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The Benson Interruption


The Benson Interruption

The Benson Interruption
Starring Doug Benson
Composer(s) Hard 'n Phirm
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Location(s) The Music Box Theater
(Hollywood, CA)
Running time 21 minutes
Original channel Comedy Central
Picture format SDTV: 480i
HDTV: 1080i
Original run November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05) – December 17, 2010 (2010-12-17)
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The Benson Interruption was a stand-up comedy show on Comedy Central[1] starring Doug Benson. The show was cancelled after one season.[2] The concept of the show was that three stand-up comedians per episode perform their acts in front of an audience, with Benson sitting on a throne by the side of the stage. When the time to present a humorous punch-line approaches, Benson interrupted the comic with a comment with the intent of adding to the humor of the joke.

The first season aired on Fridays at midnight on Comedy Central.


  • History 1
  • Episodes 2
  • Podcast episodes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Benson Interruption was based on the long-running live stage show Benson hosted for many years in Los Angeles, California. The version shown on Comedy Central consisted of the same format.


Every episode featured at least one "tweet-off", where Benson and the current guest read Twitter posts off of their own Twitter accounts in an effort to outdo each other with funny tweets. The entire series was released on a bonus DVD with the album "Potty Mouth."
Episode Airdate Comedians (In order of appearance)
1x1 November 5, 2010 Nick Swardson, Nick Kroll, Chris Hardwick
1x2 November 12, 2010 Eugene Mirman, Rob Huebel, Mary Lynn Rajskub
1x3 November 19, 2010 Todd Barry, The Sklar Brothers, Paul Scheer
1x4 December 3, 2010 Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Andrew Daly
1x5 December 10, 2010 Brian Posehn, Greg Proops, Tig Notaro
1x6 December 17, 2010 T. J. Miller, Adam Carolla, Graham Elwood

Podcast episodes

Starting January 21, 2011, unedited live shows of The Benson Interruption became available to download as podcasts.
Episode Release Date Comedians (In order of appearance)
1 January 21, 2011 Moshe Kasher, Chelsea Peretti, Brendon Walsh, Marc Maron
2 February 22, 2011 Nick Swardson, Garfunkel & Oates, Anthony Jeselnik, Al Madrigal, Seán Cullen
3 April 1, 2011 Greg Proops, Eddie Pepitone, Jen Kirkman, Brody Stevens, The Sklar Brothers
4 April 21, 2011 Steve Agee, Chelsea Peretti, Bil Dwyer, Garfunkel & Oates
5 May 23, 2011 Tony Camin, Nikki Glaser, Myq Kaplan, Rob Cantrell, Chris Hardwick
6 June 23, 2011 Adam Burke, Dan Telfer, Amy Schumer, Sean Cullen
7 August 23, 2011 Samm Levine, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Hardwick
8 September 14, 2011 Pete Holmes, The Sklar Brothers
9 October 26, 2011 Nikki Glaser, Rob Cantrell, Tony Camin, Megan Neuringer, Michael Ian Black
10 November 12, 2011 Marc Maron, Matt Besser, Ali Wong, Rob Delaney, Chris Hardwick
11 January 17, 2012 David Huntsberger, Ngaio Bealum, Graham Elwood
12 February 27, 2012 Anthony Jeselnik, T. J. Miller, Nikki Glaser, Nick Kroll, Moshe Kasher, Chelsea Peretti, Pete Holmes
13 March 27, 2012 Scott Aukerman, Brendon Walsh, Chip Pope, Ari Shaffir, The Sklar Brothers
14 March 30, 2012 Brendon Walsh, Ryan Stout, Louis Katz, Howard Kremer, Jonah Ray
15 May 17, 2012 Jen Kirkman, Greg Proops, Harris Wittels, Brendon Walsh, Kumail Nanjiani
16 June 21, 2012 Jonah Ray, Rob Huebel, Graham Elwood, Matt Mira, Chelsea Peretti, Paul Scheer
17 August 27, 2012 Nikki Glaser, Tony Camin, Amy Schumer, Rob Cantrell, Graham Elwood, Kurt Metzger
18 October 15, 2012 Matt Mira, Ben Schwartz, Ari Shaffir, Daniel Kinno, Brody Stevens, Matt Besser
19 January 7, 2013 Sarah Silverman, Greg Proops, David Huntsberger, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani
20 February 26, 2013 Zach Galifianakis, Jonah Ray, John Roy, Rory Scovel, Neal Brennan, Kumail Nanjiani
21 March 25, 2013 Eugene Mirman, John Evans, Jake Fogelnest, Geoff Tate, Eric Krug, Chris Cubas, Charlie Hodge, Hannibal Buress
22 June 24, 2013 Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Todd Glass, Matt Mira, Rob Huebel, Bert Kreischer
23 September 18, 2013 Brian Posehn, Bob Odenkirk, Rob Cantrell, Trey Galyon, Nikki Glaser
24 November 4, 2013 Zach Galifianakis, Paul Scheer, Jonah Ray, Natasha Leggero, Geoff Tate, T.J. Miller


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