ON STAGE Ben is a leading South African comedian and satirist. He has written, produced and starred in the hit shows Green Mamba, Black Mamba and Mamba Republic. These shows toured in over 10 countries and scooped South Africa’s major theatre awards. Ben is perhaps best known for his alter-ego Beauty Ramapeleple who has been a regular voice on Jacaranda FM, East Coast Radio as well as the Roger Goode Show on 5Fm. Her two stage productions, Bend it like Beauty and Beauty and the BEE both toured the country and had an acclaimed run at London’s Oval House theatre. Most recently he garnered a National Naledi award nomination for his role as The Evil Queen in Snow White and for his role as Abanazer in Adventures in Pantoland. In 2019 he launch his alter-ego Benny Bushwhacker who won the Standard Bank Ovation Award. In 2021 he was top-billed as one of the ugly sisters in Cinderella alongside Desmond Dube at the 1500 seat Johannesburg theatre. He will return to the venue to play the much anticipated role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan in 2023. He can currently be seen in a new Mamba show - Mamba's Proudly SA.
ON SCREEN Bens most recent movie credits include Mr. Lilly in the Spud series. He has played the lead in Robert Fraser’s Game and the supporting lead in Craig Friemond’s Beyond the River – both released in 2017. In 2022 Ben filmed a new series for Showmax and MNet. He can also be seen alongside Iain Glen in Reyka in 2023. Ben has appeared in television commercials for Supersport, Supa-quick, Multiforce, Holden Australia and others. His corporate experience includes hosting events for Unilever, The Department of Trade and Industry, Shoprite, FNB, SAB, Coca-Cola, Investec, Mr. Price and many more.
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