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Video: Comic On Shrooms Goes On 'The Price Is Right'

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So what happens when a comic tripping on shrooms goes on "The Price Is Right"? Honestly, he seems no stranger than any other contestant on the show.

Local comic Josh Androsky uploaded this tape of his appearance on "The Price Is Right" and explained it this way: "Hi. I'm an idiot and I took mushrooms, got drunk, then went on The Price Is Right and lied to Drew Carey's melting face. (HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN NICER)"

Androsky does stand out from the other contestants, but we blame that more on the beard, the "Big Poppa" hat, the (amazing) Dolly Parton shirt and the jorts. (OK, and the fact that he blurts out his occupation is a "Skateboard Rabbi.")

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Androsky tells the backstory of how he came to be on the show and on drugs a Reddit thread:

I'm a comedian, and I was there with 20 other comics for our friend Tess's 30th birthday. We started the day at 9:00am with an Easter Drug Hunt (WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE), drank copious amounts of dark liquor and canned champagne and then went to the studio in a white escalade limo (i know, i know, when you see a fucking limo you think two things: 1. those guys are assholes or 2. that's a pretty cool quincenera)
We get to the studio and apparently they don't just let any schmuck on the Price Is Right, so they pre-interviewed us. We all decided to come up with different jobs, because we didn't think they'd let us on the show if we said we were comics. So it was everything from Baby Yoga Instructor to my friend Sean just screaming "I WORK IN AN OFFICE BUT I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN."
I was all set to say I was a purveyor of fine exotic birds and reptiles (i coulda been hiding a fucking lizard in my beard, you wouldn't have known shit), but y'know MUSHROOMS, so i froze and said the first two words that came to my head: "Skateboard Rabbi." And you guys I really really really wanted to win a fucking jetski, so I had to commit to that lie.

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