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Ben Leit (pronounced like "light!") is a 23-year-old multi-hyphenate creative and activist, originally from Maplewood, NJ. He graduated from Hamilton College with a dual concentration in Philosophy & Theatre (Cum Laude, Class of 2022), as well as the Senior Prize in Theatre. He is a graduate of The Second City's Comedy Studies program (2021), and Newark Academy (2011-2018).

Ben currently works as a campaign assistant/field organizer for Rob Menendez for Congress (NJ-8). Ben has also worked for Senator Cory Booker – as a United States Senate intern in 2020, and as a campaign intern in 2019 with Cory2020.

In tandem, Ben works as an actor for television ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"), film (IfBrain Dead), commercials (the Empire State Building, Nokia, Jolly Time, What Do You Meme?) and more. He writes, produces, and releases music independently. Ben is a founding member of his creative collective, SWEET TOOTH, and serves as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist.

 

Ben recently served as a production assistant for Melchior Productions & The Bowery Presents – creating live concerts and events in New York City. He has had the privilege to work for artists such as Nathaniel Rateliff, Kenny Beats, Caamp, Cigarettes After Sex, Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Willie Nelson.

 

Aside from all of that: Ben is a fully-formed human being with distinct opinions and hobbies and all that good stuff. He loves to be silly and he loves to have fun. Who can relate, am I right?!. He loves to do a little bit of this, a little bit of that. He likes to be serious every once in a while. But not too often. He also has friends and family (they are great). He wants to make the world a better place.

 

Thank you for being here.

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