Ben Elton is back! 15 years in the making and two years late (thanks to Covid), 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. This long awaited London season is the climax of a massive sold out UK and international tour and also marks Ben’s 40th year in showbusiness. Where better to celebrate a lifetime of laughter than in his home town and within heckling distance of where it all began at the legendary Comic Strip in February 1981. Ben will play a two week residency at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 20 – 30 December. Tickets are available now from benelton.live
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.
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.”
Ticket Prices: From £25.00