Doug Benson 3rd Annual 4/21 Show!
On Sunday, April 21, Square Peg Concerts proudly welcomes the 3rd annual 4/21 Show with Doug Benson!
As a funny-man and occasional actor, Doug Benson has been cracking us up since his early days on the Comedy Central sketch-comedy show, The TV Wheel, in the mid-90s. For those of you who follow this comedian's sarcastic stand-up, you know that Doug Benson's comedy tour will have you hysterical.
Benson hails from San Diego, California; but it wasn't until a move to Los Angeles that he became funny. On a dare, Benson signed up for an amateur comedy night in which he did, "three minutes of whatever [he] could come up with and people actually laughed."
Doug Benson toured on the comedy circuit grind until he was featured on Comedy Central's The A-List and Two Drink Minimum where he garnered some mainstream attention. Benson's cache increased with his appearance on NBC's hit competition show Last Comic Standing in 2007.
In 2008, Benson released his debut comedy album Professional Humoredian. Doug Benson scheduled a national comedy tour where he worked out material for his second comedy album, Unbalanced Load, which was released in 2009. At the turn of the decade, Benson was picked up for his own network stand-up comedy show on Comedy Central --the one-man show The Benson Interruption. Benson's third comedy album Hypocritical Oaf debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart in 2010. Additional output includes the albums Potty Mouth (2011) and Smug Life (2012).
Doug Benson's biggest passions are movies and marijuana, and a great deal of comedy is based on each of them -- from his film, Super High Me to his regular "I Love Movies" podcast. A regular contributor to VH1 series like Best Week Ever (where he plays the "Pop Culture Bachelor"), Benson's humor is rooted in deadpan absurdity. His silliness sometimes masks a deconstructionist intelligence in his act, meaning his comedy is often way smarter than you might initially realize.
High Times Magazine named Benson "Stoner of the Year" in 2006.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.