Doc Brown on his creative journey from underground rapper to stand up comedian and actor.
Ben Baily Smith, AKA Doc Brown
Starting out as a British Rapper at the dawn of the British rap and grime scene, Doc went on to do stand up comedy where he performed at world famous venues like Live at The Apollo, as well as appearing in the Inbetweeners and working with Ricky Gervais on classic sketches like Equality street and the film Derek.
Doc also has a successful acting career appearing in a number of hit TV shows including Mid Summer Murders, Law and order and Brief encounters among others.
As if that wasn’t enough, this polymath of epic proportions has also casually hosted the Bafta’s, written and performed in a number of cult classic children’s shows and has somehow also managed to raise two girls, which has been the catalyst for a number of Doc’s more charitable endeavors including being the face for ‘Great Men’, a charity which looks to educate young men about the negative effects of gender stereotyping.
Finally, in a bid to return to his routes and solidify his position of one of the greats of UK rap. Doc recently released a new album, called Stemma. A success among hardcore rap fans of today and yesteryear, doc coincided the release of the album with a UK tour that has been packing out arenas ever since. Doc, Ben, Welcome to the show, how are you?
*Photography stolen from Time Out London
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