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Doug Benson CD 'Unbalanced Load' available now

Mar 4, 2015

Take a load off and catch Doug Benson's new CD Unbalanced Load released on Comedy Central Records.

Unbalanced Load
 was recorded at the Punchline in San Francisco on April 20th, 2009. Why that date? Not because it's Hitler's birthday, but because 4/20 has been adopted as a stoner holiday and Benson is one of the biggest pot comics around. He co-wrote the Off-Broadway show (and Comedy Central Records release) 'The Marijuana-Logues' and starred in the documentary Super High Me, in which he smoked pot continuously for 30 days.

Benson is best known for his regular appearances on VH1's Best Week Ever and was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. His television appearances also include a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special in January 2009 and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Friends. In addition to his credits as creator/writer/star of 'The Marijuana-Logues,' a show that's been a hit in clubs and theatres from Los Angeles to New York, drawing a bongload of rave reviews and his Comedy Central CD, he also authored a book, The Marijuana-Logues: Everything About Pot That We Could Remember. In 2006, High Times Magazine named him Stoner of the Year. Doug also expresses his love of movies on his I Love Movies podcasts (available on iTunes). 
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Paper Heart written by and starring Charlyne Yi now playing in select theatres

Mar 4, 2015

Charlyne Yi does not believe in love. Or so she says. Well, at the very least, she doesn't believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into another modern-day skeptic.

Paper Heart follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand. As she and her good friend (and director) Nick search for answers and advice about love, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. They each offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does true love really exist?

Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency. Charlyne risks losing the person she finds closest to her heart.

Combining elements of documentary and traditional storytelling, reality and fantasy, Paper Heart brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story.

Visit the Paper Heart website for tickets & showtimes.

Praise for Paper Heart:

'Enjoying this wondrous wisp of a something is easy. Charlyne Yi is an enchantress.' -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

'Way more innovative than the formulaic romantic comedies that all too often trek through the multiplex, and a much-needed refreshing change.' -Christy Lemire, Associated Press

'A pretty bizarre, and totally compelling, love story. Paper Heart charmed the jaded pants off of me.' -Jessica Baxter, Film Threat

'Refreshingly, almost defiantly inventive. Even the most cynical are likely to be won over by the unassuming charms of Paper Heart.' -Claudia Puig, USA Today
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Paul Rust featured in Esquire promoting Inglourious Basterds

Mar 4, 2015

Paul Rust: Interview with a Basterd

The man who plays Private First Class Andy Kagan alongside Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds talks to us about growing up with Quentin, the Basterd life, and more in this extended interview for Esquire.com

Also Known As:

A sketch comedian with the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.

But in Basterds He Plays:

Private First Class Andy Kagan. "He's a farm boy from Illinois, hungry for some action, but he wasn't in the original script. By the time we met and hit it off, Quentin had already filled the other roles, so he created the part for me."

Hit It Off How?

"We met for the first time and started talking about how we both love Italian horror movies, and that's when I felt like, Oh, we're clicking. Then, for our second meeting, I was waiting to talk to Quentin in a waiting room when a huge earthquake hit and everything started shaking. The earthquake passed and a minute later, Quentin steps out into the waiting room, and he's with Cloris Leachman. I still wonder what they were doing in there."

The Joy of Scalping (Part Two):

"I get to scalp a few Nazis. At one point I even get to say, 'How 'bout a little off the top?' with some guy's blood all over my hands, which is a great Quentin line. And I'm in the scene when the guy gets beaten to death with a baseball bat, which I'm pretty sure will go down as one of those famous Tarantino death scenes. I could retire from acting right now a happy man."

Growing up with Quentin:

"I was such a fan of Quentin's growing up. I remembered I wanted to see Pulp Fiction so badly, but my mom had seen it and even though she loved it, she just thought it wasn't appropriate for a 13-year-old. So I begged her and begged her but she wouldn't let me see it. And then my mom did this really cool thing: when Pulp Fiction came out on video, she made like a 'mommy edit.' She took two VCRs and dubbed Pulp Fiction from one tape to the next and edited out all the parts she thought were unsuitable for a kid. It was basically, like, the opening and ending credits."
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