With plenty of munchies and an open bar, a powerhouse line-up of comedians and celebrities gathered in support of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs.
Celebrities in a bong-shaped room included Tenacious D, Arianna Huffington, "Saturday Night Live’s" Kevin Nealon and Un-Cabaret comedy club owner Beth Lapides. Jokes on drugs, memory-loss due to drugs and more drugs, coupled with some Bush-bashing, didn’t go to waste on a crowd set to have a good time. "There’s a lot to say about drugs, but I can’t remember it because I’m so high," said Lapides. She later claimed that she was only high on Sudafed.
Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), the night’s main event, was probably the least favorite act. The duo’s live show didn’t carry the energy of their popular DVD, Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works, and about half of the audience had hit the road by the end of the show. Yet Tenacious D was still fun, performing favorites such as "I’m Going to F**k You Gently" along with a new song called "Dude, I Totally Miss You."