Ben Spiteri is an exciting and impassioned creative in the world of comedy and entertainment. A show runner and writer, he has been the creative force behind a number of critically acclaimed comedy and entertainment projects in the UK, earning himself a recent BAFTA nomination.
Learning his craft in the BBC’s in-house comedy department, he cut his teeth on renowned programs including The Thick of It, Miranda, Comic Relief, Watson & Oliver and more. From there, Ben carved out a name for himself as a freelance writer and producer, writing for BBC 2, Comedy Central, Channel 4, E4 and ITV as well as for advertising firms.
His big break came as the showrunner, writer and performer of Channel 4’s multi-series hit, Bad Robots, a surreal hidden camera comedy show about the rise of evil technologies and smart devices. He then went on to work for Sacha Baron Cohen’s company, Spelthorne, developing new comedy formats and attending writing room sessions for SBC’s Who Is America.
Ben has also had great success as the show runner and writer of Spy School, a hybrid scripted comedy / gameshow format for CITV which was nominated for Best Entertainment Program at the 2019 Children’s BAFTAs.
Most recently, Ben wrote and produced satirical comedy series, Ministry of Justice and Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials for channel 4 and E4 respectively, as well as being a lead writer on MTV’s Revenge Prank over in the States.
A talented writer and experienced producer, Ben is wonderfully collaborative and offers a creative force combined with an understanding of production and the development process.