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 03-11-2018

Lin Shaye on Dr. 420 (The Medical Marijuana Comedy)

The Highlarious Comedy Festival – The Original Cannabis Comedy Festival

Come for the Ganja geek out with jokes about everything NERD.9pm – Lady Bits with Lisa WallenLady Bits features the amazing female comedians of The Highlarious Comedy Festival. Spotlighting some of the funniest stand-up comedians in the country. 10pm – Lit Up! Roast BattleComics go head to head and line for line in this barbaric, no holds barred battle of wits and hits. 8pm – Jazzed Up Jokes Stand Up Show.High energy humor, come blow off the steam of a work with with the best of straight up stand up in the festival!9pm – The Dope Show with Tyler SmithThe Dope Show is a comedy showcase where comedians tell jokes, toke, & then joke some more.10pm – Minority Retort. Showcasing People of Color in the Northwest, this festival edition features some of the funniest, most talented comedians of the festival. 11pm – Bong WaterThe dirtiest, nastiest, dankest jokes of the festival. 8pm – Weeding Out The StonedWeeding Out The Stoned is the game show of sobriety tests. They are all stoned except for one and it’s up to all of us to administer sobriety tests to eliminate stoners and leave the sober. 9pm – LGBTHCSome of the best LGBTQIA+/Queer comedians in the country are performing at the festival. Have fun, shout out and get involved! Don’t be mean though, no bullies allowed!11pm – Comics Sans PantsComics fighting against the tyranny of pants! Come see comedians bare it all on stage with the final, wildest show of the festival!

Keywords: [“joke”,”comedians”,”Festival”]
Source: https://highlariouscomedy.com/

The Weed Show: Cannabis Comedy for Marijuana Connoisseurs by TheWeedShow.com on Apple Podcasts

What a week for Cannabis! On this show Chris reviews all the states that have recently legalized recreational and medicinal weed. The U.S. Drug Czar Admits Government Didn’t Want Marijuana Considered Medicine, and an 81 yr old was raided in Massachusetts over one cannabis plant. Two dozen people were treated for eating too much cannabis at a concert last week and a new study aims to examine whole-plant Marijuana as a treatment for sports injuries. Episode 42: The Douglas Adams tribute show! This week we find out tourists can now legally purchase more cannabis when visiting Colorado, the Marijuana Policy Project has endorsed Gary Johnson for president, and Colorado has recently banned weed gummy… Free. The Weed Show Podcast Episode 36:Chris uncovers the not so secret plans of Walgreens to treat cannabis like a medicine. Cannabis is kosher! Barcelona gets a new Hash museum and former quarterback Jake Plummer officially endorses cannabis for medical use. New rules for the NFL. Cannabis will be coverd under workers comp for New Mexico, and chris reviews Strawberry Fire. Happy 4/20! Chris and Dru travel to the first leagl cannabis cup ever! Free. Fight the Power… with Cannabis! Maryland, Indiana, Kansas- Breaking cannabis news-Knowing your rights- Cat drama and vegetable gardens at the Doobie Den. OMFG Legal Weed! Chris and Dru celebrate colorado’s legalization of cannabis.

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”Chris”,”Free”]
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weed-show-cannabis-comedy-for-marijuana-connoisseurs/id829465944?mt=2

Disjointed Review-Netflix: You Need to Be High for Kathy Bates Comedy

Fans of equally elementary wordplay are probably sold, but not so fast – the new Netflix comedy unveils a harsh buzz upon further pun-vestigation. Enough joints to keep you really baked for five hours. Ruth and Travis are running a cannabis dispensary in California as the legal disbursement of marijuana is booming. Joining them are three budtenders – Pete, Olivia, and Jenny – and a security guard named Carter, all of whom offer quirky character traits that skew between tolerable and agonizing. At its core, this is a multi-cam comedy of the CBS variety, and seeing all the loosely justified interstitials is jarring at first. Black-and-white ads and pop star dream sequences are a welcome distraction from an otherwise ordinary sitcom – though Bates dropping F-bombs is rather fun – but like a weak strain of Ruth’s cheapest product, the effect fades quickly. There is a small bright spot, highlighted in the episodes given to critics, and that’s Carter’s transformation. An army veteran still coping with PTSD, Carter doesn’t want to start smoking pot. Carter’s work environment and its inhabitants eventually tout weed’s medicinal benefits well enough for him to sample Ruth’s edibles. If viewers are high enough to think the laugh-track supported sitcom is just another one of the show’s parodies, rather than its core story, perhaps all these muddled blades will come together for an easy burn.

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”Disjointed”,”Joint”]
Source: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/08/disjointed-review-netflix-kathy-bates-need-to-be-high-comedy-1201868788/

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. 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. The proliferation of pot means that it’s not just for the hard-core stoner anymore. 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. On the other end of the spectrum is Ngaio Bealum, a Bay Area comedian and cannabis journalist who not only prefers performing stoned, but also enjoys writing his jokes while high. As use may vary for performers, the same goes for audiences. A standard drunken comedy audience might be more engaging if not somewhat menacing, whereas a high crowd may end up too passive. Cannabis can loosen inhibitions and make comedy funnier in moderation, so enjoy California’s legal weed responsibly while taking in any of SF Sketchfest’s multitude of events.

