Monday, May 27, 2024

‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Gets Cannabis Makeover

The premise for Jerry Seinfeld’s hit series ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ couldn’t be more simple: Get two comedians. Put them in a classic car. Drive to a coffeeshop. Drink caffeine and have a conversation. Hilarity ensues.

Michael Stusser, the brain behind Higher Ground, took Seinfeld’s concept but substituted the mild intoxicant: Instead of coffee, Stusser thought it would be interesting to try cannabis instead. The results? Comedy gold.

Stusser an award-winning filmmaker (“Sleeping with Siri”), launched Higher Ground a few years ago as the “worlds first entertainment and news program highlighting the revolutionary cultural and political changes related to the legalization of marijuana.”

Still unclear of the concept? Stusser says: “Imagine The Daily Show meets The Soup meets The Situation Room – just without that annoying Wolfe Blitzer fellow.”

Comedians In Cars Smoking Cannabis was released last year, featuring a beat-up 1965 VW van and comedian Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, HBO’s Hung and Looking, Curb Your Enthusiasm). But since it was announced last month that Netflix and Seinfeld have joined forces in a massive exclusive deal, we thought it would be worthwhile to show this hilarious parody of the show. Who knows, maybe Stusser will get a call from Netflix.

Right before Election Day last November, the Seattle-based Higher Ground released “The World’s First Pro-Cannabis Commercial.”

“We’re really trying to elevate the dialogue about cannabis,” Stusser says. “And we’re using humor and social media to not only normalize the use of marijuana – but put it in context. People like weed – and they’ve been smoking it forever; time to make it legal.”

On Thursday, the latest episode of Seinfeld’s show was released, featuring Christoph Waltz.

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