It’s High Time someone pointed out that cranky comic Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time” is America’s No. 1 Stoner Comic. And who better than the cannabis-crazed crowd at High Times to bestow the honor?
“No one on television is more open about his pot use than the HBO talk-show host,” maggie editor Steve Bloom wrote of Maher in the March issue, which ranks the Top 10 Stoner Comics.
Doug Benson, connoisseur of cannabis culture and co-writer of the off-Broadway hit, “The Marijuana-Logues,” puffs in at No. 2.
Burlington homegal Amy Poehler of “Saturday Night Live” is next on the hit parade. Apparently the boys at High Times enjoy the way Amy “delivers the drug news with cheeky charm” during her “Weekend Update” reports.
Sacha Baron Cohen, star of “Da Ali G Show,” rings in at No. 4 on the dope docket because he “regularly references pot” on his program. And, of course, which stoner list would be complete without Jack Black and Kyle Gass for their burnout band bit, Tenacious D?
Next up: Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” “loves to remind viewers about his cameo in ‘Half Baked,’ ” said Bloom. His fearlessness to gab about ganja gives him the sixth stoner slot, while his “Half Baked” co-star, Jim Breuer, slides in at No. 7.
Sarah Silverman’s proclivity to “bake her own pot cookies and share them around Hollywood” earns her the eighth slot, followed by Andover’s own Jay Leno because “the king of late night loves to dish out the pot jokes,” said Bloom.
Lastly, there’s stoner standup Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling. He peppers his performance with pot references and, of course, his appearance in the 1992 flick “High Times Potluck” was a tour de force!
High Times’ March issue hits the stands next week. Aren’t you stoked?