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”perform”]
Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Pot-legalization-baked-into-this-year-s-10823037.php

Overtoke TV News for 03-04-2018

Revolutionary Clinics Offers Marijuana-Themed Comedy

Medical marijuana dispensaries are still new to Somerville, and Revolutionary Clinics-recently opened in East Somerville-is aiming to make getting educated fun. The dispensary hosts patient education nights every Thursday, and this week is hosting a free, marijuana-themed comedy show featuring comedians from Greater Boston. He’s been doing comedy since 1994, and got involved with ImprovBoston when he moved to the area in 2014. The show will feature storytelling and stand-up comedy. The performers-Laura Clark, Lauren Brown, Alan Richardson, Pamela Ross, and Wes Hazard-will share funny stories about their experiences with marijuana. While the performance will focus more on anecdotes than straight information, Fear says that comedy is a great way to communicate about marijuana. The show is free and there’s free parking available.

Keywords: [“comedy”,”marijuana”,”People”]
Source: http://scoutsomerville.com/revolutionary-clinics-offers-marijuana-themed-comedy/

Snoop Dogg to executive produce new MTV marijuana comedy

Rapper Snoop Dogg has landed a new role as an executive producer on upcoming cannabis comedy Mary + Jane. The Drop It Like It’s Hot hitmaker and marijuana aficionado, will also perform the theme tune for the MTV series, and guest star on the first season. The news was announced during the MTV panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Sunday, when Snoop appeared at the Beverly Hills, California event via video link. Fellow executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont featured alongside Durwood and Rothe at the panel, during which Kaplan teased Snoop’s guest role on the show, reports Deadline.com. Snoop will produce Mary + Jane via his Merry Jane production company, a firm dedicated to marijuana, which he founded with media entrepreneur Ted Chung in 2015.

Keywords: [“Snoop”,”Jane”,”produce”]
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/82698991/snoop-dogg-to-executive-produce-new-mtv-marijuana-comedy

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

Review: ‘Disjointed’ Is One Buzzkill of a Pot Comedy

Even in a more choom-friendly America, it’d be a tough sell at CBS.The result is a mess of a comedy that doesn’t feel as if it belongs anywhere. Ruth runs her shop, Ruth’s Alternative Caring, with her strait-laced M.B.A. son, Travis. For the intoxicant, this kind of wacky family-work hybrid could have aired 25 years ago. It’s also raunchy without much sophistication and distractingly self-conscious. The best subplot involves the security guard, Carter, an Iraq veteran grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Back in the present, she shakes her head at how worked up she and the crowd got over what was, in retrospect, lousy pot.

Keywords: [“Disjointed”,”more”,”Ruth”]
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/arts/television/review-disjointed-netflix-kathy-bates.html

Southeast Denver Suburbs

After running the Comedy Works downtown – which some consider one of the finest comedy clubs in the nation – for nearly two decades, Wende Curtis opened the Landmark location in October 2008. While the downtown club brings in the younger, hipper and edgier comics, Comedy Works South generally brings in the slightly cleaner, nationally known acts. This 21,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, which also includes a restaurant and a martini bar, is an upgrade on the downtown location, and the comedy theater holds nearly twice as many people. The venue is also available for private functions, including business meetings, reunions and wedding parties.

Keywords: [“Comedy”,”downtown”,”includes”]
Source: http://www.westword.com/location/comedy-works-south-5171337

It’s Great, episode #439 of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast on Earwolf

Comedy Bang Bang #439. Fine fellows Adam Pally and Nick Kroll of the new film Joshy join Scott once again on today’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’ll talk about what it was like working on the film together, all the exciting upcoming projects they have in the can, and perform a couple of improvised scenes to showcase their new improv teams. Later, Scott’s weed dealer Bro arrives to make a delivery and we learn more about Bro’s past. It’s an episode that will probably give you a heady high. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Magoosh, and the Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

Keywords: [“Bang”,”episode”,”Bro”]
Source: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/its-great/

Snoop Dogg to executive produce, guest star on new weed comedy

An upcoming marijuana comedy series is fetching the help of Snoop Dogg. The hip hop icon will also guest star at some point in the first season of the show, though network execs say he won’t play himself. Snoop Dogg, The Game lead peaceful march to LAPD headquarters. The new series centers on a pair of millennial girls who lead an all-female pot delivery service in Los Angeles. Snoop’s role in the series was announced at a Television Critics Association tour event on Sunday morning, though the rapper was not on hand. Send a Letter to the Editor Join the Conversation: facebook Tweet.

Keywords: [“series”,”Snoop”,”executive”]
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/snoop-dogg-executive-produce-write-theme-weed-comedy-show-article-1.2733284

Funniest Comedies About Marijuana

Weed is known to give people the giggles and the top comedies about marijuana can induce laughing fits. The top funny movies about weed feature stoner characters smoking, selling, buying, and growing marijuana with hilarious results. This is a list of the greatest movies about weed including everything from Up In Smoke to Dazed & Confused. Chris Tucker stars as Smokey, a drug dealer who has dipped a bit too much into his own supply. Is another good movie full of classic marijuana jokes. Follows the journey of two high friends with a major case of the munchies.

Keywords: [“Weed”,”movie”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-movies-about-weed/ranker-film