Watch the first clip from Doug Benson's 'Doug Dynasty' Netflix special
Sure, original series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black get all the digital ink, but Netflix’s strongest original programming lies in the incredible string of stand-up specials the service has premiered. Like HBO or Comedy Central before them, Netflix has become an outlet for long-form comedy for both established names (Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Handler, Marc Maron) and up-and-comers (Moshe Kasher, Jim Jeffries).
Add comic and compulsive podcaster Doug Benson to that list of talent. His new special, Doug Dynasty, will be premiering on Netflix on Nov. 6. If you know Benson, it’s either because you listen to one of his many EW-approved podcasts (including Doug Loves Movies and Getting Doug With High) or because you loved his fantastically funny film Super High Me. (He has also made a habit out of being one of the dominant panelists on @midnight.)
Benson’s a stoner comic’s stoner comic, and his vaguely absurd, super-laconic style has made him a hit on stages across the country. For a first taste of Doug Dynasty, or in case you haven’t yet been blessed by Benson’s uniquely brilliant comic voice, check out the first exclusive clip below, which finds Benson riffing on a very unusual Twitter handle.
For more on Benson, check out his official site. And for you Netflix spelunkers out there, be sure to add the great stand-up specials by Doug Stanhope and Morgan Murphy. While you’re at it, you should also fire up Benson’s documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled.