Bennett Arron
Bennett is an award-winning writer and stand up comedian and is the only Jewish/Welsh comedian on the circuit.

He has performed all around the UK as well as entertaining audiences in The United Arab Emirates, Italy, Australia, Germany and Hong Kong and he recently supported Ricky Gervais on some of his tour dates.

Bennett’s television and radio credits include; Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (in which he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel game show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel game show for Radio Wales) and he was recently a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4.

He has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over twenty episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon as well as the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.

Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity for Channel 4, in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.

He presented the BBC documentary The Kosher Comedian in which he traced his family's roots from Lithuanis to South Wales and found the reason for the decline of Jews in Wales.

He recently wrote and starred in the BBC radio series Bennett Arron is Jewelsh and is currently working on a new series Bennett Arron Worries About...

Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer's Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.

"Genuinely original and funny" - The Times.
"Hilarious... clever wit... razor sharp" - The Standard.
“An enviable gift for wordplay… had the room creased up with laughter”- Scotsman
“Wonderful…note perfect” – Three weeks
"One of the best on the circuit...a Welsh Seinfeld" - The Guardian.

Entries by Bennett Arron

"I Can Write Better Than That..."

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2016 | (11:01)

I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach others how to write them.

I used to write sketches for television and just send them in, with the hope that someone would...

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X Men Apocalypse - Not a Bright Idea to Make Superhero Films So Dark

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2016 | (13:13)

I have just returned from a screening of X Men Apocalypse with my son. I mean I went with my son as opposed to my son being in it - unlike my friend Dominic Holland whose son WILL be in the next Spiderman film! My son has a lot of...

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SPECTRE - The Ghosts Of Bonds Past

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2015 | (17:54)

Well, it's no Quantum of Solace or even Skyfall (the critic's favourite for some reason) but for me SPECTRE came so close to being great that it's more annoying than if it were completely awful.

For James Bond fans, such as myself, it is jam-packed with references to other Bond...

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Lead On...

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2014 | (16:29)

This year would be Shakespeare's 450th birthday. If he were still alive, his cake would be massive and doing the bumps would take two and a half hours.

Like most writers, I am a huge fan of the majority of Shakespeare's work. I say the majority as some of the...

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We Would Publish Your Book - If You Were a Woman.

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (00:00)

I have a written a novel. It's a romantic comedy. I'm very pleased with it.

Before I sent it to publishers I asked some well known friends of mine if they would read it and give me their thoughts.

Ricky Gervais, whom by his own admission never reads...

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My Jim Davidson Experience

(2) Comments | Posted 31 January 2014 | (23:00)

So Jim Davidson has apparently won Celebrity Big Brother and the nation is split. There are those who believe he is a racist, misogynistic wife-beater who should never have been allowed back on TV, others who see him as a changed man who should be given another chance and some,...

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Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Is It Even Worth Finding Out...?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2013 | (20:10)

Towards the end of the film Man of Steel, there is a shot - intentional or otherwise - where Henry Cavill (the actor playing the part of Superman) looks very much like Christopher Reeve. My heart, which had begun its decline from virtually the opening moments of the film, sank...

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Sitting on the Offence

(10) Comments | Posted 15 June 2013 | (00:00)

Earlier this year I was again asked to host the BBC London Comic Relief event for Red Nose Day.

This time, instead of having well known radio and TV presenters being mentored and performing, members of the public had been asked to volunteer. When the auditions were taking place, one...

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Skyfall - A Review to a Kill

(6) Comments | Posted 27 October 2012 | (17:26)

I know it's just a film. I know it shouldn't bother me. But the thing is I've been a James Bond fan since I was six years old so this genuinely matters.

People have a favourite Bond actor. Well to me it's much more about the film than the person...

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The Life And Dearth of a Comedian

(6) Comments | Posted 17 July 2012 | (00:00)

"Are you gigging much at the moment?"

This is a phrase I used to hear quite often when I first started as a comedian. It was the phrase passed between us new/open-spot acts. It was more a conversation filler for people who didn't know each other and only had their...

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(3) Comments | Posted 29 June 2012 | (00:00)

JEWELSH is my third Edinburgh Festival show. The first one, It Wasn't Me It Was Bennett Arron was based on my experiences of Identity Theft and resulted in Channel 4 commissioning me to make a documentary on the subject (in which I was arrested for stealing the identity of the...

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Why Men Hate Me - Because I am So Handsome

(8) Comments | Posted 3 April 2012 | (16:05)

There has been a great deal of negative feedback to Samantha Brick's Daily Mail article Why Women Hate Me For Being Beautiful. I don't understand why. I completely empathise with Samantha's plight, for I too have the burden of incredible attractiveness to bear.

I'll give...

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