Everyone dreams of finding a job they love to do and get paid for it. For comedian Zane Lamprey that job is drinking. And when it comes to drinking, he does a lot of it. While Zane has been lucky enough to travel the world for the last five years consuming all the liquor, wine and beer that he can stomach, the road to hosting a drinking show didn’t come quite as easy at first, as one would expect. “I went in to audition for a Food Network show called You Should Open A Restaurant since they needed a host so I went in to interview and the producers started laughing,” Zane tells Buzzbin. “They told me I was completely wrong for what they were looking for. I was like, okay, but I don’t see why that is so funny and then they told me. They were looking for someone as a host of the restaurant. You know to seat people. Not a host for the show.” While most would give up at that point, Zane continued to march on. After hanging out with the production team following the failed interview, Zane hit a streak of luck. “They told me they were kicking around an idea for a show for awhile called Three Sheets that they thought I would be perfect for,” he said. “They told me I would get to travel around the world drinking. Is that something you would want to do?” The answer was, of course, yes. While Zane, had an once-in-a-lifetime experience he admits things don’t always work out like that. “You have conversations like that all the time in Hollywood but sure enough they followed through with it,” Zane said. A month later he was shooting the pilot in Seattle and, a month after that, he joined the crew in Ireland to shoot the first episode. “Ever since then, apparently, I am pretty good at drinking, and have been able to make a career out of it for the last five years,” Zane says with a chuckle. Sadly, Three Sheets was cancelled this month after making its way through several networks over the years airing not only on the failed Mojo HD channel, but also most recently on The Travel Channel. Thankfully for Zane’s sake, this past year he was able to continue his love of drinking on television through a new show on HDNet called Drinking Made Easy. “We shot the whole thing this summer. My production company is going through and editing it right now,” Zane says. “The good thing about it is Phoenix was our first one and it was good, but the episodes continue to improve.” While the basis for the show may seem similar to Three Sheets, Zane explains how the process was ever so different. “With Three Sheets, it was me flying all over the place and then meeting up with my crew. As with Drinking Made Easy, not only was I with my friends, but we had two tour buses full of 15 people the entire time,” Zane explains. The process of filming this time around was quite a immense amount of work. Zane performed the comedy shows at night while he worked on the television episodes during the day. “It was like balancing two jobs,” Zane describes. “I was actually in charge of everything so it was definitely a different experience than Three Sheets. Zane says the filming of Three Sheets was more relaxing. He would just arrive at a bar that was already lit and he would have somebody present to drink with. The shoot for Drinking Made Easy asked for a lot more effort on his part. “Three Sheets was really like being on vacation,” Zane says. “With Drinking Made Easy, I’m actually feeling the machine, and if I ever stop producing and keeping everyone motivated then there wouldn’t be anything to shoot.” While on tour and shooting the show, Zane had trouble picking his favorite breweries, as he loved every last one of them. “I would go to a brewery and the brew master would begin talking about the beer. I would be like, dude, go get it for me. Since you are so passionate about it, I need to try it,” Zane says enthusiastically. “Sure enough in that moment, that is the best beer in the world for me. That is really the experience I had when going to every brewery.” Aside from touring across the country and making television shows, Zane has even managed to release a book entitled Three Sheets: Drinking Made Easy. Even though the book was more work than he anticipated, Zane thinks of it as a labor of love. “I definitely think I would want to do that again. It is cool to be walking through Borders or Barnes & Nobles and see the book,” Zane says. “It is great to be an accomplished writer.” Zane has once again hit the road; this time on a comedy tour he calls “Sing The Booze”. He explains how this time out, things are quite a bit different than before. “To do stand up, it is all about people really trying to hone their craft. I am more of a storyteller and in-the-moment kind of guy so we really enjoyed the song part of the last tour,” Zane explains. “This time around, it is more like going to see MTV Unplugged and VH1 Storytellers than it is going to see stand up.” While the “Drinking Made Easy” tour was a good experience, Zane hopes people are left with a different impression after a night out on the “Sing The Booze” tour. “It is more enjoyable and interactive than the last time,” he admits. “I just want people to walk away and feel they have had a fun experience.” Zane Lamprey’s “Sing the Booze” tour will swing through the Beachland Ballroom on Mon., Nov. 8.