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Watch Zach Galifianakis Smoke Pot on Live Television


Watch Zach Galifianakis Smoke Pot on Live Television

Zach Galifianakis took out a joint and starting smoking marijuana on a recent live taping of Bill Maher’s late-night show, HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’. Maher had Galifianakis on his show for a live panel discussion on California’s upcoming vote over whether or not to decriminalize marijuana.

The actor also decided to visit the show because he’s busy promoting his new comedy ‘Due Date.’ Of the vote, Galifianakis said “It’s a tricky thing politically to jump on that bandwagon (and vote for the legalization of pot) because I think that maybe people still see it as taboo.”

Galifianakis then proceeded to take a joint and a lighter out of his coat, and allowed fellow guest, conservative reporter Margaret Hoover, to smell it. When she confirmed it was really marijuana, he took a few puffs. He felt Maher’s show was a good place to show his support for the decriminalization, as the host is an opponent of legislation outlawing marijuana.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.



  1. K2 incense

    October 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    That was a great episode. I didn't find it all that shocking though. People are becoming more accepting of marijuana. They're seeing it's not the root of all evil like it has been made out to be.

  2. carriers

    December 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    This was classic. Like the other comment said, i didn't find it that shocking but it's nice to see that people are becoming way more tolerant of a simple plant :)

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