Friday, May 29, 2009

Speakeasy with Doug Benson

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:05 PM

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To the casual TV watcher and comedy fan, comedian Doug Benson may seem like little more than a pothead making a career out of smoking weed and joking about it. But the truth is, there's much more to him than that. Benson, the star of The Marijuana-Logues and Super High Me, a regular VH1 contributor and national-headlining comedian, is a gifted writer, talented performer and sincere legalization activist. That being said, he is kind of a pothead. Benson performs at the Laughing Skull Lounge June 4-7.

You've officially made a successful career out of smoking pot and making fun of pop culture. What's it like living the dream?

You know, I can't complain. It's not bad at all. It's kind of ironic though that Michael Phelps lost millions for smoking pot, and it's making me hundreds.

Do you actually perform stoned?

Yeah, most of the time. At this point people just assume I'm high all the time anyway, so they'd be disappointed if I weren't.

How often do people come up to you after the show and offer you weed?

Pretty much after every show, and now sometimes even while I'm just walking on the street, people come up and ask to smoke me out.

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