Who is this Benson chap, then?

Geordie Giant Luke is a stand-up/writer/actor/podcaster/bloke.

Mainly working as a stand-up & having established himself as an opening act & compere he’s now progressing to headliner.

Competitions he’s been in the final of are:
Hackney Empire New Act of the Year
Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year (twice)
Leicester Square New Act of the Year
Amused Moose Laugh Off
& the Newbury New Act of the Year

He has performed extensively in the UK & also abroad, doing shows in the Balkans, Scandinavia, Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium AND Bahrain.

Edinburgh / festivals:

He has written & performed three full-length solo shows in the last 3 years.
“Luke Benson: Makes Something of Himself”, a show about turning 30 & trying to do well [review here]
“Legendary Feet”. A show looking at mythology & trying to write ones own legend through worthy feats.
“Backseat Hero”: A show about being stalked by a Taxi-Driver. Funnier than it sounds [reviews here]
He has featured in 2 Edinburgh showcases – Big Value & The Comedy Reserve. Both of these were brilliant.

In addition to this he is a radio presenter with a show for 3 years on Shoreditch Radio & curator of an NUFC Podcast called “The Newcastle Natter” through Playback Media.

He has appeared on Channel4, Channel 5, GinxTV, Radio 1, 6Music, Radio4, Capital, Virgin and Absolute Radio & written for BBC Radio4 & Sky.

Should he do anything else of note it’ll appear here.


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