Ben Kawaller is a Los Angeles–based writer and comic. His humor writing has appeared in The Advocate, Salon, NewNowNext, NYMag, and FourTwoNine. He is the writer, producer, and star of the award-winning independent comedy pilot This Isn't Me, a South by Southwest 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 has performed standup at Flappers, The Hollywood Improv, and Carolines on Broadway, among other venues. He also produces comedy videos for Los Angeles Magazine and Wehoville in which Ben covers local events in and around Los Angeles. Ben holds a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University and is a proud alumnus of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.