Played By Preacher Lawson
Preacher Lawson plays Ben on the new NBC comedy "Connecting…"
Lawson was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised for most of his adolescence in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but considers Orlando, Florida, his most important stop because that's where he grew as a comedian.
Lawson is best known for his appearance on the 2017 season of NBC's hit series "America's Got Talent," where he made it to the final rounds. Based off his stellar performance, he was invited to compete two years later on both "America's Got Talent: The Champions" and "Britain's Got Talent: The Champions," where he advanced to the finale.
Lawson was the host of the Facebook Watch series "World's Most Amazing Dogs" in 2019 with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of more than 500,000 subscribers.
He just shot his first stand-up special last year, which premiered on BET +, and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.