Anil Desai (UK)
As a comedian Anil began his career starring in the Award winning BBC sketch show series Goodness Gracious Me. As a fan of pop-culture, he followed this by creating his own comedy sketch group The Giant Pineapple Boys, performing in London and Edinburgh Festivals (2001 – 2004), co-hosted on the ever popular live late show Spank! (Edfest 2004 – 2007), created his original comedy characters Rajesh – Bollywood Lounge singer & Candice the Fluffer Girl continually performing on the cabaret, variety & burlesque circuit since 2006, and has had over 25,000 hits on Comedybox online with his awe-inspiring act of performing 52 impressions in just 5 minutes!
Since 2008, he has become known as ‘the Stand-Up Chameleon’ and had a smashing 2009 Edinburgh festival run with his show of the same title, earning him a commission by BBC Comedy Extra for a 4 sketch mini series entitled How To Impersonate. Since then he has been headlining comedy shows in London and around the world.
Ben Darsow blends refreshing observational humour with regular moments of improvised gold.
He tours Australia’s comedy club circuit relentlessly as both a headline act and MC.
Ben was recently approached to co-host Mix 102.3’s Adelaide Breakfast Show for 2014.
“cleverly crafted humour and slick improvisation skills…seriously funny”