Known as the "Angriest Dad in Show Business," Ben Gran mines humor from his daily life as a beleaguered father to two small children and as the sleep-deprived sole breadwinner husband of a long-suffering wife.
He delivers jokes with dark sarcasm, a sparkling wit, and an underlying sweetness.
Ben’s stand-up routine is based on an earnest exploration of emotional baggage and bad ideas, plumbing the depths of marriage, parenting, frustration, bitterness, and despair – but all with self-deprecating charm.
Ben Gran has performed in New York, Omaha, Des Moines and in other cities throughout the Midwest. He is a stage veteran of StageWest Theater in Des Moines, and an alumnus of Rice University's "Spontaneous Combustion" improv comedy troupe, and the “Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival” sketch comedy troupe at Iowa State University.