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More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.
As Ben says: 'The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn'.
Ben Elton is one of the most popular stand-up talents of his generation, having burst on to the stand-up scene in 1981 when he became the second resident compere at the Comedy Store after Alexei Sayle. He became a star as host of Channel 4’s alternative comedy showcase Saturday Live seven years later. In more recent years Elton has enjoyed success as a TV writer for various programmes including Upstart Crow.
See Ben Elton tour dates
- The Friars
- CT1 2AS