Al 'JACKO' BENSON
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD COCKNEY COMIC
THEATRE, VARIETY, CABARET, HOLIDAY CENTRES, STAGS,
MERIDIAN TV, GRANADA TV, SKY, CENTRAL TV, CALTON TV, BBC TV, BBC RADIO
Born and raised in the east end of London Al 'JACKO BENSON' is a 'genuine' cockney comedian.
His comedy life started at an early age taking the mick out of teachers at school, more often than not ending up with the cane across his backside. He is a black belt instructor in Ju-jitsu and in the beginning used this in his act, much to the annoyance of the people he used to get up out of the audience to help him
After working all the pubs, clubs and cabaret venues he got his hands on his first theatre tour with Peters and Lee. After that more theatre tours came his way, Duncan Nouvelle, The Stylistics, The Drifters and those good old sing-a-long merchants Chas n Dave to name a few.
AL BENSON if he is doing a cabaret spot or AL 'JACKO' BENSON if he is doing his gangster act can work all types of comedy, clean, saucy or saucier. He sings and plays the Ukelele in his act to finish off his act and in that good old cockney style. So there we have it, AL BENSON in a nut shell. We could go on telling you about AL BENSON all night but why don't you book him and see for yourself, HE IS FUNNY.
With a wealth of comedy material from one-liners, full routines and topical gags he loves nothing better than to stand on a stage and make people laugh. From clubs to theatre and holiday centres to television, it's all the same to him, if they are out for a laugh he can give it!
One of Al's strong points is his ad-libs. Hecklers are no problem, while never going over the top he always comes out best without offending anybody.