Earlier this year as a board member for the Institute of General Semantics, I was posed three questions: In what ways and to what extent can GS continue to assist in the development of society in the contemporary (e.g. PTSD)? What are the primary challenges currently facing GS? What should be/ could be the future direction of the GS? My response … Read More
An essay I wrote this year redefining the field of semantics to better understand and define the field of general semantics was recently published in the journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay — titled “On Semantics and General Semantics: Redefining the Former to Understand the Latter” — appears in ETC Volume 70, Issue 3 and kicks off the issue … Read More
I have some new demo reels! With the guidance of my manager Jenn Lederer, I’ve cut some new reels to showcase my fast-talking, comedic, energetic self. There is a short version (which serves as my main reel), and there is an extended two-minute version. See them both below.
For Layla Ji’s Columbia student film Vision in the Moonlight, I play Visa Officer #2, the main visa officer who faces off against the short’s main characters, two Chinese family members looking to gain access to the United States. In this behind the scenes video, I talk about the layers of the role and how I landed the gig. For more … Read More
Today I released the first videos of my new series supplementing the chapters of my book Long-Form Improv. The series is titled “Reading Long-Form Improv“ and it’s viewable on my YouTube channel. Each video is dedicated to a chapter in my book, and each fleshes out the topics in the chapter for even better understanding. I’ll be releasing videos periodically, so subscribe … Read More
Hi again! My website is back in commission after being down for a week while I was redesigning it (and balancing some other duties). Now, it’s nowhere near completion but I needed to get it back online. In particular, what’s missing is my video portfolio, which I still need to rebuild. I hope to have that up soon, and in … Read More
My website will be up and down for maintenance over the next few days. If things look a little screwy, I’m in the process of making updates. Hope to be back up live with a redesign of Ben Hauck online!
This evening I performed as the Reverend Raymond Nader a completely improvised sermon based on the audience suggestion of “gay envy” for Aaron Simms’s vaudeville showcase The Back Porch. Here’s video of the rousing performance!
Today I added “Incest,” my latest comic improvised sermon as The Reverend Raymond Nader, to my video portfolio. It is also on YouTube. “Incest” – A Comic Improvised Sermon – Ben Hauck online Video Portfolio “Incest” – A Comic Improvised Sermon – YouTube
Minutes ago, two of my acting unions–the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)–merged to become one labor union–SAG-AFTRA. I am not a member of SAG-AFTRA.
Today I added the following video to my Videos page. It is a short scene I shot with Kyle Fields yesterday on a current event story. See also: http://benhauck.com/videos/trayvon-a-dramatic-scene/
Over the past few months, I’ve been considering a total redesign of my website, Ben Hauck online. Here it is! Since my focus is now exclusively on my acting career, I wanted to centralize my acting career on my website. I wanted to make it so that you could quickly and easily find out about my acting career and see … Read More
Commencing Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, and continuing until who-knows-when-exactly, I will be reconstructing Ben Hauck online to a fancier version of the site. In the meantime, this will probably look a little like a mess. While I hope to be back up within a week, these things take time and we’ll just have to see. Once I’m back live, I … Read More
I am thrilled to announce that I have just signed with personal manager Jenn Lederer of The Dream Management. Jenn is a really smart woman and I’m looking forward to working with her. For matters regarding acting work and representation, please contact Jenn at The Dream. Her contact information can be found on my Contact page.
I’ve recently added videos of my performances as The Reverend Raymond Nader to YouTube. I’ve also consolidated them to a playlist. Check out the videos of completely improvised comic sermons in the Pentecostal style and more of my YouTube videos by visiting http://www.youtube.com/benhauck.
On November 15, 2011, I shot with photographer Dario Acosta as a runner for a project he’s working on. We were aiming for gritty runner shots and portraits. We did shots of me running in place, and we did shots of me in front of a background made up of old tile flooring. The shots were incredible. Dario will be … Read More
Today Aimée Davison posted on YouTube a documentary she did at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Lower Manhattan on October 30, 2011. I did the videography for the outing. Aimée was in town from Montreal for a presentation and we spent Sunday afternoon shooting in Zuccotti Park. We met some interesting people, captured some fascinating moments, and got a … Read More
Videos from my hosting assignment for Yahoo! Shine’s “You. Reinvented.” booth at BlogHer 2010 are online! Below is a list of the videos I could find that include my hosting. I’ve also added a page in my Videos section dedicated to this project. Check here for more videos should they go online soon! And if you’re one of the people … Read More
My latest essay titled “How to Be Less Wrong More Often” was just published in the current issue (66:4) of ETC: A Review of General Semantics. It explains how to talk with more accuracy, to avoid the humiliating experience of being wrong. Read the essay & comment »
I’ve had a number of things going on in my life recently and I thought I’d bring your attention to them. I have even more things going on than what I’m listing, but here are some of the things I’m really excited to note. Stand-In Central http://standincentral.com In March 2010, I officially launched Stand-In Central, a helpful resource for the … Read More
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