"I dropped out of West Point to Become a Comedian... probably the greatest service I will ever do for my country" – Ross Bennett.

Ross Bennett left the United States Military Academy after deciding that he preferred to take aim and fire jokes instead of bullets. Since that day Ross' comedy career has taken him from New York to Los Angeles and all points in between.

Ross has developed a brand all his own described as "Comedy For The Rest Of Us" which resonates with everyday working class Americans who prefer clean humor that is both clever and politics-free.

Ross discusses a wide variety of topics drawn from a life full of experiences ranging from his growing up with a father who was a Marine Colonel, to grade school snow days, to middle age medical procedures.

Ross has been seen on over a dozen television shows including Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn", A & E's "Evening At The Improv", and "The Late Show with David Letterman".

In 2019 Dry Bar Comedy released Ross' full length special "Comedy... For The Rest Of Us" which has been viewed millions of times.




Manhattan Comedy School

Creating Material thru writing & Performance
Tuesdays 7-10 pm

Ross Bennett was FANTASTIC! In fact, he got a standing ovation. Some of the comments included “best comedian we have ever had”. He was a big hit, and all done with very clean humor.

Sheri H. (President)


First and foremost, the class was fabulous and so is Ross. I have never written so much or been so inspired to write. Ross's method, the class assignments, and the class layout were the perfect combination to kick start my creativity and help me hone my jokes. He listened to and heard my comedic voice and every bit of feedback and direction he provided was true to it! The ongoing feedback from Ross and from the class were invaluable. I am excited about my new material, the momentum I have, and look forward to applying the methods I learned. I cannot recommend Ross or this class enough!

Leigh Schull
former student


We have had the pleasure of working with Ross on multiple occasions and whether it’s a small intimate group or a large ballroom filled with tons of people including kids, Ross will make you belly laugh. His expressions, delivery, and jokes will leave you wanting more.

Lisa N.
Director of Meetings & Events