Ben Schwartz is an American comedian. A member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he got his start in comedy by faxing jokes to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has portrayed characters in two NBC shows, Undercovers and Parks and Recreation, made guest appearances in comedy sketches for CollegeHumor, and starred in the 2011 film Peep World. He has also been hired to write a remake of the 1991 comedy Soapdish. In addition, Schwartz has penned two books.
Schwartz was nominated for the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special for coauthoring Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 81st Academy Awards.
He lives in The Bronx, New York.
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In a world where monsters are tame and monster wrestling is a popular sport, Winnie seeks to follow in her father's footsteps as a manager by turning an inexperienced monster into a contender.
Directed by: Hamish Grieve
A comedy about the unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist. Discovering to be kindred spirits, each helps the other find healing, in addition to the confidence to face the "failures" in their lives.
Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Matt Ratner
Famed composer Michael Giacchino catapults a hapless Patton Oswalt (as himself) into an outrageous series of challenges in his infectiously silly tribute to the eccentricities of Japanese game shows.
Runtime: 13 min.
Directed by: Michael Giacchino
After suffering a heart attack, a world-famous and hard-drinking actor is forced to drive across country with his estranged son—who testified against him in his parents' divorce—on one last madcap adventure.
Runtime: 97 min.
Directed by: Steve Clark
As: Paul Driggs
He's a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She's a low level lawyer never noticed by others, a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Hadi Hajaig
As: BB-8 (voice)
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Runtime: 152 min.
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.
Runtime: 45 min.
Directed by: Blake Lemons
As: Josh Bath
Co-hosts Josh Bath and Samantha Newman have troubles with their early morning talk show when Josh gets dumped live on the air and battles through the seven stages of grief.
Runtime: 64 min.
Directed by: Ben Schwartz
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Clea DuVall
As: BB-8 (vocal consultant)
Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Runtime: 136 min.
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
Runtime: 112 min.
As: Rabbi Charles Grodner
When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love ...
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Shawn Levy
A straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.
Runtime: 91 min.
When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Brad Furman
On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Runtime: 79 min.
Directed by: Barry W. Blaustein
As: Beaman's Assistant
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Runtime: 107 min.
Directed by: Adam McKay
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Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Frank Whaley