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How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver's Comedy Scene

Comedians like Doug Benson and Stephen Colbert have been getting a lot of joke-mileage out of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana last January. Though after Maureen Dowd wrote about being “curled up in a hallucinatory state for eight hours” in a Denver hotel room after carelessly ingesting too much edible cannabis, Bill Maher editorialized that Colorado “must realize that they are the Jackie Robinson of marijuana legislation,” and that residents “have to get this right, or else you’ll ruin it for everybody.”

The definition of what “getting this right” means is being played out in the Denver comedy scene, where marijuana has become more than just a cultural glue between comics [...]

According to Jim, California's Medical Marijuana Cards Work in Martha's Vineyard

"Jim Belushi was caught at the Martha's Vineyard airport carrying a marijuana-filled joint in his pocket according to TMZ. The actor showed authorities his California medical marijuana card (which doesn't work in Massachusetts). In the end TSA confiscated the drug and let him off with a warning." — Jim Belushi, everyone.

Oh, Right, It's 4/20

Forgive me for being a little blasé about this whole made-up stoner holiday, but I think we sort of shot our wad when it comes to talkin' about stoner comedy a couple of weeks ago during Stoner Week. But hey, that content is still as fresh as the dank bud you're smokin', bro. Why not peruse one or all of these fine articles?

Hollywood's 10 Most Ridiculously Unrealistic Weed Scenes

Hollywood has had a rocky relationship with marijuana. As a plot device, weed has been depicted as both a wondrous, life-giving MacGuffin and a poisonous, mind-shattering tool of the Devil. Because of marijuana's tricky connotation with an audience, screenwriters can adjust the drug to fit a wide variety of scenes to evoke a particular reaction. And often that means bending the reality of the situation.

Only in recent years has marijuana been consistently portrayed as the innocuous social drug it truly is. Before then, we had glimmers of accuracy in a sea of fictional dropouts, biker gangs, and "Just Say No!" ads. There was Dazed [...]

What Commercials Will Look Like if Prop 19 Passes

Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana, is on the ballot today in California. If it passes, CollegeHumor imagines what commercials will start looking like out west.

A Funny Thing 4/20 Special: Amey Goerlich Smuggles Up

Our story this week:  In honor of 4/20 we bring you international intrigue, body cavity bingo, vagina lips like hot dog buns, and so much more, as Amey Goerlich smuggles us past customs and secrets us away in the most intimate storytelling crevices of her heart. Watch out for that yogurt.

Amey Goerlich is a comedian and founding member of the seminal improv powerhouse, Krompf. See her at Indie Cage Match every Saturday at 7:00 at the UCB East in New York City (tickets here).

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Adrian Brody Is the World's Most Menacing Pot Dealer in the High School Trailer

Most pot dealers tend to be relatively mellow dudes, or so I've heard. Not so in the new trailer for upcoming high school stoner comedy High School, in which Adrien Brody plays a pot dealer who looks like he also dabbles in PCP. Also on board are Colin Hanks as a teacher and a truly insane-looking Michael Chiklis as the villainous principal. The premise — that a school-wide drug test forces some enterprising young stoners to get the entire school high so everybody fails — is a fun one, but it also looks to be aimed squarely at the high school demographic. We'll see! It hits theaters on June [...]

10 of TV's Most Memorable Weed-Based Episodes

It wasn’t until relatively recently, the mid 1990s specifically, that weed was a topic that could be discussed in network comedies. Of course marijuana has played a major role in the creation in some of TV’s funniest shows, like Saturday Night Live, but its importance was downplayed due to censorship fears. And if pot was ever mentioned, it was used to serve a message on how dangerous it was.

But as marijuana has become a more and more socially acceptable topic, sitcoms have begun working it into plots that didn't revolve around parents finding a joint and teaching their kids a lesson. Below is [...]

Why Marijuana Makes Things Funnier, Medically Speaking

How many times have you found yourself going on and on about some hysterical new movie — telling your friends they have to watch it or else they will never fully get you — only to realize that this “supremely hilarious…masterpiece” wasn’t actually a movie at all, but a stack of firewood? Pretty embarrassing. How could you have been so mistaken? Ah, that’s right, it’s because you were on drugs. Well, who’s laughing now? Guess what — still you, because you’re still on drugs. Hey. HEY. [snapping fingers in front of your eyelids] Hey… there you are!

Zach Galifianakis Smokes a Joint on Bill Maher

Zach Galifianakis put his money where his mouth is on his recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher. While speaking about his support for the pot-legalizing Prop 19 in California, he pulled a joint out and smoked it on air. Hopefully Prop 19 will pass tomorrow, opening the door for celebrities to smoke joints on all talk shows shot in California.

Stephen Colbert Has a 4/20 Message for You: Watch Out!

Woah, man, Stephen Colbert is taking today off so he can harsh our mellows, man. What a bummer dude. Hope he doesn't show up when I'm deep in that thick chronic smoke or something. He ain't going to take away my peace pipe, until Jah comes floating into town, if you know what I'm saying. You don't? I'm sorry, I don't really know how drugs work. Also, do you know anyone named Moonbeam? Because I hope she's (or he's?) self-aware enough to have some irony about it.

Take the High Road with Doug Benson's New Movie

Here's the trailer for the latest movie from Doug Benson, comedian and Known Pot Smoker. It follows him on tour as he tells joke and smokes weed from a bowl, an apple, and – is that a didgeridoo? This truly may be The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled.

In Praise of the Stoner, a True American Hero

Let us sing a few words in praise of the stoner, for the stoner is the last of the American heroes. From the streets of Los Angeles to the streets of New Jersey, the stoners have traveled this great nation, and in those adventures we ride passenger with them into the heart of the American dream.

We should agree at the start the stoner is indeed a hero. Movies are populated with characters, stock characters and clichés. We may encounter jocks, or nerds, or preppies. Sometimes they share the same screen with our stoner, but that is only circumstance. Though the stoner may walk among [...]

Welcome to Stoner Week on Splitsider

Pot and comedy: two things that go together like peanut butter and jelly, or pot and peanut butter and jelly. As marijuana has become less and less vilified in American culture over the past few decades, it's become much more acceptable for it to be portrayed as a harmless and fun drug in movies and on TV. There are movies dedicated to lovable stoners acting in a hilarious fashion under the effects of the drug, and entire blocks of programing on TV (*cough*Adult Swim*cough*) that seemingly cater to those under the influence. Many comedians are open about their love for the drug, while others find humor in their less-than-awesome [...]