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With quippy banter, quick-witted interviews and a live audience, Ben and Morey are rewriting weeknight entertainment.
The Ben & Morey Show has become an entertainment gem, a place where people can catch a smart show for cheap at 8 p.m. on a Thursday night.
In an age of streaming entertainment, it’s hard to explain what Ben Oddo and Morey Hill are doing with a live, untelevised talk show in a black-box theater, but that’s why it’s awesome.
The tickets are cheap, the guests are entertaining, the band is jammin', and the comedy is great!
Here’s a look at how Nashville’s standup, improv and sketch culture has grown over the past three decades.
The hosts of the Ben & Morey Show talk late-night Nashville with a live band, bar and special guests.
Featuring an appearance on WSMV's "Today in Nashville"
Now sixty-one shows in, Ben & Morey has found success without the aid of cable, streaming, or even YouTube.
Twenty-something college buddies Ben and Morey, along with producer Davis Hunt, launched the quirky homespun program — think Wayne’s World meets Johnny Carson — in 2015.
"Ben and Morey are even more fun than Stephen Colbert, and there are two of them! See them now so you can say you knew them when."
-Ann Patchett, NY Times Best-Selling Author
"Nashville deserved a place on the short list of mononymous comedy duos and now we have Ben and Morey. One day they could be a monument in Centennial Park. Alive at this writing, they are more fun than a monument. And much less expensive."
-Bill Purcell, Mayor 1999-2007
"It’s smart, live humor. And cleverly, pretending to be not-ready-for prime time."
-Rex Hammock, RexBlog.com
"Vivek and I had so much fun on the show. Ben and Morey’s witty sense of humor, keen sense of observation and unabashed requests for free food totally won us over!"
-Maneet Chauhan, Judge on "Chopped"
"These guys are hilarious! Who'd have ever thought they'd get their lives together after prison? We're so proud of them. Thanks for all the conjugal visits, boys!"
-The Jugg Sisters, NashTrash Tours