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

Bill Engvall – We Got The Stone Show 2018 – Best Stand Up Comedy Show Of 2018

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

Overtoke TV News for 09-05-2018

Medical Marijuana Is Not Compassionate Comedy

Report: 1 in 5 Mass. adults use marijuana

BOSTON – About 21 percent of adults in Massachusetts have used marijuana in the last 30 days, and of those who have consumed the drug, about a third reported having driven under the influence, according to a new Department of Public Health report. The study found that more than half of adults in Massachusetts perceive marijuana to have slight or no risks, and more than half of marijuana users consume it for non-medical purposes. The DPH reported that 26 percent of men and 17 percent of women have used marijuana in the last month, a total of roughly 21 percent of adults in the state. The study, required by the marijuana law legislators put on the books a year ago, began in early 2017 and found that the rate of marijuana use is greatest among people aged 18 to 25. DPH said baseline data suggest that about 7 percent of all adults drove under the influence of marijuana in the past 30 days and that about 12 percent of all adults rode with a driver who was under the influence of marijuana. 

Nearly 35 percent of adults who reported using marijuana in the past 30 days also reported driving under the influence of marijuana, DPH said. There is currently no roadside test, similar to a breathalyzer test for alcohol, for law enforcement to check for marijuana impairment. Legal non-medical marijuana sales were expected to start July 1 in Massachusetts, but that target will not be met. The Cannabis Control Commission meets Monday and is expected to license the state’s first retail marijuana shop. In total, 3,022 individuals responded to the survey, DPH said. 

About 71 percent of the state’s marijuana users are white, 12 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are black and 3 percent are Asian, the report found. The report said white non-Hispanic men and people between ages 18 and 20 have the highest prevalence of marijuana use. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”percent”,”report”]
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/…/ci_31978132/report-1-5-mass-adults-use-marijuana

Marijuana-friendly campuses? I don’t think so

In the run-up to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, many universities and colleges are still in a wait-and-see position concerning marijuana use on campus. TRU’s 20-person Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, of which I am a member, unanimously voted on March 5, 2018, to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus – for health and safety reasons. Pro-marijuana smokers on the TRU committee argued that marijuana smoke is no different than cigarette smoke and that smoking areas designated for cigarette smoke should also be used for marijuana. Naïve bystanders cannot tell the potency of the marijuana smoked just by smell alone. Most animal studies demonstrate the ease with which such second- hand marijuana smoke can negatively affect behaviour. 

Very few know that marijuana smoke has 300 to 500 per cent more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. Marijuana has been linked to addiction, drops in grades, slips and falls and car accidents. The JOHSC at Thompson Rivers University is considering individual ingestion of medical marijuana – via brownies, gummy bears or pills – on campus because the consumption of such medicinal products doesn’t negatively impact others directly. Marijuana is an intoxicant and therefore is analogous to drinking alcohol on campus. Smoking marijuana should therefore fall under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act Section 40, 1996, chapter 267. 

As TRU did not allow the open consumption of alcohol in public places on campus, neither would it allow marijuana to be smoked on campus. Marijuana has been linked to impaired motor co-ordination, altered judgment and risky sexual behaviour. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”smoke”,”university”]
Source: http://theconversation.com/marijuana-friendly-campuses-i-dont-think-so-100650

High Maintenance Archives

Joel Fernando, a Brooklyn filmmaker with hipster hair and bright red aviators, pitched his marijuana venture at a popular Colorado Springs coffee shop, reports Rebecca Celli of The Colorado Independent. Fernando’s plan is two-fold: to start up a major pot production operation in Colorado and to chronicle his process for a new web series, to be distributed by Slate this January,. The series will explore Fernando’s business endeavor through numerous short documentary installments. Each episode will be less than 10 minutes, and will feature people and policies central to Colorado’s budding marijuana economy. Fernando is not the first aspiring marijuana entrepreneur to drive cross-country on a whim. 

He’s also not the first young urban filmmaker to create a pot-oriented web series. If New York is the fifth character in Sex and the City, then pot is the third in the YouTube web series turned half-hour-long Comedy Central show, Broad City. The series, which follows the female twenty-somethings in New York City trope, is known for its crude humor and memorable scenes of pot-smoking through Skype. The episodes of High Maintenance, the most intricate rendition of the pot web series trend, are the well-crafted vignettes of diverse New Yorkers – middle-aged bird watchers, Passover seder-goers, couch surfers, a cross-dressing father – all subtly bound together by the narrative of a nameless pot delivery man. The best web series sell out, or at least begin to sell. 

