Benjamin Crellin (28) is one of New Zealand"s top international comedians. With eighteen televised stand-up performances and four nominations for his countries highest comedy award he is a nine-year veteran of the industry.
A Prolific, consistent and highly in-demand stand-up, Crellin has written six solo shows. His latest show @WITSEND premiered at the 2004 NZ International Comedy Festival to critical acclaim and then toured to five Canadian Fringe Festivals gaining 4 star reviews and sell-out shows in Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver.
During this time he was seen and selected for showcase performances at The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The Vancouver International Comedy Festival.
He is currently lining up club dates in the U.K, New York and Australia but will be back in NZ in April 05 to teach at the National Youth Drama School and work up material for his new show.
Crellin is an experienced improviser and has been a core cast member of several long running improv based shows (Xprov, Loose Cannons, Late N Live) He is also a trained actor and has had character roles in stage (Macbeth, Waiting for Raywen, The Toss) and T.V productions (Xena, Young Hercules, various TVCs).
Crellin is an accomplished comedy writer in several mediums including radio (News in Briefs, Star ship Cortina, Hound of the Dargavilles, Fitianga Jones) and T.V (Pulp Comedy, Straussman)
He recently co authored his first book: Way Of The Jafa which after its July release spent two months on the NZ Top Ten Bestseller list.
Benjamin holds both a New Zealand and EU passport.