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Ben Gleib

Daily from Jan. 16-17
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17
9:45 p.m.
Daily from Jan. 18-19
7 p.m.
Jan. 18
9:30 p.m.
$16-$23
Comedy

Comedian Ben Gleib had an interesting 2019. From May until the end of December, he was running for president of the United States. But this wasn’t a Pat Paulson situation (ask your folks); Gleib was serious. He only ended his campaign when he realized he wouldn’t be able to get any traction without massive amounts of money. The campaign also kept him from performing on late-night talk shows due to equal-time constraints. His act, though, didn’t change all that much. “I definitely do a chunk in every hour on politics,” he says, “but it isn’t very much.” Running for the nation’s highest office gave him a unique perspective on America. “I’m anxious to share that with the crowd,” he says. “I’ve had a look at the country that most aren’t able to see, and that’s influencing my jokes.” One big change these days is a reduction in the amount of cussing. “Jay Leno yelled at me about that, so I’ve been cleaning up my language.”