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 and he recently supported Ricky Gervais on some of his tour dates.
Bennett recently wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC Radio Series Bennett Arron is Jewish. His 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.
He has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack with Jack Whitehall 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 was one of the writers on the BAFTA winning The Slammer for the BBC. He was most recently one of the main writers on the new children’s sitcom Which is Witch?
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. 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.
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
|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|
|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|
|Ricky Gervais: Science||Support Act||Phil McIntyre||Phil McIntyre|
|Pros and Cons||David||Taps||Charlie Hanson|
|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|