Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz is more than just Jean-Ralphio, as much as it might pain some of the ladies out there. Before breaking hearts in the Snakehole Lounge he was killing it in New York City performing with Hot Sauce Academy and freelancing jokes for The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. He recently starred in Peep World where he unfortunately didn’t rap or hit on April Ludgate. Also, and I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, he plays Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation.

Guest Appearances

January 1, 2023

Backyard Era is back as Ben Schwartz aka The Elegant Mr. S joins Scott for the first CBB episode of 2023! Ben and Scott chat about Paris, vampire teeth, and Ben playing a bad guy in the upcoming film Renfield. Then, inventor Henry Heimlich returns to talk about his latest invention to prevent choking. Later, crafter Barb Nuts drops by to talk about all the crafts she makes out of mason jars. Plus, Yohan Breitbark stops by to talk about being a professional groaner.

May 29, 2022

Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, and Gil Ozeri of the legendary sketch/improv group Hot Sauce join Scott for another backyard era episode! They talk about sabotaging pitch meetings, the memorable van trip to the Montreal Comedy Festival, and their version of House of Gucci. Then, Gabriel Sardinas’ grandson Irving stops by to play some of his grandfather’s secret voice memos. Plus, Scott’s old weed dealer Bro returns to get help naming new weed strains.

March 30, 2022

Actor, improviser and voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ben Schwartz joins Michelle Collins for this episode from the Midnight Snack archive! They talk big purchases after big breaks, fear of failure, comedy venues post-pandemic, the trauma of Howard the Duck, and the joy of touching a movie screen. Michelle is back next week while you can catch Ben Schwartz in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in cinemas April 8!

January 17, 2022

Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog) joins Andy Richter to talk about getting started in comedy, freelance joke writing for Letterman and Weekend Update, having a strong work ethic and more.

January 2, 2022

Ben Schwartz aka The Elegant Mr. S joins Scott for the first CBB episode of 2022! Ben and Scott chat about The Afterparty on Apple TV+, famous movie lines, and New Year’s Resolutions.

October 27, 2021

Ben Schwartz and Scott are back at it with another long-awaited Solo Bolo, and this time: it’s spooky! Expect songs galore as they discuss all things Halloween, drop brand new ’sclusies, test each other’s knowledge of famous movie quotes, and try to work out which Ninja Turtle Ben played. Plus, another thrilling installment of the Olympic Song Challenge!