Doug Benson live at the Irvine Improv


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Show Summary

Adam opens the show with Doug Benson on stage, and starts complaining about how disappointing certain Olympic sports are. He also talks with Doug about the drive down to Irvine, and how crazy it was that Adam’s car would brake on its own. The guys then take a couple audience questions, and play a round of Totally Topical Tivo Trivia Time.

Alison begins the news by discussing the disqualification of several badminton teams for not playing their Olympic best. The guys also discuss whether or not Olympic swimmers pee in the pool, and Adam tells a story about the kids peeing at home. Also in the news, Sandusky is upset about the sanctions against Penn State, and the Brady Bunch is coming back as a rebooted TV series. As the show wraps up, the guys talk about some experiences that all men should have, and a new Facebook app that will swap out all those baby pics you don’t want to see.


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Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. Bryan

    Love the the podcast and I was at the show tonight I have to say that was the best podcast I’ve ever heard of you guys. Well done, get it on.

  2. Brent

    Very bad episode guys. I listen to Benson’s podcast, so I don’t know if it was the crowd or what but for the first time in 3 years of listening to Adam’s podcast I had to stop turn it off. I didn’t make it past the 14th minute. Oh well, we all have bad days and I guess every 3 years Adam has one.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode08-02-2012

      Bryan, Brent! Make up your mind!

    • andrew kester
      andrew kester08-02-2012

      How do you know if the show was bad if u turned it off after 14 minutes? Do you walk out of movies? Bail on seinfeld after the first season? In order to critique anything you have review it in its entirety. I read your whole stupid ass post before responding…

      • levi

        Andrew your my fucking hero!

  3. Levi

    Wait….they had Instagram in the 70s?

    • levi


  4. Eamon

    best show this year, so far. jerry sandusky lawyer bit, sonny quote, audience banter all classic.

  5. Travis

    For the love of Pete… can ANYONE tell me what that song is that plays during the GoDaddy spot at the beginning? Me gusta!

  6. Admiral Kent
    Admiral Kent08-02-2012

    Say what you will about Martinis, but Passion Fruit Martinis are delightful!

    • deavon

      that is not a real martini, just booze with fruit

  7. david

    I’m not sure why anyone agrees to guest on these live shows.

  8. JUDY

    Lawry’s is a great restaurant! Also, in regards to fencing, is anyone completely annoyed by the beeping?

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode08-02-2012

      I love their seasoning salt

    • Brother P-Touch
      Brother P-Touch08-03-2012

      Kinda funny that the chick asked Adam what the ONE place her new friend should go while he was in Los Angeles. The guy rode his motorcycle all the way from Vegas, and Adam’s genius suggestion is Lawry’s – a restaurant that has 4 locations in the entire United States, and two of them are Los Angeles and freaking Las Vegas.

      That’s like someone from Cairo going to Las Vegas, and you tell him the number one thing he should go see is the Luxor.

  9. PMJ

    Can I just say Adam is the most photographed neglected child I have ever seen. For someone who parents didn’t give a shit there sure is a lot of documentation of your early years.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode08-02-2012

      Interesting PB&J, I was thinking the same thing. I know that in the Taco Bell book they edited out the awesome looking pedal car in the background of one picture I’ve seen on this website before. Who’s pedal car was that? Adam’s? Is Adam giving us a revisionary past? Hmmmmmmm!

    • Hugh Gashol
      Hugh Gashol08-02-2012

      And with really nice teeth.

    • Stacey E
      Stacey E08-04-2012

      I think the pictures may have been taken by people other than his family members. But I also don’t know why he’s being compared to Bobby Brady-it should clearly be Greg or Peter. As far as being really super duper neglected, it’s not really that, he just holds resentment for it. Quite a few other people (not naming names) feel this way, too. Parents don’t have to be overly abusive to treat you as a non-entity.

  10. ISIT


    • Connard


      • May Kadoode
        May Kadoode08-02-2012

        That’s funny!

  11. Justin

    Doug, two choices: (1) get funny; (2) stop stepping on everyone’s jokes.

    • Dan

      Leave this board.

      • Justin

        Valiant. Big stoner humor fan?

  12. Dahh

    Study finds that conservative talk radio (Limbaugh, Hannity) fuels hate of minorities, Muslims, immigrants http://fxn.ws/OpGRjm #youdontsay

    • Virtus

      This was the conclusion that was come to by the two Hispanic groups that conducted the study. Seems legit… 0__0

    • Lefty Logic
      Lefty Logic08-02-2012

      I definitely hate your stupid ass!

  13. Connard

    Surprisingly great show even though it was a live ‘un. Mr Benson didn’t take any shit and had good chemistry with the crew.

  14. CAL

    Really AskMen? Scotch is #1 and then whisky is #2? Scotch is whisky made in Scotland. Nice research.

  15. Brian

    I found this episode to be highly entertaining

  16. REB

    Alison sounds like a baboon when she does that grunting fake laugh.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode08-02-2012

      The More you Know…

  17. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle08-02-2012

    Is Doug Benson gay?

