23 year old Stand-up Comedian and host of the '12 Step Comedy' nights on the South Coast
Since beginning university in 2011 Ben has been gigging all over the country and is not only a quality act but a much sought after Compere. For the previous two years he has ran and hosted the 12 Step Comedy nights in the south improving his skills that allow him to entertain any audience.
In the Edinburgh Comedy Festival of 2013 Ben was involved in the triple hander 'Three Men and a Saucepan' which received a 3 star review from Three Weeks on the opening day. He also appeared in the 2014 Festival alonside two different acts in 'The Usual Rejects' a show which was so well attended that people were often turned away at the door.
• August 2014 - Part of 'The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival' show: "The Usual Rejects"
• August 2013 - Part of ‘The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ show: “Three Men and a Saucepan” (3 Stars from “Three Weeks” review available from: http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2013-comedy-review-three-men-and-a-saucepan-free-ian-miller-david-jesudason-ben-shannon-laughing-horse/
• Sold-out show at the Nottingham Comedy Festival 2012
• Finalist in the Brighton Laughing horse new festival act of the year 2012 after winning his heat
• Tickled pig Regional Finalist 2013
• ‘Top 5 Rising Comedy Star of 2014’ “Comedy Club 101”
"Ben Shannon is a likeable presence whose relaxed hand on the tiller eases the audience into the situation, combining a light-hearted patter and confidence beyond his years." Three Weeks
"Headlining the night was 19 year old Ben Shannon who brought his laddish charm to the stage, working the audience and keeping them on their toes with his razor sharp wit" Arts in Leicester
"Far better than any 19 year old deserves to be! Youthful cheek and ideas that belie his years. Come and see him now, before he gets massive" Laughing Coyote Comedy
“Absolute pleasure seeing him perform, fantastic opener!” Above Bar Comedy
"A rather new and young comedian with strong material. Has potential to go far." Nottingham Comedy Guide
"Hugely impressive, with a compelling stage presence and a great rapport with an audience he already has tons of natural stage charisma." Marc Blake
"As soon as Ben Shannon came on stage, I saw a man with confidence. At the tender age of 19, Ben already has a wonderful stage presence." Funnybone Comedy Club