Helium Presents: Weeding Out The Stoned

Weeding Out The Stoned is The Game Show of Sobriety Tests. A pack of comics. All but one of them are stoned. It’s up to all of us to find the sober individual so the entire audience can win dope prizes. “Officer” Alex Grubard administers field sobriety tests, takes testimony, and plays mind games with Philly’s premier drug-induced comedians, personalities and other criminals. Take part in your civic duty while you get the giggles by weeding out the stoned!

Stand-up comedian Alex Grubard pitched Weeding Out The Stoned for Five Dollar Comedy Week where the show debuted in 2015. Then began a five-year run of Weeding Out The Stoned selling out Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned currently has a regular Friday time slot at AsylumNYC in Manhattan. Other comedy clubs, improv theaters and cinemas around the country that Weeding Out The Stoned has packed with crowds include WFMU's Monty Hall, Helium Comedy Club PDX, ImprovBoston, The Bug Theater, Plays & Players, PhilaMOCA, Coalition Theater, Bootless Stageworks, Bull Mansion and Jean Cocteau Cinema. Weeding Out The Stoned has been called, "endearingly absurd," by BrooklynVegan, "highly entertaining," by Phindie, as well as featured in Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out New York, Denver Westward, The Highlarious Comedy Festival, Wootenany Comedy Festival and Filmadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned is proud to have worked with local and national chapters of NORML to end cannabis prohibition by making the war on drugs look ridiculous.

04/20/2022 8:00 PM
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Weeding Out The Stoned is the game show of sobriety tests. A pack of comics. All but one of them are stoned. It’s up to all of us to find the sober individual so the entire audience can win dope prizes. “Officer” Alex Grubard administers field sobriety tests, takes testimony, and plays mind games with Philly’s premier drug-induced comedians, personalities, and other criminals. Take part in your civic duty while you get the giggles by weeding out the stoned!

Stand-up comedian Alex Grubard pitched Weeding Out The Stoned for Five Dollar Comedy Week, where the show debuted in 2015. Then began a five-year run of Weeding Out The Stoned selling out Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned currently has a regular Friday time slot at AsylumNYC in Manhattan. Other comedy clubs, improv theaters, and cinemas around the country that Weeding Out The Stoned has packed with crowds include WFMU's Monty Hall, Helium Comedy Club PDX, ImprovBoston, The Bug Theater, Plays & Players, PhilaMOCA, Coalition Theater, Bootless Stageworks, Bull Mansion, and Jean Cocteau Cinema. Weeding Out The Stoned has been called, "endearingly absurd," by "BrooklynVegan," "highly entertaining," by "Phindie," as well as featured in "Philadelphia Inquirer," "Time Out New York," Denver Westward, The Highlarious Comedy Festival, Wootenany Comedy Festival, and Filmadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned is proud to have worked with local and national chapters of NORML to end cannabis prohibition by making the war on drugs look ridiculous.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recently updated mandates from the City of Philadelphia, ALL GUESTS must provide PROOF OF VACCINATION (second shot at least 14 days before the event) to enter the building. A Valid ID must match the proof of vaccination.

Customers are expected to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. We require all customers enter the facility wearing a face covering or mask. When customers are seated, they are permitted to remove such covering while eating or drinking.


Management reserves the right to prevent customers from entering the facility who they deem disruptive or dangerous to other patrons.


This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item per person minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)


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Weeding Out The Stoned is The Game Show of Sobriety Tests. A pack of comics. All but one of them are stoned. It’s up to all of us to find the sober individual so the entire audience can win dope prizes. “Officer” Alex Grubard administers field sobriety tests, takes testimony, and plays mind games with Philly’s premier drug-induced comedians, personalities and other criminals. Take part in your civic duty while you get the giggles by weeding out the stoned!

Stand-up comedian Alex Grubard pitched Weeding Out The Stoned for Five Dollar Comedy Week where the show debuted in 2015. Then began a five-year run of Weeding Out The Stoned selling out Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned currently has a regular Friday time slot at AsylumNYC in Manhattan. Other comedy clubs, improv theaters and cinemas around the country that Weeding Out The Stoned has packed with crowds include WFMU's Monty Hall, Helium Comedy Club PDX, ImprovBoston, The Bug Theater, Plays & Players, PhilaMOCA, Coalition Theater, Bootless Stageworks, Bull Mansion and Jean Cocteau Cinema. Weeding Out The Stoned has been called, "endearingly absurd," by BrooklynVegan, "highly entertaining," by Phindie, as well as featured in Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out New York, Denver Westward, The Highlarious Comedy Festival, Wootenany Comedy Festival and Filmadelphia. Weeding Out The Stoned is proud to have worked with local and national chapters of NORML to end cannabis prohibition by making the war on drugs look ridiculous.