Greg Benson
American actor, director and comedian
Greg Benson
Greg Benson is an American comedian, actor, and director of short films. His production company, Mediocre Films, promotes its creations via YouTube and MySpace.
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Hilarious mobile phone crashing at the airport
Byron Shire News - about 3 years
STUCK next to an annoying, loud mobile phone talker at the airport this holiday season? Greg Benson demonstrates how to get under their skin. This is gold.     
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"Real Life Facebook" Asks What Facebook Friendships Are Worth in Real Life
Yahoo News - over 3 years
You know how sometimes you look through your Facebook feed and think, "wait, how did I become friends with this person? Where do I even know them from? Have we even met?" It happens to a lot of us, and it is a problem that YouTube filmmaker Greg Benson thought of a novel solution for: He would find these people in real life, and after meeting them, ask them if they would like to remain Facebook friends. It's a decidedly brave adventure to talk in person with people one has never met, but they are "friends" after all, right?
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Shira Lazar: The Best Bad Parenting Pranks for Father's Day (WATCH)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Father's Day is about honoring the great Dads out there who have really made a difference in their children's lives. And what better way to recognize the great parents than pranking people with examples of horrible parents? The "Bad Parenting" countdown includes the classic "stroller down an escalator" trick, a dad who blows smoke into his infants eyes, another dad dropping his baby in a subway and more! And it's all hosted by YouTube's resident prank-master, Greg Benson. Featured Videos: Subway Sleeper 2 Baby Farts Smoking Baby Don't Scare the Baby Baby Stroller Stair Prank Folding the Baby Prank For more hilarious videos from your favorite YouTube stars, subscribe to What's Trending!
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WATCH: Best Tour Of Las Vegas EVER
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's no cruise ship, but that hasn't stopped comedian Greg Benson from giving another "f***in' video tour. Benson's whirlwind tour of Sin City includes all the usual suspects -- "f***in casinos, f***in buffets, f***in souvenir shops" -- and a couple of hilarious surprises. Just look at that "f***in roller coaster!"
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Hilarious Black Friday Prank Confuses Shoppers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A pair of jokesters from Prank vs. Prank pulled a fast one on some unsuspecting Target shoppers this Black Friday. From the YouTube video, which in less than two days has earned over three million views: For the craziest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, we dressed up like employees from a store, to fool customers into thinking we worked there. The nondescript, red polo-wearing Jesse and Ryan feigned incompetence, offered free goods, and even promised shady deals "out back." It wasn't the first time a Target has been pranked on Black Friday. Last year, Greg Benson and Ryan Smith of Mediocre Films each wrote a list of ridiculous, made-up items and then tried to get Target employees to find them, according to Mashable. Another Black Friday prank this year didn't go over so well. According to Fox, someone dropped a trash can from the upper level of a Dallas-area shopping mall, creating a loud noise that some shoppers confused with gunfire. Police were called ...
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WATCH: Two Guys Prank Whole Foods By Asking For Nonsense Items
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Greg Benson of Mediocre Films and partner-in-crime Miles Grose were very mean to Whole Foods recently. They took to their local store, armed with grocery lists full of nonsense items written by each other. They didn't know what was on their list until they flipped each page. Whoever laughs or gets kicked out first loses. Ready? Go! We are still laughing about Beef Newtons, you guys.
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Rapson rocker reissued by Loll in recycled plastic
LATimes - over 4 years
Toby Rapson, son of midcentury architect Ralph Rapson, was working to put his father's classic designs back into production when he bumped into Loll designer and Chief Executive Greg Benson, whose company specializes in furniture made of recycled plastic. The meeting prompted Rapson to rethink his father's rocking chair as an eco-friendly outdoor rocker made from material. "It became a collaboration between us and Loll to translate the chairs Ralph Rapson drew [pictured at right], to a new innovative  project," Rapson-Inc. President Chris Reed said. Rapson-Inc. reissued the modern Rapid Rocker at the end of last year and partnered with retailer YLiving to reintroduce the Rapson Greenbelt line of chairs. The 1939 Greenbelt rocker, pictured on the left at the top of the post, is $1,845 and was originally designed for manufacturer Knoll. Prototypes of the high-backed armless Rapson Rocker for Loll ($999), pictured at top right, and low-back Rapson lounge chair with arms ($ ...
