British Comedy Guide

Alex Owen

Overheard review

In these gloriously skewed shorts, comedians Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen film unsuspecting people, imagine their conversations and add hilarious voiceovers.

The Guardian, 7th December 2017

Can Daphne and The Pin save Radio 4 comedy?

One act offers Badults-style sketches, the other does mindbending meta-gags. Both bring new shows to a station that specialises in self-satisfied comedy.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 14th July 2017

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain 2017 shortlist announced

The writers of Plebs, People Just Do Nothing, Fleabag, Guilt Trip, The Pin and John Finnemore's Double Acts are nominated in the WGGB Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 6th December 2016

14 comedy shows up for BBC Audio Awards 2017

The shortlists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017 has been revealed, with 14 comedies in the running across the Best Scripted Comedy and Best Comedy with a Live Audience categories.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2016

BBC Three publishes new Top Ten series

BBC Three has launched a new online web series in which comedians list their 'Top Tens' on a subject of their choosing. Additionally, it is inviting fans to submit their own lists.

British Comedy Guide, 14th July 2016

The Pin answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

The Pin - aka Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen - are back for their third Fringe this year, sketch show Ten Seconds with The Pin. Find out what the boys have to say for themselves...

British Comedy Guide, 3rd August 2015

Blag a comedy expert part 42: The Pin

In 'blag a comedy expert' part 42 we welcome comedy double act The Pin, who are also known to their friends (and even some strangers), as Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen.

Bad Scents Of Humour, 24th July 2015

Alex Owen: The Pin are coming to Radio 4

Martin Walker talks to Alex Owen of double act, The Pin. Alex talks about he and partner Ben's new Radio 4 series, and the intriguing concept behind their new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin.

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 24th July 2015

The Pin returns to the 2014 Fringe

Alexander Owen and Ben Ashden talk fruit, splurting butter and what to expect from this year's Fringe show. A comedy duo not to miss.

Laura Jeffrey, Edinburgh Fringe Review, 31st July 2014

Edinburgh Fringe preview: The Pin

Sometimes a sketch combo is simply not very funny from first sketch to last sketch. Not The Pin though. Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen are unashamedly smart cookies who have refined the process with forensic precision and have a consistently high hit level.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th July 2014

The Pin, Soho Theatre - comedy review

The sketch duo of Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden have lost none of the heady inventiveness that initially got them noticed.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 20th March 2014

Fringe stories: The Pin

Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen from comedy double act The Pin recall a dramatic episode while flyering for their Edinburgh Festival show.

Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, WOW247, 22nd August 2013