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 is on fire after a sell-out Perth Fringeworld, 4.5 star Adelaide Fringe and triumphant return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016.
This closely follows a breakout tour of the USA and Canada last year.
Ben combines clever observational humour with free-flowing audience interaction and performs with an undeniable joy for the craft.
– The Funny Tonne
“an engaging and effervescent comedic talent”
– The Herald Sun
Nominated for Best Comedy
2016 Perth Fringe World