Slate, the distributor of Fernando’s series, publishes stories commenting on all of these shows. As for Joel Fernando, his upcoming series will be free and relatively unpublicized. 

Keywords: [“series”,”marijuana”,”Fernando”]
Source: https://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/tag/high-maintenance

Overtoke TV News for 08-19-2018

Comedy Full Contact ~ Tan Man [Medical vs Recreational Marijuana]

Yesteryear;

A-A+. 100 YEARS AGO. Army orders are huge ones. The whole order will be made up before the first of the year, despite the fact that, even before this purchase, one-fourth of the packers’ facilities have been devoted to filling military demands. 75 YEARS AGO.Italy reported seeking peace. Italian Premier Marshal Pietro Badoglio’s cabinet dissolved the fascist party and sought to stem disorders reported spreading from northern Italy to the southern regions facing an allied invasion after the fall of Sicily. The fascist organization, created by Benito Mussolini, was the chief target of demonstrators in the northern industrial area, especially at Milan where 30 casualties were reported in violent clashes with local fascist groups holding out against units of the army. 

The cabinet, with Badoglio presiding, ordered dissolution of the party that had ruled Italy for 20 years and also suppressed the fascist special court for defense of the state, the Italian Stefani news agency said. Dispatches from all neutral listening posts adjacent to Nazi-controlled Europe reported many peace feelers, but for the time being Badoglio appeared to be faced with grave problems in maintaining order in northern Italy. German reaction was reported extremely nervous regarding Italy, but Hitler’s worries were also increased by reports that Hungary was extending tentative peace feelers toward the allies and by reports of precautions by the Spanish government against possible opposition to Gen. Francisco Franco’s regime. 50 YEARS AGO.’68 football season nears. Jerry Payne is pageant director and Gale Ontko is in charge of compiling historical data.25 YEARS AGO.Scientists get wet for closer look at Indian artifacts. 

Archaeologists donned scuba gear this week to get a close look at Indian artifacts beneath the surface of two Central Oregon lakes. Ranchers reported seeing the canoes floating in the lake as recently as the 1920s, but Indians also are said to have sunk the craft when not in use to keep them hidden and reserved. 

Keywords: [“year”,”reports”,”week”]
Source: https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6398634-151/yesteryear

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Beloware our picks for the best HBO shows, so you can spend more time binge-watching and less time binge-searching. The show, produced in part by J.J. Abrams, shoots for the stars with a broad scope and a series of events that can only lead to catastrophe. Often heralded as not only one of the best shows on HBO, but also one of the best series of all time,Game of Thrones is an epic tale of royal feuds, dynasticconflict, and the struggle for ultimate control in theSeven Kingdoms of Westeros. Throughout the show’s seven seasons, the creators have rarely shied away from egregious violence, sex, and massive bloodshed, making it one of the most controversial, yet wildly popular shows HBO has to offer. 

As each episode of the show focuses on a different period of the Kitteridge’s life, viewers get an up-close and personal look at the depression, jealousy, and family tension that comes to shape Olive and those around her. Chances are incredibly high you’ve heard of the David Simon-produced crime dramaThe Wire,and need little to sway you to watch an episode of what many call the greatest television show of all time. Few shows feature such tight dialogue and storytelling as Simon’s opus, makingThe Wiremust-watch television for anyone. During its impressive six-season run, the show consistently saw stage time during award shows, bagging 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, andtwo Peabody Awards. Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, the show depicts Thompson’s rise and his dealings with the city’s mobsters and criminal underbelly, as well as government agents and townsfolk. 

From the brilliant mind of Mike Judge ofBeavis and ButtheadandKing of the Hill fame comes Silicon Valley, a comedic take on the startup culture taking place in the show’s namesake region. The real star of the show is the rotating cast of customers who call The Guy looking for some pot. Each week, comedianand formerThe Daily Show correspondent John Oliver tackles the prior week’s most newsworthy or political happenings and deconstructs them with his signature wit. 

