Doug Benson is an American actor, TV host and a comedian whose comedy series ‘Benson Interruption’ had a huge viewership. He is also known for his popular TV show ‘Getting Doug with high’ in which guests are interviewed while smoking marijuana alongside Benson.
His 2008 documentary ‘Super high me’ describes the effects of marijuana on one’s health. He invited controversy for his jokes about Canadian military in March 2009. Let’s see what his earnings, his career graph and his net worth in 2019 are.
Doug Benson was born on July 2, 1962, at San Diego, California to Wendy, a pharmacy clerk and Robert Matthew Benson, a salesman. He attended Gross Mont College in El Cajon.
In his childhood, he struggled with vertigo and poor depth perception as a result of close-set eyes. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career after his studies.
In Los Angeles, Doug Benson started performing as a stand-up comedian when he was 22 years of age. His appearance on TV as a stand-up comedian started in late 1980 in a programme ‘The A list’ and ‘Two drinks minimum’ in the Comedy Central programme.
His programme ‘Marijuana-Logues’ a play on Vagina Monologues is an Off Broadway comedy show. It toured different cities for its performances.
Doug Benson was a host in High Times magazine’s 6th Annual Stony Awards with Rapper Redman. His series of comedy albums started with Comedy Death Ray released in September 2007. His second album ‘Imbalanced load’ was released in August 2009, and after that, till the year 2015, he released one album per year.
In the year 2006 Doug Benson started weekly comedy podcast ‘Doug loves movies.’ The show has a celebrity guest who talks about movies and comedies.
The Benson Interruption was released in November 2010 on Comedy Central in which stand up comedians perform before an audience and Benson interrupts with a comment adding to the humor. It continued till November 2013 with several episodes involving many famous comedians.
Doug Benson’s comedy ‘High court with Doug Benson’ premiered on Comedy Central in February 2017. In 1980 he did small roles in films like ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘About last night’ and ‘Captain EO.’
In 2009 his documentary ‘The High Road with Doug Benson’ was shown on 94 net work.
Awards and achievements:
Doug Benson, in his early career, achieved great heights in the comedy genre. He was one of the featured comedians in the cast of Joel Hodgson’s ‘The TV Wheel’ which was shown on Comedy Central in 1995.
His popularity as a comedian was spread far and wide, and he was called upon to host ‘High Time 6th annual Stony Awards’ with rapper Redman.’ His output of comedy shows was prolific. Starting from ‘Comedy Death Ray’ in the year 2007 he produced a new album every year till the year 2015.
The prominent albums of this period were ‘Unbalanced load,’ ‘Hypocritical Oaf,’ ‘Potty mouth’ and ‘Promotional tool.’ His show ‘Doug loves the movie’ was well received. His show ‘Benson interruption’ and ‘High court with Doug Benson’ was among his more popular shows.
Net worth of Doug Benson
Doug Benson’s net worth is estimated $4.5 million. His special brand of comedy where smoking marijuana and other intoxicants attracted many viewers for its unique appeal. This was instrumental in his popularity and his income.
His stints as an actor, TV host and scriptwriters added to his net worth.
Doug Benson is a comedian par excellence. His latent talent in comedy made him a celebrity comedian. Comedy is a very difficult genre, but he made it look easy and spontaneous. His rapport with his audience while performing his stand-up shows was great. His unique presentation while smoking marijuana has no parallel.