NEW YORK, July 27, 2009 – Take a load off and catch Doug Benson’s new CD “Unbalanced Load” released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records August 4.
“Unbalanced Load” was recorded at the Punchline in San Francisco on April 20th, 2009. Why that date Not because it’s Hitler’s birthday, but because 4/20 has been adopted as a stoner holiday and Benson is one of the biggest pot comics around. He co-wrote the Off-Broadway show (and COMEDY CENTRAL Records release) “The Marijuana-Logues” and starred in the documentary “Super High Me,” in which he smoked pot continuously for 30 days.
Benson is best known for his regular appearances on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” His television appearances also include a “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” half-hour special in January 2009 and appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Friends.” In addition to his credits as creator/writer/star of “The Marijuana-Logues,” a show that’s been a hit in clubs and theatres from Los Angeles to New York, drawing a bongload of rave reviews and his COMEDY CENTRAL CD, he also authored a book, The Marijuana-Logues: Everything About Pot That We Could Remember. In 2006, High Times Magazine named him Stoner of the Year. Doug also expresses his love of movies on his “I Love Movies” podcasts (available on iTunes).
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Dane Cook’s “ISolated INcident,” Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” Grammy Award-winning, “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” Grammy Award-nominees Steven Wright’s “I Still Have A Pony” and George Lopez’s “America’s Mexican,” Joe Rogan’s “Shiny Happy Jihad”, Christopher Titus’s “5th Annual End Of The World Tour,” Norm MacDonald’s “Ridiculous,” Demetri Martin’s “These Are Jokes,” “Jim Gaffigan: Beyond
The Pale,” Mike Birbiglia’s “My Secret Public Journal Live,” D.L. Hughley’s “Notes From The GED Section” and Dave Attell’s “Skanks For The Memories.”
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