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Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian Ben Bailey, best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of “Cash Cab,” will perform stand-up live at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $32 for regular reserved seating and $37 for premium reserved seating, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Before he got behind the wheel of the “Cash Cab,” Ben Bailey began his career as a stand-up comedian. As a young man, he left his home in a small town in New Jersey and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show business. Just a few weeks later, he found himself onstage at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and knew right away that he had found his calling. Soon after, he returned to the East Coast and quickly became a crowd favorite at the clubs in New York City. He has since performed at all the major festivals, including Montreal and Chicago (Just for Laughs), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and at clubs and theaters around the world.

In 2019, Bailey’s hit television game show “Cash Cab” returned to Bravo after a successful run on the Discovery Channel that started in 2005. He and his cab are back on duty, returning to the infamous streets of New York City to take unsuspecting passengers on the ride of their life. The 2017 incarnation of the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series saw unwitting passengers joined by a guest celebrity who helped the passengers rack up the cash. The celebrity lineup included Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields, Scott Bakula, Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin, and Susie Essman. The series continued in its original format through 2018 and was picked up by the Game Show Network for 2019, solidifying it as a classic game show.

Bailey has gone on to host several other series, including “Who’s Still Standing?” for NBC, “Best in the Business,” and “After the Catch” for Discovery. He has starred in two specials for Comedy Central, and his 2011 stand-up special, “Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology,” is currently streaming on Netflix.

The New Jersey comic has appeared in several commercials, on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “The Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Rachel Ray,” and virtually every major TV and radio show in the country. He has also appeared in numerous other TV shows – “30 Rock,” “Parenthood,” “Law & Order,” and “One Life to Live,” to name a few – and featured in several films, including “Bad Parents,” “Don’t Shoot the Pharmacist,” and “Bad Meat.”

Bailey released his latest stand-up special, “Live & Uncensored,” in 2016. He currently tours as a national headliner and can be heard on his popular podcast, “Tall But True.”