Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHEECH & CHONG HOST THE SEASON PREMIERE OF GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE

A New Season of Laughs From Gotham Comedy Club are Headed Your Way this Thursday!

Grab some popcorn and a comfy spot on the couch as your favorite stoners, Cheech & Chong, take the stage on Gotham Comedy Live presented by Carl’s Jr. Hardee’s. They’re joined by four other comedians for an epic hour of TV.

This week, Cheech & Chong are joined by Gary Cannon, Erica Spera, Joe DeRosa & Mike James.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Cheech & Chong Get You Ready For a New Season of Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV

NEW episodes of UNCENSORED stand-up are coming to AXS TV January 19th! Here's Cheech & Chong to get you ready for the latest run featuring William Shatner, Paul Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, Fran Drescher, Frank Caliendo, and More!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Cheech and Chong No Longer Welcome on Howard Stern Show

On today's Howard Stern Show, Howard was talking about how people approach him at parties saying Gary Dell'Abate won't allow him on the show anymore.  However, we all know that Stern only does boring interviews with A-listers nowadays.

Robin said the same thing happened to her at a party.  Tommy Chong approached her saying Gary won't allow Cheech and Chong on the show anymore.

Keep in mind that Howard Stern reunited them on his channel 9 show, back in the day (1991) and a few times since them.  Cheech and Chong aren't a great interview and they're not A-listers.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tommy Chong up to Some RiFF RaFF

In fall 2017, Tommy Chong will be making an appearance in RiFF RaFF's new film, The Peach Panther.  It will be released in conjunction with RiFF RaFF's new album.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cheech Marin and Paul Rodriguez Working on Latino Sitcom

Cheech Marin will once again make an attempt at a latino sitcom.  The untitled single-camera show will star Paul Rodriguez, Paul Rodriguez, Jr and Cheech, who will also executive produce.

The show is written/executive produced by Steve & Jim Armogida, creators/executive produced of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock TV series.

If it sees daylight, it will be Cheech Marin's first full-time tv gig since Nash Bridges.
This will allow him to get off the road with Tommy Chong.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tommy Chong on The Ed Bernstein Show

An interview with Tommy Chong of the infamous, Cheech and Chong movies. We spoke on election night. He was stricken with cancer, underwent tumor removal surgery and has become a medical marijuana user and advocate. He has also become cannabis products pitchman in this unprecedented era of expanding marijuana legalization. Tune in Sunday at 3pm on Channel 3.
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Our Friend Josh Gilbert has Died

Our friend, Josh Gilbert, passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.

Who was Josh Gilbert?

Most may know him as writer, director, producer of the documentary, A/K/A Tommy Chong which chronicles the entrapment and incarceration of Tommy Chong.  He spent years creating this film.  Josh was one of the most passionate people I've ever known.  He was so proud of this film and it won numerous awards.

After it was released, Tommy and Shelby Chong allegedly wanted the rights to the film.  Josh refused so they allegedly got one of the film's investors to sue Josh.  Josh spent a fortune defending his film and eventually had to get another investor to buy out the unhappy investor.

It's a long, long story and it really sucked the energy out of him.

But Josh was always upbeat.  Always had great film ideas.  He was always working on documentaries.  He briefly worked with Vice TV, also worked on a doc about an autistic boy, Jake the Film, which tugged at your heartstrings. He loved people.

How do I know Josh Gilbert?

I used to own Cheech and Chong Dot Com.  I owned it for years and Cheech and Chong didn't care because their Cheech and Chong career was over and the brand was dying.  Eventually, I got them to reunite.

All of a sudden, they wanted their domain.

Josh and I spent hours on the phone each night.  He told me about all the shit Tommy and Shelby put him through.  He told me so many god awful stories about Cheech Marin and the Chong family that I could write a book.

Josh wanted me to change my name to cheechandchong dot com so they couldn't take it away from me.

I last spoke to him in August of this year.  He was going in for a stem cell procedure in a last ditch effort to defeat his cancer.  He had 3 things on his mind.  His son, his cancer and how much Tommy "allegedly" fucked him over.  He told me he wanted to post a video on YouTube about Tommy Chong.  I told him he should.  I don't know if he ever recorded the video, but I know hours of audio were recorded when he was in for treatment.

I somehow knew this would be my last conversation with him.  The next day I sent him an email thanking him for everything he did for me.

