Bennett's new book HEARD THE ONE ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT? explains how he lost everything and became penniless and homeless as a result of someone stealing his identity. It also describes how he made a television documentary on the subject for which he was BAFTA shortlisted - and arrested in a dawn raid by Scotland Yard for stealing the identity of the Home Secretary....
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, actor, author and stand-up comedian and is the only Jewish/Welsh comedian on the Comedy Circuit.
He is also a much sought-after speaker on the subject of Identity Theft. (There is more information on this here )
Bennett recently wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC Radio Series BENNETT ARRON IS JEWELSH. His radio and television credits include presenting the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC, 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.
Bennett is also a trained actor and appeared in the film Dead Long Enough alongside Michael Sheen. Bennett's acting showreel is here.
He has written for many comedy programmes, including Off Their Rockers, Hit The Road Jack and the BAFTA-winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over 20 episodes and a feature film of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon and episodes of the BAFTA-winning 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 documentary How To Steal an Identity for Channel 4; which was "Pick of the Day" in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times. Bennett was short-listed for a BAFTA. As a result of this, Bennett has spoken at events throughout the UK as well as Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, South Africa and Australia
Bennett has also written the romantic comedy novel THE GIRL FROM THE DISCOTHEQUE.
"A touching, funny, page-turning book about what the heart wants - no matter how irrational. This is romance and comedy with a bruised heart" TONY PARSONS
"Funny from beginning to end"
"Extraordinarily funny! Reminds me both of Alan Ayckbourn and David Nicholls, which is pretty good!"
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Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC Wales New Writer's Award. However, his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.
"Wonderful...note perfect" **** Three Weeks
"Genuinely original and funny" The Times
"Hilarious... clever wit... razor sharp" The Standard
"Wildy talented" Chortle
"One of the best on the circuit... a Welsh Seinfeld" The Guardian