Mike Tyson is shopping around an early production of a sitcom based on his life as a cannabis grower, according to a Vulture report.
The scripted comedy series would be titled “Rolling With The Punches.” Some filming has already occurred at Tyson Ranch, Mike Tyson’s 40-acre cannabis grow located 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park.
The show’s format was compared to Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” in that it will be partially based on Tyson’s real life. Comedian Russell Peters would play Tyson’s sidekick and “useless best friend.”
“It’s simple. I’m playing a retired boxer who is growing marijuana. It’s basically me acting like me, so people can get a look at what my life could be like in different scenarios.” — Mike Tyson
Construction on the ranch began late last year. Tyson has been working with his business partners Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen on developing the ranch. Hickman told reporters that he expects the show to launch in about five months.
This is not the first, nor will it likely be the last, push by a celebrity to capitalize on the burgeoning cannabis industry, but it’s yet another sign of the normalization and integration of cannabis into mainstream culture.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story was unfortunately vague in describing a potential business partnership between Mr. Tyson and California City Mayor Jennifer Wood, who was present at Mr. Tyson’s ground-breaking ceremony last year but is not at all involved — financially or otherwise — with Tyson Holistic Holdings, Inc.