The American stand-up comedian and actor Doug Benson is known for movies and marijuana, making it fitting
(and fibbing) to say, "Doug will be there at 4:20." While it will not be "weed o'clock" for all audiences, there is plenty
opportunity to enjoy the stoner humor of Benson on the following dates: October 28 Los Angeles, CA, Nerdmelt Theater at Meltdown
Comics at 8:00 PM; November 4 Los Angeles, CA, Cinefamily, 7:30 PM; November 15 Houston, TX, Warehouse Live, 8:00 PM; November
16 Houston, TX, Alamo Drafthouse, 4:20 PM; November 17 Cincinnati, OH, Go Bananas, 8:00 PM; November 23 Portland, OR, Helium
Comedy Club, 4:20 PM; November 27 San Diego, CA, American Comedy Club, 8:00 PM; December 1 Tempe, AZ, The Improv, 7:00 PM;
December 13 Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre, 8:00 PM; February 13-17 Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, The Weezer Cruise, TBD.
What is The Weezer Cruise? A cruise ship stopping off at two ports in the Bahamas followed by a private beach party and concert
with the band Weezer headlining!
Douglas Robert (Doug) Benson was born and raised in San Diego,
California. After attending the community college, Grossmont College, he moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of acting as a vocation.
At the start of Benson's career, he was dared to do stand up one night. After the success of having an audience who laughed
at his jokes, he continued doing it. Audiences will recognize him from Comedy Central programming in the 1990s. Benson was
also a writer for the MTV game show Trashed. As his career progressed, Benson later co-created and performed The Marijuana-Logues
with Arj Barker and Tony Camin and hosted the High Times 6th Annual Stony Awards. The Marijuana-Logues, an off-Broadway show
that opened in New York and references the acclaimed Broadway show Vagina Monologues in its title, focuses on marijuana. During
the shows tour, the actor Tommy Chong joined before an early departure from the tour. In 2008, Benson began releasing comedy
albums. He has since released Professional Humoredian, Unbalanced Load, Hypocritical Oaf, Potty Mouth and Smug Life.
It is quite possible that Benson's breakthrough was not until his late twenties when he became a
"stoner" following a week spent working alongside Brian Posehn and Greg Proops and smoking marijuana. Benson has since found
success in his comedic career focusing on his love of movies and marijuana. It was then, in the early 1990s that he made appearances
on Comedy Central's The A-list and Two Drink Minimum. In 2006, Benson started to host Doug Loves Movies. The weekly comedy
podcast was recorded at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In front of a live audience, Benson invites
guests to discuss comedy and movies. Benson's guest list signifies a successful career: Adam Carolla, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler,
Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Bill Simmons, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, David Cross, Edgar Wright, Elisabeth Shue, Gillian Jacobs,
Joe Rogan, John Lithgow, Jon Hamm, Kumail Nanjiani, Leonard Maltin, Michael Cera, Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman,
Scott Aukerman, T.J. Miller and Zach Galifianakis.
Benson started ending his podcasts by saying,
"As always, Willem Dafoe is a sh*thead." It was meant to be a joke, but he started to feel bad calling Dafoe, a great actor
and likely a nice guy, a word like that. Instead, Benson elected to let his audience members decide who would be called said
On March 17, 2009, Benson appeared on the Fox News comedy program, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. During the show,
Gufeld made a joke about the United States of America invading Canada and Benson followed suit. This incident led to Canadian
audiences upset and the Canadian government requesting an apology from Fox News for the "hurtful and ignorant comments." Benson
was scheduled to appear in Canada, but cancelled due to threats. Benson later apologized for the Fox News comments on CTV
News program Power Play with Tom Clark. After Benson's apology, all controversy was forgiven and he has gone on to be a loved
entertainer throughout North America!
In addition to his television appearances, hosting
The Benson Interruption, Benson was the protagonist in the film Super High Me that was Directed by Michael Blieden. The film
was a play on the Academy Award nominated film Super Size Me, directed by Morgan Spurlock. In Super High Me, Benson compared
smoking cannabis to not smoking pot for 30 days to see the affects on his health. It was determined in the film that there
were little to now adverse effects by Benson's physician. During Benson's month of smoking marijuana, he gained weight while
his sperm count increased. During the 1980s, Benson was a stand-in on numerous films, such as Blade Runner, Fast Times at
Ridgemont High and About Last Night and was a dancer on Captain EO. Some of his small roles on popular shows were Curb Your
Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Mr. Show with Bob ad David and The Sarah Silverman Program.