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Ben Schwartz was a staff writer for the third season of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken as well as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, the Late Show with David Letterman's monologue and various other places. He has a website devoted to the jokes that didn't make it to air - He also writes, directs, produces and stars in a series of short films for Turner Network's His short film, Bronx World Travelers: Press Conference was nominated for two Webby Awards in the best writing and best short film of the year categories.

Ben co-wrote the satire postcard book Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals which is being released by Harper Collins for the holiday season. He can be seen on both the large and small screen, most recently in the movie Everybody's Fine starring Robert Deniro.

He has studied and performed at the UCBT since 2003 and has performed on the Harold teams Tantrum, T.R.U.C.K.S., Killebrew and Renegade 77. He can be seen along side Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri in their sketch/improv team HOT SAUCE, the team which TimeOutNY said "likely has a future in late night." Hot Sauce was selected to perform at the 2007 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in a sketch showcase directed by Bob Odenkirk. Their two long running UCB shows Hot Sauce Sells Out and 4th Floor Walk-Up were TimeOut NY Critic's Picks. As an improv team Hot Sauce won the 2006 Cagematch Championships. Check them out at HOTSAUCEACADEMY.COM.

Ben is currently splitting his time between LA and NY and is working on some new stuff that will either blow your mind or suck.



Ben is known by many as a utility infielder for the New York Mets. His humility about his baseball abilities forces him to deny this at all times.