Stand-Up Comedian Doug Benson

Doug Benson

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Next Tour Date

Sunday | July 5
4:20 PM
Comedy Works Denver
1226 15th Street
Denver, CO

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Records

2013 Gateway Doug
2012 Smug Life
2011 Potty Mouth
2010 Hypocritical Oaf
2009 Unbalanced Load
2008 Doug Benson: Professional Humoredian
2007 Comedy Death-Ray

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple artists.

2005 A Stash Of Stand-Up Comedy

Features marijuana-themed tracks from multiple artists.

2004 The Marijuana-Logues

Specials (and other video)

2014 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season 1)
2012 The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled
2010 The Benson Interrruption

Host

Hybrid where Doug Benson interrupts other comedians' acts

2010 Live at Gotham (Season 4)

Features multiple comedians

2009 Comedy Central Presents Doug Benson 2
2009 The High Road with Doug Benson
2009 420 Hour Stand-Up

Host

2008 Super High Me
2007 The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour

Special features multiple performers

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

Weekly late night stand-up showcase on NBC

2000 Premium Blend (Season 4)

Features multiple comedians

Books (by and about)

2012 The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies

Features multiple contributors

2005 The 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.