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  • Start: Friday 28 June - 20:00
  • Auditorium: Cellar Bar

RBM presents two stars of the comedy world previewing their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Mitch Benn 

“Well-crafted lyrics, catchy tunes and a charismatic performer. What more could you ask for?” Leicester Mercury

A stalwart of 
BBC Radio 4s Now Show for more than a decade, Mitch has also 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 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 2s Anatomy Of A Guitar and presented  Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. He also appeared on (and won) BBC1 televisions Celebrity Mastermind!

The country’s leading musical satirist The Times

Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny The Guardian

Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire The Scotsman

Matt Rees

Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian, Matt Rees, has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike.

The deadpan stand-up is a sober drunk and a couple of years ago he had to take a break from comedy to deal with his personal matters, but now he’s back and taking the comedy scene by storm once more. As well as starring in BBC3’s This Country and BBC’s Edinburgh Fringe Highlights, Matt has also recently recorded an episode of BBC2’s Stand Up at BBC Wales, Amazon’s Audible Presents and Stand Up For BBC Radio Wales.

The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Comedian of The Year, Welsh Unsigned Act of The Year and Loaded LAFTAs, as well as being nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer.

Matt works across the board of the top UK clubs, such as The Comedy Store and the Glee Club and has also been feature at the leading comedy/music festivals such as Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Green Man and the fantastically off-beat Welsh festival, Machynlleth Comedy Fest. Matt has also provided tour support for the likes of Joe Lycett, John Robins, Elis James, Patrick Kielty as well as Tig Notaro.

"A properly original comedy mind" Guardian

“Comedian to watch" The Times

Running Time: 140 mins including interval

Age Guidance: 14+

Please note that previously advertised Mark Simmons is now unavailable to perform in this show and has been replaced by Mitch Benn. 

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