Meet The Quiz Team!


Jez is our founder, quiz creator and compere.

He founded The Quiz Team in 2007 having a curiosity for general knowledge and a love of engaging people and making them laugh.

A formally trained actor (Birmingham School of Acting – 1993) – Jez is passionate about supporting performers in their journey to entertain audiences.



Originally from Yorkshire, Ben trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

Prior to his actor-training, Ben was the Film Festival Producer at the National Media Museum in Bradford, a co-founder of the Paper Zoo Theatre Company & is fond of chips.

He is a keen theatre-goer, loves cinema & enjoys tennis, swimming & badminton…whilst also avoiding exercise at all costs.



Dan has hosted quizzes professionally since 2010 including three years at Sir Ian McKellen’s pub, The Grapes.

Dan is an actor, comedian, writer and one third of sketch group The Real MacGuffins who, after four Edinburgh shows, had a sell out run Off Broadway in 2019.

He guest starred in Miranda, EastEnders, Johnny English Strikes Again and you may have seen a lot of him in a recent Purple Bricks advert – for which he can only apologise.


Tolu is an actress, writer and producer and trained at the National (YTC) and Identity School of Acting.

Tolu founded ‘ThreeLions Productions’ company with 2 other female lions. They are currently producing a TV series following the success of their short ‘No. 22’.

She brings her dulcet Radio voice and many laughs to each Quiz along with knowledge and trivia!



Adam is an actor, improviser, writer, lyricist and maypole instructor.

On the road to recovery from a severe cake addiction, he has been dabbling in quizmastery to the horror/delight of patrons at the Hollywood Arms, Chelsea.

He likes reading the ingredients of food packets, making philosophical U-turns and chapatis.



Jason graduated from RADA in 1991 & officially, has been a professional actor since then.

However, he spends more of his time working as a receptionist & annoying business people on behalf of market research companies, which he finds much more satisfying.

He likes nothing more than bossing around his wife & son whilst stroking his Ragdoll cat, Blue.


Andrew is an actor/singer/writer with a propensity for songs in 3/4 time and excessively long Facebook statuses.

He’s often on the lookout for gluten-free pizza and usually failing at a sugar-free diet.

Once a week he enjoys tormenting the good people of Maida Vale at the Prince Alfred pub quiz.



The Quiz Team is a family affair!

Jez’s wife Charlene our head events planner, supports the team managing the behind the scenes admin, website, planning and general bits and pieces to keep The Quiz Team machine going! She will be your go-to in the weeks ahead of your quiz event.

Find her getting the world fit & healthy



Steph is an actor, writer, stand up, Quizmaster, and, also, Drag queen (Teena Bizkit)

Steph has performed all over UK, and in London’s West End. He created his own successful Murder Mystery company – ‘Murder on the Side’

A huge movie buff – (Favourite movie – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’) & loves nothing more than spending time with partner Lisa, and sneaking a PS4 session in.

Twitter: @S_Bessant

Insta: @stepbess

Sam W

Sam is a university student based in London who studied Drama at Kingston University an unfair amount of years ago. He also is part of a three-man comedy group, which performs around the UK. He loves hosting a quiz- he can pretend he knew the answers.

IG: @samueljohnwalls


Simon has career as an actor has seen him grace numerous theatres around the world as well as the small and silver screen .

He runs his own presentation and voice workshops for business clients as well as facilitating business transformation programs.

Spending time with his young family, yoga and walking his trusted Schnauzer, Jura, are the key things to keeping him in prime condition for asking all those quiz questions.


Sam is an actor and puppeteer who grew up in Melbourne and regularly works in Europe and North America.  He is a keen runner and swimmer and loves the beach so always tries to holiday close to the equator. His favourite film is 2001 and he has won a number of best Halloween costume titles.


Actor, director, writer, panto dame & Watford FC supporter.

He’s currently changing the nappies on his lockdown twin boys.


 Andy is a comedy actor & the co producer of a You Tube comedy channel.

He is also The Wedding Speech Guy , writing bespoke speeches which he started after being a best man for the sixth time and realised he had to claw back all the money he had spent on confetti, dry cleaning & black sambuca.



Ruth is an actor, dresser, waitress, receptionist and quiz master, she has performed on both stage and screen.

She used to be a wardrobe mistress for male strippers, The Chippendales.

Ruth also writes and performs her own stand up comedy and tries to never be more than 10 feet away from a piece of Madeira cake.



Originally from Manchester Kiefer came to London to study Drama at university, during the summer found a part time job & from then found a liking of retail operations.

Now an operations manager for a high-end retailer he still enjoys entertaining twice a week at his quizzes.


Like many designers, Gail grew up with a passion for drawing and artistic pursuits of all kind. Over the past 20 years she has been working with companies of all sizes, throughout the UK and beyond, to create beautiful and engaging design solutions and enjoys designing all types of projects across both web and print mediums.

Gail has supported The Quiz Team on website design, graphic design & more!


Aquila (she/her) is a graphic designer hailing from the middle of Canada. With over 17 years experience, she has helped non-profits and other small companies create compelling and beautiful print designs.

When not designing she loves to knit and can sometimes be found trolling The Quiz Team quizzes; trying hard to answer the dreaded football question and failing miserably.

She has helped the Quiz Team create functional business documents and social media graphics.


When she’s not playing along with an online quiz, Carolyn is engaging with our participants and audiences through digital marketing and communications campaigns. She creates some of the fun and strategic content that’s delivered to you on social media, in videos, via blog posts and through our email.

Find Carolyn sporting more plaid and camo than a lumberjack, conquering the great outdoors, on Instagram.