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Mitch Benn is a comedian, author, satirical songwriter, musician and actor and is widely acknowledged as one of the best writers/performers of comedy songs in the UK. He is perhaps best known as the resident comic songwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show from 1999 to 2016. Mitch has a large online following and his recent comedy songs, such as F*ck All and Moving to Scotland, have amassed more than a million views. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in the mid-1990s, before moving to London and becoming one of the most in-demand comedians on the UK comedy circuit. He has released many albums of comedy songs and has performed all over the world, including South Africa, Singapore, China and many European nations. In addition to his work on The Now Show, Mitch has presented several series of his own show on BBC radio, and his TV credits include Live At Jongleurs (ITV), Watchdog (BBC) and The Comedy Store (5). Mitch's acting credits include Merlin (BBC1) and in 2013 he took over the role of Zaphod Beeblebrox for the live stage show tour of The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy. His voice acting credits include Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens TV series and the Sandman audiobooks. Mitch has also appeared on ‘celebrity’ editions of several TV quiz shows, including winning Celebrity Mastermind in 2016. Mitch is a weekly columnist for The New European newspaper and has written three Science Fiction novels - Terra, Terra's World and Terra's War. 'The country's leading musical satirist' (The Times) 'Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' (The Guardian) 'Less of him could really turn out to be more than he ever was' (The Scotsman) 'Mitch is a highly intelligent comic who fires out funny material at the speed of a machine gun. You really do have to pay attention to him, but do so because the content does deserve to be heard and appreciated' (One4Review) 'Mitch Benn has the audience mesmerised. Song after song of ingenious satire hits the spot with pinpoint accuracy' (Three Weeks). Mitch Benn was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Born and educated in Kenya Njambi McGrath went to university in London and New York, has an IT degree and worked in IT before retraining to work in higher education. She is fluent in 3 languages and has a unique voice. Since her debut at the Comedy Cafe, she has been tipped as the hottest thing to come out of the Africa since the Sahara. Within 14 months os starting comedy, she was voted 1 of the top 5 Female comedians by the Sun’s Fabulous magazine. She was nominated the best Female New comer at the Black comedy Awards. She has been on Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4Xtra.
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