Smug Life CDs (2012)
Stoner hero and standup comedian Doug Benson tries to record a live album every April 20 -- otherwise known as 4-20, the stoner's holiday -- but there was something particularly special about 2012, something "experimental." Featuring the same basic set, done twice across its two discs, the experimental bit of Smug Life means the first disc is delivered "Uncooked" (sober) and the other is delivered "Cooked" (stoned). At local comedy clubs across America, the early show to late show transition usually goes tipsy show to much drunker show, so Benson's idea is more "blazing" than "blazing a trail," and yet he still puts a unique spin on it, crafting an act that lends itself to this experiment. The ...