The Ben Show

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The Ben Show
The Ben Show.jpg
Also known asThe Ben Show With Ben Hoffman
GenreSketch comedy
Created byBen Hoffman
Directed byBlake Webster
StarringBen Hoffman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Ben Hoffman
  • Derek Van Pelt
  • Itay Reiss
  • Judi Brown Marmel
  • Mike Gibbons
  • Monika Zielinska
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time21 minutes
Production companyLevity Productions
Original networkComedy Central
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 28 (2013-02-28) –
April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)

The Ben Show (also known as The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman) is 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 show was not renewed for a second season.[3]


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]


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


  1. ^ "Comedy Central Sets Mid-Season Schedule Featuring New Series And Specials And The Return Of Network Favorites" (Press release). Comedy Central. December 11, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Comedy Central Greenlights Three New Series for 2013 Starring Comedians Amy Schumer and Anthony Jeselnik and 'The Ben Show' Starring Ben Hoffman" (Press release). Comedy Central. June 28, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Matthews, Liam (11 August 2014). "Comedy Central's Graveyard of One-Season Sketch Shows". New York. Vulture. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Tops Third Consecutive Week". the Futon Critic. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Swamp People" on History". the Futon Critic. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Continues Its Reign for History". the Futon Critic. March 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Holds Off NCAA Onslaught". The Futon Critic. March 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: TBS, History Top Charts with NCAA, "Swamp People"". The Futon Critic. March 29, 2013.
  9. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Swamp People" Victory". The Futon Critic. April 5, 2013.
  10. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Back on Top for History". The Futon Critic. April 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Goes Untouched for History". The Futon Critic. April 19, 2013.

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