Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and TV host, best known as a round table regular on the hit show “CHELSEA LATELY” on E! appearing on the show over 85 times.
He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT” which is now the #1 animated movie of all-time internationally, and is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s new movie “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE.”
ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
He just worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” Ben was also a guest star this season on the popular E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” Gleib also makes appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN, sharing his comedic take on politics.
His weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 straight weeks. He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the SyFy series “INSANE OR INSPIRED?” hosted “DOG PARK SUPERSTARS” and “GSN LIVE” for GSN, hosted the webseries “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” for Yahoo!, “IS IT MANLY?” for Egotastic, and the official “LIVE RED CARPET” for “The Grammys.” He also starred in the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and has appeared on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “SPORTSCENTER,” “VH1′S BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE,” “EXTRA,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE,” and THE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME. He will also be voicing two characters in the popular Disney animated series “PHINEAS AND FERB,”
Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on NPRnpr_logo%5B1%5D.png on PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they recently won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award.
When in Los Angeles, he can often be seen performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv ImprovLogo.jpg
No stranger to the internets, Gleib’s online videos have received a total of more than 15 MILLION VIEWS. In 2010 he did comedic news pieces for Myspace. This was the first time they have ever given anyone a talent deal, and his videos were reviewed as “The best thing Myspace has ever done.”
In 2006 he sold a pilot called THE GLEIB SHOW to FOX fox_tv_logo-med-small_1.jpg produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and NBC/Universal. Before that “The Gleib Show” ran for 3 seasons as the #1 show on the National Lampoon Network, airing to millions of college students across the country. And even before that, he did it for 4 years in college, at The University of California, San Diego, where his show was the subject of his Honors Thesis, and even became a class that students could take for 4 units. This helped several of his close friends graduate. He was asked to speak at his graduation, and filled it with lots of inappropriate jokes and a Bill Clinton impression.
An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called "Naked But Funny,” "WTF?” for GSN, a BET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy with Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.
A workaholic, he has also hosted several pods for CURRENT TV, hosted a webseries called “COUCH CRASHERS” for Playboy’s non-adult division, wrote a monthly column for “Saturday Night Magazine,” and appeared as a guest on FOX REALITY CHANNEL’s REALITY REMIX , TV GUIDE CHANNEL’s REALITY CHAT, and No Good TV’s Up Close with Carrie Keegan(ngtv.com).
He used to write for Collegehumor.com – one of the most popular sites on the internet, and was the voice of Dirk Melvin on the animated series “THE MELVIN BROS.” on gopotato.tv (and youtube.) Gleib is consistently in the Top 10 on the syndicated radio show “Comedy Countdown” (also on XM,) and is a regular on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. In addition, he has written the RADIO MUSIC AWARDS for ABC ABC-logo.jpg, and hosted a pilot for E! called CASUAL FRIDAYS.
He has performed in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Laughing Matters Festival in the Netherlands, and was selected “Best of the Fest” at the Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival. He has also performed with The Satiristas, alongside Janeane Garofalo, and Henry Rollins.
In 2006 he released his first comedy album, titled “NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES.” His second album is due out soon. As soon as he can decide on a title.
Random facts include… when he was still in college he pranked his way onto THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, and a memorable episode of BLIND DATE, pretending he was an Israeli guy with no social skills, and had one of the most awkward dates ever. For his college talk show, Carmen Electra was his last guest, and Gleib was featured all over her E! True Hollywood Story.
He is proudest that he can probably eat more than you.
Jeff Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a Featured Player in September 2001. Jeff comes to SNL after touring the country doing stand-up comedy and impressions.
Growing up in Walnut Creek, California a suburb of San Francisco, Jeff excelled in both football and baseball. When a knee injury forced him off the field in his senior year of high school, he focused on public access television. His show "Hanson Live" put Jeff in front of and behind the camera for the first time. After graduating high school, Jeff hosted a morning show radio and created a sketch comedy show that also appeared on public access TV in the bay area. In 1996 he began attending the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. There he joined the Chapel Hill Improv Players (CHIPS) where he performed live comedy for the first time. Friends, family and teachers encouraged Jeff to unitize his gifts of impersonation as a stand up comedian. Jeff soon began hosting shows at Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In late 1997, Jeff moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy as a career. He soon became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store and appeared in several local and nationwide commercials. He began touring comedy clubs across the country. In 2000 Jeff briefly joined the cast of Fox¹s MAD TV, appearing most memorably as David Letterman. In 2001, Jeff performed on CBS Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC¹s Late Friday. His performance on Late Friday caught the attention of Saturday Night Live who invited him to audition and then to become a feature player for the 27th season of the show.
Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions (including Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, Louie Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Gary Shandling, Charlie Rose, Don Imus, Dustin Hoffman, and Ozzy Osborne) and outrageous original characters (including the "knife guy", the "drunk girlfriend," her "jealous boyfriend" and the "jock/meathead" from every 80¹s teen movie).
After receiving his M.A. in Counseling/Psychology, Leo immediately put it use on stage. Show after show, he hilariously dissects personal and social relationships. A Chicago native , Leo quickly worked his way into major comedy clubs and colleges across the country. His delivery has been described as "smooth and deliberate," making observations bordering on "genius and insanity." No two shows are ever alike, as he’s always attacking the issues of the day and revealing personal anecdotes. Infusing stand-up w/storytelling, Leo captivates audiences of all demographics. Recently, Leo has appeared on "Comics Unleashed w/Byron Allen"; winner of the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition; runner-up in the "San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition;" a Finalist in the 2009 Stand-up for Diversity Competition; Laugh Factory regular; toured on "Shaved and Depraved Comedy Tour"; co-hosted MTV’s "Sports Blender;" and cut his acting chops in the webisode "Sorority Forever." He has also opened for such stars as Bill Burr, Mo’Nique and Mitch Fatel. So be sure to catch this rising star at a comedy club or movie theatre near you.
Sheena Metal's name has become synonymous with Los Angeles radio for the better part of twenty years. She currently hosts four shows for LA Talk Radio, including her top-rated afternoon drive show, “The Sheena Metal Experience”, which was just named one of the Frontier 50 by Talkers Magazine. Previously, she helmed five shows for KLSX (when it was 97.1 The FM Talk Station with Howard Stern in the mornings) one of which received a comprehensive feature in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar. In addition, Metal was interviewed and quoted in Michael C. Keith’s “Sounds in the Dark”, currently in publication with a forward by radio monarch, Larry King.
Known for her biting sense of humor, Metal has appeared as: a comedic commentator on “National Inquirer TV”, a guest sous-chef on the reality cooking show, “Dish It Out!”, part of a dancing engagement party for Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Real Life: The Musical” and was the annual host of the All Access Music Awards. She has headlined two long-running stand-up comedy nights at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood (“Sheena Metal’s Midnight Madness” and “Inside the Girl’s Locker Room”); the latter of which was an all-girl laugh in praised by the LA Times. In 2014, Sheena returns to the comedy clubs for a series of edgy variety nights called, "Comedy Carnivale" at the Hollywood Improv.
Jill-Michele Meleán has been recently seen on SHOWTIME’s stand-up special “Hot Tamales” and was the first and only Latina Cast Member of FOX’s “MadTV”. You've also seen her on Comedy Central's "Reno 911" playing George Lopez’s girlfriend, FOX's "Til Death", E!, TBS, VH1, BET and was the host of SiTV's "Inside Joke".
Jill-Michele, AKA “Jilly”, is currently working with Emmy award winning Executive Producer, Sandy Chanley, on her one hour Stand-up Special. Chanley also co-wrote her One-Woman-Show “Rule Breaker”, which is now being turned into a screenplay. "It's an honor for me to be working with Sandy. She's produced specials for the greats such as Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Paula Poundstone, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, D.L Hughley and so many more. I have to pinch myself daily to believe I'm next on her amazing roster". www.productionpartners.com
Not only is Jilly pro-active in her career but she is actively promoting awareness for Neglected Tropical Diseases www.gnntdc.sabin.org/ . Giving back is Jilly’s mission and another great charity she’s involved in is a mentorship program for teen girls www.suwn.org/ and of course she always happy supporting the animals www.strayrescue.org
For more updated news check in on her website www.jillyonline.com