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 first solo show “Nice Boy Seeks Kind Audience” at the 2019 Sydney Comedy Festival and followed it up with his brand new 2020 show “Ben Kochan Throws A Stool At The Audience”.
In 2021, Ben made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival solo show debut with “I’m Done It”. Jam-packed with a preposterous number of jokes per minute, Ben’s unique style of humour left audiences in stitches.
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 contibuting writer on ABC’s Question Everything hosted by Wil Anderson.
Ben Kochan, along with comedian and de facto partner Concetta Caristo are hitting the road in 2022 with their live show Funny As Sin – a show filled with stand-up and stories for couples, non-couples and everyone in between.
This Noodle Head™ is going places!
2021-22: Funny As Sin with Ben Kochan and Concetta Caristo – Laugh Outta Lockdown Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Gold Coast Laughs Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival.
2021: I’m Done It – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2020: Ben Kochan Throws A Stool At The Audience – Adelaide Fringe
2019: Nice Boy Seeks Kind Audience – Sydney Comedy Festival
2019: Comedy Zone – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2018: Little Nippers (Acting) – Comedy Central
2018: Be Your Own Boss (Acting) – ABC Comedy
2021: Question Everything – Contributing Writer, ABC TV
2022: The Quibble Hour – Co-Host with Concetta Caristo
2018-20: The Nightshift with Benny & Surenny – Co-Host with Suren Jayemanne
2022: Comedy Spot – Gold Coast Laughs Festival Opening Night Gala
2021: Comedy Spot – Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, Concourse Chatswood
2020: Support – Wil Anderson, Comedy Store
2019: Support – Tom Gleeson, Malthouse Theatre, Amazon Prime Stand Up Special Recording
Ben has featured in numerous online campaigns for brands such as Koala Mattresses, Dan Murphy’s and Broadsheet.