CNM Chats with Comedian Doug Benson
Stand-up comedian Doug Benson, best known for his role in the “Super High Me” cannabis documentary, took some time recently to answer questions for Cannabis Now Magazine.
Cannabis Now Magazine: What is your favorite strain?
Doug Benson: I try not to get too attached to any particular strain because they tend to come and go, but one that I really like the taste and name of is Chocolope.
CNM: What is your preferred method of smoking?
DB: That’s like asking me which one of my children is my favorite. But since I don’t have any children, I’ll say blunts.
CNM: How high do you get to go on stage? Are you always stoned when you perform?
DB: I like to joke that I’m at 7.4, on a scale of 1 to 7.4. But yeah, I’m usually pretty high. The audience expects it. And I’m a professional.
CNM: Does being stoned help with your comedy?
DB: Yeah, it helps me to write offstage and it helps me to riff onstage. A couple of times I’ve been too high to perform, but I blame that on hash oil hits.
CNM: Who are some of your comedic inspirations?
DB: As a kid I listened to a lot of George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Steve Martin.
CNM: When did you start smoking pot?
DB: I was a late bloomer, not really getting into it until I was 28.
CNM: What is your take on pot culture?
DB: My take is that it is all around us, and will never go away, say the feds should just chill and let us do our thing.
CNM: What’s the best stoner movie?
DB: I really like “Dazed and Confused.” Except for the hazing parts. That doesn’t seem like stoner behavior to me.
CNM: Tell us about “The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled.”
DB: It’s the epic story of two comedians doing shows in eight cities in as many days. One of them is high the whole time, and the other one is Graham Elwood. Hit some bowls and watch it on iTunes or On Demand, and enjoy seeing how many like minded people there are in the good ol’ USA.
CNM: What’s next for you?
DB: I’m going to do a live-streaming web talk show where I sit down with the most famous people I can get and we smoke and then see what happens. It’s called “Getting Doug With High” and it premieres in October. Or Pot-tober, as I like to call it.
Watch the trailer for The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled below.