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Big Ben

Big Ben

Languages
English
Country
Hong Kong
Biography

Ben Matthews is a fulltime variety entertainer, who has been performing professionally since 1993. As well as stand-up comedy, his skills also include juggling, unicycling, magic and mime. Performing over 350 shows a year, his one man act has been seen in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, India and the UK. He has appeared on tv, radio and in the theatre. Born in England, he is currently based in Hong Kong.

Official Website: www.thebigbenshow.com

Testimonials
“Hilarious… fantastic one liners… Ben Matthews was the scene stealer.”
Happening.com (Singapore’s online arts and entertainment guide). Oct/nov 2001
“He charmed the audience.. and then thrilled them.”
Eunice Quek. Straits Times. (Singapore’s national newspaper) 6 June 2005
“rib-tickling performances by Ben Matthews”
Today Newspaper. (Singapore) Serene Foo 20/11/2001
“hilarious facial expressions”
the Flying Inkpot (Singapore’s online theatre review)  Daniel Teo 8/6/2000
“Ben Matthews … drew the most laughs”
Straits Times. Suhaila Sulaiman 31/3/2001
“He makes strangers laugh…The kids roared with laughter”
New Paper (Singapore’s national tabloid newspaper) Joyce Lim 25 May 2001
“Mr.Ben is on my list of favourites.”
Lee Yew Hin. Straits Times June 6 2005

Videos

Youtube Video #1

Youtube Video #2

Career highlights
Circus work
1992-3 Fire Noise (England’s premiere fire juggling circus)
1996 one-man juggling and unicycling shows in all Singapore’s major hotels, shopping centers, museums and tourist attractions. (OVER 350 SHOWS A YEAR).
1997-9 Birthday shows for the His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei
1998 Team Thirteen (a one man clown show for the Singapore International Arts festival)
1999 The Danger Brothers (a two man show for the Singapore International Arts festival)
1999 Cirque du Soleil’s outreach programme instructor in Singapore
2000 Featured artist: The Singapore River International Buskers’ Festival
2001 Team Thirteen presents Formless Formby (Singapore International Arts festival)
Comedy Work
2002 to the present day His “Big Ben Comedy Show” has been entertaining at corporate dinners for multinational companies such as Fuji, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, Cycle and Carriage, Phillips, Hitachi, Shell, HSBC, Mitsubishi, Minolta, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer pharmaceuticals, British American Tobacco, the US Air Force, Singapore International Airlines, Singapore’s Army, Navy, Police force and Airforce, Citibank, Hyatt hotels and many more!
2007 to the present day. Performing weekly at Hong Kong’s Take Out Comedy Shop, including the opening act for 2008 Hong Kong International Comedy Festival
Theatre
The Miller’s tale (Oxford 1990), If only I had a heart made out of Levis, (Singapore Arts Fest  1999), Something Totally Uneducational (1999), commander of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek World Tour (Dec 1999-Feb 2000), Luna-id’s: Alice in Wonderless Land (Singapore Arts Fest 2000), Imaginart’s Sparkleshark (Singapore’s Drama center 2001), Luna-id’s: Joined at the Head (Raffles Hotel Jubilee Hall 2001), Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Little Victories (2004), Wild Rice’s the Visit of the Tai Tai (Victoria theatre 2004), the leading role in Begum a musical (Hyderabad India 2005) and many more!
TV
1996 30 minute special on UTV
1998 Artbeat, Seasons of Love (Drama)
2000 Trailer for Channel i
2001 TV Commercial for Courts furniture malls
2001 TV Commercial for American Express
2004 Sir Stamford Raffles in The History of Malays in Singapore
And many more!
Mime Shows
Cinemime (Singapore’s Drama Centre1997), Was It Something I Said? (1998), MimeMobile (Singapore Art Museum 1999), Mime Unlimited’s Cinderella dreams (2002), and many more!

Colleges/educational shows (endorsed by Singapore’s National Arts Council)
Over 75 primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges, polytechnics and universities.

 


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