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A pack of players enter the game.

All of them are stoned - but ONE!

"Detective" Alex Grubard leads the investigation by seeking audience testimony, playing mind games and administering sobriety tests of the world's most premier comedians, influencers and other ne'er-do-wells.


Eliminate the high comics to find the sober player as we all seek justice by weeding out the stoned!

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Weeding Out The Stoned was created in 2015 by Alex Grubard at Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia. The show has gone onto be featured in The New York Comedy Festival, toured dozens of cities and gotten over 1,000 comedians high. Time Out New York deemed it "Best 4/20 Events in NYC," Philadelphia Weekly says it's "The Best of 4/20 2023 throughout the United States," and director Kevin Smith says it's, "a kick ass show." Weeding Out The Stoned has played many boutique comedy venues throughout the United States such as Elysium Theater, Jean Cocteau Cinema, Bottle Rocket Social Hall, Asylum NYC, WFMU's Montgomery Hall, Plays & Players Theater, Jewelbox Theater, PianoFight, The Rockwell and Coalition Theater with high praise from BrooklynVegan: "Endearingly absurd" and CelebStoner: "The game show for potheads."


Additionally, Weeding Out The Stoned has partnered with many companies and organizations including the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Legislation to illustrate the absurdity of federal cannabis prohibition. Emerald Magazine says, "one game show promises to help break the stigma surrounding cannabis, while also delivering laughs – and some cool prizes too."  Past players include Todd Glass, Danny Tamberelli, Joel Kim Booster, Chanel Ali, Shane Gillis, Chris Thayer, Maddy Smith, Mekki Leeper, Rob Cantrell, Myq Kaplan, Kenice Mobley, Mike Drucker, Jim Tews, Steven Rogers and over 1,000 more!

Alex Grubard is a stand-up comedian, live events producer and proud game show host. He is host and creator of Weeding Out The Stoned - The Game Show of Sobriety Tests and a co-producer of popular Jersey City live stand-up showcases Corgi Comedy Club at Corgi Spirits and Crockpot at Pet Shop. Grubard is a regular feature act at the comedy clubs Helium, Goodnights, Bananas, Cap City, Punch Line, Wisecrackers and The Comedy Studio. He has performed sketch comedy on Comedy Central, stand-up on mtvU and heard on SiriusXM. His debut stand-up album "Let Me Teach You How To Distill Gin" was released on Helium Comedy Records in 2021 and he is a past winner of LOL @ The Grand and multi-year finalist in Philly's Phunniest comedy competitions.

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"Endearingly absurd."


"How will you ever 'weed' out the Waldo?!"


"One of our favorite 4/20 events happening in NYC."

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"Highly entertaining." 


"A buzzworthy bit of (canna)business."

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