Ben is an improviser/writer/actor pleased to be a writer for UCB Maude Team “Bonafide.” Ben’s UCBTLA credits also include Freak Dance: The Forbidden Dirty Boogaloo, The Midnight Show, and the UCBTLA Harold teams “Elroy” and “Hey, Uncle Gary!” Ben frequently performs at UCB with his two man improv team, “Small Town Sheriff” (with Mike Leffingwell), with which he won the 2010 March Madness competition against 47 other improv teams.
Ben’s credits also include the upcoming film musical Freak Dance featuring Amy Poehler, crudely impersonating celebrity voices in the 2009 MTV animated show “Popzilla”, and writing for the Black Eyed Peas website Dipdive.com and MadAtoms.com, where his articles have been featured by the Huffington Post and Andrew Sullivan. Ben is also proud to be a member of the “Story Pirates”, a non-profit group that adapts children’s stories into sketches performing at elementary schools nationwide.
Ben is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and has been performing improvisation and sketch comedy since 1998. Ben moved to Los Angeles in 2006 with a pocketful of dreams and a puce-green 2003 Pontiac Vibe, which has since experienced multiple dents. He has studied improvisation and sketch at UCBTLA, IO West, and The Second City LA. Outside of his performances on the UCBTLA stage, he also performs periodically at IO West, and considers himself an generally nice person.
August 26, 2019
Ben Siemon (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Ducktales) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with superhero cars, a sewer community, the Infinity Company, and more! With songs like “Avengers Assemble (For Something That Resembles A Monopoly)”, “Normal Guy (Who Wants A Normal Car)”, and “We’re Here To Bust the Trust”, it’s the best superhero musical not affiliated with a large entertainment company!
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June 10, 2016
Heather Anne Campbell of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Ben Siemon of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend join Paul and Jason in-studio to talk about the Jennifer Lopez erotic thriller The Boy Next Door. The wet cookie scene, the first edition of “Iliad,” vacant Chinatown and much more is discussed as well as another debate about man buns. Plus, a reviewer might have issues with their television as we hear a couple of 2nd Opinions!
This episode is sponsored by Audible, Loot Crate, Blue Apron, Seeso, Zappos, and Dinner Party Download.
WATCH Filthy Preppy Teen$ on the FullScreen App today! Get yourself a BB-8 “What Is Its Mission?” T-shirt or Tote Bag over at http://howdidthisgetmade.bigcartel.com/ Set your DVRs for Party Over Here, a new FOX sketch comedy show from The Lonely Island and Paul starring Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich. It airs Saturdays at 11 pm. People of the internet: Watch Paul in Fresh off the Boat on ABC. Awhile ago, Paul and Rob Huebel did a comedy special on a 60 foot glass bus that traveled around LA. Now you’ll be able to see it. Go to https://itun.es/us/3M4J9 now to buy it! You can also see Jason in Transparent on Amazon! Also, check out June in Grace and Frankie available on Netflix, and in all the episodes of NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU for free, and Jason in The Dictator (he’s still in it!).
October 22, 2015
Wayne Federman, Betsy Sodaro, Brian Huskey, and Ben Siemon join Matt Besser for a sobering moment in sports science wherein they teach adults how to play professional football, in an attempt to avoid childhood death. Then, the gang explores the risks that our kids are exposed to each time they visit Google, an amusement park ride that’s made entirely of our phone’s apps, and the hardship of doing an opening act for a comedian that won’t let you use any jokes. Make sure to get the Upright Citizens Brigade television show season 3 now available on DVD, the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!
August 14, 2014
Attention humons, this is not a con. Paul F. Tompkins, Stephanie Allynne, Dan Lippert, and Ben Siemon join Matt Besser this week for a special improv5humans! Ever run into someone you hardly remember? Have your ever wondered what the real deal is with bronies? Was there ever a time when a person pestered you about possibly being related to you because you share a last name? Well, step back and relax with a nice glass of lemonade as you tune in to hear improvised scenes about these instances and much more! Be sure to watch many of the stars of improv4humans on the new Hulu series called Hotwives of Orlando. This is some funny shit and it’s available now. 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!
October 10, 2013
Ron Funches, Mookie Blaiklock, Ben Siemon, and Joel Spence share what in The National Enquirer frightens them the most on today’s improv4humans! Read your copy of the Juggalo Times some other time and instead pour yourself a nice glass of milk as you tune in to the greatest podcast in the universe! You can now get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!
September 26, 2013
Join us in celebration of the 100th episode of the greatest podcast in the universe with some of your favorite improv4humans scenes featuring Seth Morris, Mookie Blaiklock, Will McLaughlin, Zack Pearlman, Adam Pally, John Gemberling, Mike Still, Joel Spence, Stephanie Allynne, Ben Siemon, Matt Walsh, Paul Rust, Maria Bamford, Charlie Sanders, Rob Huebel, Jon Gabrus, Amy Poehler, Joe Hartzler, Eugene Cordero, Pamela Murphy, and Billy Merritt. Plus, Matt takes us behind the scenes on the greatest scene of the year simply known as “Tom Petty’s Beard.” Humans of Los Angeles, improv4humans will be a part of the LA Podcast Festival on October 5th! Go to http://lapodfest.com for tickets! You can also now get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!