When: May 26-28, 4:20 p.m. 2012
Over the past few years, stand-up comedy has been utterly revolutionized by the podcast. Once the sole domain of tech bloggers and Harry Potter aficionados, the iTunes podcast charts have turned into a veritable who’s who of professional funny people. Podcaster-comedians like Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron and Julie Klausner are regularly (and deservedly) credited for pushing the medium forward, but you’d be remiss to forget stoner-comic Doug Benson in the conversation. Benson’s podcast Doug Loves Movies skews the line between “comedian interview” and “public radio game show,” offering listeners both a funny conversation about movies and a series of ludicrously difficult yet totally enthralling trivia games. If you’re feeling bold, attendees of Benson’s Saturday and Sunday stand-up shows will have an opportunity to win seats on the panel for Monday’s live taping of Doug Loves Movies at Zanies.