You know that movie Super Size Me, where that guy Morgan Spurlock ate McDonald’s every meal for 30 days? People actually paid money to see that. Well, if that’s a movie, I’ve got a movie! I’m going to smoke pot every day for 30 days, and it’s going to be called Super High Me, or Business As Usual… I haven’t decided on a title yet. But guess what? McDonald’s is going to be in my movie too!
– Joke from Doug Benson’s stand up act, 2006
Comic Vs. Audience is very excited to team up with the Philly Improv Theater in bringing you a screening of the new Doug Benson film 'Super High Me' on Sunday, May 11th at 7PM at the Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge St.). Doug Benson is a very funny stand-up and the idea for the movie really did start as just a joke in his act. Here's a synopsis of the film:
Super High Me features comedian Doug Benson and explores the current situation with medical marijuana in California and the United States, specifically focusing on the conflict between federal and state law and the explosive growth in medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles over the past two years.The screening is FREE but seating is very limited. So, to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The theater isn't that big, so you might want to get on that, like, now.
As part of his journey, Doug smokes, eats and vaporizes medical marijuana for thirty consecutive days in order to get “Super High.” But there is a catch–first Doug must go thirty days without any marijuana and undertakes a number of tests, completing the same tests while medicated and while sober, in an effort to find out what marijuana does and how it really affects people. Along the way, we follow Doug as he goes out on the road to stand up gigs across the country and hangs out with fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt.
Oh, and also, how do we say this...behave yourself at the show. The theater isn't a safe haven for whatever you're thinking about. We know what you're thinking, so know that.