Overtoke TV News for 11-14-2018

Buying Weed (Stand Up Comedy)

How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver’s Comedy Scene

Comedians like Doug Benson and Stephen Colbert have been getting a lot of joke-mileage out of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana last January. 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. While some Denver comedians don’t care for a stoned audience Andy Juett – who himself has acted in many sketch videos and recently began performing standup – says that there are upsides to playing for a red-eyed crowd. 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. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://www.vulture.com/2014/06/how-the-legal-marijuana-industry-is-helping-grow-denvers-comedy-scene.html

Danny McBride’s religious comedy ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ ordered by HBO

Oct. 3 – Danny McBride’s new comedy project about a televangelist family, titled The Righteous Gemstones, has received a series order from HBO. John Goodman will star in the series as Eli, the patriarch of the Gemstone family who has built an empire through his ministry and television show. McBride, who created the series will be seen as Eli’s oldest son Jesse who is expected to take his father’s place and who hopes to modernize the ministry. Edi Patterson and Adam Devine will star as Eli’s other children, Judy and Kelvin, respectively. The Gemstone family is described as having a long history of deviance, greed and charitable work, all done in the name of Jesus Christ. 

McBride posted on Instagram Tuesday a family photo of the Gemstones featuring himself, Goodman, Patterson and Devine. McBride is executive producing the show alongside Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams round out the rest of the cast. The Righteous Gemstones is McBride’s third series at HBO following Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals. 

Keywords: [“Gemstone”,”series”,”McBride”]
Source: https://www.upi.com/Danny-McBrides-The-Righteous-Gemstones-ordered-by-HBO/7141538568581/

Doug Benson, marijuana’s favorite comic, to play Charleston Comedy Festival

Doug Benson, marijuana’s favorite comic, to play Charleston Comedy Festival High on life Posted by Elizabeth Pandolfi on Mon, Nov 24, 2014. At 3:12 PM Stoners rejoice: Doug Benson will be doing a show at the Charleston Comedy Festival on Jan. 16 at the Sottile Theatre. Benson is the guy behind Super High Me, a documentary in which he abstains from marijuana smoking for 30 days, then smokes or consumes it for 30 days straight, charting the effects on his health. He’s also the creator and performer of the show The Marijuana-Logues, has a new Netflix comedy special out called The Doug Dynasty, and is the creator of The Benson Interruption, a TV show and podcast in which he interrupts other comedians while they tell their jokes. 

Keywords: [“Benson”,”show”,”Comedy”]
Source: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShock/archives/2014/11/24/doug-benson-marijuanas-favorite-comic-to-play-charleston-comedy-festival

Mike Tyson is pitching a TV comedy about his life as a ganjapreneur

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is shopping around a new TV show loosely based on his own life as a marijuana grower. According to Page Six, Tyson Ranch merch will make cameos on the show, thwarting the ban on advertising pot products. If it wasn’t already clear, Tyson is a big marijuana proponent, dropping truth bombs about how the majority of pro athletes use some form of cannabis for pain relief and anxiety. Tyson’s business partner Rob Hickman said he expects the show to be on air within five months. TheFreshToast.com, a U.S. 

lifestyle site, that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”marijuana”,”show”]
Source: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/mike-tyson-is-pitching-a-tv-comedy-about-his-life-as-a-ganjapreneur

Can Mike Tyson Interest You in His Marijuana Farm TV Show?

Take whatever you associate with Mike Tyson and toss it out wild into the marijuana fields like the rich, hearty manure it is. That’s probably not how marijuana is grown, but if Tyson succeeds in getting his new TV show made, you’ll find out for sure one way or another. According to Page Six, Mike Tyson is reportedly shopping around a scripted comedy series based on his life as as a burgeoning weed magnate, entitled, of course, Rolling With The Punches. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”Mike”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.vulture.com/2018/10/can-mike-tyson-interest-you-in-his-marijuana-farm-tv-show.html

Overtoke TV News for 11-01-2018

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Exploring Stand Up Comedy And Cannabis

Maybe stoners enjoy stand up comedy shows because they’re easy to locate and generally inexpensive. A stand up comedy show is the perfect place to get high and laugh along with hundreds of people. With weed-induced euphoria and laughter’s contagious nature, combining stand up comedy and cannabis makes sense. Stand up comedy routines are easy to watch, which is always a good thing when you’re too stoned to function. When you consider that many common stoner hobbies are sedentary, the connection between stand up comedy and cannabis becomes even more clear. 