I'll post memories as they come to mind.

Goodbye, Bub.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tommy Chong Supports Donald Trump

In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Tommy says...

"I love him. I gotta tell you the truth. I had a great epiphany. I was really against him right up until he won, and then I had to change my thinking when he gave his acceptance speech. When he said that he was going to rebuild the infrastructure, to me it made all the sense in the world because he’s a builder. He’s a developer. And what better person to have in the White House than a guy who’s going to remodel the country?"

When asked about the wall...

"the wall is symbolic. What the wall really means is that we have to fix the immigration situation."

Tommy Chong Working on Pot Related Show

In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Tommy Chong says he's working on a pot-related reality show.  Cheech will be involved somewhat.

Cheech Convinces Obama to Pardon Tommy Chong

In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Tommy Chong says that when Cheech Marin met with Obama about an unrelated issue, he asked Obama to pardon Tommy Chong.  Obama said he would.

"But to do the paperwork, I have to hire all these lawyers. It’s not worth it. I’m not going to go out of pocket for something that should be given to me so I’m just going to wait it out."

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong Award Digital Marketing Contract To Studio 420 - A Cannabis Friendly Creative Agency

DENVER, COLORADO (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 19, 2016

Studio 420, a cannabis friendly creative agency, today announced it has been selected to provide digital marketing and social media management services for Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong, a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida based company that plans to introduce an exclusive Medical Marijuana Rewards Card. Affinity Connextions is taking the next step in the medical marijuana revolution. They are connecting industry leaders, the finest dispensaries, suppliers and powerful advocates to valued patients with a cannabis loyalty card program that benefits all.

“Studio 420 was selected over other competitors for several reasons,” said Mike Sorbara, President of Affinity Connextions. “The most important issues to us were their excellent relationship with cannabis industry clients and their understanding of our needs and their capability to produce the high quality of work we were looking for.”

“Affinity Connextions is an exciting partner for Studio 420 to work with,” said Kurt Whitt, Founder and CEO of Studio 420. “They are pioneers and the leader in rolling out a medical marijuana loyalty card program. Their card members will collect valuable Tokins at participating dispensaries, websites and ancillary businesses, where every dollar spent earns 1 Tokin that can be redeemed online for merchandise in the Affinity Connextions Rewards Catalog. I am excited they have selected Studio 420 for their digital marketing campaign, and I am confident they made the right choice.”

About Studio 420
Studio 420 is a world-class cannabis friendly creative agency dedicated to your success. As an celebrity, investor, grower, marijuana consultant, high-profile dispensary, lab, retailer, club, directory, or association, YOU are the backbone of this growing industry. Through smart use of the latest in design technologies and cannabis marketing strategies, we bring your cannabusiness to the forefront and help make you a key player in the marketplace.

Studio 420 is a subsidiary of Planet Media, a privately held Limited Liability Corporation, incorporated in the State of Colorado. The company was established in 1999 in Mountain View, California and founded by Kurt Whitt, a Silicon Valley business executive with over 25 years of experience in Internet and web based businesses, interactive television, new media, broadcast and broadband communications.

For additional information on Studio 420 or Affinity Connextions, please connect with them at the following contact details.
Studio 420 - A Planet Media Company
RiNo Art District
3515 Ringsby Court, Suite 133
Denver, CO 80216
720-279-1289 - Studio
ideas(at)420digitalstudio(dot)com
http://www.420digitalstudio.com

About Affinity Connextions
Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong have come together to introduce a new and exclusive MMJ Loyalty card. The Tommy Chong Card will allow participating Retailers and Dispensaries to reward patients and consumers for their continued patronage. Members will collect valuable “Tokins”, which can be redeemed online for merchandise, or donated to participating charities. Retailers and Dispensaries who join the program, will see increases in traffic as members are driven to their location via the Affinity Connnextions website.

Affinity Connextions is a product of Encentive Concepts LLC and is managed by loyalty experts with 60+ years of combined experience. This includes an extensive background in Petroleum, Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods, Traditional Retail and Online Retail sectors.

Affinity Connextions
3450 Northlake Blvd.,Suite 203
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
416-671-2424 - Office
http://www.affinityconnextions.com

Monday, November 14, 2016

Will Arnett’s ‘Comedy Show Show’ & More Set On Audible

Will Arnett’s The Comedy Show Show is now available on Audible, an Amazon company, along with original comedy series featuring comedians Nick Offerman, Dan Savage and more.

