He’s the host, head writer, and executive producer of the Emmy nominated “Idiotest,” on NETFLIX. The hit comedy brain teaser game show originally had four seasons and 210 episodes on Game Show Network, and was their most watched original.
His hilarious hour-long standup special “Ben Gleib – Neurotic Gangster” which premiered on SHOWTIME is currently airing on AMAZON PRIME.
He recently hosted with Olivia Munn “The Telethon for America” powered by Michelle Obama’s ‘When We All Vote’, (Gleib also created, executive produced, and was head writer) which was the first telethon ever with the goal of raising zero dollars. Completely reinventing the telethon for the digital age, instead the non-partisan telethon took pledges to vote in the 2018 midterms, aiming to
drive up voter turnout, and featured celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Chelsea Handler, Jane Fonda, Constance Wu, Amy Schumer, Jessica Alba, Judd Apatow, Hasan Minhaj, Adam Devine, Aisha Tyler, Pete Davidson, and over 80 others.
For 7 years he was a round table regular on “Chelsea Lately” on E! with over 100 appearances! He also did a memorable guest star on an episode of the E! scripted series “After Lately.”
And you may have seen him as a correspondent on the Arsenio Hall Show.
He often appears on “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda, over 25 appearances so far, and you may have seen one of his appearances on “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” on Comedy Central. This year he will be guest starring on an episode of “American Princess” a new hour dramedy on Lifetime from Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, GLOW.)
His podcast “Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib” on the Smodcast Network debuted at #9 on iTunes Comedy, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 weeks. He hilariously summarizes news and politics, occasionally being joined by celebrity guests like Bryan Cranston, Meghan McCain, Bob Odenkirk, Sam Donaldson,
Moby, Blake Griffin, Adam Devine, General Wesley Clark, political pundits, standup comedians, and his parents. (You can subscribe, rate and review on iTunes or Spotify.)
Gleib is the first comedian to ever live stream a full headline set on Facebook Live, and did it in the last 8 cities on his 2016 tour, 100% improvised, getting almost 4 million total views. His act is chock full of material, but he’s also one of the best improvisers in standup comedy.
Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for all of them and it now seems to be Gleib’s time.
An accomplished voice over actor, Gleib is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie,” is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” (the #2 animated movie of all-time internationally,) and voices Dali in “The Book of Life” starring Channing Tatum. His voices have also appeared in “Phineas and Ferb,” and youtube series “The Melvin Bros.”
He hosted “Oscar Roadtrip” which was featured on ABC’s Oscars Pre-Show for the 85th Academy Awards and served as host for the Oscars red carpet. He co-wrote and stars in the scripted webseries “CINEDOPES,” available for free on Youtube.. Gleib is also one of the leads in the feature film “Bad People.”
He is aware that he has to work on his posture. He’s 6’1″ but looks like he’s 5’9″.