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Guybrush is Ben McKenzie, an actor, comedian, writer and game designer who lives in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. He is best known among Melbourne comedians for his improvised fantasy adventure show Dungeon Crawl, Museum Comedy tours, Doctor Who podcast Splendid Chaps and sci-fi comedy audio series Night Terrace. He was also a writer and presenter for Planet Nerd and designs pervasive and live games with his company Pop Up Playground, including the live-action bank heist adventure Small Time Criminals (similar to, but distinct from, an escape room). He is not the Ben McKenzie on Gotham.

Brief biography[edit]

Ben was born in Kogarah in Sydney, New South Wales, and grew up mostly in Ballina on the Far North Coast. He has also lived in Junee near Wagga Wagga, and in Perth, Western Australia, and his parents lived for a time in Port Hedland.

Interests and hobbies[edit]

Ben's interests include science (especially the public awareness of science), music (particularly rock, folk, and folk-rock), books (favourite authors include Alexandre Dumas, Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Robert Harris, Kate Orman and Michael Marshall Smith), theatre (particularly the works of Shakespeare and Stoppard, and fringe theatre, with which he is familiar from many years participating in the Melbourne Fringe Festival) and games (especially board games, role-playing games, theatre games and card games). He may be described as an anglophile, and among his favourite pop culture icons are Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Monkey and Douglas Adams.


Guybrush Threepwood is the name of the protagonist and player character in the LucasArts adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island and its sequels, which are probably Ben's favourite computer games. He previously used the online nickname "Barrington", after the character played by Danny John-Jules in Tony Robinson's television series Maid Marian and her Merry Men (it is also an obscure reference to Red Dwarf).

Wikipedia links and contributions[edit]

Current project[edit]

I'm currently looking for sources to expand and add to Wikipedian knowledge of Australian theatre, starting with the vibrant and important independent theatre scene here.


Licensing for my contributions[edit]

I do not dual-license my work Heckert GNU white.svg