I'm Alex Grubard,
comedian and villain.
Alex Grubard is a stand-up comedian, writer, game show host and producer, but he is not a musician. His first album "Let Me Teach You How To Distill Gin" was released on Helium Comedy Records in 2021. Grubard is host and creator of Weeding Out The Stoned and has performed sketch comedy on Comedy Central, stand-up on mtvU and heard on SiriusXM. He has appeared at Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Jersey City Comedy Festival and competed in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He refuses to learn an instrument.
Born in New York City, he spent his childhood splitting time between The Big Apple and Concord, Massachusetts, birthplace of the American Revolution. Grubard began performing stand-up in NYC as a teenager and spent his 20s in New York comedy venues and studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 30, Alex was a staple of comedy circuits in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and California and known as a utility opener for all kinds of headliners including Dave Attell, Tommy Davidson, Bobby Lee, Kevin Nealon, Heather Macdonald, Rachael Feinstein, Myq Kaplan, Shane Torres, Greg Proops, Mitch Fatel, Chris Hardwick, Chris Fairbanks, Pete Holmes, Ian Bagg and dozens more.
In 2015 Alex began experimenting with high-concept, live game shows such as CURSES: The Game Show of Swears, Obscenities & Censorship and Progress/Congress: A Whole Political Season In One Hour. Alex hosted the first Weeding Out The Stoned: The Game Show of Sobriety Tests at Five Dollar Comedy Week and the show as an instant hit. Since then Weeding Out The Stoned has been featured in New York Comedy Festival, Borscht Belt Fest and Highlarious Comedy Festival. The show has been called, "The Best 4/20 Events in The United States," by Philadelphia Weekly and, "The Chillest Ways To Spend 4/20 in NY & NJ," by Gothamist. CelebStoner calls it, "The game show for potheads." Weeding Out The Stoned has partnered with NORML to spread awareness about legalization efforts and worked with sponsors such as Cheech & Chong Glass, Blazy Susan, West Coast Gifts, The Goods, The Green Room and Utokia Farms.
Grubard fell in love with a Philly gal and they moved to Jersey City, New Jersey where Alex began an effort to promote the city's comedy scene in this historic, but young modern community. He promoted shows all over town at venues like White Eagle Hall, Corgi Spirits, Pet Shop, Sip Studios and WFMU's Montgomery Hall. Alex received a grant from the Jersey City Arts Trust and Jersey City Arts Council to promote multiple high-concept comedy shows in Jersey City. Recently Alex filmed a special for Four By Three Comedy that will be released in late 2023.
Weeding Out The Stoned
Weeding Out The Stoned is The Game Show of Sobriety Tests. A pack of comedians enter the games. All but one of them are stoned! It's up to the live audience to eliminate the high comics and leave the sober individual at the end in order to win dope prizes! Alex Grubard leads the investigation by seeking audience testimony, playing mind games and administering sobriety tests of America's funniest potheads. See if you can find the sober Narc by eliminating the stoners and weeding out the stoned!
Weeding Out The Stoned began in 2015 at Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia as a part of Five Dollar Comedy Week. An instant hit, the show has gone on to sell out shows in over a dozen recreational states. It has been written about in Time Out New York, Gothamist, BrooklynVegan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Westword, Worcester Telegram, Delaware News Journal and Emerald Magazine. Additionally it has been part of many more festivals and conventions including New York Comedy Festival, Philly Comedy Festival, Borscht Belt Fest and The 420 Expo.