Meet Doug Benson: 'Unbalanced' Comedian
Doug Benson is one stoner/comic who happens to get a lot done.
Crowned High Times Magazine's Stoner Of The Year in 2006, you'll know Benson from his popular podcast "I Love Movies" (which he records on the regular before Comedy Death Ray at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theater in Hollywood,) Last Comic Standing (sixth place) and VH1's Best Week Ever.
And, for the second time in as many years, he's got a new stand-up album out, Unbalanced Load.
Of course, it was recorded on 4/20.
LAist had a chance to attack Benson with the hardest-hitting questions known to humankind. (No one was injured.)
LAist: How hard was it to do a second comedy CD when your last disc wasn't recorded all that long ago?
Doug Benson: Not very hard. It was only my second CD in a two-decade career, so I had lots of stuff to pull from. Next year's album is gonna be tougher. I plan to make a new record every year on 4/20 until I die or no one wants me to make records.
Your podcast I Love Movies, is as fun as it is hilarious. How did it come about?
You're right, it's fu-larious! I was first approached about doing a podcast by a site called www.handheldcomedy.com. I knew I could record it in front of an audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I knew that me and my comedian friends liked talking about movies, so I just started doing it. Then Handheld folded, so I decided to keep making 'em and just get my friends from www.aspecialthing.com to put the episodes on iTunes.