Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

Comedy (music, stand-up)

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One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4's Now Show to his column in the New European, Mitch spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the 'country's leading musical satirist' (Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions. 'Undoubted skill as a musician and delightfully cutting wit' ( 'He's Britain's answer to Tom Lehrer' (Swindonian). 'Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' (Guardian).

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Richard Collier 81 days ago

Another cracking set from Mitch Benn. I get so used to his wit & wisdom on Twitter that I forget how fantastic he really is live. Own your sh*t and the song about the unloved oddballs saving the world are particular highlights in an hour that seems to fly past in one enormous single sentence. There’s a lot of amateurs looking to take your money on the Fringe, and a lot of ‘work in progress’ this year in particular. If you prefer to hand over your cash to someone who knows what he’s doing and is doing it VERY well, here’s your show.

Steven Nicol 82 days ago

Far more political than previous shows. He starts with a song called 'Militantly Centrist' but follows up with a song about 'toxic masculinity' which is so far left it's ironic.

Still a great song-smith and I enjoyed it.

Nicky Myerscough 82 days ago

This show is absolutely brilliant. Mitch is a great singer/songwriter. If we all followed his advice the world would be in much better shape. Thoughtful ideas delivered with humour.

Tom Grieve 82 days ago

Mitch Benn on top form this year, clever and perspicacious songs. Don’t Be A Dick!

Nic and Steve 83 days ago

Mitch was great..political and show

Dug Stokes 86 days ago

Brilliant show, loved every minute. Mitch is as fantastic live as he is everywhere else. The show is a little political, but even if you feel left-out of his ... aggressive opinions, it's totally enjoyable. Absolute genius at his craft, I'm so glad I got to see him live.

Alastair McInnes 89 days ago

It won't take you long to figure out Mitch's take on modern politics. I'm not going to pretend that my agreement with everything he said isn't going to influence this review but I do think that the sheer craft on display is worth the ticket price on its own. A talented and funny performer.

Ganesh Gudka 96 days ago

Brilliant. Funny and spot on with everything he said and sang. Made even better by the clever use of his loop pedal to build up musically complete sounds as a solo performer. Highly recommended.

Max Leadley-Brown 98 days ago

Mitch has come up with a very thought provoking show this year. He brings up many concepts and subjects with clarity and humour. The songs are all different and all are amusing in different ways, but it is not gag stuffed. This is a good thing. It is a very good show and worth every minute!

Ian Sorensen 100 days ago

Not sure if his songs will ultimately save the world but they certainly made me laugh, think and want to do SOMETHING to stop the tide of greed, stupidity and arrogant politics that we are living through. I've seen Mitch every yer for over a decade and his current show is both the same as previous ones and, importantly, more powerful in it's call to action. Every one of the songs is strong. Mitch introduces each one with his brilliant comic insights that make him one of the UK's top stand ups. And all delivered in a friendly, come-along-with-me-on-this-crazy-idea sort of way. An absolute joy of a show.

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

Ten Songs to Save the World is mistitled, but it will certainly save you from boredom for an hour. If you’re left-leaning, a Guardian reader, or to quote Benn, not a ‘bug eyed death cultist’, then you’ll certainly find agreeable content.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 85 days ago

I must have first seen Mitch Benn fully 25 years ago doing his thing of writing clever, funny songs and linking these with his equally funny thoughts and musing, he seems to have the ability to sweep one along with … Read More ...

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