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At times, I like to share cool projects that I find on Kickstarter. I'm not associated with it. I don't get anything from it. But I've back their campaigns in... Read more
Happy Holidays! "Chug" wrap-up!
Many of you will be getting your last reward in the "Chug" campaign next week. It's been a long and rewarding journey that started with a Kickstarter campaign... Read more
Watch "Chug" TONIGHT!
You did it! You are one of only 8,177 people who will go down in history as the backers of the first EVER fan-funded televisions series. That's a big deal! ... Read more
DVDs, Blu-rays, Behind the Scenes, and Thanks!
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for being a part of the first fan-funded television series in history. That's a BIG DEAL and something no one can ever take away from... Read more
A few weeks ago, we flew Steve McKenna down to Los Angeles, from his current stomping grounds of Seattle, to add some color to our round-table discussion for the Behind-The-Scenes... Read more
Chug Season Finale
Episode 06 Budapest has arrived!
We've been cracking the whip and burning the midnight oil but the season finale of Chug has been released this week.
We really appreciate your... Read more
Preparing for Chug!
We are less than 2 weeks from the first release of Chug!
On May 6th Kickstarter backers will receive emails with download instructions for the first episode: Kuala Lumpur! Until... Read more
May 6th. National Chug Day!
May 6th is going to be a good day, especially for a Tuesday... and it's about to get better. It's National Beverage Day, National Nurses Day, and National... Read more
Cheers to my 8,177 new drinking buddies! We are now making a TV show! It was a massive undertaking, successfully funding a Kickstarter campaign, and an emotional roller coaster for... Read more
Last 12 hours!
I just finished a 25-hour LIVE podcast to break the official Guinness World Recordfor "longest live audio broadcast streamed over the internet". There were over 18,000 listeners and I... Read more
The Chug train is leaving the station 37 hours! So far there are 6,300 people on board, and they're all making their way to the bar car!
Several weeks ago,... Read more
3 Days Left! I can see the light!
What an amazing past 24 hours we've had! Yesterday morning we were creeping up on $350,000, and as I'm writing this we've whizzed past $406,000!
I've always seen the light... Read more
Not a nickel in my pocket!
I am truly, sincerely, and humbly grateful for everyone who has contributed to our "Chug" campaign. We have 3 nerve-racking days ahead as we see if we can get this... Read more
Chug Party dates!
I am grateful to everyone who has backed "Chug"! I sincerely applaud you!
I have realized that those of you who have backed "Chug" for the dinner and party tickets... Read more
Sharing is Caring
A lot of you have been really awesome about promoting Chug. Fans have put up posters in bars and others have posted to twitter, facebook, and blogs to get this... Read more
Kickstarter Backers Receive Producer Cuts
One thing should be said about the episodes Kickstarter backers receive with donations or $25 or more...You are not getting your average run-of-the-mill TV show.
The beauty of running this... Read more
What? No more parties?!
Several people have emailed me asking if the Chug viewing parties will be replacing my annual Oktoberfest party in Chicago and St. Patrick's Day party in San Diego. The answer... Read more
Interview with a jerk!
I've done a lot of interviews in my career. I did one at a bar with Vanity Fair, where we had several beers, and I thought our asides were off-the-record.... Read more
Graph to Success!
Here's a graph of our progress with the "Chug" campaign. As you can see, we're close to being on track to hit our goal. BUT, Kickstarter has supplied us with... Read more
WE'RE HALFWAY THERE! Wahoooo! We hit $251K tonight!
Let's celebrate! Drinking is a great way to do that. For those of us that can do it responsibly, it's a way... Read more
I get it. You're like me. You're excited to watch "Chug", get whatever schwag your level of backermanship affords you, and tell people that you helped fund a TV show... Read more
A drunken message from Zane.
Great news!!! We're on track to surpass our goal of $500K. "But, Zane, the graph does not support your claims." Have you been drinking? Come on! A) Have some faith!... Read more
Medal of Distinction.
You know those medals, made of plastic, that you can can get at party supply stores? That's NOT what the the Chug Medallions will be like!
When I went to... Read more
It's all about you.
You shouldn't have to pay to watch Chug. I agree. The networks should have picked it up, paid for it, and streamed it to your television. But... They didn't. And... Read more
There's been a little confusion over the awards, so here's an info-graphic to show you exactly what you'll get at each level. The biggest question we've been asked is "Does... Read more
On my first "Three Sheets" trip, we shot an episode in Champagne, France. It was the third of 52 episodes. Our first location in Champagne was at Café Du Palais,... Read more
Chug "Sizzle" Video
People around the office have been pushing me to post the "sizzle" that we used to shop Chugaround as we tried to sell it to various networks. A sizzle... Read more
Today, on our favorite day in May, we've announced three pledge options to enable corporate sponsorship to help get "Chug" made, and give them something back in return!
Brands can... Read more
Chug Poster! (for promoting the Kickstarter campaign)
Several people have expressed interest in having a poster that they could hang in bars, at work, their college campus and around town. Great idea! So, here is an image... Read more
A letter from executive producer, Mike Kelly
Hi! You don't know me, but you may know my work. I was on location while Zane was shooting "Three Sheets". Then, I was also the one who went through... Read more
Drinking made difficult
I thought, with the success of "Three Sheets" and "Drinking Made Easy" we'd have any easier time raising the money for "Chug"...
If I starred in a sitcom on a major... Read more
T-Shirt Update! Here are the t-shirts that will be rewarded to the $35 backers (who also get the digital download of the entire season)! Reward for $35 backers! The official... Read more