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Ben Van Der Velde

Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.

He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, the Frog & Bucket, Comedy Central Liverpool and Comedy Club 4 Kids, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6 and Sunday Papers Live. On top of that, he has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.

Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed four critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead, Barbarians and Sidekick.  In 2016 his show received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post.

A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all

Chortle

Highly promising…an accomplished comic

Time Out

Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue

Edinburgh Festival Magazine

The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage

Huffington Post

On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up

Fest
Fri 6Jul

Foodie Friday (18+)Glee Club Cardiff

The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

Advance price

  • £15.95 Show Entry
  • £8.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £23.95 Show + Fish & Chips
  • £23.95 Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
  • £23.95 Show + Penang Curry (vg) (gf)
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18