I have a dark secret to admit.
4/20 intimidates me.
As someone more interested in the social politics and policies concerning marijuana, and less interested in taking dabs or consuming high dosage edibles — not that there’s anything wrong with that — the industry’s highest holiday can feel a bit aggressive and over the top for me.
Can’t we calmly share a couple of joints and engage in light-hearted conversation about the absurdity of it all?
While it might not seem like the natural 4/20 event to attend, I spent 4:20 p.m. at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles with roughly seventy other people to participate in the 4/20 Show with Matt Besser.
Who is Matt Besser, and why did you feel the need to spend 4/20 with him?
Matt Besser is the comedy legend you’ve probably never heard of before, though you’ve surely seen him as a guest star on “New Girl,” “Modern Family,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and other mainstream sitcoms. Besser has been performing stand-up and improv comedy since the early 90s, and is one of the founding members of the UCB Theatre, a comedy club and school with four locations between New York and…