Almost Legal with Tommy Chong is an irreverent take on the traditional late night talk show with celebrity interviews, sketch comedy and musical acts -- he's called it "a stoner's version of Jon Stewart." Chong will address, "anything that affects the pot smoker's status in any way, negative or positive," and that includes his own battle with cancer and search for salvation through medical marijuana.
The first episode guests include horror producer and director Eli Roth (Hemlock Grove, Hostel) and comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates. Other confirmed guests for the series include Danny Trejo, Steve-O, Andy Milonakis, Chef Roy Choi, Hannibal Buress and select guests provided by WeedMaps, such as major marijuana attorney Linda Held.
Here are clips for media use including clips of Tommy Chong and Andy Milonakis, Steve-O, Roy Choi, and "Pot Pastor Bill," a man who started a "Cannibatarian Church" in Indiana that made news recently. There is also a clip of Chong doing a monologue. Please credit FilmOn.Com.
"I am thrilled to co-produce and distribute Almost Legal with Tommy Chong," said FilmOn Networks CEO Alki David. "His fans are legion, and his comedy has never been more relevant -- and poignant -- than now. WeedMaps is the perfect partner to make this happen for the FilmOn.com audience."
The show is the first FilmOn has created as branded entertainment with a major sponsor. FilmOn will secure additional ad revenue for the show and distribute to its 70 million monthly unique users around the world. The largest OTT provider in the world, FilmOn has over 600 free linear channels and tens of thousands of VODs. Its sister companies under the Anakando Media Group umbrella, include AdVirally, Class15, Hologram USA and MondoTunes, provide support for its original programming.
FOTV broadcasts full-time on Dish Network channel 6 in the L.A. market, between KTLA and KABC, and over the air on KIIO channel 10.2 and daily from 4-8pm PT on Charter Communications channel 387 spanning from Burbank to the San Gabriel Valley.
Chongson Inc. is Tommy Chong and his son Paris Chong's production company which oversees Chong's entertainment partnerships and business endeavors primarily in the medicinal cannabis industry. Tommy Chong recently announced the creation of ATM "Green Cards," a vape line, Tommy Chong licensed medical marijuana strains, Chong rollers, smoking papers and grinders amongst other businesses and partnerships Chong has formed.
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