Comedy Central Presents: Doug Benson (TWO!)

Doug Benson let everyone know that last night's Comedy Central Presents was his second half-hour special for the cable network by having the crew put the word TWO in giant letters behind him onstage. Benson attracted a packed crowd at the free taping specifically to see him, which you can tell from their rather genuine enthusiasm for him and their prior knowledge of his 2008 documentary mockery, Super High Me.

In this interview filmed from that night, Benson tells Comedy Central how he has been a fan of George Carlin for years, including a reference to Carlin's famous NSFW seven dirty words that you cannot say on TV or radio, but you can say in an Internet video.

And here is a clip from the opening of Benson's second CCP. The set itself seemed like a big tease to make you want to experience a full headlining set from Benson live, which, really, you should do. From Benson's 34-minute set, editors kept his audience participation bit with a guy that didn't quite work as well as it could or should have, though they did cut out Benson's remark that the bit had "very little payoff"!

Sean L. McCarthy

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