Benji Waterstones is an NHS doctor and award-winning comedian who provides a fly on the padded-wall account of life as a junior psychiatrist.
He won the Frog & Bucket World Series, was runner-up in Piccadilly New Act and Comedy Knights, and a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny, Leicester Square and the Magners New Act competition. He has twice been nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award and was short-listed for Best Newcomer at Brighton Fringe for his show ‘The Ayahuasca Diaries’ about healing plant medicines.
Outside of conventional psychiatry he is involved in research into psilocybin (magic mushrooms) for major depression.
He also co-hosts The Moth storytelling night in London and has written for Huffington Post and The Guardian. He is working on his first non-fiction book, a psychiatric medical memoir, ‘You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here’. Obviously stories will be changed to preserve patient confidentiality. And to make them funnier.
“Perfect and hilarious” – Buzzfeed
“The cardigan, slouch and world-weariness of a young Jeremy Hardy” –Chortle
“Absolutely brilliant gags” – Kate Copstick
Arts Award Voice ★★★★