Toronto’s Marijuana Infused Comedy Scene
The center of Canada’s comedy universe is home to a series of weekly rooms where audience members can openly smoke marijuana while enjoying some of the best standup the city has to offer. Third Klass Thursdays along with Weedy Wednesdays and Stoner Sundays are three of the biggest weekly standup shows in Toronto, vapor lounge or not and all three happen at Vapor Central on Yonge Street. Despite hosting three of the biggest weekly shows in the city, Chris won’t take credit for creating the weed-infused comedy circuit. Joey aka Puff Mama is a former comedy club employee at the now defunct Comedy Wood in Toronto. She started producing her own shows once the club shut down.
The Underground Comedy Club quickly became a popular stop for touring pros coming to Toronto. Local comedian Rob Mailloux has performed on and produced several shows at Underground. With consistently sold out rooms featuring touring pros and stacked lineups of local acts, the Vapor Lounge series of shows are some of the strongest and most successful in the city. It’s a community of shows that’s thriving in the heavily saturated Toronto comedy scene. Sold out rooms full of comedy fans openly smoking weed, carefree.
There are a few rules that everyone must follow at the shows. Whether visiting Toronto as a comedian, comedy fan, marijuana enthusiast or curious cat, the Vapor Lounge series of shows are worth checking out.
Winnipeg’s Jessica Salgueiro is set to star in the feature film Canadian Strain, about the legalization of recreational cannabis. A comedy about Canada’s upcoming cannabis legalization is headed for the big screen. Canadian company We’ll Be Over Here Productions Inc., says production has begun in Toronto on the feature film Canadian Strain. Written and directed by Geordie Sabbagh, the film stars Jessica Salgueiro as a boutique weed dealer who has been put out of business by the legalization of cannabis. Salgueiro hails from Winnipeg and is being featured at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival as a Rising Star.
Colin Mochrie plays her dad and Naomi Snieckus plays her uptight retail co-worker. Recreational marijuana is set to become legal in Canada on Oct. 17. HempWorx cannabidiol oil sales in Canada put on hold again.
Funny Weed Freakout Short Film
SHARE THIS POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Craig’s Pathetic Freakout is a hilarious trip through a crippling marijuana smoking experience from writer/director Graham Parkes and featuring dank-ass performances from Mat Wright and Lewis Pullman. I don’t know much about weed-smoking freakouts; My friends used to call me The Hang-a-tang due to my toking prowess. Whatever your history with tasty nugs might be, everyone can appreciate this bud-friendly short film. If you have ever toked an intense strain of sativa and felt like everyone was waiting for you to talk, this might bring back some old memories.
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Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum May Use Weed-Laced Smell-O-Vision
Singular filmmaker Harmony Korine has some high hopes for his latest feature, though fans of the indie auteur hoping to enjoy the full scope of his vision might have to travel a little further afield to enjoy it as it was meant to be seen. As of now, the film has yet to go into production, so perhaps Korine is already jawing about ideas that he’s built into the film’s script. We’re just going to have to wait and sniff it out later. When McConaughey first joined the project in February, it was expected to start shooting in July, though after Neon and Vice pre-bought the U.S. rights to the film at Cannes, reports held that cameras were not going to roll until this fall.
Southeast Denver Suburbs
After running the Comedy Works downtown – which some consider one of the finest comedy clubs in the nation – for nearly two decades, Wende Curtis opened the Landmark location in October 2008. While the downtown club brings in the younger, hipper and edgier comics, Comedy Works South generally brings in the slightly cleaner, nationally known acts. This 21,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, which also includes a restaurant and a martini bar, is an upgrade on the downtown location, and the comedy theater holds nearly twice as many people. The venue is also available for private functions, including business meetings, reunions and wedding parties.
Top 10 Best Stand-Up-Comedy Routines About Marijuana
Stand up comedy is among the first voices in American Society to poke fun at the failure of the drug war, and begin supporting the pro-marijuana movement. Sure, much of it is for the sake of comedy, but embeded within these ‘nuggets’ of laughter, there is inklings of hard truth about marijuana, which is being proven by science today. In no way is this a complete list, and it is in no particular order – but get ready to laugh and have your mind blown by some of history’s greatest comedians.