Ben Bailey (born 1971) is an American comedian, cabbie and game show host for Discovery Channel's Cash Cab. He classifies his comedy as mainly "surreal observational". Originally from Chatham, New Jersey, he went to Los Angeles in 1993. At six feet-six inches he was offered a job as a bouncer for a comedy club after borrowing a cigarette from a man in a parking lot. According to Ben Bailey, he was telling stories with some comedians after-hours when someone who found his stories humorous offered him an opportunity at stand-up.