This week, Ira spoke with Ben Bailey.
Emmy Winning “Outstanding Game Show Host” and comedian Ben Bailey will be performing in the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Friday, September 21.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Bailey talks about the one course in school that set him on his path to comedy; his unique approach to humor and how he found his comedic voice; his fun moments playing Black Sabbath covers to Sabbath fanatics; how “Cash Cab” has impacted his career; and what he wants to do with the Emmys he’s won.
Before he got behind the wheel of the “Cash Cab,” Bailey began his career as a stand-up comedian. As a young man, he left his home in a small town in New Jersey and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show business. Just a few weeks later, he found himself onstage at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and knew right away he had found his calling.
He soon after returned to the East Coast and quickly became a crowd favorite at the clubs in New York City. He has since performed at clubs and theaters around the world, as well as at all the major festivals, including Just For Laughs in Montreal and Chicago and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Bailey has starred in two specials for Comedy Central. His most recent, “Road Rage” and “Accidental Ornithology,” is currently streaming on Netflix. He has appeared in several commercials, on “Last Call w/Carson Daly,” “The Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,”” Rachel Ray,” and virtually every major TV and radio show in the country.