Benjamin Crellin is an internationally respected stand-up comedian and part of a very early generation of true kiwi stand-ups. He began performing in 1995 at just eighteen and for many years was the youngest pro stand-up in the country. He was the first act to take the stage at New Zealand’s only dedicated comedy club The Classic in Auckland.
His stand-up combines kiwi staunchness with fun and mischief to deliver slick one-liners and intelligent observations that explore everything from religion and race through to conflict and sexuality. Not afraid of the hard subjects, Crellin is known for his superb writing and his ability to find hilarious angles in areas where many other comics fear to tread.
In 2004, he showcased at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, with fellow kiwi comedians Flight of the Conchords. He has had two 50 date solo tours of Canada (2004, 2005) and a 13 date tour of South Africa. His solid work on the UK circuit has seen him perform and headline in England, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Spain, Bahrain and Dubai. He has written and toured 8 solo shows the one of which: GAGSS4THEMASSES, received rave reviews and saw him invited to perform for the second year in a row at The Vancouver International Comedy Festival, again with Flight Of The Conchords.