close menu

Doug Benson Has a Show…THE INTERRUPTION!

FOR YEARS Doug has been doing this terrific live comedy show at M Bar, UCB and Largo in Los Angeles. Basically Doug would invite  his comedy pals to do sets, sit off to the side with a mic and then butt in whenever he felt like it. It sounds aggressive in theory, but Doug is so dang funny that the results are usually golden chunks of riff-tastic goodness that never would have existed otherwise.

The smart folks at Comedy Central said, “Hey, let’s put this on the TV!” and so tonight shall this come to pass. AND HERE’S THE NARCISSISTIC PART: I’m on it. YES, dear Nerdist looker-at-ers, the premiere episode will include myself, Nick Kroll and Nick Swardson (two hilarious humans I am proud to call ‘pals’).

Having done this show with Doug all these years, it was SUPER fun to do it at the Music Box in Los Angeles with a swanky set and a cluster of awesome nerds as the crowd. There’s not a ton of places a comic can do stand-up on TV anymore, so not only does this accomplish that but also freshens up the format at bit. Here’s a sample!

I hope it runs for 1000 episodes. Watch The Benson Interruption tonight at midnight ET on Comedy Central, and then the following several Fridays.

Also, the theme song was done by Hard ‘n Phirm, a group that is half me and half Mike Phirman. Hurrays all ’round!!!

Image: Comedy Central

ANNIHILATION's 'Shimmer' and Ending Explained

ANNIHILATION's 'Shimmer' and Ending Explained

Expect Permanent Deaths For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Expect Permanent Deaths For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Where in the Galaxy is Grand Admiral Thrawn?

Where in the Galaxy is Grand Admiral Thrawn?



  1. Daniel says:

    It was really good just too short.

  2. John says:

    Very disappointed–I was so looking forward to this after hearing about it on DLM and The Nerdist Podcast. The guys are (nod to C.H.) “amazing,” but three comedians in a half-hour time period is too much. It felt like they were just getting warmed up and they’re on to another fucking commercial or changing comedians. I hope ComCen gives this show its due–one comedian per half hour at least–two is pushing it, but three is BS.

  3. Brett says:

    My only problem with the show is that its only a half hour. I think they should only do one comic per show. I want to see more of all three of the sets shown. You were all very funny and Im sure there was more funny to be seen. Other than that the show was amazing.

  4. Deltus says:

    Have to wait for the damned 14th to watch it. Stupid Canada…

  5. Awesome Joe says:

    dang i missed it. looks like a great show tho! hope to catch online or rerun soon.

  6. deb says:

    I CANNOT believe I slept through it, too–but it was an AWFUL time slot for a premiere; come on!
    As long as COMCEN re-runs it endlessly like most other shows, we will catch it soon….

  7. Geoff says:

    For other Canadians, it premieres on the Comedy Network on November 14th at 10pm et.

    All is not lost.

  8. my-name-here says:

    Ah shit! I missed it! I hate you sleep…

  9. Westley says:

    I just watched it, and Chris was amazing! When I was watching the other programs on Comedy Central up till the show I was getting slowly turning into nerdhulk because every time they put up the commercial for the show there was barely any mention of Chris. (I really didn’t get mad, but I felt wronged fanatically :C )

  10. deb says:

    I was already considering catching this; now that I know our Nerdist will be on, I will not miss out!

  11. Geoff says:

    Disappointingly, as a Canadian, I can’t watch this tonight. Damn, our 2nd rate comedy channel.

  12. my-name-here says:

    THANK YOU! I knew there was a show starting today that I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss, but could not for the life of me remember wtf it was. But thanks to you’re midnight of the forth or 5th discussion I actually remembered the date for something… that’s very rare.

  13. Annecoultersadamsapple says:

    Why wouldn’t comedy central put this on earlier? Jeff Dunham and carlos mencia didn’t have to come on at midnight. That being said I’m pretty psyced.

  14. Wesley Marshall says:

    What a great line up for only the first episode. Can’t wait!

  15. Beth says:

    Gonna watch it tonight. 😀

  16. melissa says:

    only 1000 episodes??