Doug Benson has been honing his blunt humor through regular appearances in San Francisco comedy clubs for many years. Appearing in the smoke-tolerant city to test out material in front of the veritable choir helped in the development of The Marijuana-Logues, which became an off-Broadway and a nationally touring show in 2004, and in Benson's own 2007 documentary Super High Me.
The open culture here provides an endless source of inspiration for him, not to mention many ciphers to join after each show. So it's only fitting that the comedian would choose S.F. to record his sixth comedy album (following last year's Smug Life) on the unofficial stoners' holiday of 4/20. But this is no ordinary day for Benson, so he is stretching the celebration out to two days.
Doug Benson begins with the "Countdown to 4/20" Friday, April 19, at 10:30 p.m. and continues with two sessions for the live album taping on Saturday, April 20, at 7:45 and 10 p.m at Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F. Admission is $25; call or visit cobbscomedyclub.com for more info.