Mitch looks back at career

Comedian, musician and satirist Mitch Benn will be making his way to The Maltings next month.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 23 February, 2018, 14:10
Mitch Benn

Presenting his I’m Still Here Tour, he will look back over, for the lack of a better word, what he still refers to as his “career”, and ponders where he, and indeed all of us, might be going next.

Mitch is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit, but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country.

He began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994, moved to London in 1996, and quickly established himself as a comedy club ‘headliner’, as well as a favourite on the university circuit.

A stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s Now Show for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following the success of Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle, three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast – The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke, and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building.

He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s Anatomy Of A Guitar, and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4.

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Most recently, in December 2016, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television’s Celebrity Mastermind.

Mitch is the author of two novels, Terra and Terra’s World, both published by Gollancz, and co-author with Jon Holmes of The Twitter History Of The World, the paperback edition, which was published by Prion Books.

He is also a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4 and It’s Been a Bad Week, for BBC Radio 2.

The Matlings show is on Saturday, March 10.