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Job Title: Comedian & Identity Theft Speaker
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, stand up comedian, author and TV presenter. He is also a world renowned Speaker on the subject of Identity Theft
Bennett has performed all around the UK as well as in Italy, Australia, Germany, Poland, Amsterdam, South Africa and Hong Kong.
He has written and starred in two radios series: Bennett Arron is Jewelsh - which was nominated for a Celtic Media Award and the recently aired Bennett Arron Worries About…. He also presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC.
His other television and radio credits include; Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (inwhich he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel show for Radio Wales) and he was a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4.
Bennett has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack, Off Their Rockers, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over twenty episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon and he was one of the main writers on the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.
Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.
Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer's Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.
Bennett Arron Seminars
It wasn’t me, it was Bennett Arron Thu 5th Oct 12:20 - 12:50
It wasn’t me, it was Bennett Arron
Several years ago, award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Bennett Arron was in serious debt. He owed thousands of pounds to phone companies, banks and department stores. Only it wasn’t him. Bennett had become one of the first major victims of Identity Theft in the UK. This theft resulted in Bennett becoming penniless and homeless.
Years later, Bennett wrote, directed and presented the Channel 4 Television Documentary How To Steal An Identity. In the programme, which was described as ‘Fascinating and Disturbing’ and was ‘Pick of The Week’ in all the major press, Bennett proved the ease of the crime by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary. He was subsequently arrested by Scotland Yard and shortlisted for a BAFTA!
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Thu 5th Oct 12:20 to 12:50
Cyber Security Keynote