Ninia Benjamin
Ninia Benjamin

Ninia Benjamin

  • Actor and stand-up comedian

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British Comedian Of The Year 2023 review

Its £10,001 prize has previously wooed some of the circuit's biggest hitters, such as Ian Stone, Steve Gribbin, Mike Gunn and Jeff Innocent. But this year's final of the British Comedian Of The Year seemed more open, with many experienced names but no perennial headliners at the bigger clubs. Indeed, the winner, Alistair Williams, has previously complained about being cancelled from the circuit for his contrarian views.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 30th November 2023

Dave drops The Island

Tom Allen-fronted comedy format The Island has been cast away after one series.

Chortle, 24th January 2023

The Island review

I watched Dave's new comedy format The Island, not knowing it had been devised by stand-ups James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins when they got stranded in New York by a storm. That fact came as something as a surprise, given the show feels less than an idea created organically by some fine comic minds, and more like the brainchild of a UKTV exec trying to engineer something to fill a Taskmaster-shaped hole left after their biggest show got poached by Channel 4.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 23rd March 2022

The Island, Dave, review

Comedy panel shows are over - this predictable refresh proves it.

Emily Watkins, i Newspaper, 23rd March 2022

The Island review

This nautical panel show is so laugh-free it's a wreck.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 23rd March 2022

The Island is proof that lazy podcasts are ruining TV comedy

Dave's new panel show challenges a group of comics to come up with strategies for how to survive after a shipwreck. But why?

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd March 2022

Sean Lock honoured in Comics' Comic Awards results

Sean Lock has been posthumously awarded an Outstanding Achievement title. The Comics' Comic Awards 2021, which are voted on by comedians, also saw wins for Jo Caulfield, Mark Nelson, Ninia Benjamin and Paul Smith.

British Comedy Guide, 30th December 2021

Jeff Innocent wins British Comedian of the Year

Third place went to Ninia Benjamin, second place went to Andy Askins and the winner is... Jeff Innocent.

Beyond The Joke, 25th November 2021

British Comedian Of The Year 2021 review

Review of the final of the most lucrative competition in comedy.

Bruce Dessau, Chortle, 25th November 2021

British Comedian Of The Year finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for the British Comedian of the Year.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th November 2021

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