Founding Member, Assistant Artistic Director, and Resident Instructor
In the comedy forge that is Mock Turtle Soup at Clemson University, Ben began his tempering in 2007. This environment of four years of performing in and coaching a team of performers in long form and short form improv and sketch, as well as beginning to hone his stand-up chops, and tuning his writing instrument in Clemson’s short-lived humor publication The Rapscallion proved fruitful. Because as he graduated college he happened upon 3 other produces of that funniness farm and Alchemy was created.
With Mock Turtle Soup and Alchemy, Ben has taken workshops with instructors from around North America including the Annoyance, iO, Second City, Relapse, BATS, Impatient Theater Company, JaCKPie, Magnet, UCB, and DSI Comedy Theaters. He’s also taken workshops in sketch, improv, and storytelling with Kevin McDonald from The Kids in the Hall, Jimmy Carrane from Improv Nerd, and Kevin Allison from The State. Ben can be seen every week in Local Legends and other house teams, performing stand-up around Greenville, and in his occasional brushes with film and video projects. By day he’s an electrical engineer and has an amazing wife who will be studying creative writing/teaching at the University of London in 2014.