“A MUST-SEE FOR EVERY COMEDY CONNOISSEUR”
“I dropped out of West Point to Become a Comedian…probably the greatest service I will ever do for my country”
MacArthur attended West Point and became a National hero.
Eisenhower attended West Point and became the President of the United States.
Ross Bennett attended West Point, dropped out and became a comedian.
The mid-70’s were a different era, and West Point was admitting a different kind of cadet when Ross Bennett was sworn in on July 8, 1975. But by 1977 Ross had decided that he wanted to take aim and fire jokes at nightclub audiences. So he undertook a giant career change, he dropped out of West Point, and landed right square in the middle of the comedy explosion that was taking America by storm.
For 30 years Ross has led a comedy attack. Armed with an expressive delivery and real life topics. Growing up with a father who was a Marine Colonel (a nice mellow guy!), grade school snow days, disastrous golf games, catastrophic water skiing outings and middle age medical procedures. ROSS BENNETT is a high-powered performer who takes his act to the audience and comes back with a victory every-time! Seen on dozen’s of Television shows, including:
THE LATE SHOW with David Letterman
5 appearances on COMEDY CENTRAL’S TOUGH CROWD w/ COLIN QUINN
4 appearances on Evening at the Improv
David Brenner’s Nightlife
Dick Clark’s Keep on Cruisin’
Showtime’s Big Laff-Off
Festivals Ross has performed at include: JUST FOR LAUGH’S COMEDY FESTIVAL, SMIRNOFF COMEDY FESTIVAL CAPETOWN SOUTH AFRICA & THE BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL
A Comedy Club Headliner, Ross has performed at over 50 Corporate events, 100′s of fund-raisers & charity events.
As an opening act Ross has performed in front of such acts as :
Lucie Arnaz, Hal Linden, Mellissa Manchester, The Four Freshman
Performed throughout The United Kingdom and Ireland
"One word describes his face. Marvelous! As I see it he has it all. There's timing, pacing, feeling, communication and polish, all the ingredients that, at one time or another, lead to stardom."
Perry Phillips - The Oakland Tribune
"His Rubbery face, skilled use of voices and careful writing make him one of the most watchable and memorable performers on the comedy club circuit."
David Armstrong - San Francisco Examiner
"He has the most mobile, congenitally funny….It's a face that amplifies normal emotion and expression into wild caricature." -
San Francisco Chronicle
"Thanks Recovery Comedy. I can't say enough how great both Jesse and Ross were Saturday night. Their sets got killer responses from our audience. I can truly say that I have work with many comics but by far Jesse and Ross were the most professional and the funniest I have worked with as an MC.
Thanks for all your help."
-Tom Guggino (Event Consultant and Writer for Livengrin Foundation Comedy Night Fund Raiser)
"Thank you Recovery Comedy. We chose Ross Bennett as the inaugural Recovery Comedian for our annual conference. Ross wowed the crowd. He was everything we hoped for and more. The conference attendees that were unfortunate enough to miss Ross’s show were all inundated with stories of Ross and how much fun they had missed. The comedy show was smart, fast paced, and tasteful for a very diverse crowd. We look forward to booking Ross again for our next year’s conference."
-Charlie Stinson, SCAADAC President Elect
"We all appreciated Ross's clean, appropriate, original, and funny material. We also found it generous of him to have shared his personal story with us. The mix of serious with the hilarious was a fascinating combination, leaving us wondering where he was taking us next! It was a great ride and a great time!"
-Renee Beyda, Director of Marketing, The Safe Foundation
"Thank you Recovery Comedy for a great event. Ross Bennett was the right fit for our program and he did an excellent job of bringing laughter to the forefront of recovery. We received numerous comments from attendees requesting that we offer more events like this. Thank you Ross and Rich, I look forward to working with you in the future."
-Laurie Fallaw, Executive Director, Cornerstone (Greenwood, Edgefield, McCormick, Abbeville Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse)
Read Ross's Interview