In his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, the stand-up comedian and doyen of daytime, Paul Sinha, weaved an intricate tale of happiness based on a combination of doing the two jobs he loved, enjoying parental approval, and, actually being in a proper, grown-up, long-term relationship. The day after he returned home from Edinburgh, the illusion of happiness was shattered. Was this the end? The beginning of the end? Or the end of a beginning?
‘One of those comedians who makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an art form.’ Yorkshire Post
‘This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate.’ Chortle
Paul’s Radio 4 show Paul Sinha’s History Revision won the Rose d’Or for Best Radio Comedy in 2016 and a second series was broadcast earlier this year. He is a frequent guest on 5 Live’s Fighting Talk and is the Chaser, known as The Sinnerman, on ITV’s The Chase. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Best Club Comic winner.
It’s been a morbid time for ‘the country’s leading musical satirist’ (The Times); he’s turned 46 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? And is it really the end? (Yes. Yes, it is, sorry!) Mitch confronts his – and YOUR – mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It’s time you’re not getting back!
‘Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire.’ The Scotsman
Mitch has been a regular on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show for more than a decade and has presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle, a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have recently been broadcast – The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building. He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s Anatomy of a Guitar and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. He is currently working on a 40th anniversary special of Derek & Clive, again for BBC Radio 4.