Five great marijuana moments in standup comedy

While many comedians themselves may prefer a stiff drink, marijuana has, for some time, been the drug of choice for comedy audiences. From Lenny Bruce's satirical pamphlet on the dangers of the herb, to sketch comedians like Cheech & Chong and Dave Chappelle building whole careers around it, entertainers have been writing bits that highlight getting high for as long as their audiences have felt a personal glee at hearing them. This week, Denver's own Comedy Works will be playing host to The Marijuana-Logues, a troupe of deadpan comedians speaking earnestly (and hilariously) about the herb they love so dearly. And in honor of their visit to one of the highest cities in the U.S., we present to you our ranking of the top five marijuana moments in standup comedy.
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