FAQ (in the usual order)
What kind of comic is Ben Sawyer?
-The best kind of comic.
So he's dead?
-Just the opposite. In fact, he regularly does live shows all over the place. He's performed all over the US at venues such as the Ryman Auditorium, The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Zanies, The Comedy Zone, and many others. He even helped break the Guinness World Record for Longest Stand-Up Comedy twice.
Lots of people have been alive in the past. Can you prove he is still alive?
-Yes. Just check his show dates and come see him at a show. If you're in Nashville you can see him hosting The Sidebar Comedy hour every month at Nashville Urban Winery & Perfect Timing: A Live Comedy Game Show at Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville. You can also follow him on twitter and instagram, where he regularly proves he is both alive and literate.
I live on an isolated compound because the apocalypse is imminent. Can you prove to me that he is alive without me having to leave my "community?"
-Yes to that one too. You can hear him on radio shows and podcasts, including his two appearances as a panelist on Lovett or Leave It in June and July 2018 and his appearance on The Goods from the Woods in July 2018. He also has video clips that confirm his physical appearance, which will be helpful when you book him to come put on a show.
I believe that Ben Sawyer is both alive and a hard-working comic. But where is he from? Does he do anything else?
-Ben was born and raised in Cabarrus County, NC, and spent time living in the American Midwest, Russia, and California before moving to Nashville, TN in January 2013. He spent years working as a carpenter, but then earned a PhD in history in 2013 (and earned a Fulbright grant along the way), so now he's a history professor (and a comic, of course). He also co-hosts a history podcast called The Road to Now with Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers.
If someone has lived all over the world, worked a variety of jobs, and gone to school long enough to be a college professor, doesn't that give them a lot of good material for comedy?
-Yes it does.