Overtoke TV News for 06-29-2018

Regina Hall Accidentally Ate Marijuana

Long-lost, local stoner-comedy ‘Arnold’s Wrecking Co.’ resurfaces in Marijuana Film Marathon

Philadelphian Steven E. de Souza made his name in Hollywood with screenplays for 48 Hrs., Die Hard, Commando and many more big-budget hits. When he was just trying to launch his film career back in 1972, he made a little 16mm pot-com called Arnold’s Wrecking Co., starring Mike Renshaw, who would later become a reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times. In honor of the 4/20 National Marijuana Holiday Arnold’s will have its small-screen premiere at 7:20 p.m. on shoutfactorytvlive.com and on Pluto TV, CH 515. 

Starring Renshaw, de Souza and Eddie Henderson, Arnold’s Wrecking Co. tells the tale of a student who tries pot for the first time, loves it and decides to distribute it, much to the aggravation of the police and the mafia. 

Keywords: [“time”,”Arnold's”,”Renshaw”]
Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/movies/Long-lost-local-stoner-comedy-Arnolds-Wrecking-Co-resurfaces-in-Marijuana-Film-Marathon-.html

[VIDEO] ‘Disjointed’ Gets Premiere Date

Cough-cough-cough Kathy Bates and Netflix sure know how to celebrate 4/20. The streaming service announced a premiere date for the Emmy-winning actress’ new weed-themed comedy Disjointed on Thursday – aka April 20, the highest of high holidays. The first season will premiere on Friday, August 25, with Bates starring as Ruth, the owner of a L.A. marijuana dispensary. Sitcom guru Chuck Lorre is onboard as a co-creator and executive producer. 

Netflix also released a brief teaser for Disjointed -which you can watch above – with Bates in full hippie earth-mother mode, sporting long gray hair and a flowing robe. Press PLAY on the video above for a first look at Disjointed, then drop your thoughts in a comment below. 

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”Disjointed”,”Bates”]
Source: https://tvline.com/2017/04/20/disjointed-netflix-premiere-date-kathy-bates-marijuana-comedy-video/

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. In the case of Wahlberg, it’s films such as Transformers. 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. Many of those federal laws are decades old and were less strictly enforced under President Obama’s tenure. 

Keywords: [“laws”,”such”,”Oliver”]
Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/watch-john-oliver-blaze-through-the-problems-with.html

Martha Stewart smoked weed with Snoop Dogg at Bieber roast, Jeff Ross says

Martha Stewart let comedian Jeff Ross shotgun marijuana smoke, courtesy of Snoop Dogg, into her mouth behind the scenes at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, the comedian told Conan O’Brien Tuesday. 73, didn’t actually smoke the weed directly, Mr. Ross said. Ms. Stewart, who had Snoop bake brownies on her show over a decade ago and invited him back to make mashed potatoes in 2008, gave a shoutout to her longtime friend during the roast, which aired March 30. The Washington Times Comment PolicyThe Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. 

Keywords: [“Snoop”,”smoke”,”Roast”]
Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/4/martha-stewart-smoked-weed-with-snoop-dogg-at-bieb/

Marijuana

First the East Village got the city’s first kava bar and now comes its first hemp bar. A large dark blue banner hangs just outside Brooklyn Dark Hemp Bar, amidst all the head shops on St. Marks Place. Earlier today, we found owner Lev Kelman setting out free samples of his ubiquitous Brooklyn Dark. Next to him, a coffee and espresso machine was primed and ready. 

Hemp chocolate brownies, pastries, and cookies were laid out on baking sheets in a small showcase on top of the counter. A few hemp t-shirts were displayed on a red brick wall. 

Keywords: [“hemp”,”dark”,”bar”]
Source: http://bedfordandbowery.com/tag/marijuana/

Joe’s on Weed Street – Joe’s specializes in sports, live music and private parties

Joe’s is a 20,000 square foot warehouse-style venue located near Lincoln Park in Chicago. Joe’s specializes in sports, live music and private parties. Joe’s features five party rooms, each offering a unique experience. Whatever you’re looking for, Joe’s has it!Live Music. With over 120 plasma televisions and high definition projector screens, Joe’s is sure to have your game on TV! 

