Ben Hoffman

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Benjamin Isaac Hoffman (born December 1974) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is also a country music singer, performing under the name Wheeler Walker, Jr.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hoffman is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.[2][3] He is the older brother of Scissor Sisters bassist Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman).[3]


Ben Hoffman created and hosted The Ben Show, which premiered on Comedy Central on February 28, 2013. The show was broadcast on Comedy Central for one season.

Hoffman was a writer and correspondent for Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central[3] and has written for the MTV Movie Awards. He has appeared on New Girl and Drunk History and has produced content for and appeared on Current TV's infoMania.[3][4]

In 2016 Hoffman released a country music album entitled Redneck Shit, under the alias Wheeler Walker, Jr.[5] It debuted at No. 9 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 1 on the Comedy Albums chart, selling 5,900 copies in the first week.[6]


Recording under the name of Wheeler Walker, Jr.

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country


Redneck Shit[5]
  • Release date: February 12, 2016
  • Label: Pepper Hill Records
127 9 6 1
"Ol Wheeler
  • Release date: June 2, 2017
  • Label: Pepper Hill Records


  1. ^ "WTF with Marc Maron Podcast". 
  2. ^ "Comedy Central® Sets Mid-Season Schedule Featuring New Series And Specials And The Return Of Network Favorites" (Press release). Comedy Central. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Copley, Rich (22 March 2013). "Lexington native Ben Hoffman brings his Comedy Central show home". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 28, 2012). "Comedy Central Orders Series With Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer And Ben Hoffman". Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph (February 10, 2016). "Wheeler Walker Jr.: Inside Country's Filthiest New Album". Billboard. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 22, 2016). "The Top 10 Country Albums Chart: February 22, 2016". Roughstock. 
  7. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 5, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Comedy Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 14, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: February 13, 2017". Roughstock. 

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