Ben Price - Comedian & Impersonator
Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
"Who is Ben Price?" you may be wondering. That's okay ... he often wonders the same thing! On any given day Ben could be Dr Phil, Kevin Rudd, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Borat or Jamie Oliver. He can be heard daily on Melbourne's Gold 104.3 FM on the Grubby and DD Breakfast Show, and in May 2011 Ben took the house down on Australia's Got Talent.
Ben discovered his talent for impersonating voices at the age of 10. Since then he has developed an impressive repertoire of over 100 character voices, including Dr Phil, Austin Powers, Sir Sean Connery, Australian PM Kevin Rudd, John Cleese, George W Bush, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, Prince Charles, Owen Wilson, Donkey, Shrek, Puss in Boots, Homer Simpson, Mr. Burns and many more. His impersonations are exact in sound, and in full costume and make-up, Ben can also look the part, mimicking his subject's exact mannerisms.
Ben has performed several times in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with sell-out shows in 2000 with 'Melbourne the Musical', 2001 with 'Who Am I?' and 2003 with 'The Best Show Ever'. In 2006 he performed the hugely successful 'Hollywood Live & Uncut' at The Palms at Crown and in 2007 he had sellout shows of Ben Price as Dr. Phil in "What were you thinking?" This was followed by a successful regional tour all over Victoria. He's appeared on Channel Nine's 'A Current Affair' as Dr .Phil, The Comedy Channel on Foxtel and on Channel Ten's 'The Panel Christmas Wrap' as Ian Thorpe. Ben has appeared on various other TV shows including The Footy Show, In the Limelight and The Good Friday Appeal. Some of Ben's corporate clients include Qantas, Telstra, AMP, Sony, Mercedes Benz, Telstra, Mobil, Foxtel, McDonald's, Sony Ericcson, Microsoft, BT, Tourism Australia and Cadbury Schweppes.
Ben Price has made appearances in TV commercials for such brands as Toyota, Holden and Just Jeans. He's also the face of Just Klapp TV commercials. His many character voices have also been used for several radio campaigns. One of Australia's comic success stories, Ben has performed all over the world.
Ben's material is clean and can adapt to any organisation or event. He will often appear as a character but can also be used to do MC work as himself and incorporate many characters into a routine. With so much experience in the corporate sector and circuit work, and with so many characters, it's no wonder Ben Price is known as Australia's Best Impersonator!