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About Bennett

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

He has performed all around the UK as well as entertaining audiences in The United Arab Emirates, Italy, Australia, Germany and Hong Kong and he recently supported Ricky Gervais on several of his tour dates.

Bennett’s television and radio credits include; Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (in which he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel game show for Radio 2) What’s The Story (a panel game show for Radio Wales) and he was recently a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4.

He has written for many comedy programmes, including The 11 O'Clock Show, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote most episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon as well as the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.

Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity for Channel 4, in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.

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.
“An enviable gift for wordplay… had the room creased up with laughter”- Scotsman
"One of the best gagsmiths on the circuit…"a Welsh Seinfeld" - The Guardian.



  • Genie In The House

    Genie In The House
    Television by Phil Ox Writer

  • The Slammer

    The Slammer
    Television Writer

  • How To Steal An Identity (BAFTA shortlisted)

    How To Steal An Identity (BAFTA shortlisted)
    Documentary by Channel 4 Director/Presenter


  • TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year - Winner

  • BBC New Writers' Award - Winner


  • The Academy Of Live and Recorded Arts

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