Keywords: [“show”,”HBO”,”series”]
Source: http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/38791080/the-best-hbo-series-august-2018

CCSF to grow curriculum with marijuana training

San Francisco’s two-year community college plans to roll out a cannabis curriculum following California voters’ decision last year to legalize recreational marijuana. As City College of San Francisco rejoices over the seven-year reprieve on its accreditation announced Friday, the institution may hit another high note with new marijuana-focused course work. School officials are working with Oakland-based Oaksterdam University, which was founded as a marijuana trade school in 2007, and labor union United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents workers in the marijuana industry, in developing the program. City College has already entered into a partnership with UFCW to set up what would be an apprenticeship program in the school’s existing Pharmacology Technology department, according to Hamilton. Apprentices would need to be sponsored by the UFCW union as is the case with other apprenticeship programs, such as the Gardener Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Laborers’ Local 261. 

Oaksterdam teaches students about all aspects of the marijuana industry with courses in legal issues, indoor or outdoor cultivation, and cooking. 64 era, demand for cannabis education is expected to increase. The program for UFCW represents the labor union’s continued effort to grow membership and boost its role in the industry by organizing workers at dispensaries. City College’s entry into the cannabis field is one of a number of workforce recommendations the San Francisco State Cannabis Legalization Task Force released in December after a year of study to prepare for the legalized recreational use of the drug. The cannabis industry is an opportunity to diversify San Francisco’s job market, which is perceived as being dominated by the tech sector. The City is uniquely positioned to shape the local cannabis job market, as it is currently working on regulations and permitting. 

Mayor Ed Lee has tasked city departments, including the Office of Workforce and Development, which oversees job programs, to come up with proposals by September. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”industry”,”program”]
Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-grow-curriculum-marijuana-education-training

Overtoke TV News for 08-15-2018

Kon banega marijuana king comedy

10 Best Stoner Movies for Any Mood

The best stoner movies aren’t always what you think. Of course, there are classic stoner movies you’d expect, like The Big Lebowski, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and How High. Something to keep in mind: Most of these movies are available for streaming on Amazon. If you’re still not feeling anything on this list, be sure to give these non-traditional stoner movies a look, too. Without further ado, here are the absolute best movies to watch while stoned. 

Without a doubt, this is hands-down, the best stoner movie out there. You can’t miss the OG Cheech and Chong stoner movie. It’s time to jump into awesome off-the-wall movies to watch when stoned. While not technically a stoner movie because it’s not 420 based, it’s easily one of the best movies to watch high. I’ve yet to find another stoner movie that incites such belly laughter every time I watch it. 

It’s one of the only movies that kills it every time it’s remade. If you’re in the mood for a movie that’ll make you cackle with laughter, and pull at your heart strings all at once, then you need to watch Ted, one of the weirdest, best movies for stoners on the planet. 

Keywords: [“movie”,”stoner”,”watch”]
Source: https://heavy.com/marijuana/2017/09/top-best-movies-films-stoners-when-stoned-high-baked/

‘Disjointed’: Kathy Bates Pot Comedy Canceled By Netflix After 1 Season

Netflix has opted not to renew pot-themed comedy series Disjointed starring Kathy Bates for a second season. The multi-camera workplace sitcom hailed from comedy heavyweight Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV. The studio is expected to explore shopping the series elsewhere. In Disjointed, Bates plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. 

The project, penned on spec by Lorre and Javerbaum, landed at Netflix in 2016 with a 20-episode straight-to-series order. The decision not to order another season comes on the heels of the January release of the second batch of 10 episodes from Season 1. As far as I can tell, this is only the second comedy series by Lorre to only last one season, joining his first as creator, the short-lived 1992 comedy Frannie’s Turn at CBS. At Netflix, he has another comedy series coming up, the single-camera The Kominsky Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”season”,”series”]
Source: https://deadline.com/2018/02/disjointed-pot-comedy-canceled-netflix-one-season-kathy-bates-chuck-lorre-1202288762/

Watch Franchesca Ramsey Give The Straight Dope On Weed And Racism

Blavity hero Franchesca Ramsey, who as you may have read, may very well be bringing just the show we need to Comedy Central soon, is, as of now, the host of MTV’s Decoded. Today, in honor of national day of getting high, 420, Ramsey took some time to decode marijuana and racism. Ramsey dropped some facts that you probably already know, like that blacks and whites smoke the same amount of weed here in the U.S., but that black people are four times more likely to arrested for partaking. She also brought out some interesting history, telling viewers how the founding father of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger, used marijuana to advance a racist agenda in the 1930s. Ramsey says that nowadays, only one out of every 10 Americans believes that weed possession ought to result in jail time, and that states that have legalized weed have seen reductions in black marijunana arrests of up to 98 percent. 

