Who is the man behind 'Keep calm and do f*** all'?: Comic's hilarious song exhorting Brits to lay on sofa or stare at wall to get through coronavirus crisis becomes massive online hit

A comedian's hilarious song urging Britons to 'keep calm and do f*** all' has become a massive online hit amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Mitch Benn, 50, called for the nation to 'indefinitely procrastinate', 'cease all activity' and 'chill with or without Netflix' in the amusing clip.
The performer, who began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994, became a social media sensation after posting the parody tune online, racking up over 4,600 views so far. 
The patriotic parody begins with comedian Mitch Benn dressed in military uniform, singing: 'Once in every generation people of our land are called upon by history to bravely take a stand'
The patriotic parody begins with comedian Mitch Benn dressed in military uniform, singing: 'Once in every generation people of our land are called upon by history to bravely take a stand'
The performer sprawls out on the sofa in his dressing gown before carrying out tasks such as reading, above,
He sings: 'Marie Kondo all your wardrobes, you will be so glad you did, or finally write your novel ah, who are we trying to kid?' The video gained over 4,600 views online
The video, described as a 'stirring call to inaction', captures Mitch dressed in a military outfit and pointing towards the camera, echoing Lord Kitchener's iconic 'Your Country Needs You' recruitment poster.
He then gives a thumbs-up while wearing a dressing gown before putting his feet up and sprawling out on the sofa while saluting.
The musician carries out tasks such as decorating, hanging up a picture and organising his wardrobe, eventually asking: 'Who are we trying to kid?' 
As part of the opening lyrics, Mitch sings: 'Once in every generation people of our land are called upon by history to bravely take a stand.
'Patriotic Britons hear your country call to you, we need to do our duty now which means we all must do f*** all, f*** all, all good people heed your nation's call.
'A time of national crisis needn't be a time of stress, if we have a bit of Government-mandated idleness.'
The performer points at the camera, echoing Lord Kitchener's iconic 'Your Country Needs You' recruitment poster, saying 'a time of national crisis needn't be a time of stress'
The performer points at the camera, echoing Lord Kitchener's iconic 'Your Country Needs You' recruitment poster, saying 'a time of national crisis needn't be a time of stress'
Comedic actress Jess Robinson described the clip as 'excellent', with another Twitter user saying it had 'obviously hit the spot' after she shared it with her husband
Comedic actress Jess Robinson described the clip as 'excellent', with another Twitter user saying it had 'obviously hit the spot' after she shared it with her husband
Twitter users reacted to the entertaining clip, with comedy actress Jess Robinson posting: 'This is excellent.'
Another said: 'Loved this! Two people shared it with my husband simultaneously today so you've obviously hit the spot'.
A third added: 'Love it.' 
Mitch, who began his comedy career in Edinburgh, performing his show '10 Songs to Save the World' on day one of the 'Comedy Crate' festival in Northampton, UK, on 13 July 2019
Mitch, who began his comedy career in Edinburgh, performing his show '10 Songs to Save the World' on day one of the 'Comedy Crate' festival in Northampton, UK, on 13 July 2019
Born in Liverpool, Mitch, who is married with two daughters, rose to fame as a comedy club 'headliner' after moving to London in 1996, appearing regularly as a writer on BBC's The One Show, Radio 4's The Now Show and Radio 2's It's Been a Bad Week.
He formed the band Mitch Benn & The Distractions, including Kirsty Newton and Tash Baylis, in 2003, with the group performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The band released the single 'I'm Proud of the BBC' in 2010, for which Mitch obtained the Media Blog Hero of the Year Award.
Watch Mitch's story here:  

Keep calm and do f*** all: Lyrics in full

Once in every generation people of our land are called upon by history to bravely take a stand.
Patriotic Britons hear your country call to you, we need to do our duty now which means we all must do f*** all, f*** all, all good people heed your nation's call.
A time of national crisis needn't be a time of stress, if we have a bit of Government-mandated idleness.
F*** all, f*** all, so diligently on your sofa sprawl.
Indefinitely procrastinate, go back to bed and masturbate, because you will do f*** all. 
You could do a spot of decorating or some gardening, hang a picture, put up shelves or other useful things.
Marie Kondo all your wardrobes, you will be so glad you did, or finally write your novel ah, who are we trying to kid?
We'll do f*** all, f*** all, eat cereal while staring at the wall.
It's an easy way to spend a week or two, or five, or six. 
The time has come for us to chill with or without Netflix.
F*** all, f*** all, standing absolutely still and standing tall.
Reducing infectivity by ceasing all activity while time slows to a crawl, f*** all. 
What will save us when it comes to it is the laziness of your average wit and we have the wherewithal to do f*** all.   
F*** all. 
Who is the man behind 'Keep calm and do f*** all'?: Comic's hilarious song exhorting Brits to lay on sofa or stare at wall to get through coronavirus crisis becomes massive online hit Who is the man behind 'Keep calm and do f*** all'?: Comic's hilarious song exhorting Brits to lay on sofa or stare at wall to get through coronavirus crisis becomes massive online hit Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 10:53 Rating: 5

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