There is no better or bigger place in Chicago to catch all the NFL, NCAA, NBA or NHL action. With 14 satellites, we can show all the games at the same time. 

Keywords: [“Joe's”,”game”,”party”]
Source: https://joesbar.com/

Chuck Lorre-Kathy Bates Pot Comedy ‘Disjointed’ Ordered by Netflix – Variety

The multi-camera comedy stars Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana-legalization advocate who realizes her dream of running a pot dispensary in Los Angeles. Lorre and David Javerbaum serve as writers and executive producers on the series, which received a 20-episode season-one order, from Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Netflix has found success with its recent push into multi-camera comedies. 

Keywords: [“Lorre”,”series”,”work”]
Source: https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-marijuana-comedy-disjointed-ordered-to-series-netflix-1201813796/

OTTAWA, ON-Trudeau’s press conference regarding the Liberal marijuana bill expected to be tabled this Thursday could have gone much better, according to sources. The prime minister surprised onlookers and the assembled press by responding to the very first question by demanding to know whether the reporter was a cop. Trudeau then laughed for upwards of five full seconds. 

Keywords: [“cool”,”Trudeau”,”guys”]
Source: https://www.cbc.ca/comedy/trudeau-opens-marijuana-press-conference-by-demanding-to-know-if-reporter-is-a-cop-1.4067753

Review: Kathy Bates stars in Netflix’s new pot comedy, “Disjointed”

Starring Kathy Bates as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, the owner of a Los Angeles cannabis shop known as Ruth’s Alternative Caring, she’s a lifelong advocate for use of the weed. 

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”dropped”,”out”]
Source: https://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/08/29/review-netflix-disjointed-kathy-bates-2017/156830/

Funny or Die: Randy Wants To Try Marijuana

Funny or Die takes comedian Randy Liedtke on a journey many people would love to re-live, their first time smoking pot. Randy addresses every first-time stoner’s questions. 

Keywords: [“Randy”,”time”,”first”]
Source: https://www.pot.tv/video/2018/03/17/funny-die-randy-wants-try-marijuana/

Overtoke TV News for 05-14-2018

How To Score A Weed Card | Michael Malone | Stand-Up Comedy

Should I Call 911 When My Friends Start Flipping Out On Marijuana?

It seems that just about the time the second joint starts getting passed around the room, the girlfriend of the guy that nobody really wanted there in the first place goes quiet. Her situation is a little suspect, as everyone notices that she keeps feeling her chest from time to time. That’s when the quiet girl, despite knowing deep down inside that she is having some difficulty keeping up with the group’s rotation, decides she is going to try smoking high-powered concentrates for the first time. They will soon regret offering this level of encouragement. As soon as she blows out the hit, she looks as though she has been shot in the heart at close range. 

It is at that point when she starts belting out a cornucopia of strange, colorful obscenities and begging for someone, anyone to call 911. Depending on which state a person lives in, calling in the cavalry when someone starts flipping out after consuming too much marijuana can bring nothing but trouble. Since it is impossible to die from a marijuana overdose, and the herb cannot cause any damage to a person’s internal organs, calling 911 for a THC terror trip is really just a waste of time. Sometimes those ever-so-popular cannabis freak-outs and subsequent calls to 911 can lead to hilarity. His video for the song The Leaf, which is a first person account of the time he called 911 following a cannabis-induced panic attack, has left the Internet in stitches. 

Allport, who also works as an Associate Producer on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, told Forbes that he thought he was having a heart attack after smoking weed for the first time. After going through a rather tumotulous experience in an upstairs bathroom, which included a life-or-death battle with a dry tongue, he was lucky enough to reach a 911 dispatcher who understood exactly what he was going through. 

