Prior to founding Lucky Birds Media, Ben worked in television production on such shows as PBS' WordGirl, Comedy Central's Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, NBC's Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman where, as Stupid Pet Trick Coordinator, Ben contributed to the show’s 1998 Emmy win (Dalmatian riding a tricycle via satellite from the Nagano Winter Olympics).
As an actor, Ben has appeared on NBC's Parks and Recreation and Community, as well as ABC's Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23, and you can hear his voice in the Onion Radio News, for which he was also a contributing writer. For a full acting resume and reel, check out BenZelevansky.com.
Ben studied improvisation with Upright Citizens Brigade founding members Amy Poehler and Matt Besser, and has written comedy sketches for the likes of Martin Short, Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Laraine Newman, Andrea Martin, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Paul F. Tompkins, Dana Gould and many more.
Fun Fact: Ben knows the guy who is the voice of the Beggin’ Strips Dog.
Alex started expressing his creativity at a very early age in his first role as "Joe," a lounge singer who appeared nightly in his parents’ living room. From there he honed his performing skills as part of the New Media Repertory Company in New York City. Over the years Alex has appeared in many musicals and plays (and a couple of independent films that we don’t need to talk about) including his critically acclaimed role of Louis in the U.S. premiere of the musical Personals.
Alex also has a solid reputation in the improv and sketch comedy world, and has directed and performed in many improv groups across the country including Chicago City Limits and Florida Studio Theatre.
Additionally Alex is a well-respected, award winning Creative Director in the advertising industry (or game) - pouring his blood, sweat and tears into the TV moments you fast forward, the areas of websites you never read, and the magazine pages you immediately flip past.
Fun Fact: Alex is the voice of the Beggin’ Strips Dog.