“a quirky observational set that earns him lots of applause…He looks the part, he’s got the talent, and it’s easy to imagine him on the telly..” Sunday Times
Luke is an established act, currently moving from opener & compere to closer.
Edinburgh 2013: Legendary Feet @ the Pleasance Courtyard / Working Mens Club at Free Festival
Edinburgh 2012: Backseat Hero at the Pleasance Courtyard.
Edinburgh 2011 Performed in the Pleasance’s Comedy Reserve at the Pleasance Dome.
Edinburgh 2010: Appeared in the prestigious Big Value Comedy Showcase with Just the Tonic
Clubs/Promoters performed for:
Comedy Store (London & Manchester) / Banana Cabaret / Jongleurs / Comedy Cafe / Off the Kerb
Just the Tonic / Frog and Bucket / Amused Moose / CKP / Highlights / Komedia
The Stand – Edinburgh & Glasgow / XS Malarkey / Mirth Control / Up the Creek
Slaughterhouse / Downstairs at the Kings Head / Spank - London & Edinburgh
Bestival / Camp Bestival / Beni Cassim / Hop Farm / Guilfest
Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Finalist
Amused Moose Laugh off Finalist
Mirth Control New Act Competition Finalist
Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year Finalist
Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year nominee
So You Think You"re Funny Semi Finalist
TV & Radio:
BBC 4Extra Fringe Diary – “Taking Down Demons
BBC – The Blame Game
BBC Radio 1 – Guest & act
Capital Radio - Guest
Shoreditch Radio – own show
Has written for Sky Atlantic and Virgin & is currently working on several projects.
“a confident and experienced comic, quick as a whippet with razor-sharp intelligence, delivering punch lines with fantastic physicality.” – Broadway Baby
“one of the most instantly likeable personalities on the line-up. His punch-lines hit the targets... even more impressive was how he found a clear voice whatever style or subject of comedy he tackled.” The Stage
“Luke Benson with a finely accomplished set…packed full of word-play. His is a mellow demeanour & effortless delivery that we’re sure to see more of in the future.” Chortle.
“Likeable Geordie Comic Luke Benson brings enjoyable audience-based improvisations & clever wordplay”. The List
“an instantly lovable and clever comic used the intimate setting to create a warm, friendly atmosphere. The show was pieced together like a jigsaw, and if you don’t stalk the man himself, you should definitely start stalking his career.” - Three Weeks
“a definite must-watch, showing plenty of potential & a great delivery”: Such Small Portions
“Hugely likeable, experienced & really funny” Time out
****: 3 Weeks
**** Broadway Baby
****: The List
Luke co-runs Working Men’s Club, The Newcastle Natter Podcast & will be taking a new show around festivals in 2013.