by Arielle Gordon

Benson

Notorious pot comic Doug Benson is releasing his new album, Gateway Doug on July 9th on ASpecialThing Records. The set was recorded in San Francisco on, of course, 4/20, and it promises to be a hilarious follow up to his last album, Smug Life. You can preorder the album HERE.

Benson also kicks off his summer tour today with a sold out Doug Loves Movies podcast taping at the Gramercy Theatre. His summer tour is a mix of stand up and podcast tapings and should be interesting either way. Find all tour dates below.

Finally, Benson made an appearance at the Del Close Marathon this weekend with The Benson Interruption. True to form, Benson sat on the side of the stage and interrupted as special guests Jason Mantzoukas, Nikki Glaser, DC Pierson,"Bob Ducca" (Seth Morris), and Matt Besser tried to tell jokes and stories. It was a 12:30 AM show. It was a small underground blackbox theatre. It was insane and hilarious.

More coverage of DCM coming soon. Check out all those dates below...

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Doug Benson-- 2013 Tour Dates
7/1 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (DLM taping) SOLD OUT
7/6 - Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Benson Movie Interruption of 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS at 4:20)
7/7 - Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Benson Movie Interruption of HULK at 4:20)
7/7 - Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Benson Movie Interruption of T3: RISE OF THE MACHINES at 7:45)
7/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Punch Line (Stand-Up at 10:15pm)
7/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Acme Comedy (Stand-Up at 10:30pm)
7/12 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater (DLM taping)
7/17 - San Diego, CA - American Comedy Company (DLM taping)
7/21 - Atlanta, GA - The Punchline (DLM taping at 4:20)
7/24 - Ontario, CA - The Improv (Stand-Up)
8/3 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Improv (Stand-Up at 4:20)
8/4 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Improv (DLM taping at 4:20)
8/8 - Salem, OR - Grand Theater (Stand-Up)
8/10 - Madison, WI - Comedy Club on State (Stand-Up at 4:20)
8/11 - Madison, WI - Comedy Club on State (DLM taping at 4:20)
8/13 - Tempe, AZ - The Improv (Stand-Up)
8/14 - Tempe, AZ - The Improv (DLM taping)
9/15 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom (Stand-Up)
10/4-6 - Santa Monica, CA - LA Podfest (DLM taping)
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