marijuana comedy News for June 24 2017

Marijuana Philosophies + Sock comedy + bloopers

Sketches a few of us hammered out as part of Classic TV, we had 36 hours to write film and edit as many as possible, these are some of the funnier ones.

Here’s the not-so-well-kept secret shared amongst all filmmakers dabbling in the “Stoner comedy” genre: The movies themselves don’t really need to be any good. That’s not to say that all of the funniest stoner comedies are actually trash when evaluated while sober; as you’re about to see, several of the films on our following countdown of The 25 Best Stoner Comedies Of All Time are legitimately good films. Hitting theaters today is a Mary Jane flick that’s on the more positive end of the critical spectrum: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, the third pot-heavy adventure starring everyone’s favorite racially diverse, and positively hemmed, antiheroes. Much funnier than its mediocre predecessor, 2008’s Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, the fellas’ Yuletide romp is the best stoner comedy in years, earning its place amongst the greatest sticky icky pics. To see the movies that it just falls short of blow through the smoke and peep what’s next.
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Watch John Oliver Blaze Through the Problems with Marijuana Legalization :: Comedy :: Video :: John Oliver :: Paste

The issue of marijuana is like Mark Wahlberg being seen as a serious actor. That’s part of the central thesis of John Oliver’s latest piece on marijuana legalization; it’s something we’ve all grown to accept, but is still fraught with problems. For legalization, it’s a matter of new state laws about weed use being in serious conflict with existing federal laws about everything from shipping to paying employees of legal dispensaries, to individuals with disabilities being able to use marijuana. As Oliver points out in his piece, “Golf in human form” has a major problem with pot. Oliver shows that such a fervent anti-weed agenda from the nation’s “Top cop” places these new laws, such as the one California passed in November 2016, in serious limbo and has more than a few people scratching their heads.
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High Maintenance Trailer: Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New Comedy

“There’s infinitely more tonal and aesthetic variety in these mostly-funny-but-not-always comedies than in any comparable list of dramas you could put together,” as Matt Zoller Seitz wrote in New York Magazine. Louis CK, the most important man in comedy today, released his new show as a surprise on his own website. A show can start out as a webseries on Vemeo then become a full-fleged HBO series, as High Maintenance did. The show, which follows pot deliveryman in New York, will make its HBO debut this fall. Having debuted in 2012, the show has run for six three-episode seasons, which will all be available on HBO Now and HBO Go.In the first trailer for the new season on HBO, it looks like High Maintenance creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair have lost none of their fleeting, stoner charm in the movie to a premium network.
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Pot legalization baked into this year’s Sketchfest comedy

SF Sketchfest is back with the keyed-up fanaticism of a major comic book convention, only beefed up to last half a month and dedicated to comedy instead. The celebration spans 17 days in January, with a seemingly unending bill of performances, film screenings, podcast recordings, game shows, tributes and even debates to attend. Returning Jan. 12-29 in venues throughout San Francisco, the 2017 festival lineup promises more than 200 events featuring some of comedy’s most distinguished performers, including a live stage reading with sketch comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall, a 20th anniversary reunion of the cast and creators of the hit animated television show “King of the Hill,” and a tribute to black comedy vanguards Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans. This year’s Sketchfest will be the first held under California’s new legal marijuana laws, allowing San Francisco to finally embrace two core parts of the city’s identity – comedy and cannabis. Pot has played a major role in modern comedy, even defining its own culture through acts like Cheech & Chong and Dave Chappelle, and with cult classic movies like “Half Baked,” “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” and “Kentucky Fried Movie.” Patton Oswalt, who is scheduled to appear at a Sketchfest event for children called Story Pirates, is a comedian who used to bring up the topic of pot in his stand-up comedy, although he hasn’t smoked for about 20 years now.
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Netflix Orders Marijuana Comedy Series Starring Kathy Bates

The excellent Kathy Bates will take the lead role as the store owner, managing a group of constantly high employees -undoubtedly the source for ensuing dope centrist humor. Lorre has found previous success working on various sitcoms, writing several episodes of Roseanne in the early 1990s and cycling through various series before ending up at the helm of the hugely popular Big Bang Theory. The network’s open minded attitude towards traditionally controversial subject matter should make it a great fit for a weed orientated show, allowing Lorre more freedom to explore this potentially hilarious context than his usual home on CBS. It should be fun to see Bates take on a lead role in a sitcom and spread her comedic wings within this role as a marijuana matriarch. With Bates on board and the proven comedic expertise from its showrunners, this series has the potential to be something special. With luck, Lorre will be able to land some equally good talent to play the other regulars at Bates’ dispensary, and it will be interesting to see how the showrunner handles the move to a streaming platform like Netflix.
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Fox Developing Marijuana Legalization Comedy – ScreenCrush

Fox and ‘Entourage’ Creators Developing Marijuana Legalization Comedy. … have begun development on a new comedy series chronicling the marijuana legalization …
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Quotes About Marijuana (61 quotes)

61 quotes have been tagged as marijuana: … Humor and Comedy; Manga; Memoir; Music; Mystery; Nonfiction; … Quotes About Marijuana.
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Hazy screens: Is Hollywood pushing marijuana …

Hazy screens: Is Hollywood pushing marijuana … which might portend a big opening for August’s “Pineapple Express,” a Judd Apatow-produced comedy about a pot smoker …
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Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary – The best marijuana …

An overview of the current rules on Recreational Marijuana in the state of Nevada. Get all your answers here. read more. … 2017 Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary.
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Five States to Vote on Legalizing Marijuana – The Atlantic

Marijuana’s Moment. As many as five states could approve its recreational use this November, potentially signaling a point of no return for legalized pot.
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