Ben Mandelker


Ben Mandelker (B-Side) is a screenwriter currently living in Los Angeles. His pop culture observations and multimedia creations have been cited in Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The New York Times, Details Magazine, Spin Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Houston Chronicle, among other media outlets. Additionally, Time Out New York called his work the “flat out funniest thing this year,” and the Rocky Mountain News called him “deliciously clever.” He has been a reoccurring panelist on NBC's Today and Fox Reality’s Reality Remix as well as WDVE in Pittsburgh. He has also served as a guest on the TV Guide Channel and Los Angeles’s KABC AM.

In 2004, Ben co-founded the website TVgasm.com, which Entertainment Weekly labeled as one of the top twenty-five entertainment websites on the internet, and in 2007, he left the site after having sold it to Bunim-Murray Productions. Previously, Ben worked in feature development where he participated in the pre-production of such films as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The Grudge. He also served as a writers assistant on the Fox sitcom Andy Richter Controls The Universe and worked on various television productions such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Strangers with Candy, and the WWE.


Recent Stories by Ben Mandelker

Former 'SNL' Regular to Return for Show's Season Finale; Oscar-Winning Actress Also Slated to Host

Posted April 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

A former cast member on "Saturday Night Live" will return to the NBC sketch comedy staple to host the show's season finale. E! Online reports that Andy Samberg will host the show, set for May 17, with St. Vincent......

'Bachelorette' Contestant Dies After Accident

Posted April 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

“Bachelorette” contestant Eric Hill died Wednesday after a paragliding accident in Utah, reports ABC News. He was 31. As we reported earlier this week, Hill was critically injured in the accident Sunday and was placed in a medically induced......

'America's Sweetheart' From All Those Romantic Comedies Joins New CBS Spinoff

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM

An actress known for her roles in a string of successful romantic comedy feature films has landed the job of narrator on the new CBS sitcom project "How I Met Your Dad." The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports......

In a Blow to Netflix, Amazon Strikes Deal to Bring HBO Shows to Prime Service

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Dealing a blow to rival streaming video service Netflix, Amazon has reached an agreement with HBO to stream episodes of popular shows such as “The Wire” and “The Sopranos” for Amazon Prime members, Bloomberg reports. Current shows such as......

Elmo Puppeteer Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who voiced “Sesame Street's" Elmo for decades, has been cleared of three sexual abuse charges, reports Time magazine. The allegations, which were filed in 2012, prompted Clash to step down from the children’s show, as......