Episode 81

Comic Fresh King Benjamin Gets Serious About Growing Up in Polygamy

In another comically insightful episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon continue our conversation with the talented and hilarious Ben Brown, known as Fresh King Benjamin.

Ben grew up on a Mormon polygamist compound and started operating his family’s business, a bakery, at age 14. Ben gets serious as we discuss this darker aspect of growing up and provides some important and emotional insights.

When Ben finally left polygamy he spent a decade building a successful online education company. Eventually he felt the call to pursue his dream to be a stand-up comic and has been performing his unique brand of comedy, drawing upon his experiences growing up, ever since.

Fresh King Benjamin has a comedy set coming up this weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 13-14 at Wiseguys Comedy Club in SLC, UT. This is a hilarious, ADULT show, that Rebecca and Landon have attended before and had a wonderful time.

We really enjoyed getting to know Ben better in this episode and there are some really great lessons to learn from our discussion.

Info on Ben's comedy show in SLC on Oct 13-14:


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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!