Owen Benjamin Does His Best Stand-Up Sitting Down at a Piano

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Owen Benjamin is a triple threat in the comedy world. As an actor, Benjamin has lit up the big screen in flicks like All's Faire in Love and The House Bunny and kills it on the TBS hit show Sullivan & Son. As a comic, his stand-up draws crowds at venues across the country and as a musician, well, Benjamin mastered the art of conveying the funny while tickling the ivories during his comedy gigs. This weekend you can see Owen when he headlines the Brea Improv but before it all goes down, we drilled him on his cast members, his upcoming schedule, and tried to squeeze out a Sullivan & Son exclusive...to no avail. Well played, Owen. Well played.

OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): Can you give us any scoop on what the new season has in store for your character Owen on Sullivan & Son?

Owen Benjamin: They don't let me in on anything until I get the script. I can't wait to find out though!

Urghh. OK, we tried! So do you ever get sick of filming and then touring with the same guys? And I use the term "get sick of" loosely, I know you're all friends.

We have an opener named Gary Cannon who also does our crowd warm up on Sullivan & Son. Whenever we get stressed out, we just fight with Gary. Even if it has nothing to do with him, we take it out on Gary. And to get back at us, he openly mocks us to the crowd during tapings. It's a supportive yet dysfunctional cycle.


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