From Three Sheets to Drinking Made Easy, Zane Lamprey decided to use Kickstarter to fund his show Chug, which is now airing on the National Geographic Channel. This episode is sponsored by Brennivin USA
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Drinking Made Easy
AIRS ON November 24th, 10:30 PT/ET on National Geographic
Zane Lamprey is often told he has the greatest job in the world. A bold claim, but when considering that for the last decade Zane has been hosting and producing shows about travel, drinks, food, and all things awesome, the statement seems pretty much on par. For example, Zane’s latest adventure, CHUG (Premiering on National Geographic Channel, 11/24 10:30 PM), chronicles his journey to discover the drinking cultures and customs of various regions from around the world by drinking with the locals.
This is not Zane’s first dive into the world of travel and exotic drinks though. After working on various projects for MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central, Zane became the host of the widely popular travel show,Three Sheets. The show followed Zane as he drank in various cities around the world. It ran for four seasons and earned Zane a legion of fans that continue to follow and support his efforts. 52 episodes aired from 2006 to 2009 on networks like Mojo HD, FLN, Travel, and Spike.
After 2009, Three Sheets may have been done, but the journey for Zane was far from over. This new show would soon be known as Drinking Made Easy. While featuring similar concepts as Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy was focused on exploring drinking within the United States (and sometimes Canada). At this same time, Zane developed the Drinking Made Easy Comedy Tour, a live comedy show to accompany the production of Drinking Made Easy the show.
Zane decided to give the power back to the people and launch the Chug Kickstarter in May of 2013.After 45 days of campaigning and promoting, Chug was funded with a total of $591,803, exceeding the goal of $500,000. For the next year, Zane and his team worked to shoot six hour-long episodes set in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Fiji, Vienna, Rome and Budapest, and to fulfill backer rewards for the 8,177 backers that funded the project.
Today Zane is working on CHUG and Monkey Rum (his own drink) while also developing new shows and products.
Drinking Made Easy has also made a return as a tips-and-tricks based web series.
Grew Up in Syracuse
Did plays at Syracuse and college
Met Steve McKenna in college
Was an Art major, then pre-med for two years and finished in theater
Origins of Pleepleus
His Monkey Rum
Three Sheets 52 episodes
Drinking Made Easy 61 episodes
Parties like Zanetoberfest, Zane Patrick´s Day, etc.
First episodes of Chug on National Geographic channel
While they were setting up he´d ask the guests questions
Kickstarter for Chug, “We hit the number on the last day”
“I knew nothing about drinking”
” I didn´t know the difference about wine”
“I was asking the questions that the viewer would ask”
“People really missed Three Sheets”
“It was a little less exciting to see the US”
“They got to live vicariously through me”
“Who I became when i was there, was what mattered” (about College)
“Steve McKenna is mentioned and featured in several episodes”
“they´re beautiful shows and fun” (CHUG)
“Beer…you can taste where you are”
“It was actually my mom´s idea to do a kickstarter”, she said”Just do a kickstarter like Veronica Mars”
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Wouldn´t You Like to Know” by The Evening Guests
Notice the Brennivin bottle in the bar behind him
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