'Best Week Ever' regular Doug Benson to release comedy album
Comedian Doug Benson, best known for his regular talking head gig on VH1’s Best Week Ever, is putting out his first comedy CD on July 15. Titled Professional Humoredian, the set was recorded at the Hollywood Improv on April 20, 2008, a fitting date considering Benson’s recently-released movie, Super High Me, in which the confessed stoner goes pot-free for 30 days, then tokes full-time for 30 more. Says Benson about Humoredian: “I am a multi-tasking pot smoker. Just the other day I was walking down
the street, putting eye drops in my eyes, talking on my cell phone, and
getting hit by a car.”
Other works by Benson including the live stage show, The Marijuana-Logues, which he helped write and create and also stars in, as well as an accompanying book and CD. On the TV end, Benson made it to the top six of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, appeared on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and has a recurring spot on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program.