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19/08/2005
Welsh, Jewish and very funny by: Leslie Bunder
FILED UNDER DAILY JEWS >> Arts
Bennett Arron
Bennett Arron

Being described as a cross between Woody Allen and Max Boyce would probably mean you were talking about someone who is a Jewish and Welsh comic.
 
No, don't laugh, well not yet anyway as Bennett Arron is exactly that a Welsh-born Jewish comic. 
 
Wales has never been known as the hottest place to find Jewish comics, but Arron has finally put Welsh Jewish comics on the map.
 
It's been an upward struggle for him, playing small gigs and gradually building up an awareness in the comedy club circuit.  As well as the gigs, Arron has also written for and starred in various low-key TV shows.
 
Earlier this year he found his identity stolen which resulted in him losing his home, his car and having him and his wife becoming homeless. And if that wasn't bad enough, Arron was thousands of pounds in debt.
 
Britain's biggest selling tabloid runs a story on Arron and his predictiment which then inspires Arron to write a one man show based on his experience - It Wasn't Me, It Was Bennett Arron.
 
In July the show makes its debut in London and gains a wide range of positive reviews with The Guardian newspaper giving it a Pick of the Week for the way in which he reveals what it is really like to have your identity stolen.
 
The London venue staff tell some friends in Edinburgh about it and within a matter of days, Arron gets a slot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
 
So popular was his show that it is now running at The Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh until August 28th.
 
Arron is certainly worth checking out and proving that Jewish comedy doesn't have to come from New York, Los Angeles, London or Manchester, it can also come via Wales and his material and stage delivery makes Arron one of the rising stars of Jewish comedy.
 
More information:  Book tickets for Bennett Arron

Bennett Arron's site:  www.bennettarron.co.uk

 
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