Clients have included leading computer games companies Creative Assembly, the British Core Bike Conference and Tekna – the Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals. I have also performed at staff Christmas parties, birthdays held in Masonic temples, comedy tours of the FIFA Museum of Zurich and for a wide variety of audiences whether it’s an RNLI fundraiser at a working men’s club, in the officer’s mess at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire or a specially curated show for English Heritage members on Hadrian’s Wall.
“Ben arrived in plenty of time before the show. He soon had things underway and did a really great job of compering and getting full attention of the audience, plus a bit of focus on a couple of likely suspects near the front! All in all our staff and customers had a great night of fantastic entertainment.” Peter Nisbett , Managing Director, Wind Wave (Organisers of The Core Bike Conference)
“This event was conceived as a mini-music festival and Ben’s remit was to host the stage for the whole afternoon. He did a great job in coaxing staff members down to the front, riffing relentlessly around their personalities and the games industry as a whole and was able to shift seamlessly between warm host, improvising comic and energy-boosting ringmaster. He was unphased by changes to the schedule and was able to tailor his set to the changing schedule as the event progressed.” Gareth Swann, Managing Director, The Lean Consultancy. (Creative Assembly 30th Anniversary Festival)
“Ben Van der Velde has been booked multiple times for The Comedy Box’s events – everything from club gigs and festival shows to high end corporate events. He keeps on blowing us away with his energetic, quriky and fun stories! We absolutely love him and will highly recommend him for any event!” Chi Ton, Comedy Box Stavanger/Urban Rebels Productions