Benjamin and James Stevenson are identical twin brothers who combine to form the musical comedy duo The Stevenson Experience. They have placed in the Grand Final of every national comedy competition in Australia, and been crowned the nation’s funniest new comedians.
The Stevenson Experience are experienced and versatile festival performers, they have had multiple sold out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth FringeWorld and the Canberra Comedy Festival since their debut in 2011. In 2017 they sold out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Perth FringeWorld Festival, and debuted to a sold out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They have been featured on ABC Television, Channel 10, The Comedy Channel, JJJ Radio, ABC 666 (Canberra) and 774 (Melbourne). They were picked as a highlight of the 2018 Falls Festival Music Festival, being listed as one of the top five acts, alongside international music superstars Childish Gambino and London Grammar.
Yearly, The Stevenson Experience perform to over 20,000 people, and tour both nationally and internationally. The Stevenson Experience have performed on the Canberra Comedy Festival Gala, Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Club, and the prestigious invite-only Just For Laughs Festival at the Sydney Opera House. In 2018, their 1-hour Comedy Special was picked up and aired multiple times on Channel 11. They have performed with Amy Schumer, The Doug Anthony All Stars, Jimeoin, Sammy J, Matt Okine, Charlie Pickering, Bo Burnham, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Fiona O’Loughlin and many more.
In addition, both Benjamin and James Stevenson are Founders and Associate Directors of the Canberra Comedy Festival, the biggest comedy event in the ACT, and Benjamin is an author, published by Penguin Random House Australia.