Do you want to smoke weed with actors, comedians, and writers? Most likely, you’re halfway there (weed is pretty easy to get these days).
But if you don’t have any famous friends, Getting Doug is the best way to get high with those people we call celebrities.
Comedian Doug Benson invites his celebrity frients to indulge in the finest trees. Each guest details their first time smoking, the most famous person they’ve smoked with, and their opinions on marijuana current affairs.
As interesting as I find this show, it’s apparent that it appeals to a niche demographic - stoners and comedy hipsters. It’s very likely that if you don’t like getting high, and don’t know who these people are, then this show isn’t for you.
Don’t let me deter you, though - thousands of people, including myself, watch this show live every week (just like a real TV show!).
The show boasts something very simple, that is more intriguing than any other talk show I’ve seen - everyone is high.
It’s no gimmick. The smokey air in this hot boxed studio doesn’t ever turn stale (except for few guests that do not fully participate). The show boasts three recurring segments that reveal interesting answers from every guest.
"High History" usually comes first, during which the guest will detail their… high history: the first time they got high, usually the second time they got high (because the first time never works), how they felt and why they still smoke. A nice insight into the world of weed and how it effects everyone differently, even those celebrities.
The current affairs aspect of the show, “Pot Topics”, follows. Doug will report developments in the political battle to legalise weed world-wide, information about new strains, and anything else newsworthy involving marijuana.
Finally, once the guest/s are truly baked, in comes Gabe with a magic trick. I do enjoy Gabe’s tricks, and the guests usually do too - he’s a good magician. Doug, however, seems to hate magic. Good thing his contempt adds humour to the show. (Poor Gabe).
Getting Doug with High should be given a chance. Not everyone will like it. Most people won’t like it. But this is logical: weed is illegal is most parts of the world; there’s not much of a market for this show.
I believe Getting Doug will grow, just as the herbs do, just as the number of legal states does.
Support of weed culture is just as important as support of political marijuana agendas. This show is at the forefront of weed culture on the internet platform, and needs support.
Check out Getting Doug every week at 4.15PM (light up at 4.20) on Jash.com
Watch it later on Doug’s Youtube channel - just google “Doug Benson YouTube”.
Show reviews incoming.