I’m excited to report that my latest sketch has gone viral on Facebook!

6 days after posting, it’s at 424,000+ views and 11,000+ shares.

Check it out for yourself:

Hipster vs Old School

Posted by Ben Rosenfeld on Thursday, March 29, 2018

I just released a new sketch video, check it out:

I’m thrilled to announce my new comedy album has hit #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts!

I’m thrilled to announce that my third stand up comedy album, The United States of Russia, has been released by Comedy Dynamics and is now available on iTunes.

Ben's new album will be released January 19, 2017

It’s been the #1 comedy album on all of iTunes!

The United States of Russia

 

Sample Tracks

Press

Astoria Characters

Broadway World: Comedy Album That Was Almost Banned By Russian iTunes To Be Released January 19

BOAST: Ben Rosenfeld’s New Comedy Album Release

New Jersey Stage – Interview

The Family Farce – Review

The Interrobang

The Laugh Button

Podcasts and Web TV Shows

How To Be Less Awkward Podcast

In Hot Water with Aaron Berg and Geno Bisconte

Model and the Mensch Podcast

Mornin’!!! w/ Bill Schulz

The Love Gurus Podcast

The Movie Preview Review Podcast

For the past nine years, I set goals at the start of the year and then review how I did at the end of the year [see 2017201620152014, 2013201220112010 and 2009]. I’m not sure if this is actually working anymore, as the goals have been pretty similar the last few years and I only look at this post the first and last day of the year, but at this point it’s a tradition, plus I do think subconsciously it helps, so here go my goals for this year.

One thing I’m doing differently this year, I’ve put “process goals” (aka things I can control) in black, and “goal goals” (aka thing that depend on other people as well as me) in grey text. There’s an extra line break in between the two.

I have more goals this year (15 up from 11 last year) and then whittled down my top 4. If I nail 3 out of these top 4 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing

  • Perform 600 times this year, including 400 club spots
  • Go on 30 acting auditions, get 3 callbacks
  • Perform at 8 college shows
  • Do a stand-up set on TV that airs in its entirety (not a stand-up clip show)
  • Do two acting gigs (non-stand up) that air on TV

Writing/Producing

  • Create 40 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 15 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Submit 5 writing packets
  • Sell a TV show
  • Have a consistent entertainment writing job for 8+ weeks

Learning

  • Take two acting classes
  • Read 25 books

Financials

  • Get my new album, The United States of Russia, to hit #1 on the iTunes or Amazon comedy sales rankings
  • Earn $40,000 from entertainment related business income

Misc

  • Average weight 174 pounds or less
  • Do my morning routine 4 out of 7 days every week

Top 4 Goals (Out of 15)

  • Create 40 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 15 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Sell a TV show
  • Do a stand-up set on TV that airs in its entirety (not a stand-up clip show)
  • Get my new album, The United States of Russia, to hit #1 on the iTunes or Amazon comedy sales rankings