Ben Elton will play a two-week residency in London’s West End this December.
15 years in the making and two years late (thanks to the pandemic), the multi-award winning comedy writer and undisputed Godfather of modern stand-up Ben Elton, finally brings his critically acclaimed show to the West End.
The upcoming London season at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 20 – 30 December is the climax of a massive sold out UK and international tour and also marks Ben’s 40th year in showbusiness
Ben is a true polymath whose unsurpassed career includes seminal and groundbreaking television shows, four hit West End plays, four hit West End musicals, 16 bestselling novels and three feature films. But it was his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic that made him into a national figure and it is ‘stand-up’ which brings him back to London for two hours plus of blisteringly incisive comedy from the motor-mouth of the master.
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Ben Elton said: “London’s my home town and the West End is where my career as a stand-up began, so it’s a very big thrill to be bringing my show to the famous Harold Pinter Theatre. It’s also quite ironic since (as every long suffering theatre goer knows) Harold Pinter wouldn’t have recognised a joke if it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.
“Of course the theatre used to be called The Comedy and I can’t wait to bring the laughter back.”