Doug Benson

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At the age of twenty-two, Doug Benson began performing stand-up regularly in Los Angeles after he and two friends dared each other to go on stage. It turns out that Benson was the only one of the friends to actually make it to the stage, an event that set... ... read more

Doug Benson Videos

Super High Me (Part 1)
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Super High Me (Part 1) 260,515 views
Doug Benson Guest Performance (LCS 5) 233,384 views
Doug Benson (LCS Season 4 Ep. 3) 145,278 views
Doug Benson Joins the Smoking Circle (1 of 4) 133,637 views
Doug Benson - Anti-pot Commercial 122,217 views
Super High Me Stand up comic Doug Benson, 38,831 views
Doug Benson from new DVD: 420 Hour Stand-up 34,603 views
Doug Benson: I Love The Movies Podcast, Live at the Parlor Live Comedy Club 9,364 views
ANY QUESTIONS? 10/23/10 with Doug Benson 8,008 views

Doug Benson Bio

Doug Benson

At the age of twenty-two, Doug Benson began performing stand-up regularly in Los Angeles after he and two friends dared each other to go on stage. It turns out that Benson was the only one of the friends to actually make it to the stage, an event that set the wheels in motion for eventual performances on Comedy Central’s The A-List, Two Drink Minimum, and The TV Wheel in the 1990s. Benson is also known for being a contestant on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing.

Benson has released five comedy albums, including 2012’s Smuglife, and aims to record a new album every April 20 -- for release the following summer -- for the rest of his career. Benson starred in the 2007 documentary Super High Me – a takeoff of 2004’s Supersize Me – about the effects of smoking cannabis for thirty days.

Benson hosts a weekly comedy podcast called Doug Loves Movies, recorded at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade in Los Angeles, in which he brings on celebrity guests like Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, and others to talk about movies and comedy.

Benson continues to appear on many TV shows, particularly on Comedy Central, and to tour as a stand-up comedian. 

Doug Benson User Comments

Nikki L. Oct 3, 2012
I see Doug Benson all over the place, and he's always got a posse of great LA-based comedians. Some of his best events include Doug Loves Movies -- a free weekly podcast taping at the UCB Theatre -- and Benson Interruptions at the Cinefamily, where he and his friends/stars of the film talk over a usually terrible film to make it bearable. It's really the only way to watch big Hollywood blockbusters. I saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and The Hunger Games at Interruptions, and I wouldn't have seen those any other way. His guests are usually pretty good. Some of my favorite regulars would be Sarah Silverman, TJ Miller and Pete Holmes, but he occasionally wrangles huge guests like Edgar Wright or Morgan Spurlock. I know it seems like I'm just name-dropping all over the place, but that's seriously Doug Benson's life. Check out his movie Super High Me and watch out for when he's performing around town. Which is, like, all the time.

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