Special Guest MC For CSTS 2012

Can’t Stop The Serenity Melbourne 2012 is proud to announce our very special guest MC, Ben McKenzie!

Ben McKenzie is an actor, scientician, comedian, feminist, improviser, geek, voiceover artist, games player, presenter, nerd, writer and ginger. Described as ‘geek comedy’s patron saint’ (T-Squat Magazine) and ‘the anti-Hitler’ (Boxcutters), Ben has written and performed sketch comedy, comedy science lectures and stand-up for over a decade. He founded production companies Shaolin Punk, Museum Comedy and (with others) Pop Up Playground, created the long-running improvised comedy Dungeon Crawl, and appeared in The Bazura Project and Woodley for the ABC. Ben was recently published in the anthology Geek Mook by Vignette Press, is currently working as Production Manager on the 2012 Freeplay Independent Games Festival, and hopes to launch a new game discussion podcast, “Losing An Eye”, later in the year. Ben’s Internest is labcoatman.com.au, and you can follow him on Twitter at @labcoatman. His favourite dinosaur is Stegosaurus.

Ben brings all that experience to bear on stage as our host for the afternoon and, being a Browncoat himself, Ben is very excited for this years event.  We have some more announcements to make in the following days including Auction items and Raffle prizes, so stay tuned.  We are only weeks away from the big day, so make sure you get your tickets early!

In the meantime, you can check out Ben tomorrow night for his regular Impro D&D live on stage.

Where: The Bella Union, upstairs at Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria streets, Melbourne
 8:30 PM, first Wednesday of the month (check times for late night shows during the Comedy and Fringe festivals)
Tickets: $14 pre-sale (inc. booking fee), $15 on the door; book tickets via the Bella Union web site.