Stand-Up Comedian Doug Benson

Doug Benson

Born: July 2, 1964
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Next Tour Date

Friday | September 30
4:20 PM
Doug Loves Movies Podcast
Houston Improv
7620 Katy Freeway #455
Houston, TX

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Works

Records

2015Doug Dynasty
2015Doug Loves Movies: Super Tournament of Championships 3
2015Promotional Tool
2015Doug Loves Movies: Tournament of Championships Continued 3
2015Doug Loves Movies: Tournament of Championships Continued 2
2015Doug Loves Movies: Tournament of Championships Continued...
2014Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun
2014Doug Loves Movies: Super Tournament of Championships 2
2013Doug Loves Movies: Super Tournament of Championships
2013The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 22
2013Gateway Doug
2013The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 20
2013Doug Loves Movies: Tournament of Championships 3
2013The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 19
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 18
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 17
2012Smug Life
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 16
2012Doug Loves Movies: N.Y.C. IV: The Final Conflict
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 15
2012Doug Loves Movies: Back in Portland (Live)
2012Doug Loves Movies: Back in Minneapolis
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 14
2012The Benson Interruption: The Podcast, Episode 13
2012The Benson Interruption - The Podcast, Episode 12
2012Doug Loves Movies: Live in Sacramento
2012Doug Loves Movies: Live in Las Vegas
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 10
2011Doug Loves Movies: Live in Minneapolis
2011Doug Loves Movies: N.Y.C. III (Live)
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast - Episode 7
2011Doug Loves Movies: Live in Baltimore
2011Doug Loves Movies: Tournament of Championships 2 (Live)
2011Potty Mouth
2011Doug Loves Movies: Back in Chicago (Live)
2011Doug Loves Movies: Back in N.Y.C. (Live)
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast - Episode 5
2011Doug Loves Movies: Live in Philly
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast: Episode 4
2011Doug Loves Movies: Back in the Pacific Northwest (Live)
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast - Episode 3
2011Doug Loves Movies: Live in Portland
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast, Episode 2
2011The Benson Interruption: The Podcast
2010Doug Loves Movies: Live in N.Y.C.
2010Doug Loves Movies: Live in Orange County
2010Doug Loves Movies: Live in Chicago
2010Doug Loves Movies: Live in the Pacific Northwest
2010Hypocritical Oaf
2009Unbalanced Load
2008Doug Benson: Professional Humoredian
2007Comedy Death-Ray

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple artists.

2005A Stash Of Stand-Up Comedy

Features marijuana-themed tracks from multiple artists.

2004The Marijuana-Logues

Specials (and other video)

2014Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty
2014The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season 1)
2012The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled
2010The Benson Interrruption – Host

Hybrid where Doug Benson interrupts other comedians' acts

2010Live at Gotham (Season 4)

Features multiple comedians

2009Comedy Central Presents Doug Benson 2
2009The High Road with Doug Benson
2009420 Hour Stand-Up – Host
2008Super High Me
2007The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour

Special features multiple performers

2007Last Comic Standing 5
2005World Comedy Tour 2005
2004Comedy Central Presents Doug Benson
2001Late Friday

Weekly late night stand-up showcase on NBC

2000Premium Blend (Season 4)

Features multiple comedians

Books (by and about)

2012The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies

Features multiple contributors

2005The Marijuana-logues: Everything About Pot That We Could Remember

Biography

Doug Benson began performing stand-up in San Francisco when he was 22 years old, after some friends pushed him to try it out.

With comics Arj Barker and Tony Camin, Benson co-created the show “The Marijuana-Logues” -  a play on Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues.” Except, obviously, about weed. The show was well reviewed and found an enthusiastic audience, running for a year Off-Broadway in New York. “The Marijuana-Logues” was later turned into both a CD and book.

Surprisingly, despite his connection with pot, Benson did not actually try the drug until he was 27 years old. In 2006, he was named “Stoner of the Year” by High Times magazine. Benson resides in California, which has a law allowing medical marijuana. Benson has a card that certifies he can use pot for medicinal purposes.

Benson is now at work on a film called “Super High Me”, which will document him abstaining from using marijuna for 30 days and then spending 30 days using the drug every single day.

Benson is a regular on VH-1’s “Best Week Ever.”

During auditions for season five of “Last Comic Standing”, Benson failed to make the cut to perform when he tried out in Los Angeles. Comic and talent scout Ant told him his performance lacked energy. Benson tried out again at the casting call in Minneapolis, performing the exact same set with what some might call a sarcastic amount of energy. Benson did make he cut that time and continued to perform well in each subsequent round. He currently is among the seven finalists still in the contest for the title.