Nov 24th 2014 by ZaneLamprey • 48 Questions • 1136 Points
Thank you everyone! I had great time answering your questions. I tried to get to as many as possible! Sorry if the answers were too brief or if I didn't get to your question.
I'll hop on here later this week to answer a few more!
I hope you tune in to National Geographic Channel tonight at 10:30pm (9:30CT)!
I am Zane Lamprey and I drink and travel for a living. You may know me from my past shows Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy, but now I am happy to say that I will be at it again with my new show Chug which is premiering tonight at 10:30pm on National Geographic Channel.
I had a blast answering your questions last year when we were raising money for Chug on Kickstarter. Thanks to the help of Reddit and the fans, Chug was able to reach its goal and become the first ever crowdfunded television show! Woohoo.
For those who don't know me, I have been to over 60 countries with the purpose of exploring the local drinking cultures and imbibing exotic drinks. I've enjoyed everything from extremely over-priced champagne to liquor with dead animals (snakes, scorpions, etc) in it.
I also make drinking apparel from time-to-time and have a new kickstarter for The Drinking Jacket: The Ultimate Drinking Accessory.
I'll be answering questions over the next few hours so AMA.
Yes! I'd love to. I love that show.
What's the most effective hangover remedy you've come across(and don't say moderation)?
No! It's herbal tea. I had it in Jamaica. I think you can also get it in Colorado. It is good for the hangover - but makes you useless for the day!
Thoughts on the new show coming out called: Booze Traveler on The Travel Channel?
It's aggravating that Travel Channel didn't give Three Sheets a shot, passed on Chug, and then came out with a show that's basically Three Sheets... If I didn't have Chug coming out, I would be livid. But, since NatGeo has been so amazing, and I'm confident in Chug, I'm more like "Bring it on!!!"
Hey Zane, Thanks for doing this! Huge fan of “Three Sheets and “Drinking made easy”. I was pretty bummed when the shows didn’t get renewed. Couple quick questions: Is traveling the world and getting trashed as glorious as I hope? What are some outrageous stories behind the scenes making these shows? What was the reasoning the shows did not get renewed? Thanks man, I truly miss your stuff.
Thank you! Well, yes, it is glorious - in that I get to visit so many exotic places. But it is work... But I am drinking while I'm working... So, yes, it IS glorious!
The shows didn't get renewed simply because the networks Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy were on went away.
Big fan of yours. Will you be doing any meetups in any cities in the near future? Zane Patrick's Day?
Yes! I'll be doing some Monkey Rum events in the future. I'm not sure about the other holiday events... But I am planning on going on tour next summer as well!
I used to watch your show on HDnet when I had to get up to feed the baby. Did you get any crap for being the only show that didn't have a bunch of boobs on it all the time? I'm pretty sure you were on between the Girls Gone Wild reality show and the chick that interviewed porn stars.
Ah, yes, most of the late night content on HDNet was a little risqué. But we found out that most people DVR'd Drinking Made Easy anyway, so it didn't matter what shows we were sandwiched between.
Not yet. We're rolling out slow and steady. I've seen too many companies get too big too fast. So, we're rolling out in NYC (last summer), CA and FL. Illinois will be next - probably this summer. Thank you!
Hi Zane! Huge fan since Three Sheets and I ordered my fiancé a drinking jacket for Christmas last week. What's your favorite drink EVER? Will you have drinking jackets for women? And did you basically invent rumchata in your Barcelona episode of Three Sheets? Happy holidays man!!!
Thank you! theDrinkingJacket is unisex.
Did I basically invent rumchata? I don't remember. I was drinking a lot.
Glad to see you here - I was a kickstarter/funder, and am actually randomly wearing a Pleepleus polo as I write this.
You filmed an hour worth of material in each location - how hard was it to cut them to 30 mins?
NatGeo cut the episodes from an hour to a half hour. To be honest, I think it was pretty easy. It was difficult to see some moments cut from the show, but they more-or-less cut entire scenes. So, the process was easy, but it was only slightly painful to see the result. Thankfully we can still put the hour-long eps on the DVDs.
Zane, NBC has just called and asked to make a sitcom based on your life. Who plays you? Who plays Steve?
I play me. Zach Galifianakis plays Steve.
