Comedian Doug Benson swings into Variety Playhouse on Aug. 12

‘Doug Loves Movies’ live podcast comes to ATL, bringing comedy, film, and of course, podcasts

Doug Benson Credit Bruce Smith
Photo credit: Bruce Smith
MOVIES AND MARIJUANA: In addition to his “Doug Loves Movies” podcast, Benson also hosts a video podcast called “Getting Doug with High”.

Comedy. Film. Podcasts. They’re all a part of Atlanta culture, so it only makes sense to combine them. Comedian Doug Benson, along with surprise guests, will discuss movies (and exchange witty banter) with a live recording of “Doug Loves Movies” at Variety Playhouse. Guests are never announced beforehand, but there have been a wide variety since the podcast began in 2006 including Dan Harmon, Scott Aukerman, and Amy Poehler. Benson and his guests not only discuss film, but also participate in feature segments and games. Podcast lengths vary, but typically fall somewhere between 80-100 minutes. Recording starts at 4:20 p.m. — cough — so get there on time and be ready for some laughs.

$20. Sun., Aug. 12. Doors at 3:30 p.m. Show at 4:20 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 1099 Euclid Ave. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1627872. 404-524-7354.

More By This Writer

SEE & DO: Candler Park Fall Festival Article

Tuesday September 18, 2018 01:42 pm EDT
Sweetwater earned back its spot as the official beer for the festival’s 18th year | more...

SEE & DO: Atlanta Audubon's Chalk Art Festival Article

Tuesday September 18, 2018 01:36 pm EDT
Celebrate the unveiling of Atlanta Audubon’s ‘Exhibitat’ with some concrete coloring at Piedmont Park on Sept. 25 | more...

2018 Short Shorts Festival returns Article

Friday August 17, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Inspired by ‘Highlights’ magazine, this year’s festival theme looks beyond the flimflam of current politics | more...

FIRST WATCH: 2018 film 'The Other Side' tackles serious issues, feels predictable Article

Friday August 17, 2018 05:00 am EDT
The comedy-drama’s well-written humor outshines its lackluster dramatics | more...

Fox Theatre awakens the undead Article

Thursday July 26, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Kick off ATL’s  9th annual Zombie Pub Crawl with a not-quite-50th-anniversary screening of “The Night of the Living Dead” | more...
Search for more by Rebekah Fuchko