Headliner: Ngaio Bealum
As a comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler and publisher, Ngaio Bealum was born in San Francisco to hippie parents, leading to jokes about how he got his name. He has co-hosted Cannabis Planet and writes a column in Sacramento News & Review. He also published West Coast Cannabis Magazine, and is perhaps, best known for hosting High Timescomedy events. Ngaio is an unusually intelligent stand-up whose gut-busting comedy nevertheless reflects a pot lover’s perspective of the world.
Opener: Simon Kaufmann
Simon Kaufman’s performances are a form of social commentary. He jokes about having grown up in a Jewish Home in the inner city during the grunge revolution in Seattle and having two sets of friends. Being the only white guy on many of his little league sports teams and being exposed to both the Jewish culture as well as the minority inner city culture has left Simon with a uniquely rich understanding of all aspects of the American spectrum. Thus, Simon’s jokes appeal to everybody.