Exquisite comic timing . . . wonderfully clownish physical comedy - British Theatre Guide

Ben has been dizzying himself on the stand-up merry-go-round for the past five years. 

"a sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes impressively wide range of topics...bringing flair and confidence to them all. " Steve Bennett, Chortle (November 2011)

"Whipsharp...with an air of mischievous mayhem...his hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room...a life-giving compere." Steve Bennett, Chortle (February 2009)

“Highly accomplished comic.” Time Out

"Ben compered my 400 capacity Live at The Regal club in Oxford, to a fairly rowdy Saturday night crowd there to see Jim Jefferies. He did an excellent, professional job and considering the crowd control involved I was impressed that he managed to get jokes in and get big laughs out of a drunk audience. Despite being a relatively young act I'd say he's definitely at a point that the larger chain clubs should be trying him out as a compere." Paddy Luscombe, FBS Productions

Testimonials of Ben Van der Velde


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