Preview Doug Benson’s “The Benson Interruption,” from its debut on Comedy Central, Friday at midnight

Doug Benson's The Benson Interruption has been entertaining live audiences for years in Los Angeles and New York City, and when Friday turns into Saturday at midnight, he'll be entertaining audiences everywhere else as he brings the concept to Comedy Central.

Benson explains the premise right at the top of the premiere episode. Watch him do so, as well as talk with Nick Swardson about power orgies. Roll it!


It's thoroughly engaging, as Benson clearly has a quick wit and a comfortable rapport with all of the comedians he welcomes onstage. If anything, it all goes by too quickly, leaving you wanting more. And in a bit of meta, each of his exchanges with a comedian is itself interrupted by a commercial break.

The debut features Swardson, plus Nick Kroll and Chris Hardwick. Adam Carolla, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Thomas Lennon, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Eugene Mirman all are set to appear in the initial six-episode run.

See when The Benson Interruption is playing on Comedy Central's schedule.

The Benson Interruption is executive produced by Doug Benson, Generate's Dave Rath and Michael Petok and Omnipop Talent Group's Bruce Smith.

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2 thoughts on “Preview Doug Benson’s “The Benson Interruption,” from its debut on Comedy Central, Friday at midnight

  1. I went to the taping for the MJR/Mirman/Huebel episode last night and it was a lot of fun. I’d definitely recommend watching the show itself. I’ve got a reserve for the nest taping as well and I believe it’s Sarah Silverman and Tom Lennon so that should be great.

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