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It’s the first Friday night of 2017, and Hannibal Buress is sitting in a mostly-empty green room—all that’s on a table is a bottle of Jameson and a veggie platter—inside the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel. He’s just performed a corporate-tailored version of his stand-up set (complete with jokes about 401k's, incredulousness over Donald Trump, and a comparison of Hillary Clinton to a crouton) at a private event in which he opened for Sting....
High Maintenance Season 1, HBO, Fridays through October 21 High Maintenance’s season premiere, its first for HBO following a hit run on Vimeo, begins with a transaction. It’s the first of many within the six-episode arc, but it’s not The Guy (Ben Sinclair), the weed courier appearing throughout, making a delivery to one of his many clients: he’s getting a haircut. He jokes with his barber, who’s had a hairstyle in mind for him, even though...
High Maintenance, the best show on the Internet, won't hold that distinction much longer: HBO announced today that it has picked up the weed deliveryman web series for a six-episode run. Insert obligatory 4/20 joke here! This is terrific news for fans of empathic, high-quality television, and a well-deserved boon to High Maintenance's married co-creators, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (whom we profiled in our sister publication last fall). The show follows a bearded pot dealer,...
The first three episodes of High Maintenance, the highly-acclaimed web series about a pot dealer that you should definitely be watching, were uploaded to Vimeo almost exactly two years ago. To create them, a skeleton crew worked for free, and in multiple roles: actors doubled as PAs, friends directed episodes, strangers held cords and lights. The show's creators, the married couple Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, had no expectations that anyone beyond their friends and...

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