Well known as the ‘Jack of all trades’ in the comedy circuit, Ben Ellwood is an Australian-based professional comedian, writer and dog whisperer. For him, comedy is blood borne. Ben’s grandfather was a victim of the Jewish holocaust who claimed that laughter and comedy is what got him going through all the hardships. After the passing of his grandfather, Ben made a resolution to try his luck as a corporate comedian. We’re glad that he stuck by his resolution because this guy has taken the world of comedy by storm.
He performed his first gig in 2005 in front of a full house at the Sydney Comedy Store. But it was not until 2006 that Ben was introduced into the big leagues. Since then he can be seen performing at all prominent venues and events in Australia. Personally, Ben prefers an interactive audience over an uptight one. He will push himself entirely out of his comfort zone and explore new limits in order to provide you with an experience of a life time. Get ready for some belly shaking laughs!
Ben is a master of improvisational comedy; he gets on the stage with a vague idea of what he wants to speak about and a few pre-prepared gags. From there on he takes the show forward by mere creativity leaving his audience in tears and stitches. Ben usually gets his ideas from every-day conversations with his friends and family when he is being naturally funny without trying. He recalls his first few gigs as being utter failures just because he used to invest a lot of time and thought in order to prepare the scripts. Ben believes that the moment he gets bored of talking on-stage, is the very moment he should stop because dragging a show on without enjoying it yourself is futile.
Ben claims that the existence of thousands of comedians means that originality can only come from personal experience not from scripted performances. His main sources of inspiration are his understanding and observations of daily life. Brutally honest and sinfully witty, Ben prefers originality over perfection. Owing to his unique approach towards comedy, this stand-up comedian is widely loved and appreciated by fans all over the world.
In his first year as a stand-up comedian, Ben became a RAW Comedy NSW State Finalist. In 2007, he participated in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s showcase “The Comedy Zone” after being selected as one of the four best comics from Australia. Ben has appeared on shows like‘The Green Room’with Paul Provenza, The Urban Monkey with Sam Simmons and Stand-up Australia. Throughout his career, writing has remained Ben’s constant companion. He has written multiple educational children shows like ‘Kitchen Whiz’, ‘What Do You Know?’ and ‘Pyramid’. Furthermore, he is an organizer of ‘Phuklub’ which is a comedy art room in Sydney.
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