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Ben McKenzie


Writer/performer Ben McKenzie is best known as a comedian, specialising in science and geek culture. His works include one-act play A Record or an OBE, the improvised adventure show Dungeon Crawl, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour, live games such as The Curse and The Whispering Society with Pop Up Playground, and hit Doctor Who podcast Splendid Chaps with John Richards.

He also works as a voice-over artist, presenter and actor. He is an associate producer of Karen Pickering’s Cherchez la Femme, the monthly “feminist Q&A in the pub” salon, and is on the organising committee for the Melbourne Slutwalk. You can follow him on Twitter at @labcoatman. His favourite dinosaur is Stegosaurus.

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