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___News

Dec 15th - 19th @ 4am on Adult Swim
Unedited Footage of a Bear airs this week on Adult Swim!

___Upcoming Shows

December 16th, 2014
WHAM CITY COMEDY PRESENTS COMEDY 8pm @ The Crown (1910 N Charles St., Baltimore)

___The Past

Wham City Comedy Tour 2014
April 15th - May 10th
visit whamcity.com/comedytour for dates

April 3rd, 2014
Color Me Funny @ Delia Foley's (1439 S Charles St, Baltimore)
w/ Adrienne Iapalucci (Comedy Central)

March 26th, 2014
The Hustle x Wham City Comedy @ The Creative Alliance
8pm FREE


March 25th, 2014
Baltimore Hit Parade Live @ WTMD Studio (1 Olypmic Pl. Towson, MD)
9pm FREE
Jokes on the radio.


January 17th, 2014
SUPER COMEDY 8pm @ Yellow Sign Theater (1724 Charles St., Baltimore)
I will be doing some jokes.


January 3rd, 2014
8pm @ Mobtown Theater (3600 Clipper Mill Road, Hampden, Baltimore)
Stand Up Improv MASH UP. A set of stand up followed by a improvised performance based upon the stand up. I will be doing some jokes.


December 21st, 2013
Baltimas!!!!!!!!! Released!
Baltimas is a yearly Christmas song compilation organized by Dina Kelberman featuring a massive amount of musicians and non-musicians from Baltimore. Click the picture to check out the latest BALTIMAS.


December 10th, 2013
8pm @ The Metro Gallery (1700 N Charles St. Baltimore)
Come see the infomercial Alan and I have been working on. Tons of funny people, so pumped.


December 5th, 2013
9pm @ The Crown (N Charles St. Baltimore) Audiophile! I will be performing as a fern, all plant related jokes so come out and see how stupid it is.


November 12th, 2013
Technically my first official headlining set, come see it!.


November 2nd, 2013
Lecturing about my work with Dina Kelberman, and Dan Deacon.


October 10th, 2013
Playing with Mike Finazzo in South Baltimore.


September 25th, 2013
Performing at Chucklestorm with some funny people.


August 13th, 2013
Everything is Festival VI (Los Angeles) I will be performing with Alan Resnick and Thu Thran (Food Party).


July 26th, 2013
Bob's Ball of Worms. I will be doing a whole new set of comedy at my brother's cancer fundraiser. Please come out and donate!


April 10th, 2013
Wham City Comedy Tour 2013 is coming to a city near you!.


March 10th, 2013
I am giving a Superman lecture with Dale Beran and Dr. Paul Nestadt.


November 7th, 2012
Awesome video show with Alexis Gideon.


August 2nd, 2012
Everything is Festival III in Los Angeles! Opened for the very funny Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation!


July 25th, 2012
Performed "Meditation and it's Effects on the Brain" a lecture I wrote with my brother and writer, RM O'Brien. You can see a video of this performance on the Stand Up Comedy page.


March 29th, 2012
Wham City Educational Seminar Mini-Tour!


November 9th, 2011
A flyer from the second Wham City Comedy Tour.


November 10th, 2010
A flyer from the first Wham City Comedy Tour.


July 22nd, 2010
WHARTSCAPE 2010 featuring a play that I directed by Dina Kelberman @ the Baltimore Museum of Art.


July 1st, 2010
Wham City Crossovers, everyone collaborated with another member and tried to combine their aesthetics into one.


May 6th, 2010
My first performance at the Zodiac! Also the night we decided to the do the comedy tour.


November 5th, 2009
A Wham City group show in Toronto, ON

About

I'm a multimedia artist and comedian living and working in Baltimore, MD. I am the co-creator of the web series Showbeast (2006 - present) I am the founder of Wham City Comedy. (2010 - present).

Most recently I co-created the special "Unedited Footage of a Bear" which will air on Adult Swim the week of Dec 15th at 4am.

I have lectured about my work at MICA, Johns Hopkins, and Towson Universities. You can contact me at ben@whamcity.com

I have a perfect life with no problems.

For more information use
google search.

PRESS

Wham City Comedy Tour Gets Seriously Funny
The Ultimate Game of Telephone
Unleashing the Beast
Underground Comedians
Underground Kings of Comedy
Wham City Takes Comedy Tour on Road
Wham City Collective Brings Its Crazy Genius
On the Closing of Subterranean A

Site by Ben and Dina

Store

Flock of Dimes Underwater Screenshot Poster:

$75

The Tower

A music video that I produced, directed and co-choreographed (with Cricket Arrison) for Wye Oak's song "The Tower" off of their album, Shriek. Available soon!

Live Forever As You Are Now

Live Forever As You Are Now With Alan Resnick is a fake infomercial that I co-directed, co-produced and co-edited with Alan Resnick for Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

LFAYAN aired on Adult Swim the week of Dec 23rd, 2013 at 4am.

watch video on youtube →
Description: A hot young tech wizard, Alan Resnick, takes you through his 4 step program for creating your own digital avatar. He shares his personal experiences of popularity, immortality, and having it all.

This Is Why I Can't Wear White

A video that I directed and edited for the song "(This is Why) I Can't Wear White" by Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak).
The video is a "supercut" of underwater scenes from various movies and television shows. I combed through over 200 hundred movies and in the end 77 different movies were used to create the video.
watch video on youtube → I also created this screenshot poster which is available for sale in my online store.

Crash Jam

A video that I directed and edited for Dan Deacon's song "Crash Jam" off of his album, America. Made entirely out of footage from the P90X workout system.

"I'm a fan Ben. Nice job. Saw my work in a whole new light." -P90X Director, Mason Bendewald
watch video on youtube →

True Thrush

True Thrush is a music video that I co-directed and co-produced with Dan Deacon for his song "True Thrush" off of his 2013 album, America.
watch video on youtube → The video is based on the game of Telephone. We began by shooting a scene in a cluttered room of our own design. We then showed the next team of two people the video we made, they were only allowed to watch the video twice. From memory they had to recreate everything in the room as well as the actions that took place. The third team was shown the second team's video and so on and so forth.

Showbeast

Showbeast is a video collective and web series from Baltimore, MD. Created by Ben O'Brien and Erin Gleeson in 2006, Showbeast has made 20 videos including a music video for Beach House, Dan Deacon, Dope Body, Height with Friends, and Ear Pwr. Showbeast currently includes members Mason Ross, Stefani Levin, Ryan Syrell, and Alan Resnick. Showbeast is working on it's first full length episode entitled "Something Big" which will be out in 2014. watch video on youtube →

Wham City Comedy Tour

The Wham City Comedy Tour is a touring cross-genre comedy variety show, showcasing the very best from Baltimore's award-winning artist collective and fabled party starters. I founded the comedy tour in 2010 and since have toured multiple times all over the US and Canada.

Our fifth tour starts April 15th, 2014. Go to whamcity.com/comedytour for dates!

For more information: whamcity.com/comedytour







Stand Up Comedy

I do stand up, live performances, and lectures.

Here are some pictures and videos of that.

Videos make comedy seem worse than it is, enjoy!




Pictures make comedy seem better than it is!





Reading Palms

Reading Palms is an ongoing project where I collect images of cell phone screens and text messages from TV shows and movies.

Yahoo Answers

Every now and then I like to ask Yahoo! a question.

Graphic Design

Will be up soon cause who cares?