Denver’s comedy scene, like virtually all other aspects of the city, has been goofing on the reality of recreationally-legal cannabis over the past few months.
But arguably the culmination of our recent over-saturation of pot news and culture is the Nix Bros.’ latest video for online humor clearinghouse Funny or Die — “Mile High.”
The filmmaking duo, who shot the top-rated Grawlix comedy pilot “Those Who Can’t” for Amazon, enlisted the help of a who’s who of Denver stand-ups, including Kristin Rand, members of the Fine Gentleman’s Club troupe (Chris Charpentier, Bobby Crane, Nathan Lund), Mara Wiles, Roger Norquist, Randy Washington, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Orvedahl, Elliott Woolsey, Jordan Doll, plus national comic and Denver favorite Sean Patton and others.
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See how many of the locations you can recognize — including the redeveloped Lowry Air Force Base (which stands in for the airport), various pot shops, apartments on Capitol Hill and Sexy Pizza — as Rand’s main character feverishly moves from place to place trying to escape the zombie/Body Snatchers nightmare of our ubiquitiously stoned denizens.
The video was produced for the monthly Jordan Doll-hosted Sexpot Comedy showcase at the Oriental Theater, where the video recently premiered live. Their six-month anniversary show is May 30 with stand-ups Andy Kindler, Chuck Roy, Christie Buchele and Mara Wiles.
Happy 4/20, everyone.