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420 Recs: Comedian Sandy Honig

The "Three Busy Debras" star details her love of analog smoking methods, and recommends some PBS docs on old starlets to embrace once your brain is packed full of THC.

Lead photo by Alexa Viscius, courtesy of Sandy Honig

Cash Only’s 420 Recs is an ongoing series where interesting folks offer recommendations for all things 420 — what strains they like, what weed products are blowing their minds, and what they like to do once stoned.

Sandy Honig is a funny person. The comedian and photographer is one of three busy Debras on the conveniently-named show Three Busy Debras, a surrealist epic about a trio of unhinged housewives in Lemoncurd, Connecticut. (Season 2 is about to drop on April 24th on both Adult Swim and HBO Max, so mark your calendars.)

Honig also hosts the comedy show “The Bongo Hour” with Peter Smith, and was previously a host on VICE Live and the photo editor at the beloved publication Rookie. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Sandy on some photo essays in the past, including “Jumbo Heat Wave,” which saw her lens aimed at strange objects laying on the street, and “SandyStock™” which was sorta like The Jogging, if drenched in butane hash oil. 

Sandy is already a cult favorite amongst the headiest comedians, and it’s only a matter of time before she’s cast on SNL or becomes a correspondent on The Daily Show. Lucky for us, she’s a friendly and generous person who’s willing to make some time to chat about her pot preferences. Below, Honig explains her love of “analog” smoking methods (i.e. joints), and explains why PBS docs on old starlets inspire her comedic chops. Enjoy!

What’s your current favorite weed strain and how do you like to consume it?
Sandy Honig: I’m really into a CBD/sativa mix and I simply love a joint. It’s analog, it’s classic!

What’s your current favorite weed product?
I love Camino gummies. They’re really chill and make me feel like I don’t have a body. Can’t recommend it enough!

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What activity do you like to do after you’ve consumed said weed product?
I love watching 40-minute documentaries about old starlets on YouTube. I’m not sure where they even come from originally, probably ripped from a PBS special. Bless PBS! It’s where I get most of my comedy inspiration, honestly. Mae West is the ultimate.

Can you recommend something to watch while stoned? And explain why you like it.
Chillin Island is my new favorite TV show! My pals from NY — Dap, Lakutis, and Despot — have an amazing show on HBO that’s part nature documentary, part interviews with rappers, part narrative. There’s no way to describe it, except they’re just chillin. It’s Chillin Island!! It flows really naturally, the dudes are hilarious, they shoot in beautiful places, they get great guests, what’s not to love?

Can you recommend something to listen to while smoking? And explain why you dig it. 
I made a collaborative playlist called “the most beautiful songs ever written” and sadly I cannot share it with you because it is just for me and my friend Peter Smith. I added my favorite songs, Peter added their favorite songs, and I just listen to it over and over and add new songs every time I hear one I love. It’s so wonderful hearing the songs Peter adds because I don’t know most of them, but they are indeed the most beautiful songs ever written. I highly recommend you do this with a friend you love!

Can you recommend something to read after getting baked? 
I sadly can’t read when I’m stoned. I just stare at the letters and try to make them form words, but usually they don’t. 

Season 2 of “Three Busy Debras” premieres April 24th on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

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