CANNABIS COMEDIAN AND S.F. NATIVE NGAIO BEALUM IS THE TOAST OF NETFLIX’S NEW STONER GOURMET REALITY SHOW, COOKING ON HIGH.
The ceaseless introduction of new Netflix shows into our lives has filled our evenings and weekends with marijuana consumption, but the streaming service’s new cannabis-themed competitive cooking program has a special giggle-inducing San Francisco ingredient.
Cooking on High premiered on Netflix in mid-June, with S.F. native stand-up comedian Ngaio Bealum serving as show’s resident in-kitchen marijuana sage.
You might have seen Ngaio Bealum — pronounced oon-GUY-oh BEE-lum — before without even knowing it. Although he now lives in Sacramento, his early-2000s hip-hop band Most Chill Slackmob jammed on many S.F. stages along with contemporaries like the Marginal Prophets, and opened for national acts like Zap Mama back in the day.