Romantic Comedy Movies for Marijuana
Relationships are a big part of stoner comedies and the common theme is the friction between men and women regarding pot use. As marijuana use in America continues to come out into the open, a slew of movies has examined this romantic dynamic, shaping popular discourse and entertaining stoners and non-stoners alike. In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle’s love interest, Mary Jane, doesn’t approve of his ganja smoking, which forces him to choose between his two lady loves. In Road Trip, Smart is the sexy co-ed who gets in between Breckin Meyer and his out-of-state girlfriend. The more mature the movie, the more likely marijuana is there to create tension between the characters. In order to appeal to Katherine Heigl’s Alison in Knocked Up, Seth Rogen’s Ben Stone has to distance himself from his stoner friends. Other films where pot plays a leading role include Van Wilder, where Ryan Reynolds’ campus party animal character woos Tara Reid, and American Beauty, where Kevin Spacey’s Lester rediscovers pot, to the consternation of his adulterous wife Carolyn. More recently, marijuana has a negative effect on Lyle and Nina in the Brooklyn indie Newlyweeds. Sometimes it’s better when weed plays a neutral role in movies. One of the top-grossing stoner films of all time, We’re the Millers, features Jason Sudeikis as a Denver pot dealer who gets ripped off and has to pay his connection by smuggling an RV stuffed with mota from Mexico into the U.S. Jennifer Aniston’s stripper character Rose comes along for the ride.
Douglas Steven Benson is an American comedian, marijuana rights advocate, television host, actor and judge who has appeared on Getting Doug With High, Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever, Trailer Park Boys, and was a contestant on Last Comic Standing in the show’s fifth season. He currently serves as a judge for the Comedy Central series The High Court with Doug Benson. Benson also currently hosts the popular Doug Loves Movies podcast along with his weekly marijuana video podcast show Getting Doug with High. His Comedy Central series The Benson Interruption ended its first season in December 2010 and was turned into a monthly podcast in January 2011. Benson was born and raised in San Diego, California, to parents Wendy, a pharmacy clerk, and Robert Matthew Benson, a former English teacher turned salesman. Benson appeared on the comedy compilation album Comedy Death-Ray. In 2006, Benson began hosting a weekly comedy podcast, titled Doug Loves Movies, which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Benson started a weekly talk-show on YouTube entitled Getting Doug with High, that generally airs live every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m PST. Benson invites featured guests to recreationally smoke marijuana with him at 4:20. Benson currently serves as a judge on The High Court with Doug Benson, a comedic court show on Comedy Central. On December 29, 2009, Benson had a documentary special called The High Road with Doug Benson air on the G4 network.
Netflix Queue: 6 Must-Watch Stand-Up Comedy Specials For Weed Lovers
Weed lovers, listen up: It’s no secret that Netflix has been doubling down on stand-up comedy in the past couple of years and they’re only accelerating with recent announcements like the reported $40 million deal that will bring two brand new Chris Rock specials to the streaming video giant. It’s also no secret that the recipe for a great evening can consist of packing a bowl, melting into your couch, and turning on one of Netflix’s stand-up comedy specials while laughing to the point of tears. So if you love weed and comedy and are looking for a place to kick off your nightly viewing session, try any of these for a surefire good time. The first five minutes of Rogan’s special are a must-see for anyone who has ingested an edible before and there is no way you’ll make it past the initial clip without finishing out the rest of his 2016 special soon thereafter. Ralphie May’s unmistakable Southern drawl brings a unique delivery style that will no doubt leaving you heaving with laughter as he discusses the ins and outs of being stoned on a cross-country redeye flight. Smoke a strain that gives you a nice body high to sink into the couch and enjoy Ralphie’s extra-long set. The jokes are on-point and her stage persona is as engaging as ever. If you haven’t had the chance to check out her solo stand-up, there’s no better way than lighting up some OG Kush and laughing your ass off. Sit back, relax, and soak in Segura’s latest stand-up special with the assistance of a tasty Lemon Kush or the like.
Judge Doobie: on the set of The High Court with Doug Benson
When visiting the set of the new Comedy Central series The High Court with Doug Benson – a parody of daytime courtroom shows such as Judge Judy – the thing that stood out was the ventilation system designed to filter out smoke. Benson, a standup comic best known for his podcast Getting Doug with High and the documentary Super High Me, is the drug-fueled mind behind the new series. He’s made a substantial comedy career out of embracing marijuana culture at a time when weed is the most socially acceptable it’s ever been, and on the verge of being legal in California. At first glance, one wouldn’t even guess that anything remarkable was afoot on the set, save for the generally sleepy faces of Benson and this episode’s guest bailiff, Brandon Wardell. Any fantasies of a free contact high disappear thanks to that damn ventilation system. Each of the 20 first season episodes of the High Court is a scant 15 minutes long, making it feel more like a deep cut Adult Swim show than the standard Comedy Central fare. After an uninterrupted 15-minute take in the courtroom, Benson, Wardell and Kellison get together to discuss what they might have missed and what they can pick up. Benson and Wardell are as confused about the particulars of the case as I am, though they have a medicinal reason for it. The High Court is not the first, nor will it be the last, TV show to center itself around conspicuous consumption of marijuana. The High Court with Doug Benson starts at midnight tonight ET on Comedy Central.