Hi! I’m Ben Hauck.
I’m an actor.
I’ve also written a book on improv.
October 2018 – On October 26th, I’ll be accepting the J. Talbot Winchell Award. It’s the annual award from the Institute of General Semantics recognizing contributions to the field of general semantics. I am extraordinarily honored to receive this award!
On October 27th, I’ll be making a presentation on semantics and general semantics at The Princeton Club as part of a general semantics symposium hosted by the Institute. Details on both events are below in my Upcoming Appearances section.
Last month, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won its third Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. It is such an amazing experience getting to be part of this show for the past four seasons. So far this season, I’ve worked with Keegan-Michael Key, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, Wilmer Valderrama, and Gilbert Gottfried.
Also last month, I worked on the film Lake Artifact, a psychological thriller-horror-comedy film. The film was shot last year, but the director Bruce Wemple wanted to add some fake documentary footage to tell the story. I played the role of a town councilman and had a ton of run shooting an “interview.” Even better, the film came out two weeks later and I got to see my work at a private screening. That’s a fast turnaround!
Finally last month, I ran the 5th Avenue Mile. While it was my slowest time I’ve ever run it, I actually trained my best for it and it showed in the quality of my race. I ran that one mile in 5:51.