MardiGrass is funny
Global cannabis prohibition dates from a League of Nations meeting in Geneva in 1924. It was a silly prohibition which, like all prohibition, was doomed to failure – and doomed to causing misery for users of the herb all over the world.
In 1993 the first MardiGrass was held in Nimbin. It was (and still is) a rally against the prohibition of cannabis. 10,000 people come from all over the world to participate in this unique festival. MardiGrass is peaceful, educational and, above all, fun. MardiGrass organisers intend to run this event every year until the prohibition is ended.
This year MardiGrass takes place in Nimbin from Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2.
As well as the talks, market stalls, the grand parade, the ganja faeries, cannabis workshops, hot bands on the big stage, and the inspiring Hemp Olympix (is there a sight that stirs the sportsman’s soul more than watching a bong fly 50 metres through the air?), there’s a special comedy night at the Nimbin Bowlo on Saturday, May 1.
The MardiGrass Comedy Show will feature the quick-witted hilarity of MardiGrass regulars S Sorrensen and Alan Glover, who will host the night and introduce their guests.
Their special guest this year is their mate and fellow comic Akmal Saleh.
Akmal has been to MardiGrass before and he remembers it well (which is surprising). This comedy star of stage, screen and radio will share his insights into life and love.
It’ll be two hours of big laughs and MardiGrass wisdom from 8-10pm.
Tickets for this event are available at the door and cost $15 (if you don’t have a MardiGrass armband) and $10 (if you do).
I reckon get there early to secure a seat – this will be one big show.