Adam Benjamin
Adam Benjamin is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer. He began performing comedy in February 2013 when he realised he was rubbish at guitar.

Entries by Adam Benjamin

British Sitcom Edges Towards New Nadir

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2015 | (16:10)

Last July, John Oliver caused a characteristic stir when his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, covered the American prison system. It was the kind of biting satire the likes of Frankie Boyle have claimed is no longer allowed to exist on British television. Within the episode,...

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Social Media's Propaganda War

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (00:25)

Last October, in the wake of Lou Reed's untimely passing, one Guy Woodward tweeted the following:

It succinctly highlighted the banality of token condolences, while also demonstrating how gullible people can be when words are juxtaposed with relevant images. Lou...

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A Beginner's Guide to Puns

(3) Comments | Posted 12 July 2014 | (00:00)

In my capacity as a stand-up, I don't do puns, but I imagine if I did, people would regularly be asking me how I come up with so many great ones. The truth is, punning is simple as long as you remember a few key steps. Here is my easy-to-follow...

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A Quota for Female Comedians Is No Way Forward

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (16:59)

There's a notion going around - I don't know if you've heard - that women aren't funny. Roughly 3.5billion and not one with a decent sense of humour. The idea is patently ludicrous. It could feasibly be argued that the cultural imperative to be amusing weighs more heavily on men,...

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