“Incredibly funny and polished two-man musical experience” BMA Magazine
“Clever” The Age
“Performed an awesome hip hop retelling of Macbeth” The Groggy Squirrel
Benjamin and James Stevenson are identical twins who combine to form the musical comedy duo, “The Stevenson Experience”. They first began their comedy career in high school by winning the state finals of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns competition. This brought them onto the main stage of the Melbourne Town Hall to perform for a sell-out crowd. Winning the state finals of the competition again the next year, and once again performing in Melbourne, spurred the brothers to become more serious about their comedy, and after spending a year honing their craft they re-emerged as The Stevenson Experience, becoming National Finalists in Triple J’s Raw Comedy competition, being featured on ABC television, and are now stalwarts of the Canberra Comedy Circuit. The Stevenson Experience were also cast in the Class Clowns Teenage Gala in 2009 at the Melbourne comedy festival, a show specifically targeted at school aged teenagers and a testament to their versatility with audiences. In early 2009 they performed their first solo show to a sellout crowd.
In 2010 The Stevenson Experience were a part of the sleeper hit of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment took 5 acts from the nations capital and put them right in the thick of one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world. The success of the show was overwhelming, with the show seeing and attendance rate of a staggering 85%!
In April 2011 The Stevenson Experience debuted their first solo show, Mission Twinpossible, at the the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In the dimly lit, upstairs Love Lounge of Tony Starr’s Kitten Club they performed 24 hilarious shows. The Stevenson Experience also took part in Capital Punishment 2. Look out for them at next years festival, where they will be back with an all new show.
In October 2011 The Stevenson Experience will be recording their very first live CD at Civic Pub, to be released later in the year. Book your tickets online on the gigs page!
The Stevenson Experience has performed on the main stage at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Sydney Comedy Store, and the Canberra Street Theatre, and can be frequently found gigging at all Canberra’s comedy venues. The Stevenson Experience has performed with Charlie Pickering, Michael Chamberlain, Wil Anderson, Corrine Grant, Kitty Flanagan, Sammy J, Dave Jory, Bo Burnham, Hannah Gadsby, Sam Simmons, Austen Tayshus, and The Bedroom Philosopher. They have also played corporate gigs for Events Management Australia, The Australian Defence Force Academy and ACTEW AGL.
James plays the guitar.
Benjamin attempts to play the piano.
Together they are The Stevenson Experience!