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Oswego Native Appearing at Syracuse’s Funny Bone

Oswego native Owen Benjamin will be appearing at the Funny Bone in Destiny USA mall in Syracuse December 4 to 7.

The Funny Bone is located at 10301 Destiny USA Drive in Syracuse. For tickets, call 315-423-8669.

Owen Benjamin
Owen Benjamin

Benjamin is featured in “Sullivan and Son,” on Turner Broadcasting System.

“Sullivan and Son,” starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, was one of the most successful TBS summer series for the past two summers.

The show is set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. Filled with locals and regulars, Sullivan and Son is the unofficial “town hall” for the neighborhood.

Within moments of his arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Benjamin – The House Bunny); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang – Yes Man); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray – Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine Ebersole – Royal Pains, Amadeus).

Benjamin started his comedy career in music. While majoring in history at SUNY-Plattsburgh, he honed his comedy skills. He has been featured on Comedy Central; last summer he had his own one hour special on Comedy Central called “High Five Till It Hurts,” now available from amazon.com . He has been a regular on MTV’s “Punk’d,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” and Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Benjamin has had his own special “Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin.” He’s a regular on Nick Swardson’s “Pretend Time” as well as over ten appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Owen’s feature credits include “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” and “The House Bunny,” where he played Marvin the Butler. He starred in “All’s Faire in Love,” with Christina Ricci and appeared in “Born to Be a Star,” with Nick Swardson and “Jack and Jill,” with Adam Sandler, and the soon to be released “Staten Island Summer” with the cast of Saturday Night Live. Owen will be heard on an upcoming episode of “Family Guy” as well as in his second hour special called “Huge Pianist” coming out in the spring in Netflix.

He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, a nationwide 18-city tour with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as well as clubs and colleges across America, including SUNY-Oswego and his alma mater, SUNY-Plattsburgh.

His short films and web series (“Owen Benjamin Presents” and “Gaytown,”) have accumulated more than 10 million hits.

He has played classical piano since childhood. His unique blend of music and comedy makes his show a must-see.

He had a successful run last November at the Funny Bone in Syracuse and should have a very successful run in December.