Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and writer, and headlines comedy clubs and colleges around the globe. Esquire named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
He’s a regular round table guest on the hit show CHELSEA LATELY on E! and his weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast Network, debuted on itunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world. He can be heard in the upcoming 20th Century Fox animated feature ICE AGE 4 – CONTINENTAL DRIFT, hitting theaters this July in 3D! He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and appeared onTHE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME.
Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on NPRon PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they recently won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award.
When in town, he can often be seen performing at the legendaryHollywood Improv
No stranger to the internets, Gleib’s online videos have received a total of more than 15 MILLION VIEWS. He just co-starred in a 12 episode webseries for Yahoo! Sports called BEHIND ENEMY LINES, and in 2010 did comedic news pieces for Myspace. This was the first time they have ever given anyone a talent deal, and his videos were reviewed as “The best thing Myspace has ever done.”
In 2006 he sold a pilot called THE GLEIB SHOW to FOX produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and NBC/Universal. Before that “The Gleib Show” ran for 3 seasons as the #1 show on the National Lampoon Network, airing to millions of college students across the country. And even before that, he did it for 4 years in college, at The University of California, San Diego, where his show was the subject of his Honors Thesis, and even became a class that students could take for 4 units. This helped several of his close friends graduate. He was asked to speak at his graduation, and filled it with lots of inappropriate jokes and a Bill Clinton impression.
An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, and is known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called
Naked But Funny,” WTF?” for GSN, aBET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy starring Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.
A workaholic, he has also hosted several pods for Al Gore’sCURRENT TV, hosted a webseries called “COUCH CRASHERS” for Playboy’s non-adult division, wrote a monthly column for “Saturday Night Magazine,” and appeared as a guest on FOX REALITY CHANNEL’s REALITY REMIX , TV GUIDE CHANNEL’s REALITY CHAT, and No Good TV’s Up Close with Carrie Keegan(ngtv.com).
He used to write for Collegehumor.com – one of the most popular sites on the internet, and was the voice of Dirk Melvin on the animated series “THE MELVIN BROS.” on gopotato.tv (and youtube.) Gleib is consistently in the Top 10 on the syndicated radio show “Comedy Countdown” (also on XM,) and is a regular on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. In addition, he has written the RADIO MUSIC AWARDS for ABC , and hosted a pilot for E! called CASUAL FRIDAYS.
He has performed in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Laughing Matters Festival in the Netherlands, and was selected “Best of the Fest” at the Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival. He has also performed with The Satiristas, alongside Janeane Garofalo, and Henry Rollins.