Keywords: [“time”,”first”,”call”]
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2018/05/07/should-i-call-911-when-my-friends-start-flipping-out-on-marijuana/

‘Disjointed’ Is Like Any Workplace Sitcom

‘Disjointed’ Is Like Any Workplace Sitcom – With More Pot, Sex And Language Set in a medical marijuana dispensary, the big networks all turned the show down. Chuck Lorre is, without question, television’s sitcom king. He created two of today’s top money-making syndicated shows – The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men – and his other hits over the years include Dharma & Greg, Grace Under Fire, Mike & Molly and Mom. Lorre’s new show, Disjointed, co-created with David Javerbaum, premieres Friday on Netflix. The show’s Los Angeles set is a hippy-looking shop filled with psychedelic posters and glass cases displaying actual product. 

Lorre describes his latest show, Disjointed, as just a regular workplace comedy, with wacky customers and lovable employees. The family tension in Disjointed is also more literal, deriving partly from the dynamic between Bates’ Earth mother character and her much more corporate son. Bates says she needed no such coaching; the subject matter is partly what drew her to the show. People are watching Netflix stoned with or without our show – by the millions, I would imagine. If the only people who watch us are stoned people who watch Neflix, that’s an enormous audience. 

His show Mom, for example, is about a pair of recovering addicts, a mother and daughter. Javerbaum is a former head writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and the Broadway play An Act of God. 

Keywords: [“show”,”Lorre”,”people”]
Source: https://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/546044880/-disjointed-is-like-any-workplace-sitcom-think-cheers-with-more-pot

Comedian Doug Benson tells more than marijuana jokes

Doug Benson releases one album per year, has appeared on numerous TV shows, hosts a popular web series, Getting Doug With High, as well as multiple podcasts, namely Doug Loves Movies, and occasionally stars in movies – like his Super High Me, a documentary in which he smokes marijuana every day for 30 days. All of this is, of course, in addition to doing stand up across the country and throughout the world. We recently caught up with the cannabis connoisseur to hear about his high functioning career. DB: You caught me right before I’m going to be operating a motor vehicle no, I don’t drive high. CP: Charleston’s comedy scene is growing, and there will be many aspiring and professional comics at your show. 

CP: You’re known for your crazy hard work ethic, but you generally seem to downplay it. DB: Sometimes I stop and ask myself why I have so many projects going on all the time, and it’s because I enjoy it. If I didn’t like doing one of my five podcasts, I’d stop doing it. If I didn’t enjoy going out on the road, I’d stop. CP: You did some extra work years ago in big-budget films, and you’ve appeared on a number of scripted shows. 

DB: If someone wanted to give me a dramatic acting role I would probably do it. It’s call Chronic-Con, and it’s about me trying to get high with people dressed as superheroes at Comic-Con in San Diego. 

Keywords: [“comic”,”High”,”CP”]
Source: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/comedian-doug-benson-tells-more-than-marijuana-jokes/Content?oid=5063308

Podcast: How Gringo director Nash Edgerton made a cannabis comedy, never touched the stuff

While Gringo, a new slapstick comedy out this week via Amazon Studios, rides the well-trod trope of a mega corporation up to no good, there’s a modern and timely twist: they’re manufacturing cannabis pills, called Cannabax, down in Mexico. Gringo is chock-full of Grade-A goofiness – weird diatribes about space exploration, kidnappings gone awry, dirty Mexican slang, awkward office sex – but at its heart is some genuine commentary on the ethics of the exploding cannabis industry, and Big Business’ growing role in it. The film, which stars David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron, was directed by Australian stunt-double-turned-director Nash Edgerton. We caught up with Edgerton to learn more about how he came to direct the film, what he thinks about cannabis legalization, his own history with cannabis and more. For the juicy details, tune in to our conversation with Edgerton, in this week’s episode of the Hash podcast, below. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”Edgerton”,”more”]
Source: http://www.greenstate.com/culture/podcast-how-gringo-director-nash-edgerton-made-a-cannabis-movie-never-touched-the-stuff/