The Ben Show

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The Ben Show
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Also known as The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman
Genre Sketch comedy
Created by Ben Hoffman
Directed by Blake Webster
Starring Ben Hoffman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ben Hoffman
  • Derek Van Pelt
  • Itay Reiss
  • Judi Brown Marmel
  • Mike Gibbons
  • Monika Zielinska
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Levity Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28) – April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)

The Ben Show (also known as The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman) was an American sketch comedy television series created and hosted by comedian Ben Hoffman. The series premiered on February 28, 2013 on the American cable television network Comedy Central.[1] Hoffman, Mike Gibbons, Itay Reiss, Derek Van Pelt, and Judi Brown Marmel serve as the show's executive producers.[2]

The series was not renewed for a second season, and was cancelled after its first season due to low ratings. The web page and the video clips/highlights on Comedy Central's website has since been removed as of December 2013.

Premise[edit]

In each episode, Ben Hoffman undergoes a different "life journey," including forming a band, finding religion, auditioning for a reality show, and volunteering. Hoffman seeks advice from people like his father, ex-girlfriends, and his therapist, who also help Hoffman in introducing the show's sketches.[2]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Ben Buys A Gun" February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28) 0.41[3]
2 "Ben Forms A Band" March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07) 0.58[4]
3 "Ben Redecorates" March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14) 0.43[5]
4 "Ben Has a Blind Date" March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 0.44[6]
5 "Ben Goes Home" March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28) 0.43[7]
6 "Ben Takes Ambien" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) 0.47[8]
7 "Ben Chills The F*%# Out" April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11) 0.61[9]
8 "Ben Throws a Party" April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18) 0.50[10]

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