Joint Smoked on HBO – Breaking News. No, Really.

Posted: December 1, 2010 by jerkmag in POP - pop culture, VAULT -- archives

I’m sure a lot of you were pissing your pants in anticipation of the Prop 19 results, California’s bid to legalize marijuana throughout the state. But unfortunately for you potheads, Prop 19 was rejected by voters.

However, did any of you happen to catch Zack Galifianakis’s appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher? To put it mildly, it was fucking epic! While promoting his latest film Due Date, Galifianakis appeared on the political program to show his full support for Prop 19. Looking like a boss, the actor swiftly lit up a joint and puffed away to the shock and applause of audience members. After passing the joint to fellow guest and political pundit Margaret Hoover she took one whiff of it and said, “It’s the real thing.”

This is believed to be the first time anyone has ever smoked marijuana on live US television. You might remember James Franco’s and Seth Rogan’s stunt on the 2008 MTV Movie awards, who appeared to smoke a joint live on stage. However, MTV cameras panned out so quickly that we’ll never know the truth.

While both reps for HBO and Maher have come out to say the joint was a fake, Galifianakis has remained coy on the subject. Well, I definitely wouldn’t put it past him to get high on live TV. What do you think?

~Dee Lockett


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