That’s really something to celebrate this 420.. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Ramsey”,”weed”]
Source: https://blavity.com/franchesca-ramsey-decoded-weed-racism

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: https://www.greenstate.com/culture/podcast-how-gringo-director-nash-edgerton-made-a-cannabis-movie-never-touched-the-stuff/

Netflix Orders Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates Pot Comedy

If there’s one constant in this crazy, meaningless world, it’s Netflix throwing money at new projects like they can’t give the dough away fast enough. On Wednesday, the streaming giant ordered to series Disjointed, a new comedy from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre set at an L.A.-based pot dispensary. Oscar and Emmy winner Kathy Bates will star as the dispensary’s proprietor. The series, which was originally shopped around to the networks before landing at Netflix, is a multi-camera comedy co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum. In addition to Bates’ pot-shop owner, the workplace comedy will feature the shop’s three budtenders, Bates’ character’s 20-something-year-old son and the shop’s security guard. 

Disjointed is Netflix’s third multi-cam series, the first two being the Ashton Kutcher-led series The Ranch and the wildly successful Fuller House. 

Keywords: [“series”,”Netflix”,”shopped”]
Source: https://www.tvguide.com/news/chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-netflix-weed-pot-marijuana-comedy-disjointed/

Overtoke TV News for 08-12-2018

Ultimate Funny Stoner Compilation 2016 [HD] | #GermanWeedBoys

NZ On Air: History of Kiwi comedy, Patrick Gower’s look at marijuana among the projects funded

A history of New Zealand comedy, a Stuff Circuit interactive documentary series and a two-part Patrick Gower investigation into marijuana are among the Kiwi factual projects which have received funding in the latest round of handouts from NZ On Air. The independent broadcast funding agency announced a $9m investment in 24 new projects on Monday, amounting to more than 7600 minutes of content. Among the most eye-catching were Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy, a series chronicling what has made Kiwis laugh throughout the years, destined for TVNZ1, and Three’s Patrick Gower: The High Road. The latter will explore the opportunities for New Zealand if marijuana was legalised, with Gower looking at the overseas experience, exploring the pros and cons of legalising marijuana for recreational, as well as medicinal, use. MediaWorks chief content officer Andrew Szusterman said with marijuana use likely to be legalised here in the future they felt it was important for New Zealand society to explore how such a decision has impacted other communities. 

For his own part, Newshub’s national correspondent Gower said while he always had his doubts that marijuana wasn’t good for anything more than people getting stoned, every day there seemed to be headline from somewhere in the world proving him wrong. Ironically, The High Road comes hot on the heels of another similarly themed two-part documentary In Pot Pursuit which screened on TVNZ earlier this month. It will be distributed on Stuff and will also screen on Māori Television. Prime will screen Recovery 29, a documentary about the potential re-entry to the Pike River Mine, while The Coconet. Tv’s Talune: Ship of Death will be aiming to enlighten younger generations about the story of a New Zealand ship that arrived in Samoa in 1918 carrying an influenza strain that wiped out a quarter of the Samoan population. 

Newly funded lifestyle series include Māori Television’s Pio Terei-hosted Off the Grid and a six-part show following New Zealand NBA star Steven Adams’ Kiwi-based basketball camps, a TVNZ medical information series The Check Up and one on teenagers at a high school teen pregnancy unit, which will also air on the state broadcaster. Existing shows funded for another series include Anika Moa: Unleashed, Prime’s Making New Zealand, reality competition Design Junkies and long-running rural lifestyle series Country Calendar. NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson says the 24 funded projects demonstrated the wealth and diversity of ideas of content creators. 

