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Comedian Owen Benjamin to Host ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards


LR-Owen Benjamin Photo-emailLR-Owen Benjamin PhotoComedian Owen Benjamin will host the 18th annual Art Directors Guild‘s (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Awards, Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Benjamin is a series regular on the TBS comedy Sullivan and Son and has been featured on television programs including Chelsea Lately, Live at Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Punk’d, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Benjamin’s standup comedy specials include the recent High Five ‘til It Hurts and Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin. Feature credits include The House Bunny (2008) and All’s Faire in Love (2009) co-starring Christina Ricci.

Benjamin writes, directs and he produces television shows including Gaytown, Owen Benjamin Presents and That’s My Daughter. Additional writing credits include Splitting Hairs (2012), Couldn’t Be Better (2012) and All-Stars (2013).

Benjamin has performed stand-up at the Aspen, Montreal, and Chicago Comedy Festivals, alongside comedians including Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, as well as performances at clubs and universities.

Nominations for this year’s ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced Jan. 9. The ADG will present winners in 10 competitive categories representing theatrical films, television productions, commercials and music videos. Rick Carter will receive the lifetime achievement award and Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.

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