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As a rapper Doc Brown (aka Ben Smith) has worked with Mark Ronson and De La Soul. As an actor, he’s made his mark in Law & Order UK and Level Up. As a comic he mixes rhythmic skills and observations on London life into a skillful routine.
Once an underground rapper who worked with, among others De La Soul and Mark Ronson, Ben ‘Doc Brown’ Smith put down one mic and picked up another after working as ‘slang consultant’ on Lenny Henry’s Radio 4 sitcom, Rudy's Rare Records.
Encouraged by various BBC producers and writers (and Lenny himself), Doc played his first standup gig and within six months was at the Edinburgh Festival and in the final of the annual So You Think You’re Funny? competition.
Combining smart banter with comic raps, Doc covers everything from life and relationships to his previous job as a touring musician and various brushes with fame with charm and energy.
Since hitting the road as a professional standup Doc has become a headline act, as well as a writer with credits on various Radio 4 programmes, and a comic actor with roles in BBC2’s Nurse (with Paul Whitehouse) and Rev., and Channel 4's The Inbetweeners and Derek. As a performer he’s appeared on Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Good News.
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