Ben Bailey Facts

MSG Network has partnered with Levity Entertainment Group – one of the largest producers of premium comedy specials worldwide – to bring viewers stand up comedy specials every Saturday night throughout the summer.



1. Ben Bailey was born on October 30, 1970 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised in Chatham, New Jersey.

2. Moved to Los Angeles in 1993 after a bad relationship.

3. Was offered a job as a bouncer at The Comedy Store in L.A. because of his intimidating 6-foot-6 frame after bumming a cigarette from a man in a parking lot.

4. Got start in stand up comedy in 1993 after group of comics found his after-hour stories humorous and was offered an opportunity to preform.

5. Hosted the hit TV trivia game show Cash Cab on the Discovery Channel from 2005-2012.

6. Is an actual licensed taxi cab driver, as he had to officially pass the test to work on Cash Cab. 

7. Was singled out on Entertainment Weekley’s “Must List” in March 2006.

8. Had his own Comedy Central Presents special in April 2006.

9. Has appeared in several television shows, including 30 RockMADtv, and Law & Order: SVU. 

10. Had debut stand up DVD Ben Bailey: Road Rage released in 2011.

11. Bailey is a trained tri-athlete.

12. He received six Daytime Emmy nominations (2007-11, 2013) for “Outstanding Game Show Host” and won three times (2010-11, 2013).

13. Has filmed a few commericals, appearing in advertisements for Pizza Hut, Big John (Japenese blue jeans company) and Nature Valley energy bars.

14. Acted in independent comedies Bad MeatDon’t Shoot The PharmacistThey’re Made Out of Meat, and Meet Me at Rays, which he co-wrote and directed.


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