Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on December 16, 2010

by Klaus Kinski

Doug Benson
Benson

As previously mentioned, Doug Benson, Rob Cantrell, and Tony Camin will hit the Gramercy Theater this Saturday 12/18 at 4:20pm for the magnificent, doobie-centric spoken-word show The Marijuana-Logues. Depending on who you ask, Doug, who hosts the preposterously hilarious Comedy Central show The Benson Interruption, is probably the most recognizable presence on the panel. But having seen Tony and Rob individually several times I can tell you that they are two of the funniest dudes in the biz and that there is absolutely zero imbalance in the comedy onslaught coming from those three fellas. As a triad, Doug, Rob, and Tony create one of the funnest, funniest atmospheres on the planet. Tickets are still on sale. I cannot recommend this show enough. Last time I saw the 'logues, I laughed so hard I had an asthma attack AND had tears streaming down my face. Plus, you have nothing better to do this Saturday afternoon. Nor is there anything better you could be doing in NYC this Saturday afternoon.

If you are among the 1 or 2 people in NYC who have prior obligations or, Cod forbid, actually found something better to do Saturday afternoon, you may be wailing aloud "I'm going to miss Doug Benson's only NYC appearance!?" Relax, little grasshopper. I have great news. It was just announced that Doug will be returning to the Gramercy Theater that very evening, Saturday 12/18, for a live recording of his infamous Doug Loves Movies podcast. Tickets went on sale yesterday at the oddly specific time of 11:22am (is that another pot number reference a la 420 that I am not hip to?). The show will have special guests, and this being NYC I can promise that they will blow your mind away. Come to think of it, my first ever exposure to Doug Benson was way back when on bobanddavid.com (RIP) where he had a frequent column called I Love Movies. I liked him immediately and will never forgot his tweet-length review (before Twitter existed) "Amelie is as cute as a button. I hate buttons." Follow my example: go to both shows.

--

In other comedy news, hey San Francisco, Mike Birbiglia is coming to your town. Tickets are on sale for three shows. Grab them before they sell out like every one of his December Union Hall shows did.

We're just one day away from Reggie Watts' headlining show at Highline Ballroom.

Tickets are on presale NOW for a "Benefit for Greg Giraldo featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black & More." Taking place at the Beacon on 2/9, the show will be "hosted by Tom Papa and feature Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Ted Alexandro, Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Colin Quinn, & Jesse Joyce." PRESALE PASSWORD = HECOMEDY. Regular sale starts Saturday, 12/18, at 10am. Greg Giraldo sadly passed away way too young back in September.

Jerry Seinfeld was recently spotted in the crowd of the Apollo Theater.

Jim Gaffigan's 7-show Best Buy Theater run continues this weekend.

You can catch Jenny Slate in Brooklyn tonight (12/16).

---

      

Comments (45)

doug benson is a fucking loser

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 11:39 AM

"doug benson is a fucking loser"

says an anonymous commenter on a website

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 11:53 AM

Would have been Greg's birthday this past Friday.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 11:54 AM

ran into Doug last year at the porn convention lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:06 PM

It's nice that Seinfeld is doing a charity gig, but his stand up is fucking god awful...

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:25 PM

I prefer sober Doug to the high one call me crazy

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:26 PM

"It's nice that Seinfeld is doing a charity gig, but his stand up is fucking god awful..."

most ignorant statement i've read in a while

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:29 PM

doug loves movies is such a good podcast

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:34 PM

"It's nice that Seinfeld is doing a charity gig, but his stand up is fucking god awful..."

"most ignorant statement i've read in a while"

Okay, I'll correct the 1st statement:

It's nice that Seinfeld is doing a charity gig, but his TV show was fucking god awful...

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:42 PM

haha... well say what you want about his standup, he's one of the most successful and influential comedians of all time like it or not, but the TV show is undoubtedly the funniest 3-camera sitcom of all time

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:48 PM

""doug benson is a fucking loser"

says an anonymous commenter on a website"

says an anonymous commenter on a website

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:54 PM

^ His standup is decent, not too bad.

But I find the show painfully unfunny. I tried to like it, but I think I remember laughing maybe once or twice ever. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:56 PM

12:56 that's fine, you just have zero sense of humor

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:58 PM

^ On the contrary, I do have a sense of humor.

