Before he got behind the wheel of the Cash Cab, Ben Bailey began his career as a stand-up comedian. Leaving his home in a small town, Bailey headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show business. Being mistaken for a comic in the green room of The Comedy Store in L.A., Bailey was asked to perform on stage, and when he got his first laugh, he knew right away he had found his calling.
By the summer of 2005, Ben Bailey quickly became a crowd favorite performing at clubs and major comedy festivals around the world. He went on to appear in several commercials, on FOX’s “Mad TV”, became a regular on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, recorded his first special for Comedy Central, and made stand-up appearances on HBO, NBC, “Star Search”, “Last Call With Carson Daly” and “The Late Show”. It seemed that Bailey’s stardom was on the rise and then along came Cash Cab.
Ben drove the smash hit series (still in syndication around the world) for over 400 episodes. The highly successful show went on to win 6 daytime Emmy Awards. Bailey has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “The Today Show”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Rachel Ray”, and virtually every major morning show (TV & Radio) in the country. He has gone on to host several other TV shows including Who’s Still Standing for NBC, Best in the Business and After the Catch for Discovery as well as several pilots. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows – “30 Rock”, “Parenthood”, “Law and Order” and more, as well as several films – “Bad Parents”, “Don’t’ Shoot the Pharmacist” and “Bad Meat”.
Ben Bailey has starred in two specials for Comedy Central, his most recent – Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology has been a huge hit on Netflix for the last few years. Bailey can currently been seen hosting segments on NatGeo’s Brain Games and has a new show in the works with A&E as well as commercial campaigns for DTE Energy, Nature Valley nut bars and Aldi Supermarkets. Bailey tours as a national headliner and will release his latest stand-up special in 2015.