Ben Gleib

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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
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Biography

A comedian since his grammar-school days, Gleib went from class clown to hidden-camera jokester while attending UC San Diego. After graduation, he honed his stand-up skills at famed Los Angeles clubs the Laugh Factory and the Improv, riffing irreverently on the minutiae of life, and developed a stock of outrageous characters like the talent-free Bloom Satchets, the World's Greatest Street Performer. His riotous antics landed him a gig as host of his own eponymous show on the college network National Lampoon Network. Gleib cracked up underclassmen with his bits, and even Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels became a fan and helped him develop the show as a Fox pilot. In 2007, Gleib landed a plum part as a paid prankster on the Punk'd-like reality laugher The Real Wedding Crashers, playing a series of guests from hell.

Fast Facts

  • Made his feature-film debut in the 1998 romantic comedy To Hell With Love, playing the role of "homeless kid."
  • Released his first stand-up comedy album, Ben Gleib, in 2007.
  • Made his TV debut in 2007 on NBC's hidden-camera show The Real Wedding Crashers, in which comedians teamed up with a couple to prank unsuspecting guests at their wedding.
  • Has said his comedy idols are controversial standup George Carlin and former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson.

Relationships

  • Ziva Gleiberman — Mother
  • Nate Gleiberman — Father
  • Ron Gleiberman — Brother

College

  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States (BA in Communications and Theatre, 2000)

Details

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer

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