The series, which can be accessed via the Audible app, include the first season of Bedtime Stories for Cynics, presented by Nick Offerman, featuring inappropriate children’s stories for adults; Hold On with Eugene Mirman, with guests including “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan and Lisa Lampanelli among others; Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a collection of awkward, poignant and hilarious stories about lust, longing, and lewd behavior hosted by the sex advice columnist.

Also available are the first season of Sounds Like America, hosted by a rotating cast of comics; Limelight, featuring stand-up shows from comedy clubs around the country; Audible Comedy Specials featuring highlights from comedy festivals and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, featuring dramatic performances of pieces from McSweeney’s literary humor site

Other comedians featured in the above programs include Gilbert Gottfried, John Mulaney, Patton Oswald, Rob Delaney, Tommy Chong, Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Mike Birbiglia and Lisa and Kumail Nanjiani.

“I’m excited to see The Comedy Show Show take off because of the amazing platform that Audible is creating with Channels,” said Arnett. “The opportunity for creative and inventive stand-up comedy to gain exposure and build momentum among Audible’s voracious listener base, and to be part of a growing roster of other incredibly high quality and entertaining shows, is gratifying.”

“Creating a dedicated platform for comedy shows within Audible Channels allows our listeners to discover a quality and quantity of content they won’t be able to find anywhere else,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies. “Audible’s access to comedy shows throughout the country and deep roots in the comedy world allow us to surface the best talent coming out of clubs nationwide. The sheer volume of comedic voices that contribute to these shows set them apart in the audio space, and we are proud to offer these rich listening experiences within Channels.”

Introduced earlier this year, Audible Channels features a selection of original programs, lectures, and audio editions of standout articles and news from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affair, Charlie Rose, The Onion, and other leading periodicals. Audible Channels is free with an Audible membership and to Amazon Prime members, and also available to purchase as a standalone for $4.95 a month.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lucky Lehrer Hosting Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign at the Legendary Whiskey a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times; it was described in a Chinese medical reference traditionally considered to date from 2737 B.C.  As one of the most studied and tested substances of all time, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1850 until 1942 and was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of conditions.

Under current California law, it is generally illegal to possess or use marijuana.  On November 8 California voters will decide Prop 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana in California.   Exactly one week before the election on November 1, Lucky Lehrer, iconic punk/harcore drummer and Flipside Magazine's best punk rock drummer of all time, is pleased to be hosting a "A Celebration of the Music of Mary Jane" at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood from 8:00 pm till 12:30 am, and invites the general public to the event.

Lehrer's foray into the politics of marijuana started in 1974 while working for a freshman congressman on Capitol Hill.  Arguing against the aerial spraying of the defoliant Paraquat on the front page of the student newspaper at the University of California Lehrer observed "the nation's policy on cannabis appears inconsistent and ill advised."  

Performances will include jams by a growing list of luminaries that includes band members of Quiet Riot, Pink, Ozzy Osborne and plenty of others. There's going to be some surprise guest stars, Lehrer hints, because "you can't imagine the number of celebrities that feel passionately in favor of Prop 64." Lehrer is no stranger to the limelight as a founding member of the seminal punk rock group The Circle Jerks, and later with Bad Religion and The Darby Crash Band. "It's great coming back to the Whiskey, the kind of venue where most of us got our start, and feel the club's support at an important time," Lehrer states.

So far as theme music, there's no lack of songs for Lehrer's list of musical celebrities to perform including Jimi Hendrix' The Wind Cries Mary, Along Comes Mary, by The Association, I'm in Love With Mary Jane by Rick James, Smoke Two Joints in the Morning by the Toyes (later covered by Sublime), Reefer Head Woman by Aerosmith and, of course Led Zeppelin's Goin' To California and Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath.

Who can forget One Toke Over The Line by Brewer & Shipley and Neil Young's famous Roll Another Number?  Then there's The Joker by the Steve Miller Band ("some people call me a space cowboy….") and You Don't  Know How It Feels by Tom Petty.  There's loads of references to marijuana in hip hop, including Doctor Dre's The Next Episode and lots of other songs, some of which we'll perform on November 1 at the Whiskey, Lehrer smiles and says.

