Ben Elton

Ben Elton is a hugely successful and influential stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, playwright, librettist and novelist whose work includes some of the funniest and most successful comedy of our time.

Ben’s sitcom credits include The Young Ones, Happy Families, Thin Blue Line and Blackadder, collectively winning five BAFTAs, an EMMY, a British Comedy Award and Jury Awards at Reims.

He has written three hit West End plays: Gasping (1990), Silly Cow (1991) and Popcorn (1996). His second musical, We Will Rock You won the 2003 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best New Musical and an Olivier Award.

Ben has written 14 novels, five of which were number 1 sellers while a further seven made the top 5. They include 1996 Crime Writers Association of Great Britain Gold Dagger Award for fiction winner Popcorn and the 2002 WH Smiths Peoples Choice Fiction Award winner High Society.


“Ben was truly wonderful on Friday – he was very funny and everyone absolutely loved him! He was lovely to work with as well.” Enhance Entertainment
“On behalf of ASFA and it’s members, thank you for your wonderful stand-up routine last Friday. It has been a long time since I laughed so much. The delegates loved it and really appreciated the energy you put into it.” ASFA

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