People consume cannabis recreationally for the same reason they watch stand up comedy: to be entertained! Stand up comedy shows allow stoners to enjoy all the benefits of having a really funny friend without having to respond/keep up with the conversation. Whether or not cannabis makes stand up comedy more enjoyable is entirely subjective. Weed is a mood enhancer that promotes laughter, and one could argue that stand up comedy does the same thing. Edibles are great for stand up shows since they last longer than other methods of cannabis consumption, and are generally stronger too. 

If you take too much and really don’t want to go out in public, it’s still possible to enjoy stand up comedy and cannabis in the comfort of your own home. Just smoke a joint, press play, and decide if stand up comedy and cannabis are connected for yourself. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”stand”,”Cannabis”]
Source: https://cbdmagnates.com/2018/10/19/exploring-stand-up-comedy-and-cannabis/

Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public’s perception of Mr Musk. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. His controversial plans regarding Tesla’s ownership were dropped about two weeks later. During the podcast, Mr Rogan offered Mr Musk a joint, which he said contained a mix of tobacco and marijuana – dried leaves and flowering parts of the female cannabis plant. 

Of 50 US sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 – but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January. The pair also enjoyed whiskey during the podcast recording. During their conversation, Mr Musk talked about his health and his management of Tesla – which he said was the most challenging of his various businesses and projects. To close the podcast, Mr Musk was asked if he had any concluding remarks. 

Keywords: [“Musk”,”podcast”,”during”]
Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45445554

Barbra Streisand tells of high times with Peter Sellers

Story HighlightsBarbra Streisand explained how she smoked pot with British legend Peter Sellers. Streisand also went on a desert roadtrip with young Marlon Brando. LOS ANGELES – Even at 70, Barbra Streisand still knows how to surprise a crowd. During an audience Q&A on Sunday for her film The Guilt Trip, the legendary singer and actress explained how she once smoked marijuana with British comedy legend Peter Sellers. Streisand was nearly as shocking when she talked about an early road-trip partner – young Marlon Brando. 

Keywords: [“Streisand”,”Brando”,”explains”]
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2012/12/03/barbra-streisand-pot-marijuana-high-peter-sellers/1743345/

2018 Toronto Cannabis Comedy Festival – Toronto’s Highest Comedy Show

Come Party at Toronto’s Largest Cannabis Legalization Party! Join over 500 stoners for a night of Laughter, Food, and Dancing. There will be no boring industry talks at our event! We got some of Canada’s best Stoner comics Featured from this years Just for Laughs, Comedy Network, and JFL 42 tapings. This is a 19+ Event Plus we go some of the best food vendors in the city to satisfy all your munchie needs. 

We also got the cities most LIT DJ’s for an awesome dance party after the show. 

Keywords: [“Stoner”,”Party”,”Beaver”]
Source: https://cannabiscomedyfestival.ca/

Can Mike Tyson Interest You in His Marijuana Farm TV Show?

Take whatever you associate with Mike Tyson and toss it out wild into the marijuana fields like the rich, hearty manure it is. That’s probably not how marijuana is grown, but if Tyson succeeds in getting his new TV show made, you’ll find out for sure one way or another. According to Page Six, Mike Tyson is reportedly shopping around a scripted comedy series based on his life as as a burgeoning weed magnate, entitled, of course, Rolling With The Punches. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”Mike”,”marijuana”]
Source: http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/can-mike-tyson-interest-you-in-his-marijuana-farm-tv-show.html

Mike Tyson Is Making a Scripted Comedy Series Based on His Life on a Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson is working on a TV series based on his own life, not as a boxer, but as a marijuana grower on his real-life weed farm. It’s a scripted comedy – which he will star in. Tyson and Hickman have produced a sizzle reel and partnered with Joe Roth’s production company on the project. They have yet to decide whether they will shop the scripted series to networks or take less traditional approach when launching it. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”project”,”boxer”]
Source: https://www.thewrap.com/mike-tyson-marijuana-farm-comedy-series-rolling-with-the-punches-rob-hickman/

Lemonhaze Presents: The Cannabis Convention & Comedy Festival Tacoma, WA

With an expected audience of 5000 industry members ranging from producers to processors and retailers as well as ancillary support businesses. The Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention will host the majority of the licensed marijuana companies in Washington State. This will be a major networking opportunity for all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. 

Keywords: [“Convention”,”Cannabis”,”Lemonhaze”]
Source: http://prcarlington.com/event/lemonhaze-presents-the-cannabis-convention-comedy-festival-tacoma-wa/

Mike Tyson Is Making a Scripted Comedy Series Based on His Life on a Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson is working on a TV series based on his own life, not as a boxer, but as a marijuana grower on his real-life weed farm. It’s a scripted comedy – which he will star in. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”series”,”project”]
Source: https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Mike-Tyson-Is-Making-a-Scripted-Comedy-Series-13345399.php