About Ben Bailey
Before he got behind the wheel of The Cash Cab -Ben Bailey began his career as a Stand Up comedian… as a young man Bailey left his home in a small town in New Jersey and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show business… just a few weeks later he found himself onstage at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and knew right away that he had found his calling… he soon after returned to the East Coast and quickly became a crowd favorite at the clubs in NewYork City.
He has since performed at all the major festivals including Montreal and Chicago(Just For Laughs), the (hallowed &former) Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, The Edinborough Fringe festival, and at clubs and Theaters around the world. He has starred in 2 specials for Comedy Central, his most recent- “Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology” has been a huge hit on Netflix for the last few Years. (there is a new special due out in the Spring).
By the summer of 2005 Bailey had appeared in Several Commercials, on FOX’s “Mad TV” become a regular on “Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn” recorded his 1st special for Comedy Central, and made stand up appearances on HBO, NBC, “Star Search” “Last Call w/Carson Daly” and “The Late Show” It seemed that Bailey’s star was on the rise… and then along came “Cash Cab.” Ben drove the Smash Hit series (still on in Syndication around the world) for over 400 episodes, he and the show won 6 Daytime Emmy Awards, Bailey has appeared on “”The Tonight Show”, “The Today Show”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Rachel Ray” and virtually every major morning show(TV&radio) in the country… He has gone on to host Several other TV shows including “Who’s Still Standing” for NBC, “Best in The Business” and “After the Catch” for Discovery as well as several Pilots… He has appeared in numerous other TV shows – “30 Rock” “Parenthood” “Law and Order”, “Hope & Faith”, “The Knights of Prosperity”, “One life to Live”… as well as several films- “Bad Parents”, “Don’t Shoot the Pharmacist”, “Bad Meat”… Bailey can currently be seen hosting segments on NatGeo’s “Brain Games” and has a new show in the works with A&E as well as commercial campaigns for DTE Energy, Nature Valley nut bars, and Aldi Supermarkets. Bailey tours as a national headliner, you can see him live at a Theater or Comedy Club in your area and in his latest Stand Up Special in