Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
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Bailey at the premiere of "Bad Parents"
Birth name Benjamin Ray Bailey
Born (1970-10-30) October 30, 1970 (age 46)[1]
Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
Medium Stand-up comedian, television personality/game show host
Years active 2002-present
Genres Observational comedy, Satire
Subject(s) Everyday life, self-deprecation, marriage, pop culture
Notable works and roles Host and executive producer of Cash Cab (NYC)
Website therealbenbailey.com

Benjamin Ray Bailey (born October 30, 1970 in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is an American comedian, licensed taxi cab driver,[2] and Emmy Award winning former game show host and executive producer for Discovery Channel's Cash Cab in New York City.[3]

Early life

Bailey was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised in Chatham, New Jersey. He was born the youngest of four siblings. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, before moving to Los Angeles in 1993. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm),[1] he was offered a job as a bouncer for The Comedy Store after bumming a cigarette from a man in the parking lot.[4]

Career

According to Bailey, he was telling stories with some comedians after hours at The Comedy Store when Skip E. Lowe, who was emceeing at the club, found his stories humorous and offered him an opportunity at stand-up.[5]

Bailey was the host of the American version of Cash Cab, a TV game show played in a taxicab that Bailey drives around New York City, broadcast on the Discovery Channel. He also recently made an appearance on the new Shovio.com's TalkBackTV. He narrated the Discovery Channel's series Smash Lab.[6][7]

From 2011 to 2012, Bailey was the host of Who's Still Standing? on NBC.[8] On May 13, 2012, it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a second season due to high production costs. He does television commercials for Michigan electric/natural gas company DTE Energy[] and ALDI.[9]

Awards

As the host of Cash Cab, Ben received Daytime Emmy nominations in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 for "Outstanding Game Show Host", winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013.[10] The show took home honors at the Daytime Emmy awards for Best Game Show in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Appearances

References

  1. ^ a b Kaufmann, Joanne (June 26, 2008). "He Drives This Game-Show Vehicle". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009. 
  2. ^ Coyle, Jack (2006-06-01). "'Cash Cab' Can Be a Lucrative Ride". Associated Press. MSNBC. 
  3. ^ "Daytime Emmys". Knoxville News Sentinel. 2007-03-14. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. 
  4. ^ http://www.msgnetworks.com/2015/09/11/ben-bailey-facts/
  5. ^ Tolk, Prescott (2001-09-02). "Local Comic Keeps the Big City Laughing". The Hudson Reporter. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Ben Bailey". IMDb.com. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Smash Lab". IMDb.com. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Ben Bailey biodata, Nbc.com; accessed November 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Ben Bailey crashes ALDI and gets shoppers to say what they love about it, Adweek.com; accessed April 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Profile: Ben Bailey". Therealbenbailey.com. Retrieved 2015. 

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