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By Michael A. Stusser — 7 years ago
Seattle, WA – Just in time for 4/20, comes Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis – a parody of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Created by award-winning filmmaker Michael Stusser (“Sleeping with Siri”) – who hosts the web series Higher Ground – the spoof features comedian Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, HBO’s Hung and Looking, Curb Your Enthusiasm) along with a fabulous 1965 VW Bus.
In Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld introduces a vintage car, and then picks up his guest comedian, and drives to a cafe or restaurant for coffee. Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis also introduces a vintage vehicle (a very beat-up Volkswagon Bus – identical to the one featured in Fast Times at Ridgemont High), but instead of getting jacked up on coffee, these comedians get stoned out of their minds on legal marijuana.
ABOUT HIGHER GROUND
Higher Ground is a media-arts production platform that creates highly-produced video assets including a flagship satirical-news program (a mix between The Daily Show and CNN, just without that annoying Wolfe Blitzer fellow), a syndicated column on the legalization movement, along with viral social-media parodies.
“We’re really trying to Elevate the Dialogue about cannabis,” says Editor-in-Spleef Stusser. “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.”
Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis was directed and edited by Marty Riemer (Twisted Scholar). Director of Photography for the shoot was Mark Goodnow, of the Production Foundry. The team also created the award-winning documentary, “Sleeping with Siri,” which featured journalist Stusser attempting a week-long Techno-Gorge, followed by a lengthy Digital Blackout.
Higher Ground explores and celebrates the elevated aspects of getting high. Founded during a revolutionary time of economic and spiritual transformation in the legalization movement, the brand will document and chronicle this incredible time in our history, and advocate for the legalization of cannabis (along with civil rights, gay rights, and human rights), and embrace the end of – yet another – prohibition.
Seinfeld’s series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” most recently aired its seventh season, and is distributed by the digital network Crackle. http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com
Lauren Weedman’s new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016.
For more information, contact Michael Stusser at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Michael A. Stusser — 8 years ago
Gov. Gary Johnson (New Mexico, 1995-2005) is not only the highest-ranking Presidential candidate to ever come out in favor of the legalization of marijuana, he’s also CEO of a new company called Cannabis Sativa Inc. The ex-governor has a refreshing conversation with Higher Ground host Michael Stusser about the benefits of gangja, his bold predictions for the future, and a new way to get….Hi!
By Michael A. Stusser — 6 years ago
Host Michael A. Stusser gives a stoned TED talk on the incredible and outrageous products available for cannabis consumers. From $100,000 glassware to solid gold grinders to elegant canna-fashion, The High End covers it all.