Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, actor and stand-up comedian and is the only Jewish/Welsh comedian on the Comedy Circuit. He recently supported Ricky Gervais on some of his tour dates.
Bennett's new Radio Series BENNETT ARRON IS JEWELSH starts on Saturday June 27th at1:05pm on BBC Radio Wales. You can catch up with the episodes on iplayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060gssy
As well as being a comedian and writer, Bennett is also a much sought-after speaker on the subject of Identity Theft. (There is more information on this here )
Bennett recently presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC. He has performed on Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (in which he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), 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.
Bennett's novel, The Girl From The Discotheque, is available to buy here: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SRALZCM/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
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 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 become a much sought-after speaker on the subject of Identity Theft and has spoken at events throughout the UK as well as Italy, Poland and Australia. He has recently written a memoir about his experience of Identity Theft and how making a documentary ‘in the public interest’ can have devastating consequences. The book, Heard The One About The Identity Theft? is available here.
He recently bought the film rights for the critically acclaimed memoir Never Say Die by Melanie Davies and is currently looking for funding to make the film.
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.
"Had the room creased up with laughter" **** The Scotsman
"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