Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Ben Rosenfeld

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Ben Rosenfeld performs “intellectual comedy for the 99%.” His smart jokes and fun characters are accessible to nearly everyone. Ben makes comedic sense of the world by combining his family’s experience as Russian immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations and unique characters. Born in a country that no longer exists (the USSR) and in a city that has since changed its name ​​, Ben convinced his parents to emigrate from Leningrad to Connecticut shortly after his third birthday, because he could no longer tolerate the Russian winters.

Soon after his graduation from Rutgers University with a double major in Philosophy and Economics, Ben began his corporate career as a Fortune 500 management consultant by day while moonlighting as a stand up comic. He can’t explain the job description, but he was worth every penny. Three years later, he entered a fully-funded PhD program in Neuroeconomics at California Technical Institute (CalTech), a school which boasts 31 Nobel laureates. Two months later, however, he quit the school to dedicate full time to stand up comedy. Ben’s family thinks that was his best joke ever. Soon after quitting, Ben created the motivational seminar with attached e-book, How to Find Your Passion, for helping high school and college students more closely define their future career choices.

Ben recently released his first comedy album, “Neuro Comedy” which is available on iTunes. He has been filmed for CBS This Morning, TruTV’s All Worked Up ​​ and Comedy Time TV. Ben has performed in ​numerous comedy festivals and is a co-host of The Passive Aggressive Podcast with Mike Vecchione, Bobby Haha and Ben Rosenfeld, a weekly podcast on iTunes. He regularly records on-air comedy sketches for various radio stations across the country. His work has also been featured in the 48 Hour Film Festival, The Williamsburg Film Festival and The Sparrow Film Festival. He also writes, acts in, films and edits short films and video sketches, found on