Keywords: [“New”,”series”,”Zealand”]
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/105690804/nz-on-air-history-of-kiwi-comedy-patrick-gowers-look-at-marijuana-among-the-projects-funded

Cannabis cruising: five weed-friendly places to get stoned in the Big Smoke

The good news is that this situation has a built-in solution: there are many lounges and cannabis-friendly businesses already operating that allow customers to consume weed. They do have some things in common, like ID-ing and prohibiting tobacco use, alcohol use and cannabis sales. The Hotbox has knowledgeable, friendly staff to answer any questions you may have and a range of events, including Nintendo competitions, live music and comedy shows. Owner and long-time cannabis activist Abi Roach, who spoke at the Municipal Licensing and Standards committee last month, isn’t nervous about the future – she believes councillors are actually beginning to come around on weed lounges. On October 2, Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy was able to push a motion through the Board of Health to re-open the issue of cannabis lounges, albeit through a back door. 

People who want to learn more about cannabis concentrates and dabbing can do so here with the proper accessories. Owner Joanne Baker is adamant about putting comedy at the forefront of her business and keeps a fresh lineup of big names coming through her doors. Special rules Bring your own bud for the class offering; be quiet and respectful. Before students at this airy space get down to downward dog, they can take cannabis-infused tea or puff on cannabis using a top-of-the-line vaporizer that creates an environment with nearly no haze or smell. Students are asked to donate sativa or more uplifting strains of cannabis for a communal puff before class to help stimulate focus and energy. 

Ganja Yoga student Antuanette-Gomez says she got hooked after her first class – but not to the cannabis she was already used to consuming. Owner Lu Pancini has been teaching yoga for 12 years and tells NOW she is proud of her family-run business, which also offers Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Massage School and Yoga School. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”own”,”smoke”]
Source: https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/cannabis/five-weed-friendly-places-to-get-stoned-in-toronto/

America’s marijuana policy isn’t funny. It’s racist.

When NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend held a roundtable about the New York Times Editorial Board’s decision to endorse marijuana legalization, participants seemed to take the issue very lightly – regularly making jokes between a few serious policy points. The chuckles are typical in conversations about marijuana policy. Hillary Clinton got in some jokes about marijuana before answering a similar question at a CNN-hosted town hall in the spring. It’s easy to joke about marijuana policy when the idea of legalization feels more like a new freedom, which might be the case for whiter and wealthier populations. Poorer populations, marijuana policy is much closer to a civil rights issue. 

Marijuana isn’t just a drug that they would like to be able to use and carry out in the open. Marijuana criminalization has historically been used to harass and arrest people in minority and poor communities at hugely disproportionate rates. A 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties Union found that, even though white and black people use pot at similar rates, black people are 3.7 times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession. New York decriminalized marijuana in 1977, but as of 2012 had one of the highest arrest rates for pot possession. The problem: New York law allows arrests for marijuana that’s within public view. 

Police officers in New York City regularly used this exception to arrest people, particularly minorities, by getting them to empty their pockets during stop-and-frisk searches and expose marijuana that would otherwise have remained hidden. Because for a large chunk of the US population, marijuana policy is simply no joking matter. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”arrest”,”pot”]
Source: https://www.vox.com/2014/7/31/5952169/marijuana-legalization-jokes-racism

Overtoke TV News for 08-03-2018

Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced – Medical Marijuana (HBO)

Half Baked

Half Baked is a 1998 film that is a cult classic and a touchstone for many in the marijuana community, who feel that its humor, silliness, and wisdom were long overdue. Sir-Smoke-Alot: I’m impotent, man! Get away from me, bitch! Brian: Get some…sour cream and onion chips, with some dip, man. Little marshmallows with little chocolate bars and we’ll make some s’mores man. 

Celery, grape jelly, Captain Crunch with the little crunch berries, pizzas, we need two big pizzas, man, everything on ’em, water, a whole lotta water and…….Funyuns. Brian: That’s all the more reason to toke up man! It’ll ease the pain! Brian: I just wanna say that that was a great idea, Thurgood. After just discovering their apartment demolished by Samson’s henchmen) Thurgood: Mr. 

Nice Guy – party accessories. Scarface: I’m Cuban, b! Samson: Yes, Cuban B!Brian: I’ll pretend I’m Jamaican man! Yeah! Thurgood: You have smoked yourself retarded! 

Kenny: Hey, if I`m not back in 10 minutes call the police. Scarface: Man, you didn’t say nothing ’bout no door, yo! Thurgood: Just chill out, man. Thurgood: I didn’t say the alarm would be off, though. Thurgood: I’m here today because I’m addicted. 

Rehab patient: I seen him [do it]! Bob Saget/Cocaine addict: Now that’s an addiction, man. 

