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Comedian Ron Funches Hosts the New discovery+ Series ‘Chopped 420’

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Tasty and mind-blowing in every sense of the word, comic Ron Funches has a new show for discovery+ and the heat is on for a 420 themed (cannabis, y’all) cooking series, as Chopped 420 coming April 20 on the streaming giant.

Funches hosts as four talented cannabis chefs will hopefully smoke their competitors and try to impress the judges as they cook for them using some ingredients that are pretty challenging. It’s a classic cuisine and cooking competition with the added fun of delayed edible reactions.

TV Shows Ace has the high times sizzle reel posted below.

About Chopped 420

Funches hosts this new twist on the existing culinary competition series, with all episodes of Chopped 420 exclusively available to stream beginning Tuesday, April 20th on discovery+.

There will be five episodes and four chefs challenged to create “tasty and mind-warping” meals through three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

In true Chopped mayhem-making form, there will be a “mystery basket” of oddball ingredients for a chance at winning the $10,000 grand prize.

discovery+ says:

Each hour-long episode features the chefs making ganja-infused dishes that must not only provide a buzz but also wow a panel of recurring judges, including chef Esther Choi, drag performer and cannabis activist Laganja Estranja, chef Luke Reyes, chef Sam Talbot and comedian Tacarra Williams, to avoid being chopped.

Episodes Include:

“High Expectations”

discovery+ says: “One sweet novelty ingredient in the entrée basket throws them for a loop, and the two strongest competitors blaze into the dessert round only to be faced with a bottle of ketchup. The chef that keeps a clear head despite the haze in the air will be crowned Chopped 420 champion.”

Host: Ron Funches. Judges: Esther Choi, Laganja Estranja, Sam Talbot

“Puff, Puff, Run”

In the appetizer round, the chefs hit the greenhouse to find the perfect grass to accompany dandelion greens. And with sake popsicles in the entrée round, the judges will have a strong attitude adjustment. discovery+ says: “But which chef will bring the judges back down to earth with a good old chocolate milk for dessert?”

Host: Ron Funches. Judges: Esther Choi, Laganja Estranja, Sam Talbot

“Get Baked or Get Chopped”

The secret stash of ingredients have no chill. With pickle pie, Cornish hens and reindeer jerky on the menu, it’s a race to get every ingredient representing and apparently someone will have a “meltdown” in this episode.

Host: Ron Funches. Judges: Esther Choi, Luke Reyes, Sam Talbot

“THC You on the Chopping Block”

Is it Fear Factor or Chopped?  The chefs use armadillo eggs and eel, as they rustle up all the pot in the world to get someone so stoned they will eat that mess.  discovery+ says: “After that nightmare, a dream awaits as the finalists float away on a giant marshmallow cloud. One chef will score a perfect 420, the other will be chopped.”

Host Ron Funches and judges Esther Choi, Luke Reyes, Tacarra Williams

“Go Green or Go Home”

Another headscratcher list of ingredients. Head to the sea as mussels and cheese balls, canned spice ham, and a dessert with a maraschino cherry on top are on the menu. discovery+ says” “Ultimately, the maverick of marijuana will take home the wacky win.”

Host: Ron Funches. Judges: Esther Choi, Luke Reyes, Tacarra Williams

Who is Ron Funches?

Ron Funches is a well-respected comedy writer and seasoned stand-up comedian, and actor who honed his stand-up sets in Portland (Oregon) and LA. He was a writer for The Eric Andre Show and Kroll Show. Ron is also a top voice-over artist and worked on Trolls, Bob’s Burgers, and Adventure Time.

His TV roles have included HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, ABC’s Black•ish, FOX’s New Girl, Netflix’s Transparent, and more. He was cast as a likable gang member in the film Get Hard.  His personal appearances include Conan, The Tonight Show, @midnight, Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and many more.

Why a Pot Cuisine show?

Recreational marijuana is moving forward, with New York, Virginia, and New Mexico stepping up and joining 15 other states that have legalized cannabis for recreational use. Even Utah has legalized the medical usage of marijuana. Most others—except Idaho— have statutes allowing medical marijuana.

Check out the preview:

Hosted by Ron Funches, Chopped 420 Exclusively Available to Stream on discovery+ Starting Tuesday, April 20th

Chopped Next Gen with Host Liza Koshy Available to Stream Tuesday, May 25th Exclusively on discovery +

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