNETT ARRON WORRIES ABOUT… both of which were nominated for a Celtic Media Award.

He is currently playing the role of Morris in the Radio 4 Sitcom ALONE

Bennett’s other radio and television credits include appearing on Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (in which he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows for ITV), Large (a satirical sketch show for the BBC), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel game show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel game show for BBC Wales) and he was a Presenter on Big Brother’s Little Brother.

In addition, Bennett directed and presented the Channel 4 documentary How To Steal an Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph and Bennett was shortlisted for a BAFTA.

Bennett also presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC which was a personal journey tracing his ancestors roots from Lithuania to South Wales and discovering the reason for the decline of Jews in Wales.

He has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack with Jack Whitehall, the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC and the BAFTA winning Graham Norton Show. He wrote over 20 episodes and a feature film of Genie in The House – the highest-rated children’s sitcom on Nickelodeon and he was one of the main writers on the new children’s sitcom Which is Witch?

Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer’s Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.

“Genuinely original and funny” – The Times

“Hilarious… clever wit… razor sharp” – The Standard

“Had the room creased up with laughter”- Scotsman

“One of the best on the circuit…”a Welsh Seinfeld” -The Guardian

Credits:

TV
The Kosher Comedian Presenter  BBC Wales  Chris Duncan
Genie In The House  The Great Enchanto I Love Television/Nickelodeon  Phil Ox
Big Brother’s Little Brother Presenter Endemol Tom Cohen
RADIO
Alone  Morris Absolutely / BBC Radio 4
Gordon Kennedy
Bennett Arron Worries About… Himself Absolutely / BBC Radio Wales
Alan Nixon
 Bennett Arron Is Jewelsh  Lead/ Himself  Absolutely / BBC Radio Wales Alan Nixon
 What’s The Story?  Panellist  Tidy Productions  Gareth Gwenlan
 Never Write off the Germans  Panellist  Radio 2  Ashley Baker
STAGE
Ricky Gervais: Science Support Act Phil McIntyre Phil McIntyre
Pros and Cons David Taps Charlie Hanson
WRITING
 Genie in The House Twenty Episodes and a TV Movie Nickelodeon
 Which is Witch  Seven Episodes  Canal J / I Love Television
 The Slammer  Two Episodes  BBC 1 (BAFTA winner)
Off Their Rockers Scetch Writer ITV
Hit The Road Jack Comedy material for Jack Whitehall Channel 4
Graham Norton Topical comedy material So Television (BAFTA winner)
Commercial Breakdown Writer and Script Editor Celador Productions
How To Steal An Identity Writer for V/O Channel 4 (BAFTA shortlisted)
Jewelsh Stand-up and Sketches Radio Wales
P. C. Gone Mad Co-devised and written Panel Quiz Show BBC Radio 4
COMMERCIAL
My Taxi Taxi Driver – lead Sassy Films Steve Vinacour

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