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“Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey Brings his Comedy to The Pullo Center Nov. 4

Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey
7/20/2011 —

Ben Bailey from the television show “Cash Cab” will bring his stand-up comedy to Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now and are $27.50.  Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, charge by phone at 717-505-8900, or online at www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu and www.Ticketmaster.com. Penn State York students can purchase one ticket, regularly priced at $27.50, at the discounted rate of $15 at the box office.

Acclaimed stand-up comedian, Bailey is the most desired cab driver in New York.  He is the host of the highly successful shows "Cash Cab" and "Cash Cab: After Dark" on the Discovery Channel.  He was singled out by publications such as “Entertainment Weekly,” who put Ben on their “Must List” in 2006; “People” magazine who said "All Hail Cash Cab;" and the New York Post.  As a stand-up comedian he has also been profiled in The New York Times, the Associated Press, and numerous other reputable publications.  In fact, "Cash Cab" has gained such a following that Bailey received a daytime Emmy nomination last year for "Outstanding Game Show Host."

As far back as Bailey can remember he was always delivering something. Whether it was flowers, sandwiches, pizza or people, he had more than 68 odd jobs prior to and during his stint as an up and coming stand-up comic. He recalls driving passengers in his limo, dropping them off, and then hitting the comedy clubs before coming back to pick them up and take them home. In fact, some of his passengers were so enamored with him that they even came to watch him perform!   So, when Bailey was offered the job as the host of "Cash Cab," driving was a no brainer.

Ben got his unlikely start as a stand-up comedian when he was mistaken for a comic in the green room of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was hired to answer the phones. The booker, seeing that the other comics in the room could not get enough of Bailey’s humor, scheduled him on the spot.  Now with more than 10 years under his belt as a successful stand-up comedian, Bailey continues to perform all over New York City and has achieved international acclaim for both the show "Cash Cab" and performing stand-up comedy all over the world.

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