4/20 TV: A Guide Of What To Watch On Marijuana’s Biggest Holiday
UPDATE |. Although some marijuana enthusiasts will continue age-old traditions of watching stoner flicks like How High and Half Baked on 4/20, there are a few new TV options for them to indulge in during the week of the worldwide cannabis holiday. Weediquette: The third season of the news magazine show, hosted by Krishna Andavolu, will kick off Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Viceland with an in-depth look at immigrants living in America who have been affected by the war on drugs as well as President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on undocumented immigrants. Bong Appetite: Host Abdullah Saeed will take viewers on a flavorful adventure right in time for 4/20 when season two of the marijuana culinary show debuts at 10:30 Wednesday EST on Viceland. It’s unclear which chef will be cooking up meals infused with cannabis on the premiere episode, but whatever edible treats Saeed and friends decide to whip up on the show, they’re sure to be highly interesting and most likely delicious. The show will air from L.A. Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. EST on Viceland and will feature guest appearances from Jerrod Carmichael of The Carmichael Show, Blackish star Anthony Anderson, comedian and actress Aubrey Plaza and rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The Weed Show with Charlo Greene: Charlo Greene may be most recognized for abruptly quitting her job while reporting live on Alaska’s KTVA News, but the reporter is educating viewers on all things cannabis on her own web series. Greene has already covered a variety of pot topics on the one-of-a-kind talk show series, from how to break into the cannabis business and the medical benefits patients experience as well as legalization efforts across the states. The Weed Show with Charlo Greene airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST on its website, YouTube and Facebook Live. The show starring Mackenzie Horras, Molly Reynolds and Caryn Ruby as they attempt to launch a marijuana edible company in a still-illegal California. This article has been updated to show the actresses correct name, Caryn Ruby..
Kayvan Khalatbari rolls weed, pizza and comedy into Denver empire – The Denver Post
Kayvan Khalatbari generally appears calm, happy and confident, whether he’s on stage for a marijuana policy speech, in the conference room of his Denver Relief pot business, handing out coupons after a comedy show, or seated in one of his Sexy Pizza shops – where the free-pie coupons transform into food. On top of that, Khalatbari is also occasionally That Guy in the Chicken Suit, harshly mocking Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper over his stances on legalized marijuana as well as a philanthropist who sits on nonprofit boards and donates his time and money to kids. Khalatbari curses frequently and has vowed to never wear a suit. After earning his associates degree in architectural engineering from the Milford campus of Southeast Community College at age 19, Khalatbari began working at the Lincoln office of M.E. Group. He had already volunteered for various charitable causes in Nebraska, so when his brother Hassan found the marijuana advocacy group SAFER in a Google search, Khalatbari pounced upon it. Khalatbari worked behind the counter at Sexy Pizza for the better part of the year, consistently losing money on his $40,000 personal investment. Early on New Year’s Day in 2009, while coming down from a psychedelic mushroom trip, Khalatbari suggested to some of his Sexy Pizza cohorts that they start a medical-marijuana dispensary. It creates a tight schedule for the early-to-rise Khalatbari, leaving little time for a personal life or romantic relationships – especially since Sexy Pizza now has two more locations. Later this month, Khalatbari will launch an ambitious Sexpot Comedy website, which seeks to unite the disparate strands of Front Range funny – similar to what the Nerdist network has done in Los Angeles – while also marketing Khalatbari’s cannabis and pizza products to a coveted demographic of young, hip culture hounds. Khalatbari doesn’t expect a traditional financial return from the thousands he devotes to sponsoring local stand-up shows and culture podcasts each month.
How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver’s Comedy Scene
The name is derived from Khalatbari’s chain of pizza restaurants, Sexy Pizza, one of which hosted the first Sexpot Comedy show early last year. The show has since grown and splintered into several regular events, hosted at different comedy clubs and music venues around town under the Sexpot banner. For years Denver has been a known destination for touring comics; the thirty-year-old Comedy Works has been proclaimed by performers like Dave Chappelle and Dave Attell as their favorite comedy club. Last summer, Juett and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland produced Denver’s first large-scale comedy festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival, which was headlined by Reggie Watts and ended up being a sold-out success. It was Kayvan Khalatbari’s marijuana dispensary, Denver Relief, that initially sponsored several different comedy shows and podcasts around town, back when Sexpot was just a witty pun being tossed around. While this continues in some arenas, the Sexpot Comedy shows have been gaining a lucrative momentum of their own, in part thanks to Juett’s utilization of the local comedy radio station for marketing, as well as the throbbing enthusiasm coming from Colorado’s energized marijuana scene. There’s no getting around the fact that some cannabis consumption goes on at Sexpot shows, whether through edibles, vaporizers or straight-up smoldering joints. Khalatbari shares Juett’s feeling that marijuana shouldn’t come to dominate the identity of Sexpot Comedy. He’s derisive of the Cannabis Cup and 420 Festival culture that has become an unfortunate media focus of Colorado marijuana scene; and says that he is equally sick of the endless cosmos-and-munchies jokes that every hack comedian rolls out when performing in Denver. Josiah Hesse is an entertainment and pop culture journalist in Denver, Colorado whose work has appeared in Westword, Out Front Colorado, and comedy blogs LaughSpin, Splitsider and The Spit Take.