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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Benny Darsow Ad Lib

Benny Darsow Ad Lib

Join Benny for a super fun evening of observational and improvised stand-up that will have you laughing out loud!

Ad Lib is Benny's fifth consecutive year bringing a fresh solo show to Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

In 2018 The Funny Tonne gave his show four stars, reviewer Alastair Bryant describing Benny as 'erudite... bawdy but brainy and a natural on-stage'. 

In 2017 Benny made Herald Sun headlines with a four-star review in front of a tiny late-night audience, with reviewer Joe Calleri describing the show as 'one of the most enjoyable festival nights ever' and said 'Melbourne, get out and discover Benny Darsow'.

In 2016 The Funny Tonne gave Benny his first five-star Festival review, with reviewer Jo Quirk writing 'he is knowledgeable, he is articulate and he interacted with the audience particularly well'.

Originally from Adelaide, Benny has spent about nine months a year on the road since making comedy his full-time profession in 2011.

Benny is now a regular host of the Sydney Comedy Store and in 2018 he hosted two of the Sydney Comedy Festival Galas (Bondi and North Sydney).

Benny has recently returned from British Columbia where he headlined several of Canada's top comedy clubs including the Vancouver Comedy Mix.

In both 2017 and 2016 Benny was nominated for Best Comedy in Perth FRINGE WORLD.

In 2018 The West Australian gave his show four and half stars, reviewer Clarissa Phillips writing 'Benny Darsow is hilarious... able to take the most mundane situations and turn them into laugh-out-loud moments'.

Benny will only be in town for four shows this year during the very first week of the Festival, Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March.

The room is upstairs at The Coopers Inn on Exhibition St and game time is 8.20pm each evening.

Come have some fun! 

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