Mitch Benn: Don’t fear the reaper

It’s been a morbid time for “the country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times); he’s turned 46 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him…

Last year’s Celebrity Mastermind winner and former King of Twitter, Mitch Benn, is back on the road with his comedy  show.

Mitch will be shining a comic light on the taboo subject of death in Don’t Fear The Reaper, a show inspired by last year’s loss of so many of our icons of music, stage and screen.

Mitch said: “It was the fact of the slew of famous people dying last year that got me thinking about my own mortality and mortality in general. It’s the one thing that truly unites us, but the last thing we want to talk about. So I decided to crack a bunch of jokes and sing some songs about it instead.”

The musician is much sought after for radio and television slots including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, his own Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music, BBC2’s Steve Wright Show, Channel 4’s Bremner Bird and Fortune and BBC1’s Watchdog.