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Published on May 23rd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Ben Schwartz On Upcoming Projects, Towel Jackets, New York & Working With Dos Equis

Ben Schwartz is an Emmy Award-winning writer, actor, author and comedian. He’s starred in the television shows House Of Lies and Parks & Recreation, and is currently developing the Showtime series The Wrong Mans, which he will star in and produce alongside executive producers JJ Abrams and James Corden. Schwartz has also notably appeared in the acclaimed films Night School and This Is Where I Leave You, while slated for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog as the voice of Sonic.

Schwartz’s latest book, Things You Should Already Know about Dating, You F****** Idiot, was co-written with Laura Moses for Hachette Books in 2017 and has been developed for television with Gary Sanchez Productions for CBS. He is currently the voice of Dewey on DuckTales and Leo in Rise Of tTe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He still performs live comedy regularly, and often tours alongside Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch in their two-man improv show Middleditch & Schwartz, which recently played to capacity crowds at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ben Schwartz live via satellite as he sat poolside in Austin, Texas. Currently working with Dos Equis, Schwartz talked about towel jackets and more within our chat. More on Schwartz can be found at, while the Schwartz-approved beer industry tastemaker known as Dos Equis keeps an online home at

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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.

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