It just isn't lame like yours probably is.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 1:17 PM

why are all of you BV commenters always such fucking haters? its a negative nancy convention in here 24/7.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 1:30 PM

hating on the seinfeld show is absolutely retarded. best show of all time

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 1:32 PM

There are two things that y'all should never hate on...
The Seinfeld show, and the paste that's created from the mashing of chickpeas.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 1:56 PM

I don't think I could be friends with someone that didn't think Seinfeld was not funny. Maybe you are from a different country?

If you hate Seinfeld, please list your age, race and country/state/city of birth. We need to figure out if these factors led to it

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:07 PM

^double negative up top there, but i know what you mean. i don't think i know anyone who hates Seinfeld... it's pretty much unanimously loved

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:10 PM

Sand + vaginas = BV commenters

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:12 PM

yeah that pretty much sums it up

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:22 PM

Seinfeld sucks. His show was just The Lucy Show with more smart-ass characters.
His stand-up sucks even harder. Seinfeld just plain sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:39 PM

Seinfeld -- the American version of irony, which actually isn't irony. Isn't that ironic?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:41 PM

What would be REALLY funny would be watching somebody kick the shit out of Jerry Seinfeld.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:42 PM

wow... you people have sunken to new lows. you must live miserable, dull lives.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:43 PM

I think people who worship Seinfeld must live the dullest lives of all. The guy is vapid, he's a nothing. Which was his whole schtick, but that's pathetic, not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:48 PM

American imbeciles actually think Seinfeld had something to do with 'irony.'

Americsns wouldn't recognize irony or satire if either hit them over the head.

All Seinfeld did was add a smarmy bourgeois element to the lowbrow physical comedy of Lucille Ball, so if would be safe for the middlebrows to laugh at.

Even then, it was Larry David who had the ideas, not Seinfeld.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:53 PM

you're an idiot. it was a show about nothing, which was just a cliched way of describing the premise. it wasn't that HE'S a nothing. have you ever even watched the show? it's been on twice a day EVERY day for the past 12 years.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:54 PM

Larry David is much funnier than Seinfeld because the ideas aren't diluted to conform to network TV. After David left Seinfeld, it wasn't any good at all.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 3:16 PM

"How can anyone not like him?" - Helen Seinfeld

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 3:17 PM

Haha, I post a Seinfeld show isn't funny type comment in the beginning and (almost) all of you are wetting their diapers typing away furiously at the PC.

Get a life if you can't handle someone saying they didn't like the show. I know that will be tough (if not impossible) to do.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 3:56 PM

Um, why does Greg Giraldo need a benefit concert? He's already dead.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:20 PM

3:56 you're right: Seinfeld ain't funny, and for thst matter neither is Conan O' Brien with his frat boy toilet humor schtick.

Greg Giraldo was intelligent and funny.

Louis C.K. is smart and very funny.

Of course, it's all subjective and up to one's level of sophistication.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:50 PM

4:20. Learn how to read. Cunt

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:51 PM

Greg Giraldo has children, so that's one reason for a benefit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:54 PM

"If you hate Seinfeld, please list your age, race and country/state/city of birth. We need to figure out if these factors led to it."

Nice to feel safe amongst the herd of sheep, I guess.

The more telling question is:

"If you think Seinfeld is actually funny, please list your age, race and country/state/city of birth. We need to figure out if these factors led to it."

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:56 PM

Someone else who isn't funny: Sacha Baron Cohen. He's way too obvious to really be funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:59 PM

@ 4:50: 3:56 here. I completely agree with you on all counts.

Never understood how everyone finds Conan funny, with his same tired, cliched, lame jokes that he does over and over again. People actually think he's "edgy". LOL!

Along with CK and Giraldo, I would also add Robert Schimmel (another dead one, shame).

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 5:12 PM

Does anyone find that fellow with the large mustache that works at Mamouns to be funny?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 5:30 PM

Would not.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 11:30 PM

Depends on your level of sophistication? Let me level it for you nerds. It's possible to find both Seinfeld and Louis C.K. funny. Louis would probably roll his eyes into the back of his head if you told him that he's "sophisticated". You miss the point entirely, you dullard.

Posted by GregBX | December 17, 2010 9:44 AM

louis ck is the best comic, and louie was the best show of the year

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 9:49 AM

9:44: How about "you enjoy what you enjoy".

No need to argue about nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:48 PM

True dat! No need to argue about nonsense peeps!

Posted by blaise tshibwabwa Don't Give Up | January 1, 2011 1:28 PM

He's a sad, pothead, loser.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:31 AM

Leave a Comment