NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 – Doug Benson, king of all things pot and movies, is back to talk about his favorite subjects and joke around in his new double CD, “Smug Life,” released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records on July 3.
However, this time he is trying a grand social experiment. Two shows were recorded live on April 20, 2012 at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue, WA. The first show was performed “uncooked.” The second Totally cooked! Which was the better performance That’s for listeners to decide!
Benson’s documentary, “Super High Me,” based on a joke from his stand-up act, was released in 2007. He finished in the top six in the 2007 season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” was a series regular on four seasons of VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” and also makes recurring appearances on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” His second “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” half-hour special premiered in January 2009. In addition, Benson had the nerve to hit on Jennifer Aniston on the classic sitcom “Friends,” was a character on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and got Larry David in a headlock on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He has four other CDs out on COMEDY CENTRAL Records: “The Marijuana-Logues,” “Unbalanced Load,” “Hypocritical Oaf,” and “Potty Mouth.” Benson continues to express his love of movies on his “Doug Loves Movies” podcasts (available on iTunes) and his long-running live show, “The Benson Interruption,” recently aired on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Hannibal Buress’ “Animal Furnace,” Reggie Watts “A Live At Central Park,” John Mulaney’s “New in Town,” Grammy®-winning Louis C.K.’s “Hilarious,” Patton Oswalt’s “Finest Hour,” Lewis Black’s “The Prophet,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” and the Grammy® Award-winning CD “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.
Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.