I’ve performed solo comedy since 2004, self-producing under my own production company,  Shaolin Punk. All my shows are written by and starring me.

Ben McKenzie is Uncool

After years of collaborative comedy work, I return to solo performance for the 2014 comedy festival! This fifty minute show celebrates all the things I think are cool which most people do not. Playing at the Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy until April 20.

A Brief History of A Brief History of Time

The great unread classic explained! A special show for National Science Week 2008, and reprised in super-shortened form for 2012’s Peer Revue.

Museum Comedy

A series of comedy tours around scientific and/or historic institutions, now a fixture of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and slowly expanding its influence across the planet. You can find out more at the Museum Comedy web site.


Science is rock ‘n’ roll, baby! And this was the show that proved it.

Evolutionary: the Man in the Lab Coat Evolved

Ben tells the story of life’s evolution from simple beginnings to staggering variety: a tale of drama, suspense and discovery, featuring a cast of untold billions and an awful lot of sex.

Listen to the Man in the Lab Coat

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…'”Isaac Asimov

The original Man in the Lab Coat show, a mixture of the history of science, and the history of the Man himself.

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