Adam Benjamin

Stand-up and writer

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.
Why Do You Hate Us,

Why Do You Hate Us, Scotland?

I was broadly in favour of a 'no' vote during the Scottish independence referendum. I didn't have much of a reason beyond still not being totally over America's secession 200 years before my birth, but I wanted Scotland to stick around. Ewan McGregor and Gordon Strachan and whisky... They seemed worth keeping hold of. I was mistaken.
10/03/2016 12:48 GMT
British Sitcom Edges Towards New

British Sitcom Edges Towards New Nadir

Swimer clearly has talent, but is apparently prepared to operate well within its bounds. And unlike Mrs Brown, the result has no shortage of illustrious fans. Have expectations really fallen so low?
10/02/2015 23:04 GMT
Social Media's Propaganda

Social Media's Propaganda War

The validation of opinion, though, appears to have surpassed the pursuit of truth as a priority. Conversation recedes when up against the allure of wilfully ignorant point-scoring. How rich of us to hope for a diplomatic resolution in the Middle East.
23/07/2014 14:48 BST
A Quota for Female Comedians Is No Way

A Quota for Female Comedians Is No Way Forward

For progress to be made, the BBC must fundamentally reassess the way it looks at female stand-ups. They are not a ratings tool but performers who can be just as hilarious as their male counterparts. Treating them as otherwise benefits neither the viewer nor the reputation of female comedians.
12/03/2014 12:20 GMT