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Windsor Star: Kenny vs. Spenny headline grand opening of Higher Limits

[Windsor Star – Craig Pearson] They were rude, crude and entirely inappropriate. But the cult comedy act of Kenny Vs. Spenny seemed to fit right in.

The reality TV duo headlined the Friday night grand opening of Higher Limits, Windsor’s first cannabis vapour loungewhich is billed as the largest of its kind in Canada — and which has been open a week at 251 Ouellette Ave.

But even Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, who on TV face each other in a series of crazy competitions, seemed shocked by the surroundings, wafting as they were in the distinct aroma of marijuana.

“This is a weed bar,” Hotz said incredulously. “What the (bleep) is going on?”

“We’ve never played for a full stoner audience,” Rice joked.

The childhood friends, who spend their time insulting each other, wise-cracked over absurd videos and Photoshopped pictures of Rice in bizarre situations, such as in a ballerina tutu and with Hitler.

The sell-out crowd of 300-plus ate it up. And why not? It was fun and a fittingly oddball launch to a surprising new club — made possible, perhaps, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stated intentions of legalizing marijuana.

“It says that it’s 2016,” co-owner Jon Liedtke said of the full-house turnout for the show, noting that a number of Americans attended as well. “It’s about time the cannabis community can come out of hiding for something like this. For too long, there was a stigma associated with cannabis. But clearly there’s a demand for this.

“So it’s great to be able to have a name act like this perform.”

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By Jon Liedtke

Jon Liedtke is a writer and musician in Windsor Ontario. He tells stories using words, pictures, audio and video.

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