Why Comedian Ross Bennett loves Wal mart
Not many people can make a shopping trip to Wal mart into a funny experience, but comedian Ross Bennett managed to do it. For impulse buyers and customers who are opposed to writing shopping lists, Ross could be the president of this club. For door greeters who wonder whether their jobs are really worth it, Ross is just as happy because of the greeters’ reactions to seeing him. In this video, check out why he’s tickled pink with the Wal mart door greeters and how a trip to Walmart could turn into a blackout.
Ross, a longtime Comedy Club headliner, has performed at over countless corporate events, as well as hundreds of fundraisers, country clubs, churches, temples and private parties. He’s been the opening act for singer/actress Lucie Arnaz, actor Hal Linden, songwriter/actress Melissa Manchester and music quartet The Four Freshman. He’s gone global in places like the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, too.
After 30 years of trying to perform on “The Late Show With David Letterman, “he finally got his wish. And David Letterman had one word to describe Ross after his performance was over: “Wow!”
Never shy about making fun of himself, Ross even joked that some guy suspected him of looking like a science teacher who might have smoked pot. And no, he’s not Jewish, although he’ll claim to be when necessary. Ross proudly claims, “To find a Jew as funny as I am, frankly, most of you couldn’t afford it.”
For comedy lovers who enjoy clean comedy about everyday topics, Ross can find smart humor in almost anything: finding a parking spot, Canadian coins, possums (literally) playing possum and how getting older leads to making involuntary noises. He’ll make the average-looking guy relate to his tales about how women will unapologetically confide in him about their sexual to-do lists. And he’s nowhere on their lists and hides out from the women who have him on theirs.
Ross even has the ability to make light-hearted comedy out of the darkest topics. Ask him about a friend who died in a parachuting accident or what his third-grade experience was like after the John F. Kennedy assassination for hilarious examples.
For fans of Ross’ comedy, check out his CD “New York Country.” It even has a bit about Wal mart.