I recently read an article on The Washington Post that stated the top ten percent of Americans who drink, drink around 74 drinks PER WEEK. Do you think this is accurate? Would you say that you average this?
I absolutely do not. I don't get that. Unless I'm oblivious to the world around me, I'd say it's unlikely that 10% of drinkers drink more than 10 drinks a day...
Hey Zane so stoked for Chug, wanted to know if the podcast is ever coming back?
We recorded a podcast to go along with every episode of Chug. So, there will be podcasts for the next six weeks and then we'll decide it we'll keep it going. Ultimately it never made money... And I have employees to pay, so that is a crucial reason for why we put that on hold.
What is your personal favorite beer/drink? And if from a specific bar..where is it? P.S. Did you ever know that you're my hero?
Well, it sounds like a corporate answer, but I love Monkey Rum - that's what I made it. You can get it at a lot of places in NYC. Three Monkeys bar in Manhattan has it!
Hi Zane, How did you like your experience in s. Korea on 3 sheets?
I LOVED Seoul. I want a reason to back there.
Any chances you go back on tour again? I caught your show I Minneapolis twice.
Also, will the hour long version of Chug dvds go on sale sometime?
Thank you! I'm going on tour this summer!
The DVDs are on pre-sale now at Chug.tv
Zane I loved "Thre Sheets" and I can't wait to see "Chug." What is your go to beverage of choice after a long day? Is it always the same, or do you like to mix it up? You seem like a cool guy to get a beer or twenty with.
Rum & Cola... Or any of the craft beer I have in my fridge.
I'm a cool guy to drink with between #3 and #8.
Hey Zane, big fan since Three Sheets. What can we expect out of the new show?
I hope it's a continuation of where we left off in Three Sheets. A little wiser, but just as fun.
Long time watcher, big time drinker... thanks to you and the folks at Drinking Made Easy, I always check out a few of the places you guys visited when I travel - some great spots!
My favourite is the The Buena Vista in San Fran, not sure why.. probably because it was my first visit on my own DME tour ;)
No real question, just wanted to say thanks and I look forward to watching Chug!
OK fine, here's one - whats your favourite bar/place you visited on DME ?
Thanks. I loved the spiked coffee there and have been back since. I don't have a favorite location. I just like a good vibe. Buena Vista had a good vibe.
Your Three Sheets episode about Prague has me all hyped up to go there. Any other good tips for the city if I manage to get the wife to give me a weeklong pass?
Prague is wonderful. Go to the castle. Other than that, the Three Sheets locations are great. I revisited them last year. I love Prague!
Craft beer enthusiast and big fan! Since asking what your favorite beer of all time is just isn't enough, what are beers that really stood out for you? Best tasting, weirdest ingredients, and brewing process? Also, if you could pick one country to drink beer from, who would it be and why?
That's too tough - or would take an hour to answer. I LOVE craft beer. I was very impressed with the craft beer scene in Vienna, and ever Rome, when shooting Chug!
Zane, I was a HUGE fan of Three Sheets. It was seriously one of the best shows ever made. Thanks for making it.
My question... How many different Pleepleus' have there been?
I tried to have only one, but like the General Lee (Dukes of Hazard), there have been many!
Hey Zane! Huge fan of Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy, and proud contributor to the Chug kickstarter campaign!
My question: Do you continue to observe any of the drinking customs that you've picked up through your travels? If so, which ones? Also, do you stay in touch with Mark Cuban anymore?
I do often drink things that I've had in my travels. Last night I went to a Greek restaurant and had Ouzo.
Yes, I say in touch with Mark. He's fun to drink with!
Hey Zane, I don't have a question, but I just wanted to say thank you for the years of entertainment you've been giving us and I wish for many more! The team you've put together has gotten your format of show down to a science and it's incredibly entertaining to watch. I've been a fan since you were on INHD, and I even came to see your Drinking Made Easy tour when it came to Indianapolis! I was so excited to be able to be a Kickstarter of CHUG, and equally as excited when NatGeo picked it up so that so many more people can see it!
Ooo I do have a question — is there a way to buy the behind-the-scenes videos to CHUG since I already have the six episodes from the Kickstarter?
The Behind the Scenes episode is on the DVD, which you can get at Chug.tv