Interrupting, like offending someone, should only be done if it's funny. Or so my Jewish friends tell me. We are taught that interrupting is rude and socially unacceptable behavior. Except when you're Doug Benson who's made it an art, and a damn funny one, in his show The Benson Interruption. What's it about? Here's Doug to tell you: "It's a show I've been doing for a few years now where I invite my comedian friends to come on stage and work on some new material while I sit by with a microphone and interrupt whenever I feel like it. Which is a lot. It's called The Benson Interruption. There are only two things this show needs, me and interrupting!" And what special guests will you have? "Well, that's the other thing this show needs amazing guests. And as people who came to the show in our old locale at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and M Bar know, I've got some funny friends. But like all great batshit insane artists, they are hard to pin down. So let's just say that Monday's show will feature comics from The Sarah Silverman Program, Human Giant, Punk'd, Graham Elwood and that guy who played the talking rat who wanted to become a chef. Maybe."
Mon., April 13, 9 p.m., 2009