Cannabis, President Trump, Spike Jones discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition


A big. I'm actually I enjoy maybe more than you enjoyed maybe more than it's just something. I've always felt like I was going to do. I could do you know into film school? I shot shorts and college. I I enjoy it like a natural evolution. I knew. It was going to happen. I just didn't wanna start it until I was ready to keep doing it. And by the way, you know, I've got a great place to do it a place that I know and love and top notch and incredible crew. And how how does it work though, when you directing people who you've worked with so long? You get take out all your grudges. Yeah. You get to give give people hell that that have been given. You know, it's really it really helps to be able to speak the language of the actor. It's I have found with some directors that they don't quite know how to speak to actors in a way, and it's sometimes it's a delicate thing keep in mind the show it's been on fifteen years. So we actually know characters better than almost everybody else on the set. So somebody showing if we do twenty five episode this, maybe sixteen directors because some repeat. Yes. So new people coming in trying to feel out. They don't quite know. Everybody's different personalities and your information being able to understand how actors work and the way we communicate and you can say a lot with a little more of an emotional conversation. Then technical rights telling them how you would like it without telling them how to do it. It's it's a bit of a tight rope. And we can be a fickle bunch. It's a conversation that you can have which which I like I enjoy I love it when act getting directing and when they get to control a bit of their cry. It'd be a little bit like that. It's comedians where you talk to other stand up since I've you guys kind of speaking land. Yeah. We we do. There was a comedian directing you in a movie or like we say killing bombing. We use language where people like I'm sorry, what on stage died stage. And then like there was one comedian who actually like physically died on stage. And then all of us didn't know what that meant. Because no citizens like, oh, comedian died on station happens all the. Really? And then like no died like actually, that's that people all the time. And it was like, no dead dead. Yeah. Oh, sorry. Right. Right. It was like a weird, you know. Let's talk about some of the work that you're doing outside of Grey's anatomy. Yeah. One thing that has connected. So many people with you, and your story is that you have been involved in social Justice, you or somebody who said I have a platform, and I will use it to speak out for issues that I that I agree with disagree against. And so one thing that's been really interesting is now you've teamed up with men. What do we call the cannabis company like the actual term the biggest in the country spike Jones, and I made a century short film that they put together, and we got creative and figure out a way to kind of tell the history of cannabis in this country. It's a really fascinating at because you play everyone in the ad. And you tell the story of weed in America. And it's like, you would think we'd add. Would you smoke weed man, exactly if we're not that at all, right? Look the cannabis boom is happening. And we so we know that. So we try to come up with something together mechanism as well came up with this great concept of Lang some context. Now, we know this boom is about to take off. What is the story of cannabis in this country, truly because it certainly isn't a bunch of people in Colorado and California discovering it and getting rich. It's not the gold rush. You just discovered golden you're selling it. It's been around forever. We used to force Africans to grow it on plantations, including the first President, George Washington. And now there's thousands of people locked up in cages for having it in their pocket. Right. So how did we get there? And so we're telling the story to this brilliant idea that mechanism inspite came up with and we worked on together kind of through with museum this series of dioramas that take you through American history. The contextualized.

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