Steve Benaquist
Los Angeles

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Quirky, alternative, original

Raised in New Hampshire and Boston, Steve began doing comedy professionally in Los Angeles. He is based in L.A., performing at the Improv, the Comedy Store, Comedy Death Ray at the UCB, and festivals and clubs around the country and abroad. He has shared the bill with Louis CK, Rick Overton, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Gaffigan and Maria Bamford.

He also works as a TV writer and producer (Spike, Speed, Super Delicious, Base Productions) and performs sketch at Acme, the Groundlings, and UCB' and improv. From the award winning Liquid Radio Players to the world cagematch titlists, L. Ron Jeremy, Steve does make-em-ups with the best in the improv world. He was won awards in stand up, sketch, and improv, all of which he keeps in his hope chest.

Steve has appeared on Conan and in national commercials (McDonald's, AM/PM, Miller, Budweiser, Verizon, Lexus), and directed and starred in over 30 videos, including selections of the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.