Ben Wietmarschen (pronounced like wheat-martian), is a comedy writer, performer, director, and improviser living in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and a sketch teacher at UCB. He's a big sports-head and has done a lot of sports-related comedy. He served as a writer for the UCB Maude team, FAMBLY and performed on Lloyd team, THE NIGHTMARE and Mess Hall team, RINGO. He wrote and starred in "Baseball is America", a sketch comedy show that ran at the UCB Theatre. He also co-created, wrote and stars in the web series "Long Haired Businessmen" and the short film "Men's Thanksgiving." He has directed multiple UCB Maude Teams, Funny or Die sketches, and other sketch comedy shows at theaters around NYC and LA over the last several years. He also spent the entire 2013 baseball season watching baseball games and creating baseball themed sketch comedy videos with Major League Baseball players for the MLB Fan Cave. Ben used to live in NYC and then moved to LA. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and cares too much about Cincinnati sports teams. He graduated with an English and Education degree from Kent State University where he ran Cross Country and Track for the Golden Flashes.

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