Welcome to the internest ofÂ Ben McKenzie, Melbourne-based actor, comedian, game designer, writer and ginger. (He’s not the one on Gotham.)
‘Geek comedy’s patron saint’ (T-Squat magazine), Ben writes and performs live comedy, including sketches, comedy lectures, the hit liveÂ Doctor WhoÂ podcastÂ Splendid Chaps, the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired improvised comedyÂ Dungeon Crawl, and his most recent solo show, Ben McKenzie is Uncool.Â His major current project is theÂ sci-fi comedy audio seriesÂ Night Terrace, now in its second season, for which he is co-writer, co-producer, and co-star alongside Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne. (Yes, we sent Susan from Neighbours into space.)
It should come as no surprise that Ben loves games; he is co-founder of live games companyÂ Pop Up Playground, where he has designed games includingÂ Spy Catcher,Â The Curse,Â The Whispering Society,Â The Focal PointÂ andÂ The Ride,Â and worked with theÂ Freeplay Independent Games FestivalÂ since 2012.
His favourite dinosaur isÂ Stegosaurus.
Here on the site you can find details of Ben’s appearances, along with blog posts featuring his musings on life, the Universe and everything. (Yeah, he loves Douglas Adams as well.)