Keywords: [“Thurgood”,”man”,”Samson”]
Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Half_Baked

8 TV Shows to Watch High on Netflix

Sometimes there’s just nothing better then packing a bowl, putting your feet up and turning on something awesome to watch while you unwind from your day. This show started out as a podcast and is hosted by comedian/writer Scott Aukerman with band-leader and vocal artist Reggie Watts. It’s like a late night talk show with every episode featuring a guest comedian on the couch. If you haven’t seen Archer yet, now is your chance. A 13-part television series produced in 1978 and presented by Carl Sagan. 

This man was a true visionary who will take you on a journey through the cosmos, with each episode dedicated to a different aspect. Samuel L. Jackson is the voice of the Afro Samurai; who is on a mission to avenge the death of his father. Doctor Who first appeared on BBC television in 1963 and there are episodes still being made to this day. The show aired from 1963-1989 and then started again in 2005. 

An animated show with H. Jon Benjamin voicing as Bob. A truly underrated television series that Netflix actually picked up so they could air their fourth season. Set in Newport Beach, California, the show centers around the dysfunctional, spoiled Bluth family who insist on living extravagant lifestyles despite the fact they are now broke; and the one son trying to keep them together. 

Keywords: [“show”,”series”,”television”]
Source: http://cannabisdestiny.com/8-tv-shows-to-watch-high-on-netflix-2

CNN’s Gupta apologizes for misleading public on marijuana, but doesn’t say ‘legalize it’

In a long mea culpa and apparently equally long documentary to come on Sunday, CNN’s chief medical correspondent – Doctor Sanjay Gupta – says he was part of misleading the public about the evils of marijuana. What he doesn’t say, at least not overtly, is what the social remedy should be. Gupta responds that he tried cannabis and doesn’t see marijuana as in the same camp as cocaine or alcohol when it comes to addiction but again doesn’t say what the social remedy should be. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis. He doesn’t then say: These are the reasons I would vote yes on pot. 

Another interesting suggestion he makes in the article is that the DEA didn’t have the science to make marijuana out to be such a dreaded drug. I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. They didn’t have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true. I’ll look for clarification from the good doctor, but I imagine getting an email through to him will take some time. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”drug”,”come”]
Source: https://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2013/08/08/cnns-gupta…

Funny Business Agency

People come to Funny Business Entertainment Agency when they’re searching for the perfect entertainment that’s on-budget, audience-appropriate, and unforgettable. When you contact Funny Business Agency, you’ll get a hand-picked selection of the best entertainment options, all from one source. Funny Business works hard on your behalf to get you the high-quality entertainment that you and your guests deserve. You can be sure that you’ll get the best value for your investment, whatever your budget. Feel confident that you’re working with one of the most well-established and trustworthy entertainment agencies in the U.S., whose track record stretches back 30 years. 

We’ll help guide you every step of the way – from initial contact, all the way through the standing ovation. You’ll always have us available to go to work for your best interest. It’s a big responsibility to select the entertainment for a large group of people. It’s important you book the right entertainment with the right entertainment agency. Our goal is for you to feel good about the entertainment you select and for the entertainment to make you look good for your peers, colleagues or customers. 

Contact us now or call us at 593-7387 and let’s get down to business! 

Keywords: [“Entertainment”,”Agency”,”Business”]
Source: https://funny-business.com

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 03-05-2018

Harmony Korine Wants to Show His Matthew McConaughey Stoner Comedy The Beach Bum in Theaters Full of Marijuana Smoke

Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg’s new stoner film The Beach Bum will truly be an experience. That’s because director Harmony Korine plans to show it with-bongo drum roll-puffs of marijuana smoke in the air in the theaters. Impressively, the trailblazing auteur has currently secured 30 rooms in which he’ll be able to do so. It is possible in some states, such as California, that have legalized this drug for. We already have about thirty rooms that have accepted. It’s likely though that none of those rooms are in Miami, Florida, where The Beach Bum is filming and where recreational marijuana use is not yet legal. No doubt McConaughey will have an easy time slipping into the mindset of that character as the actor famously lived through a somewhat public depressive marijuana smoking episode. It was the marijuana, bong and pipe that got him into trouble when the cops arrived, who later booked him on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting transportation.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”McConaughey”,”film”]
Source: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/harmony-korine-matthew-mcconaughey-the-beach-bum-marijuana-smoke-in-theaters