The free event also features comedian, actor and writer Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong).  There will be outstanding performances from a host of great performers. According to Lehrer, "you can't imagine the number of celebrities that feel passionately in favor of Prop 64" and there is never a better time to celebrate the music of Mary Jane than now.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'Alleged' Wife Beater Cheech Marin Calls Donald Trump a Dick and a Bully

The New York Daily News interviewed Richard Cheech Marin who was promoting the upcoming Cheech and Chong shows in New Jersey.

Cheech was asked what it was like being a judge for the 1999 Donald Trump-owned Miss USA pageant in Atlantic City.  "He was a dick and a bully," alleged wife beater, Cheech Marin said.

re: Cheech Marin's memoir.
He's putting the finishing touches on his memoir which will be released this March.

re: Tommy Chong's death hoax.
He's been the target of so many death hoaxes that it doesn't even worry Marin anymore.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tommy Chong Introduces “Chong’s Choice” In Denver, Colorado

Tommy Chong is the latest celebrity to create designer cannabis products. "Chong's Choice" is now being introduced in Denver, exclusively at Northern Lights Cannabis Co.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 13, 2016

It looks like more and more celebrities are entering the cannabis industry. Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is now the exclusive partner with comedian Tommy Chong’s Choice cannabis products. For the first time ever in Denver, cannabis lovers can now get Chong’s Choice at both metro area Northern Lights Cannabis Co. locations. Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is proud to carry Tommy Chong’s high quality strains Blue Dream, Grape Stomper and Durban Haze. The only place to get Chong’s Choice in Denver is exclusively at Northern Lights Cannabis Co.

Chong’s Choice, founded by legendary comedian and cannabis advocate Tommy Chong, provides the highest quality cannabis products in several states. Available in Arizona, California, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, Chong’s Choice products are organic, locally sourced, hand picked and packaged as well as lab certified. Tommy’s passion about cannabis began long before the legalization process began and has continued for decades making him a very well known advocate for the cannabis movement. Tommy’s goal with Chong’s Choice is to bring you the very best cannabis products available. And now Denver, he has brought them to you.

Northern Lights Cannabis Co. made history on January 1, 2014 with the first ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver, Colorado. Making history since opening its doors in 2010, Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is making history again as the platform for the highly sought Chong’s Choice products.

The strains, Blue Dream, Grape Stomper and Durban Haze are popular hybrid strains that originated in California and Africa and are often used for health and wellness purposes. Blue Dream and Durban Haze are Sativa dominant hybrids while Grape Stomper is an Indica dominate hybrid. These legendary strains are now available in Denver from a legendary cannabis connoisseur.

Mitch Woolhiser, President of Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is proud to offer Chong’s Choice at his Denver area dispensary locations. "We are extremely excited to carry this iconic brand,” says Woolheiser. “Chong's Choice cares about the same things we do: quality product, great service and supporting the mom and pop operations that are the backbone of this evolving industry."

Much like its namesake strain, Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is committed to being unforgettable. This commitment to individualized client services allows a one of a kind experience at either dispensary location. Woolhiser and his wife and business partner Eva strive for excellence by carrying the best cannabis products available while offering the best customer service experience to each person that walks through their doors.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13666920.htm

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tommy Chong to be on NOFX Audiobook

NOFX announced that Tommy Chong will be reading one of the chapters in the audiobook version of their biography, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories.

Each member of the band will read their chapter. Tommy will read the chapter of a former member.

The audiobook will be released August 30th.  You can listen to part of Chong's part here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cheech and Chong Documentary in the Works

Cheech Marin says there's a Cheech and Chong documentary in the works.

Filmmaker, Josh Gilbert, created one of the best documentaries I've ever seen titled a/k/a Tommy Chong.  The doc is brilliant and comprehensive.  It includes lots of unseen interviews and television show appearances.

Shortly after its release, Tommy and Shelby started working behind the scenes with the investor to win ownership of the film Josh created.  Litigation is ongoing.

In the meantime, Tommy Chong decided to create their own.

Cheech Developing Sitcom with Paul Rodriguez

I guess Cheech Marin and Paul Rodriguez are friends again.  They previously had a beef about not being paid for a comedy DVD they released.

They're working on a TV sitcom.

Cheech hasn't been able to get a show on the air since Nash Bridges.  He's shot a number of pilots which were just awful.