Ben Bailey was born in Chatham, New Jersey on October 30, 1970. He went to Los Angeles in the year of 1993. At six feet six inches he was offered a job as a bouncer. According to Ben Bailey, he was telling stories with some comedians after-hours. Some…more
In 2013, Ben won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Cash Cab.
In 2011, Ben won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Cash Cab.
He is a trained tri-athlete, preparing for an 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.
In 2010, Ben won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in his work on Cash Cab.
He moved to California when he was 21.
He performed at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival in 2002 and again in 2004.
Ben Baily has been married since 1997.
Ben shot scenes for the film Spider-Man 2 as the owner of a cafe, they were eventually cut.
Ben once jumped off stage in the middle of his act to confront a heckler, and then threw the man into the bathroom. No charges were pressed against him.
Ben attended Old Dominion University.
Ben had to get a taxi divers license in order to host Cash Cab.
Ben was featured in Maxim's Stand-Up Spotlight.
Ben is 6'6".
Ben used to answer phones at The Comedy Store before he was a stand up.
Ben started drinking alcohol at the age of 15, and always told himself that he would quit drinking at 30, he quit drinking when he was 35.
Ben went on audition for a voiceover that stated they were looking for a voice similar to comedian Ben Baily, he failed to get the part.
Ben independently released his comedy album Ben Bailey Blvd..
Ben performed all of his own stunts in the film Don't Shoot the Pharmacist!.
Ben was a limo driver for five years before he was cast as the host of Cash Cab.
Ben was a bouncer at a comedy club before he was a stand up.
Ben has been a stand up comedian since 1993.
[On the people who get in the Cash Cab]
Ben Bailey: Some people are suspicious, some people just don't believe me. Then other people think that it's something I just set up myself as a joke, even after they see all the lights and everything.
[The first time he met Sarah Silverman]
Ben Bailey: The first time I met her, I just walked in and said "Hello," and she was like "Do you wanna kiss on the mouth?" And she's a gorgeous girl and I didn't know anything about her. I was like "sure," so we just kind of made out...that's really the only interaction I've had with her. You know, we'll say hello from time to time, now she knows who I am, and I know who she is.
[On doing dark humor]
Ben Bailey: I don't want my act to be that. My goal is to have my act be completely unique. There's plenty of guys doing dark and nasty stuff. I just really don't want the audience of a dark/nasty act- the following. If you have a mean routine, you're gonna get an audience that digs that kind of [expletive deleted]... I don't want to see those people every day.