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Weeding Out The Stoned






"Endearingly absurd." - Brooklyn Vegan


"One of our favorite 4/20 events happening in NYC." - Time Out New York


"A buzzworthy bit of (canna)business." - Philly Voice


APRIL 13 - Bottle Rocket Social Hall | Pittsburgh, PA | TICKETS

APRIL 15 - CSZ Richmond Theater | Richmond, VA | TICKETS

APRIL 18 - The Rockwell | Somerville, MA | TICKETS

***4/20*** - Sip Studios | Jersey City, NJ | TICKETS 

APRIL 22 - Helium Comedy Club | Philadelphia, PA | TICKETS

APRIL 29 - Emmaus Theater | Emmaus, PA (Lehigh Valley) | TICKETS


Weeding Out The Stoned is “The Game Show of Sobriety Tests”. A fan-favorite, where a pack of comedians enter, all of them are stoned…but one! It's up to the audience to eliminate the comics who are high, and uncover the sober “narc” so everyone can win dope prizes. "Detective" Alex Grubard seeks audience testimony, plays mind games and administers sobriety tests to the nation’s premier drug-induced comics. Help uncover the “narc” by weeding out the stoned!


Host Alex Grubard describes what audiences can expect: “The goal is to set people up to have fun and be funny. The games are generally silly with open-ended interpretations. Because most of the players are stoned, they have giggle fits and act goofy. Simple directions can be difficult. Answers aren’t supposed to be in the form of a question, but they often are.”


Different regional and national comedian guests (stoned and not) join Alex on stage at each show, making for wild antics, laughs, and a fresh challenge for Alex and the audience both!


Weeding Out The Stoned began in Philadelphia 2015, Weeding Out The Stoned has gone on to sell out shows in over a dozen states across the country including the New York Comedy Festival, as well as Helium Comedy Club, Elysium Theater, Asylum NYC (including a monthly residence in 2021 and 2022), PianoFight and WFMU’s Montgomery Hall. Weeding Out The Stoned has been called, “endearingly absurd,” by BrooklynVegan, “the game show for potheads,” by CelebStoner and, “highly entertaining,” by It has also been featured in Time Out New York, Philadelphia Inquirer, Emerald Magazine, Rooster Magazine, Portland Mercury, Delaware News Journal and 



Alex Grubard is a stand-up comedian, writer and game show host. Now living in Jersey City, NJ, Grubard has spent years in the New York City, Boston and Philadelphia comedy scenes. In addition to creating and hosting Weeding Out the Stoned, Grubard is a regular at the Helium Comedy Clubs and Punch Line Comedy Clubs where he has worked with headliners including Dave Attell, Tommy Davidson, Pete Holmes, Heather Macdonald, Bobby Lee, Kevin Nealon and dozens more across the country. 


He has been featured in Time Out New York, Philadelphia Inquirer, CelebStoner, Emerald Magazine and Delaware News Journal as well as written for Rooster Magazine, The New York Examiner and CampusPhilly. Grubard has performed sketch comedy on Comedy Central, stand-up on mtvU and heard on SiriusXM.


Grubard’s first stand-up album “Let Me Teach You How To Distill Gin” was released on Helium Comedy Records in 2021 and he is set to record a special for Four By Three Productions in 2023.


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