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"CHUG" An international drinking show with Zane Lamprey!

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Zane Lamprey

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CHUG: Arriving by train, Zane Lamprey travels around the world to learn about international drinking cultures and customs.
Backers: 8177
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $591,804 of $500,000
Dates: Apr 22nd -> Jun 1st (40 days)
Project By: Zane Lamprey
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Latest News

GRB claims Chug rights

July 30th - via:
US distributor GRB Entertainment has secured the international distribution rights to Kickstarter-funded series Chug, which is set to air on National Geographic Channel this fall. (Read More)

We did it!

May 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Last 12 hours!

May 31st - via:
I just finished a 25-hour LIVE podcast to break the official Guinness World Record for "longest live audio broadcast streamed over the internet".  There were over 18,000 listeners and I had an incredible, exhausting and exhilarating time with our... (Read More)

Alllll Aboard!

May 30th - via:
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, we decided to talk to Guinness World Records to look into breaking an official record for the... (Read More)

3 Days Left! I can see the light!

May 29th - via:
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 at the end of the tunnel, but for once I'm not scared that it's an oncoming... (Read More)

Not a nickel in my pocket!

May 28th - via:
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 television show fully funded. If we don't reach $500,000 by 11:59pm on May 31st, no... (Read More)

Chug Party dates!

May 27th - via:
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 did so with the dates pending.  But pend no more!  Here are the dates of the... (Read More)

Sharing is Caring

May 23rd - via:
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 thing funded. One fan even went as far as to create a website ( For all... (Read More)

Kickstarter Backers Receive Producer Cuts

May 22nd - via:
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 project through Kickstarter and delivering it directly to the... (Read More)

What? No more parties?!

May 21st - via:
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 is yes. While I've enjoyed the parties I've thrown over the past six... (Read More)

Interview with a jerk!

May 20th - via:
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. But, at least he was nice about it and picked up the check! The Washington Post said that I... (Read More)

Graph to Success!

May 19th - via:
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 data that shows that most people back projects in the last week of the campaign.... (Read More)

A Celebration!

May 18th - via:
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 to enhance the good times that we're having.  It's a celebration. "Chug" is a... (Read More)

Party time!

May 17th - via:
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 (that's big time). But, you can't seem to stop thinking about the party! The details... (Read More)

A drunken message from Zane.

May 16th - via:
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! B) YOU need a drink  C) Yes. I've been drinking all day. I just polished off a... (Read More)

Medal of Distinction.

May 14th - via:
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 Portugal for "Three Sheets", I joined two gastronomic societies where they meet and eat.  One... (Read More)

It's all about you.

May 12th - via:
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 believe me, we pitched them all.  So, I'm now turning to you, asking for your... (Read More)

Backer Rewards!

May 11th - via:
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 the dinner also get you tickets to the party?"  The answer is "Yes!"  In... (Read More)


May 9th - via:
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, a historic café and champagne bar in the small city of Reims.   As we were setting... (Read More)

Kickstart some art: Cool projects in need of cash

May 9th - via:
Our biweekly Kickstarter feature has helped get some very interesting projects off the ground, from comics to short films. Here's another batch of cool-sounding projects that could use some cash. (Read More)

Chug "Sizzle" Video

May 7th - via:
People around the office have been pushing me to post the "sizzle" that we used to shop Chug around as we tried to sell it to various networks. A sizzle is a video that production companies use to show networks what the show will be like, without... (Read More)

Corporate Sponsorship!

May 5th - via:
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 buy advertising in Chug for as low as $1,500.  This will get them a... (Read More)

Chug Poster! (for promoting the Kickstarter campaign)

May 3rd - via:
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 that you can use to print up posters-- big and small! This is NOT the poster... (Read More)

A letter from executive producer, Mike Kelly

May 2nd - via:
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 the hours and hours of footage, wrote episodes and sat with the editors.  Zane did the real... (Read More)

Chug Poster

April 30th - via:
Check out the new Chug poster!  (Read More)

Drinking made difficult

April 29th - via:
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 network or was as popular as Kristen Bell (her Kickstarter campaign raised 5.7... (Read More)

You are an inspiration!

April 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Chug T-Shirt

April 25th - via:
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 Chug t-shirt! More updates on shirts, prizes, and rewards to come! Keep... (Read More)

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