16 Hall of Fame Weed Jokes for 4/20

In honor of America’s highest of holy days
16 Hall of Fame Weed Jokes for 4/20

For generations, weed has been used medicinally, spiritually and, for Taco Bell, as a whole-ass business model. Originally on the fringe of comedy, the past decade has seen stoner humor explode across all types of groups. Capable of making even the mildest joke the funniest goddamn thing you’ve ever heard, comedians have written tons of bits about or around the devil’s lettuce, igniting audiences’ laughter whether they’re a stoner or not. In fact, not just stand-up sets but sketches, TV shows and even entire films have been dedicated to nature’s sweetest herb.

And so, as a way for all of us to properly observe 4/20, we encourage you to kick back and enjoy some of the funniest jokes and moments in pop-culture regarding weed...

Bruce Jingles on Weed Getting a Bad Rep

“‘You know marijuana affects the memory.’ That’s bullshit; I never forget to smoke.”

Cristela Alonzo on Not Smoking Weed When Life Sucks

“When I was in college, I got high one time, and everything slowed down. The last thing you need when your life sucks is to put that sucker in slow motion. When you’re sober and unemployed, you’re unemployed; but if you’re high and unemployed, you’re UNNNNNN-EMMMMMM-PLOOYYYYYED.”

Ron Funches on Weed Combining Well With Museums

Funches regaled Conan O’Brien with a tale about one of his favorite pastimes: getting high and visiting museums in Europe.

Fortune Feimster on How Weed Made Her a Real Estate Agent

As part of a Chelsea Handler special, Feimster ate a five-course meal featuring weed as an ingredient in each dish. She had the equivalent of five joints in her system as the dinner ended and would later try to convince her driver to buy a house in her neighborhood.

‘Bored to Death’ on High Dialing and Stoned Thinking

In the late 2000s, Zack Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson starred in the pro-pot detective comedy Bored to Death. Narrowing it down to a single stoner scene is impossible, but Galifianakis and Danson displaying the real risks of high dialing should be near the top of any fan’s list. (Starts at 0:29 mark below.)

Kevin Smith Credits Weed for Saving His Life

In 2018, Smith suffered a massive heart attack and survived after successful surgery on an artery that was 100 percent blocked. He would later go on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss how smoking a joint earlier in the day saved his life. He would use this new lease on life to make Clerks III… Look, the important thing is that he’s okay now.

‘Pineapple Express’ Introducing ‘The Trifecta’

This comedy changed the weed-smoking game by introducing The Trifecta: a blunt lit on three ends like a smokable crucifix.

Wanda Sykes on Investing in Weed

“I called my broker and said, ‘Hey, put all my money in weed.’ Price of weed never goes down.”

Kumar’s Marriage to Mary Jane in ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’

In the now classic stoner comedy, Kumar’s cotton-mouthed fantasy of being married to a giant bag of weed takes a darker turn than expected.

Aparna Nancherla’s Inspirational(?) Message

Patton Oswalt’s Trip to Amsterdam

After his writing job on MADtv ended, Oswalt took a trip to Amsterdam and enjoyed the weed coffee shops in the area. One particular visit was so good that he wrote a whole bit about it.

‘Broad City’s Normalization

Throughout its run on Comedy Central, Broad City normalized weed usage, especially among women. There weren’t many depictions of female stoners on television, especially ones with jobs, goals, dreams, etc. Inhale 4 minutes and 20 seconds of some of the best pot bits from throughout the series below.

‘Key & Peele’s Sketches

Both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele toked up prior to writing some sketches, including it in several of them. Without weed, we wouldn’t have such hilarious yet important questions like, “Where my dookie go?”

‘Half Baked’ Breaks Down All the Types of Smokers

Despite being 25 years old, Half Baked’s run down of potheads still rings true today.

Tommy Chong on When the DEA Busted Him

As part of Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, comedian/actor/Hall of Fame stoner Chong recounted his interactions with the DEA, which eventually ended with his arrest after a SWAT team stormed in.

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