Ben Schwartz, who plays the part of Bill Hoyt is a writer/actor from NY who currently resides in LA. He just wrapped the role of Nathan in the movie Peep World with Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson and Michael C Hall. He was a staff writer for the third season of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken as well as a co-writer on Hugh Jackman's opening recession number for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. He has a book out with Harper Collins entitled Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals. The sequel Why is Daddy in a Dress: Asking Awkward Questions with Baby Animals comes out soon.
He started as a freelance writer, faxing in jokes to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and the Late Show with David Letterman's monologue. He has a website devoted to the jokes that didn't make it to air as well as other short films he wrote, directed and acted in - RejectedJokes.com. One of his shorts, Bronx World Travelers: Press Conference was nominated for two Webby Awards in the best writing and best short film of the year categories.
He has performed at the UCBT since 2003 and has been a part of five different Harold teams . He can be seen along side Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri in their sketch/improv team Hot Sauce, the team which TimeOutNY said "likely has a future in late night." Hot Sauce performed at the 2007 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in a sketch showcase directed by Bob Odenkirk. Their two long running UCB shows Hot Sauce Sells Out and 4th Floor Walk-Up were TimeOut NY Critic's Picks. As an improv team Hot Sauce won the 2006 Cagematch Championships. Check them out at HOTSAUCEACADEMY.COM.