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.
2023: From Us & Ours To You & Yours – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
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
2022: Blood Sugar Sex Yowie (Acting) – Short Film, Directed by Henry Stone
2018: Little Nippers (Acting) – Comedy Central
2018: Be Your Own Boss (Acting) – ABC Comedy
2021: Question Everything – Contributing Writer, ABC TV
2021-23: The Quibble Hour – Co-Host with Concetta Caristo
2018-20: The Nightshift with Benny & Surenny – Co-Host with Suren Jayemanne
Ben is also a regular guest on various other podcasts including Don’t You Know Who I Am? hosted by Josh Earl
2022: Comedy Album – Hooley Dooley What a Crowd!
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.