DENVER, CO - April 25, 2016: A detail of a chalk painting of Cheech Marin, of stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong at Nightshade marijuana dispensary in Denver. Veteran budtender Casey Robertson designs chalk art pieces on a regular rotation for the Denver and Aurora locations of the pot shop chain. (Photo by Vince Chandler / The Denver Post)

Comedy and cannabis: Just like peanut butter and jelly?

Denver comedian Sam Tallent says 'it's a lot easier to do stand-up when you're stoned'; the last time he tried was '2006, probably'

Stand-up comedian Sam Tallent says being stoned is a necessity when it comes to performing — that comedy and cannabis are a natural combination. “Well, for me it is,” he says. “I don’t like to do stand-up un-stoned.” When was the last time he did a show sober? He says, “2006, probably.”

Of course, Tallent admits that he’s always stoned. “Ask me how many quinceañeras I’ve been to un-stoned, it would still be the same amount.”

He laments the mental state of audiences these days, though, saying that he imagines that most people at his shows anymore seem to be on Xanax than they are to be on weed.”

Watch the full episode on The Cannabist Show