Ben Bailey is set to perform at The Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:45 PM.
From January 26th – 30th, 2011, Magners will host 19 shows of non-stop laughter at the Second Annual Magners Comedy Festival in Boston. The festival will make a stop at The Wilbur Theatre, and will feature Aziz Ansari, Greg Fitzsimmons, Sebastian Maniscalco, Donald Glover, and Ben Bailey, as well as Round 2 of the New York versus Boston throw-down.
Acclaimed stand-up comedian, Ben Bailey is the most desired cabbie in New York. He is the host of the highly successful shows “Cash Cab” and “Cash Cab: After Dark” on the Discovery Channel. He was singled out by publications such as Entertainment Weekly, who put Ben on their MUST LIST in 2006, People magazine who said “All Hail Cash Cab,” and the New York Post. As a stand-up he has also been profiled in publications such as the New York Times, Maxim, the Associated Press and other reputable publications as well. In fact, “Cash Cab” has gained such a following that he received a Daytime Emmy nomination last year for “Outstanding Game Show Host.”
He has appeared at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival in 2002 and again in 2004 while promoting the movie “Bad Meat.” He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2000 and again in 2004 as well as the Masters show at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival in 2005. Ben was also a “Star Search” semi-finalist in 2003 and was an audience favorite where 16.2 million people saw him perform. Ben has also guest starred on numerous television comedies and dramas such as: ABC’s “The Knights of Prosperity” & “Hope & Faith”, NBC’s “Law and Order SVU,” and Fox’s “Mad TV,” as well as a recurring role on “One Life To Live.” His upcoming special “YouSpoof 2.0” will debut on the Discovery Channel later in 2008.
Some television highlights of Ben’s career include his own Comedy Central Presents Special, and performances and interviews on shows such as: “The Tonight show w/Jay Leno,” the “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “Last Call with Carson Daly”, “Comedy Central’s Premium Blend,” “The World Stands Up,” and “Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn.” Film roles include a featured role in “Spiderman 2,” and the independent comedies; “Bad Meat,” “Don’t Shoot The Pharmacist” “They’re Made Out of Meat ” , “Meet Me at Rays,” (also co-wrote/directed).
In addition to being the host of “Cash Cab,” Ben is also a trained tri-athlete, preparing for a ½ Iron Man competition in October of 2008. This triathlon includes a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike trek and a 13.1 mile run.
“Cash Cab” is in its third year and new episodes began airing on March 3, 2008.
The Wilbur presents Ben Bailey from “Cash Cab” at Magners Comedy Festival
Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:45 PM.
The Wilbur Theatre is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s historic Theatre District
To purchase tickets log on to thewilbur.com
or call Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000
For more information on Ben Bailey visit http://www.therealbenbailey.com