    …not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode08-02-2012

      He is married with adopted children, hmmm! “What’s Up With All These Gay Celebrities and Their Adopted Asian Children?” Anyhow, one of my bosses offered to take us all to ChikFillet yesterday, I turned him down and I never skip a free meal…

      • May Kadoode
        May Kadoode08-02-2012

        Or is that Dana Gould?

        • Poochie's Uncle
          Poochie's Uncle08-03-2012

          It’s Dana.

      • stnuntrnd

        Yeah, no vegetarian items on their menu …

  18. Fanucci says Eeeeh
    Fanucci says Eeeeh08-02-2012

    Well this was a fun episode. Even though Benson didn’t really add all that much to it.

  19. sCUM

    The only thing I hate about these live shows is the horrendous audio levels, which are all over the place. Spend a little money and put some limiters/compressors on the mics so everyone is at the same level.

  20. Stone Gun
    Stone Gun08-02-2012

    Best cast in a long time. Stone IPA best beer in a long time. OG best smoke in a long time.
    Get it on Ace man, long time.

  21. Steve

    Great episode, I just don’t understand the point of Tivo Trivia. It could be a nice launching pad for some movie rants (which are always good) but that never happens.

  22. Zach

    Hi, I’m Doug Benson. You guys wanna hear a funny joke? Locations in California that only people in California recognize! HAHAHAHAHA!!! That’s funny, right?

  23. Richie Rich the 1 % we make our own rules
    Richie Rich the 1 % we make our own rules08-02-2012

    During the 8 years of the Bush Administration over 8 million Americans slipped out of the middle class and into poverty.

    • Phineas

      And under da muslim, it will be WORSE.

  24. May Sanduskydoode
    May Sanduskydoode08-02-2012

    I’d have a little horseplay in the shower with a young Adam Carolla, he was a hansome kid, just saying…

  25. thedecade

    Okay, the Tustin line was very funny

  26. Jason

    @Brent, who said “Very bad episode guys. I listen to Benson’s podcast, so I don’t know if it was the crowd or what but for the first time in 3 years of listening to Adam’s podcast I had to stop turn it off. I didn’t make it past the 14th minute. Oh well, we all have bad days and I guess every 3 years Adam has one.”

    SHUT THE FUCK UP. Neither Adam, nor Bald, nor Alison give a shit (well maybe Alison) about your stupid opinion of a single episode over 3 YEARS of shows.If you don’t like the Whopper you ate yesterday, do you start posting comments on the Burger King website? No?? Then don’t do it here, moron.

    Love the show, peeps! **said in the voice of Bald, channeling Jack Silver**

    • Justin

      Jason, you have entered a *discussion board* to tell someone to “shut the fuck up.” Why?

      Which opinions are worth sharing? Must they only be fawning?

      I love Ace, BB, and Alison, and almost every show is great. I usually only post on this board, however, when the guest is a dipshit (e.g., Shek, Benson, that woman from Real Housewives). Like Ace says, complaining is funnier than being satisfied. Don’t you agree?

  27. Jared

    Ace Man, please just stick to cracking wise with Bill Simmons, Shek etc. on the Basic Cable Commentaries, the Huel Howser thing was obnoxious, I had to turn it off. Other than that, keep doing the lord’s work brother!

  28. BroTeam

    Oh yeah, Doug, keep screaming and blowing raspberries straight into the fucking mic. Because that’s what I need in my earbuds every two minutes.

  29. Steve

    Good stuff!

  30. yuk yuks
    yuk yuks08-02-2012

    Doug Benson likes weed; we get it.

    Almost as a annoying as a woman who talks about nothing but being pregnant.

  31. Hey Man
    Hey Man08-02-2012

    I think its funny that Adam keep wearing the same clothes every week I mean for man that has so much money he should not dress the same everyday and he dont have to buy overpriced clothes just change it up oh yea love the show still think Alison not funny and ugly

    • ChicagoCarrollaFan

      Complain much, you must be a load of fun to be around.

  32. LouE

    Lots of good material from Adam. Navigeddon? Ha! Locking in a Jew and slowly turning up the heat in the car? Good stuff there.

    Men have sniper guns while women have blunderbuss’. HAha.

    By the way, Brian had Scarface.

  33. Dolphin Short
    Dolphin Short08-03-2012

    was that black women mic’d up or was she really that loud?

  34. DanofSac

    I love the live shows; been to three of them in person and they always bring the funny. As for the audio I liken it to the great live albums of yore: The Who “Live at Leeds”, “Frampton Comes Alive”, Rolling Stones “Get Yer Ya Yas out”, and Johnny Cash “Live at Folsom Prison”. There may be audio issues, but the energy is so moving the flaws are offset. Being of approximate age to Adam we grew up with a lot of “live” albums, and we have grown an appreciation for the form. Perhaps in this day and age of “Autotune” the 20 to 30 somethings are unable to enjoy a live engineered performance?
    Great pod everyone, thank you again!

  35. atticus finch
    atticus finch08-04-2012

    if ive said it once ive said it a thousand times…… the drop of “who” and cherry pie make me laugh every time

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