"Deeply relatable and...hilarious"
"Unique, provocative, and unbelievably funny"
—The Tracking Board
"Very clean and respectful"
Ben Kawaller is a Los Angeles–based writer and comic. He is the author of the plays Us and Them, which will be workshopped by Los Angeles' Rogue Machine Theatre in October 2021, and Striking Up.
Ben is also the creator and star of the award-winning independent comedy pilot This Isn't Me, a SXSW 2020 official selection. In 2016, The Black List included Ben in their TV Staffing Book for his dark-comedy pilot The Next Best Thing.
Ben's humor writing has appeared in The American Bystander, The Advocate, Salon, NewNowNext, and FourTwoNine. He also produces comedy videos for Los Angeles Magazine and Wehoville in which Ben covers local events. He has performed standup at Flappers, The Hollywood Improv, and Carolines on Broadway, among other venues.
Ben holds a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University and is a proud Hasty Pudding Theatricals alumnus.