Comedy, cannabis collide in Bend – Bend Bulletin


Jokes ’N’ JointsWhen: 4:20 p.m. FridaysWhere: The Good Leaf Organic Collective, 20360 NE Empire Ave. Suite B-8, BendCost: FreeContact: bendcomedy.com or 541-382-94204/20 celebrationsWhat: Oregrown’s 4/20 barbecueWhen: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Oregrown, 1199 NW Wall St., BendCost: FreeContact: oregrown.com or 541-323-3822What: Elektrapod plays Oregrown’s 4/20 celebrationWhen: 7 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., BendCost: FreeContact: crowsfeetcommons.com or 541-728-0066What: The Hot Club of BendWhen: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and SaturdayWhere: Cannabend, 3312 N. U.S. Highway 97, BendCost: FreeContact: cannabend.com or 541-617-0420What: Dr. Jolly’s 4/20 barbecue with live DJWhen: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Dr. Jolly’s, 415 SE Third St., BendCost: FreeContact: jollybend.com or 541-508-2708Local comedian Zeke Kamm looked out at the group of about 10 people seated in folding chairs in the small room. He grinned as he leaned into the microphone to deliver his first punchline of the evening.“Anybody know where I can score some pot?”There were a few groans at the obviousness of the joke, but a lot more laughs. After all, Kamm was performing in the lobby of local marijuana dispensary The Good Leaf Organic Collective, which began hosting weekly comedy shows in partnership with Bend Comedy in late March. The free mini-shows, dubbed Jokes ’N’ Joints, are held every Friday at 4:20 p.m. (a nod to the code term for marijuana consumption).This particular show was the fourth at the dispensary and featured 10-minute sets from Kamm; Bend Comedy owner and founder Ryan Traughber; and former Bendite Tony G, now based in Philadelphia.Every so often, customers would enter the store and do double takes as the comics and audience shouted at them to come on in.“In bigger cities, this is what we’d refer to as a living room show,” Traughber said, sitting with Good Leaf owner Christina Fehrs in the back

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