Press Release: Green Friday – Smoke Down Prohibition & Marijuana Comedy Show
Philadelphia – Comedy activism crew The Panic Hour and local legalization group PhillyNORML are turning Black Friday into Green with marijuana reform. A public rally in the afternoon will be followed by a green shopping bazaar and comedy show fundraiser at Underground Arts, headlined by national funnyman Rob Cantrell. Things kick off at 3:00PM with the monthly Smoke Down Prohibition protest. Cannabis activists will gather at 5th&Market Streets at Independence Mall National Historic Park within sight of the Liberty Bell. More than 2,500 people have protested federal cannabis laws by consuming marijuana during Smoke Down Prohibition events since they began in December 2012. Thousands more have attended the regular rally calling for an end to cannabis prohibition. After the protest PhillyNORML and The Panic Hour present an opportunity to pick up a gift for the cannabis reformers in your family at Underground Arts: A Green Bazaar of t-shirts, apparel, art glass and accessories will begin at 5PM. Green Friday goes into full gear at 8PM with a comedy show headlined by Rob Cantrell and hosted by local cannabis anti-hero NA Poe of The Panic Hour. Featuring local stand-up from Dave Piccolomini, L.U.M.P., Rachael Fogletto and John Nunn there will be laughter and vending until midnight.
At This Comedy Club, Getting High Is in the Job Description
Cannabis encourages relaxation and creativity, not to mention that people who are high love to laugh. Seattle’s Gateway Show pairs up cannabis and comedy to create an unstoppable duo. Tonight, the show is being held at Jai Thai, a Thai restaurant that hosts comedy four nights a week in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The comedian has been featured on Comedy Central and had just flown up from L.A. to perform on the show. The Seattle faction of The Gateway Show receives sponsorship from Fweedom Cannabis and Tiller Natural, and their money goes a long way. Although many cannabis businesses undoubtedly wish to give back to the community, federal regulations make it very difficult for them to donate to charitable causes. Sponsoring local events like the comedy show allows businesses to support the artists and venues while also giving consumers a reason to buy their products. Even in legal states, cannabis consumers may feel threatened by widespread stigma and fear of arrest. Events like The Gateway Show are providing cannabis users with a place to seek entertainment and be honest about their interests without feeling subjected to judgment. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these areas, make sure to support the cannabis movement by getting out of the house and encouraging local businesses and art.
Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly
It’s no surprise that Doug Benson is the king of cannabis comedy. With a film and TV resume that has titles like Chronic Con: Episode 420, Super High Me, High Court, The Greatest Movies Ever Rolled, Marijuana: A Chronic History, Totally Baked, 4.20 Hour Standup, and of course, his Youtube show called Getting Doug With High, a talk show where celebrities smoke weed and get interviewed. Louis CK. Louis CK has a few great bits about weed, but one of my favourites comes from his special, Live at the Comedy Store. Doug talks about medical marijuana in his special, Deadbeat Hero, from 2004. Outspoken marijuana enthusiast, Ari Shaffir is an underrated comic who needs more attention. This bit from Joe Rogan’s comedy special, Triggered is well constructed and cohesive bit. One thing about Joe is that he is kind of a jock-bro, while also being a giant pothead, which makes it hard for some people to understand his comedy. If you’re on the fence about his comedy, go watch Triggered on Netflix. One of my all time favourite bits on weed is by Katt Williams from his special, The Pimp Chronicles from 2006. Joey Commisso, Devin Alexander, and Jonny Paul who runs Crafty Comedy at 12 Kings Pub every Sunday night, are also some local names to watch when it comes to chronic-oriented comedy.
Joe Rogan UFC Marijuana DMT Comedy Videos
He’s Joe Rogan, a brutal hunter who ridicules vegans and loves to kill animals. The reason we’re highlighting on BigBudsMag.com is that Joe Rogan so effectively explains why marijuana is a portal to enlightened consciousness, and why there’s a war against it. Rogan points out that cannabis consciousness tends to be creative, sensitive, peaceful, artistic, kind, friendly, chill. Cannabis is associated with hippies, anti-war protestors people whose use of marijuana helps them see through society’s lies, Rogan explains. That makes society’s controllers nervous, so they wage war against marijuana people and the plant itself. Rogan notes that almost all the drugs on Schedule One are psychedelic drugs commonly used for exploring states of consciousness and for personal enlightenment. The Joe Rogan UFC persona makes sense if you put it with the Joe Rogan Fear Factor, martial artist, and animal hunter personas. He’s a highly-respected martial artist, for example. When you listen to his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, you recognize the spiritual effects psychedelics have had on him, and you wonder if Joe Rogan UFC guy might by now have moved past violence after he had all those DMT and marijuana visions. Wait until you see what he asks two very unlucky girls to drink on Fear Factor!