Australian comic Benny Boot has been performing comedy in the UK for 10 years. He is considered by many comedians as a wonderful act to watch. Benny was a finalist in NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was invited to the Vancouver Comedy Festival in 2005.
He has performed in Edinburgh as part of the Just The Tonic Showcase (2006), for the Pleasance Comedy Reserve (2007) and debuted his first solo show in 2011, Set Up, Punchline…Pause for Laughter .
Benny returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 with his second solo show Def-Con 4 . The show sold out and Boot put on extra shows to satisfy demand. The run received a great response from audiences and critics alike.
Boot delivers his jokes in a unique style on variety of strange topics. His engaging persona & material keeps the laughter rolling through the entire show and is guaranteed to bring any audience undone. Benny is seen as one of the finest and most innovative joke writers in the business. He stormed the Altitude Comedy Festival last March and stood out, out of a line up of top acts such as Tim Minchin, Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle as the act that got everyone – audience, critics and comics – buzzing.
Benny is a regular face on the UK live circuit. He has a strong following and brings a crowd wherever he performs. He can be found at Highlight, Just the Tonic, Off The Kerb, CKP, Baby Blue, Outside the Box, Bearcat and Barnstormers gigs.
The Guardian said "He may come from down under but we should be loath to let them have him back… Brilliant gags"