5 Cannabis Comedy Sketches From Forgotten TV Shows

Sketch comedy wasn't invented for television by a long shot, but early variety shows and later dedicated shows featuring a regular cast of sketch comedy players perfected the format. A look back at how sketch comedy has approached our favorite plant provides both a window into how television has changed over the years as well as how stereotypes and thoughts about cannabis consumers have shifted in the last few decades.

SCTV - Brinkley On Pot

SCTV or Second City Television was a Canadian sketch comedy show that originated with Toronto's Second City Theatre Troupe. It was shown in the US on NBC and other networks in repackaged syndicated format.

The Kids In The Hall - Parents Smoking Pot

Another Canadian show, The Kids In The Hall first aired on CBC and HBO beginning in 1988. CBS picked up the show in 1993 and the last new episode aired in 1995.

Mr. Show With Bob And David - Medical Marijuana

Now huge stars for roles in shows like Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross had a sketch comedy show called Mr. Show from 1995 to 1998. A few new episodes were made for Netflix in 2015.

Mad TV - Somebody Stole My Weed

The show inspired by Mad Magazine began in 1995, but sadly its 14th season in 2008 was also its last.

Garfunkel and Oates - Weed Card

The famously foul-mouthed duo Garfunkel and Oates lasted just 1 season. In March of last year, IFC decided not to renew the show.


These veteran curlers hope to bring some new life to the sport by combining it with cannabis. Last October, Grant Nicholson and Ted Ratcliffe pitched a novel idea to their curling club's executives: the Wiarton & District Curling Club should host what may be Canada's first official 'bongspiel' - a pun on bonspiel, the official name for curling tournaments. The event, which is essentially a bring-your-own-weed curling tournament, proved far more popular than the club executives expected, selling out completely in the first 24 hours.