Ben Lee is an ARIA Award winning musician and actor. Lee began his career as a musician at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up in 1995. He appeared as the protagonist in the Australian film The Rage in Placid Lake. Lee has released eight solo studio albums.
April 16, 2020
Scott and Scott aka The Dubious Brothers discuss their vast Easter traditions, Michael Stipe’s recent performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and check in with another episode of “I Love Films.” Later, musician Ben Lee stops by to answer the Scotts’ most important question: When did you first hear of R.E.M.?. He also shares memorable conversations with Michael Stipe and plays a cover of “Nightswimming.”
December 26, 2018
Enjoy volume 5 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along. Their music inspires scenes about inappropriate displays of grief, faking an adult epiphany, a homesick space colonist and much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites.
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June 20, 2018
Special musical guest Ben Lee returns along with improvisers Danielle Schneider, Rose O’Shea, Jacob Wysocki, and Devin Field for this week’s improv4humans! Ben plays songs from his musical “B Is for Beer” that inspire scenes about a campaign to make beer more drinkable, the Dalai Lama’s messy personal life, and a plant-based romance. Later, we’ll meet a couple that everyone is betting on as well as a rock star defending her title to the death.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).
November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the improv4humans with Matt Besser best of music show! Listen to incredible musicians David Bazan, Ben Lee, Hallelujah the Hills, Chris Farren, Austin Lucas, Joey Cape, Drag the River, and Cory Branan play their best songs as inspiration for improvised scenes featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Lauren Lapkus, John Gemberling, Michael Delaney, Will Hines, Seth Morris, Drew Spears, Joel Spence, Sean Conroy, Eugene Cordero, Pamela Murphy, Danielle Schneider, Colton Dunn, Jeff Hiller, Jon Gabrus, Mike Still, Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Brian Huskey, Alex Fernie, and Gil Ozeri. Make sure to get the Upright Citizens Brigade television show season 3 now available on DVD, the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and support these great musicians by buying their albums!
February 27, 2014
Tune in for a special improv4humans with musical guest, Ben Lee, and the best improvisers in the universe Sean Conroy, Eugene Cordero, and Danielle Schneider. In this episode, pregnant with baby references, Ben Lee plays some great short songs that the improvisers use as inspiration for scenes. You’ll learn how to score points on a first date and the T.S.A. will teach you how to protect America. Of course by the time you listen to this episode, it will probably be out of date, still tune in to hear Ben Lee talk about his song writing process, and Eugene Cordero’s single, “Welcome to the Booty Party”. Make sure to get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!