Described by The Times as the countrys leading musical satirist, Mitch was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4s The Now Show for more than a decade. His critically acclaimed Edinburgh Show Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014 and, following on from its success, a further three specials were commissioned on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis - The Freewheelin Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building - all of which have recently been broadcast. In 2015 he also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2s Anatomy Of A Guitar and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. In December 2016, he appeared on BBC 1s Celebrity Mastermind and in August 2018, he appeared on ITV’s Celebrity Eggheads.
Radio and TV
In addition to programs listed above, Mitchs many other radio credits include numerous series of Its Been A Bad Week on BBC Radio 2, three series of Mitch Benns Crimes Against Music on BBC Radio 4, two series of The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7 and presenting Mitch Benns Wondrous Stories BBC Radio 4. On television, Mitch has been seen as an occasional presenter on BBC1’s “One Show” for which he also wrote and hosted their Complaints Choir strand and he has written and filmed a series of satirical songs for “Watchdog”. Other television credits include The Last Word (E4), Ikea (BBC2) Today With Des & Mel (ITV Network), The Comedy Store(Channel 5 & Paramount Comedy),The Stand Up Britain Final (Granada),The World Stands Up (Comedy Central & BBC America USA; Paramount Comedy UK; Comedy Channel Australia),The Warehouse (Carlton), Pulling Power (Central ), Net.Comedy (Action Time) Gas (Channel 4), Live At Jongleurs (UK Gold) as well as presenting Out There for Carlton World, an investigative program on the Paranormal. He also contributed songs to Bremner, Bird & Fortune (C4).
Best New Comic - Glastonbury Festival 1995
Mercury Comedian Of The Year - Leicester Comedy Festival 1998
“Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian
“Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman