Ben Kochan is a comedian who possesses a keen observational eye while maintaining a somewhat unhealthy commitment to being as silly as possible. Combine this with sharp writing and a phenomenal moustache, it’s a good time.
Ben was selected as part of the prestigious Comedy Zone at the 2019 Melbourne Comedy Festival, performed stand-up at Triple J’s Good Az Friday, Splendour in the Grass, and supported Tom Gleeson and Wil Anderson. It’s quite the hot streak, and one that’s seen him become a favourite at comedy clubs around Australia.
Ben performed and sold out his debut solo show “Nice Boy Seeks Kind Audience” at the 2019 Sydney Comedy Festival and followed it up with “Ben Kochan Throws a Stool at The Audience” in 2020 at the Adelaide Fringe, before the world, ya know, stopped for a bit
In 2021, Ben made his long-awaited Melbourne International Comedy Festival solo show debut with “I’m Done It”. A show jam-packed with a preposterous number of jokes per minute, Ben’s unique style of humour leaving audiences in stitches. Ben most recent show was a split bill with fellow comedian / de facto life partner Concetta Caristo, Funny As Sin - a show filled with stand-up and stories for couples, non-couples and everyone in between.
Ben has featured on Comedy Central’s show Little Nippers, on ABC Comedy’s Be Your Own Boss alongside Becky Lucas and Cameron James and was a contributing writer on ABC’s Question Everything hosted by Wil Anderson. You can also listen to him and Concetta co-host their hilarious podcast The Quibble Hour.
In 2022, Ben recorded and released his debut comedy album, Hooley Dooley What a Crowd. Racking up tens of thousands of streams across multiple platforms online, it’s the perfect showcase of Ben’s prolific joke writing and observational style.