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Doug Benson Interruption premieres Nov. 5 on Comedy Central; check out photos from premiere taping

By | October 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm | No comments

Comedy nerds across the country are already a bit familiar with comedian Doug Benson's ongoing, years-long project dubbed The Benson Interruption. In short, it's a live show hosted by the comedian, wherein comedian friends perform stand-up but then Benson -- you guessed it --...

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Ben Gleib covers Stony Awards for MySpace Comedy (VIDEO)

By | October 8, 2010 at 10:23 am | No comments

If you're not a complete pothead, you may not know what the Stony Awards are. But we're here to tell you they exist. They've existed and have been nurtured in the loving arms of High Times magazine for 10 years, in fact. It's the one time of the year when we, the people stoned,...

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Exclusive video interview with Doug Benson

By | August 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments

Doug Benson, just today, released a new album through Comedy Central Records. It's called Hypocritical Oaf. And it is filled with what you'd expect-- stoned out ruminations on the mundane facets of life. To celebrate the release of Oaf, his third album, Punchline Magazine's...

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Doug Benson and Graham Elwood in 'The High Road' tonight on G4

By | December 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm | No comments

Doug Benson and Graham Elwood star in The High Road tonight at 8pm on the G4 network. Taped earlier this year, Benson hit the road with his comedic pal, Elwood for a two night tour in the Pacific Northwest. I was able to reach Doug briefly to ask what he is most proud of about...

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The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

By | December 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | No comments

This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn't easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what's the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each...

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Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

By | November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’...

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Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

By | September 7, 2009 at 10:25 am | No comments

CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club....

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Doug Benson: Unbalanced Load

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Doug Benson doesn’t use vastly different building blocks than other comedians to create his jokes; he just plays with them better. You can’t help but applaud his 100-percent-natural mischievous delivery or laugh at a guy who’s having as much fun as Benson is onstage. But...

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Doug Benson's 'Unbalanced Load' out Aug. 4, hear a clip now

By | July 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Doug Benson's upcoming CD Unbalanced Load, drops Aug. 4 on Comedy Central Records. Check out a sample here and enjoy the...

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