Whether you know him from his catalog of comedy specials, hilarious twitter feed, or weekly podcast, comedian Doug Benson deserves his spot on the Mount Rushmore of cannabis advocacy. From continuously smoking jazz cigarets for 30-days in the name of science to getting Jack Black way too stoned on his podcast, Doug always knows how to get a roomful of strangers to shed their inhibitions and melt into the moment. We caught up with Doug at SXSW to talk about his upcoming tour, his workout regimen for playing “Bane” on Lego Batman and how teaming up with High Times TV in cartoon form for Animashups was the next obvious step in his career.
High Times: Alright Doug, we’ve seen you on the big screen, we’ve seen you on stage, you’re in our ears whispering sweet nothings to us during each podcast—why should people tune in to you in animated form?
Doug Benson: The animated me has less blemishes. And he can hold his breath for an incredible amount of time, which is great for…
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