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Probe continues in Valley View fire - Kane County Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Fire Chief Greg Benson said the department's first indication of a cause for the fire was a candle left burning in the bathroom. “But we got more information after [the homeowner's] wife got home,” Benson said, explaining that the husband called the
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Lit candle ignites a bathroom at Valley View home - Kane County Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
... River FPD estimated the fire and smoke caused about $5000 in damage to the home, with much damage centered on the home's bathroom and its exterior siding. The investigation into the fire is considered to be closed, Fox River FPD Chief Greg Benson said
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Survey: Duluth could profit from openness, more nightlife - Duluth News Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Duluth's scenic beauty is why Greg Benson and his partners located their businesses — Epicurean Cutting Surfaces, Loll Designs and Intectural — high on Duluth's western hillside. “The place comes first. We decided to move our business here because of
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Fire burns second floor of Crane Rd. home - Kane County Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire in a bedroom on the house's second floor, said Fox River FPD Chief Greg Benson. Firefighters had been alerted to the fire by someone living in the house. According to Benson, that resident had returned home
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Two hurt in St. Charles Township crash - Kane County Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District Chief Greg Benson said the drivers were alone in their cars, and each was taken to a different hospital, one to Delnor Hospital in Geneva and the other to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield
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Sean Becker on Directing 'The Guild': “I Almost Said No” - Tubefilter News
Google News - over 5 years
Becker was brought on to the Guild by one of its producers, Kim Evey (Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show) after her husband and partner, Greg Benson, couldn't do it. Becker's directing experience was mostly with smaller crews of people he knew
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District B-4 football preview: Kiefer looks to play team ball - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
They are also 260 pounds across the front line but head coach Greg Benson is all about team at Depew. “I don't talk about individuals,” Benson said. “We don't hold up individuals, those that can do their part do their part and that's all I ask them to
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Andersen college scholarship led to a long career in banking - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
In 1965, Greg Benson was a high school senior who desperately wanted to study at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He was working odd jobs that paid $2 to $3 per hour, but he knew that would not be nearly enough to pay the yearly tuition of
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Tonight I'm Fringe-ing You: Five F&P Action News and Commentary Squad-Endorsed ... - Washington City Paper (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Squirrel, or The Origin of a Species (Redrum, 6 pm) — Greg Benson calls it a run “through a Baskin-Robbins of ideas” that's maybe still a little too clever for its own good, but forgives it that. Socrates the Lover (The Apothecary, 6 pm) — While this
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Father and son release first single online - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
“Wes is by far probably the best player of his age that I've known,” said Greg Benson, director of South's jazz band. “The kind of things he's doing people don't do until later in high school or college.” Benson added that it's a challenge to keep Wes
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Cloud Integration 2011: SnapLogic Brings Easy Design, Hot Restarts - Integration Developers
Google News - over 5 years
“We think it's a more scalable approach than connectors,” Greg Benson, director of research at SnapLogic, told IDN. Assembling Snaps, users can design pipelines, define transforms, build joins or even more complicated integration tasks without
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District 303, Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District to talk about ... - Kane County Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Fox River FPD Chief Greg Benson said he talked with administrators at District 303 several weeks ago about acquiring the land. Benson said he has asked the district to consider donating the land to the fire protection district
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Greg Benson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    He and his wife, Kim, recently adopted a baby boy named Charlie in January of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details His first video, "Coming Home", was chosen by Amazon.com customers as one of the top five videos of the Amazon/Tribeca Film Festival's short films division. His short "Phone Call to God" was chosen for second place in the best comedy division at the 2006 Evil City Film Fest. Retarded Policeman is an American YouTube comedy web series written, directed, and edited by Benson, and based on an idea by his wife, producer and performer, Kim Evey. Scott Perry, Luke "The Ponceman" Perry's brother, has worked on the series. The videos are uploaded on YouTube under the channel MediocreFilms. The fictional series follows learning impaired Officer Ponce (Josh "The Ponceman" Perry) as he pulls over members of the public. The following is the lyrics to the 8 second long theme song played at the start of the video. Episode 15 had a rock remix of the theme song performed by Dave Days.
  • 2009
    Age 41
    His most popular video as of early 2009 was episode 1 of the Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show, which was selected to be featured on YouTube shortly after being posted February 25, 2007, and subsequently drew nearly 2 million viewers.
    More Details Hide Details The series later was picked up by Sony Pictures, who continued the show through two seasons on YouTube as part of its "C Spot" lineup; one reviewer for The Times of London described it as "Pee-Wee Herman meets Monty Python via the hyperkinetic madness of Japanese television." Benson's most prominent directing credit is his work on the Internet series The Guild, on which he worked again with his wife, Kim Evey, producer of The Guild, as well as creator and performer of the Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show. He also as portraying one of the passengers on the short Docudrama "The flight that fought back".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 37
    He started making videos in 2005, initially hosting them on his own Mediocre Films website.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually he moved his distribution from his own site to YouTube, where within one month, "Greg Hits Hollywood", one of his shorts, was featured on the site's home page. The video and its sequels feature Benson interviewing strangers as a pretext for hitting them with his microphone to see "what people will put up with just because they want to be on TV, or even just YouTube." Since then, he has become a popular YouTube comedian, number 47 on the list of most subscribed comedians on YouTube.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born on January 23, 1968.
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