Benny Shakes

Comedian, Workshop Leader, Corporate Speaker, Host of Blue Badge Bunch and Disabled Cants.
WINNER of the ND Review Disabled Champions Awards 2023
“What a wonderful evening we had with Benny Shakes. Everyone loves him” The Community Coaching Company
“Sharp, funny and fearless” Karen Bayley, Comedian
“Animated and energetic” Liam O’Dell
“A brilliant show, it was fun whilst being informative” Leah Hand, Rockwell Community Centre

Benny is an established stand up comedians, co-host of the hit Edinburgh comedy show, Disabled Cants, and the creator and star of Blue Badge Bunch, a critically acclaimed groundbreaking disabled led game show for all ages funded by Arts Council England. Benny has toured the UK twice, had a two successful runs at the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Fringe, appeared at Vault Festival and many other prestigious events across the UK, as well as speaking and running workshops at corporate events such as ITV Able, schools and community groups. He has received praise for his disabled representation and innovative, fun ideas.

Creator/Host – Blue Badge Bunch UK Tours 2021/22/23
Host – Blue Badge Bunch – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022/23
Host – Disabled Cants – Laughing Horse Free Festival, Edinburgh Fringe 2023
Just the Tonic
Glee Club
Manfords Comedy Club
Nottingham Comedy Festival
Leicester Comedy Festival
Brighton Fringe
Buxton Fringe

Guest – BBC Radio Nottingham
Guest – BBC Radio York
Interview – Songs of Praise

Creator/Host – Benny Shakes Things UP

Panel Discussion Host/Stand Up Comedian – ITV Able
Speaker/Comedian – The Community Coaching Company

Praise for Blue Badge Bunch:
OffFest Award Nominee
★★★★★- “Lots of fun” –
★★★★★ – “Extremely inclusive” – A Youngish Perspective
★★★★  “Engagingly interactive.” Three Weeks
★★★★ “A mighty show” Neurodiverse Review
★★★★ “An abundance of charm & humour” Theatre & Art Reviews
★★★★ “An inspired, brilliantly energetic game show for kids like you’ve never seen before!” Everything Theatre
Best Show Midlands Comedy Awards (2nd Place)
Neurodiverse Representation Award 2022 (Shortlist)
Lyn Gardner’s VAULT Festival 2023 Top Picks

Praise for Disabled Cants:
“Wonderfully relaxed and friendly” The Scotsman
★★★★★ “The most accessible, friendly and inclusive show I’ve ever seen at the Edinburgh Fringe” – Neurodiverse Review