Actress who plays a marijuana dispensary owner in the new Netflix comedy Disjointed 2 wds crossword clue

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Keywords: [“crossword”,”thing”,”play”]
Source: http://dailycelebritycrossword.com/actress-who-plays-a-marijuana-dispensary-owner-in-the-new-netflix-comedy-disjointed-2-wds-crossword-clue.html/

Comedy Central Picks Up Pot Comedy ‘The High Court’ With Doug Benson

Comedy Central has given the green light to The High Court, a new 15-minute strip series from comedian Doug Benson for premiere in 2017. It features Judge Doug as he gets high and rules on real small claims court cases. The concept is loosely born from Benson and JASH’s popular YouTube show, Getting Doug with High. In The High Court, both parties agree in advance to have the case settled as Judge Doug hears both sides and then retires to his chambers with a guest bailiff to get very stoned and deliberate. Actor and marijuana advocate Benson hosts podcasts, Getting Doug with High and Doug Loves Movies. The High Court joins a growing list of pot-themed scripted comedy series including HBO’s High Maintenance, Netflix’s upcoming Chuck Lorre sitcom Disjointed, and MTV’s Mary + Jane. Amazon also recently greenlit marijuana-themed comedy pilot Budding Prospects starring Will Sasso. Benson is repped by manager Bruce Smith and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

Keywords: [“High”,”Doug”,”Benson”]
Source: http://deadline.com/2016/10/comedy-central-the-high-court-doug-benson-series-1201838459/

Marijuana Comedy Club Launches in Brampton

If you’re looking for pot-centric/friendly comedy in Brampton, you are in luck-the 420 Comedy Club has launched in Brampton. The club, which opened inside the Green Leaf Vapour Lounge on Rosedale Ave. Although it’s important to note that, at this time, recreational marijuana is still illegal, the lounge itself is not. The facility does not sell or dispense pot, but it does invite people to bring their own cannabis. According to the lounge’s website, dealing is prohibited. As far as comedy and entertainment go, the lounge will actually be hosting Precious Chong at 9:00 p.m. tonight. Chong will be headlining the night’s festivities, and other performers include Jesse Singh and Ethan O’Reilly. The event will be hosted by Neil Griffin of the 420 Comedy Club. Admission to the event is $20. Admission to the lounge in general is typically $5. All lounge guests must be 19 or older.

Keywords: [“Club”,”Lounge”,”comedy”]
Source: https://www.inbrampton.com/marijuana-comedy-club-launches-in-brampton

Netflix Orders Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates Pot Comedy

If there’s one constant in this crazy, meaningless world, it’s Netflix throwing money at new projects like they can’t give the dough away fast enough. On Wednesday, the streaming giant ordered to series Disjointed, a new comedy from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre set at an L.A.-based pot dispensary. Oscar and Emmy winner Kathy Bates will star as the dispensary’s proprietor. The series, which was originally shopped around to the networks before landing at Netflix, is a multi-camera comedy co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum. In addition to Bates’ pot-shop owner, the workplace comedy will feature the shop’s three budtenders, Bates’ character’s 20-something-year-old son and the shop’s security guard. Disjointed is Netflix’s third multi-cam series, the first two being the Ashton Kutcher-led series The Ranch and the wildly successful Fuller House.

Keywords: [“Netflix”,”series”,”comedy”]
Source: http://www.tvguide.com/news/chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-netflix-weed-pot-marijuana-comedy-disjointed/

Netflix stubs out weed comedy Disjointed – TBI Vision

Netflix has axed marijuana store comedy Disjointed after one season on the platform. The multi-camera comedy series hosts Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalisation who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an LA cannabis dispensary. Disjointed received a 20-episode first season order at the streamer in 2016, with the first half of the season debuting this past August and the second half premiering in January. Despite its seemingly edgy themes, the sitcom format is closer to creator Chuck Lorre’s other shows such as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory than most SVOD comedies. Lorre and Daily Show alum David Javerbaum served as writers and executive producers on the series, with Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Lorre is also prepping comedy series The Kominsky Method for Netflix, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

Keywords: [“Lorre”,”comedy”,”half”]
Source: https://tbivision.com/2018/02/15/netflix-stubs-out-weed-comedy-disjointed/

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.

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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.

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