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 appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) and has since been a regular headliner across the UK.
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, Set Up, Punchline…Pause for Laughter in 2011.
Benny has since returned to the Fringe with more solo shows, Def-Con 4 (2012) and As Seen on TV (2013). Both shows were sold out throughout the Fringe, and Boot put on extra shows to satisfy demand. The runs 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 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 and global cicuit having played, Estonia, Finland, France, Switzaland, Germany, Norway and The Seychelles, as well as soon leaving for Japan. He has a strong following through profilic social media interest as well as sheer talent and brings a crowd wherever he performs.
“Boot possesses an incredible sharpness of wit.” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
“Boot’s mind is a fecund and strange place and he has some of the most memorable jokes of the Fringe to prove it.” ★★★★ Spoonfed
“He may come from down under but we should be loath to let them have him back… Brilliant gags.” The Guardian