Saturday, December 31, 2005

Exclusive: Photos of Lady Templar Chong Guitar

Comedian/actor/artist, Brett Alexander, was gracious enough to send us these exclusive photos of the Lady Templar Chong Guitar. It's a custom 12 string Gibson Epiphone acoustic/electric guitar fabricated for Patricia Hagan, a performance artist from Missiouri.

According to Brett, Patricia is "one very beautiful creative musical expressionalist. She'll be noticed with this chong axe for sure." For those of you wondering how you can get your hands on a guitar like this one or the

Chong electric guitar that Tommy's touring with right now...Brett plans on making Chong guitars and a host of other licensed Chong products available for public purchase sometime in 2006.

We'll provide more information as it becomes available.

Thanks Brett.

We Now Have Gift Certificates

Cheech and Chong Dot Com now sells gift certificates. No more guessing what the recipient wants. Let them decide.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Tracey Takes On Coming To DVD

Season One of Tracey Ullman's HBO series, Tracey Takes On is coming to DVD. Cheech Marin makes a brief appearance in one of the episodes.

Cheech is funny, but the episode he's on is awful. It's worth missing.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Latinologues Adds One Final Performance

Due to ticket demand, Latinologues, which was scheduled to close following the Dec. 31 matinee performance, has added a 6 PM performance that evening.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Staind At Roseland

The Weedmaster lost his Apple watch at the Staind concert this evening.

Please contact us if you or someone you know found it. Thanks.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Cheech In A Christmas Tree?

A Florida couple found an owl in their Christmas tree that smelled like pot and looked stoned. They named him Cheech.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Latinologues Coming To Miami

Latinologues will begin touring after it's run on broadway ends December 31st. It's first stop is Miami's Byron Carlyle Theater, Jan 19-21. More tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Chong Film Coming To Palm Springs

Josh Gilbert's documentary about Tommy Chong and his incarceration, AKA Tommy Chong, will be shown at the 17th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival begins January 5th.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Stern Recounts Favorite Channel 9 Moment

Howard Stern recounted one of his favorite Channel 9 moments this morning. On Dec 13th 1991, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong did a nativity Christmas sketch. Cheech and Chong were wisemen. Dan was baby Jesus.


WOR/Channel 9 found the bit too offensive so it took a lot of persuasion to get them to air a waterdowned version.


Here's a recap of the episode:
47. An Old Fashioned Christmas Dec 13, 1991Cheech & Chong{Howard and Robin sing around the piano; Fred, Jackie and Gary visit; The Girls visit; Snapple commercial; Stuttering John visits; Homeless Guy makeover (Augustus); Augustus visits plays Lets Make a Bum Deal; Brother powernote commercial; Cheech & Chong visit (Christmas Story); Cheech& Chong roll joints; Fortunoff commercial; Happy Holidays - Stevie Starr, Spokesmodel Veronica, Becky & Heather; Mark Berglass visits; Mark Berglass runs the meeting; Crucified by the FCC commercial; Santa brings Fred a bachelor party with Allison; Live commercial: Wiz/Operation Live; Production number}.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Latinologues Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Stonerdude Coming To NYC

Stonerdude, designer of the "F*ck The FCC" and "Free Tommy" shirts we sold last year, is coming to NYC for Howard Stern's last broadcast. Stonerdude is a friend of the Stern show. In fact, he was on again this morning discussing his trip out here. He also plays drums for a band named Bong.

Access His Site

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Cheech Comments On Death Of Richard Pryor

Comic genius, Richard Pryor, died of a heart attack yesterday. Cheech Marin told E! Online that Richard Pryor was "the greatest stand-up to ever live."

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Friday, December 09, 2005

Latinologues To Be On Hispanics Today

Latinologues will be featured on the national TV show "Hispanics Today" on Dec. 10. "Hispanics Today," which highlights issues impacting the Latino community, airs in the metropolitan area on WNBC-TV Channel 4 from 5:30-6 AM ET. Check local listings.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Jimenez Appears In Latinologues

Radio shock Jock, Luis Jimenez, will appear in Latinologues December 9th.
Apparently, the media now labels everyone a shock jock. Don't forget! Stern's last terrestrial radio broadcast is December 16th.

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Santa Claus & His Old Lady Lyrics

Brewed Fresh Daily has posted the lyrics to Cheech and Chong's Santa Claus and His Old Lady.

Purchase CD Here

Monday, December 05, 2005

Cheech Signs On For Bob Hope Classic

Cheech Marin has signed on for The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, a premier Celebrity Pro-Am event on the PGA tour and the only golf tournament played on four courses spanning five days, will once again converge in the Palm Springs area January 16 through January 22, 2006.

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Mischa and Cisco

Here are photos of Cisco Adler, son of Cheech and Chong album producer, Lou Adler, in Maui with girlfriend, Mischa Barton of The O.C.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Keep Voting For Cheech & Chong

Parade magazine wants you to vote for the best all-time comedy duo. Results to be accounced December 25th.
Vote Now. Vote Often.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

RIP Pat Morita

Pat Morita, Mr Miyagi from the Karate Kid, passed away yesterday. His is survived by his wife, Evelyn Guerrero, Donna from the Cheech and Chong films, and three daughters.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jaime Camil Later Than Expected

Jamime Camil, formerly in Mambo Kings, will be joining Latinologues later than expected because he's finishing filming of I Love Miami. He'll begin his role as ex-member of Menudo on December 6th.
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Bosquez Returns To Logues

CBS 2 anchorman, Mario Bosquez, will return to Latinologues November 22nd. He will once again play a latin soap opera star just as he did during his first appearance, November 1st.
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Monday, November 21, 2005

Crime Ring In Holland?

Holland fans, we need your help. This person has been sending us phony money orders. Please do some research and let us know what you find out. Who is he? Contact your local authorities.
Kumar Mohammed
Heelsumstaat 12
2573 nm den haag
Holland

Friday, November 18, 2005

Interview With Rae Dawn Chong

Asian Week magazine interviewed Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn, about growing up with a mixed racial background, her career, as well as growing up as a celebrity daughter.
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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Molina To Appear In Latinologues

On November 19th, Raul de Molina, host of Univision's El Gordo y La Flaca, will make a guest appearance in Latinologues .
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Mambo King Camil To Join Latinologues

On November 25th, Jaime Camil, formerly of Mambo Kings, will join the cast of Latinologues . He will be portraying a new character, "ex-member of Menudo." He will remain with the production until the end of it's run.
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Monday, November 14, 2005

SurfControl Bans This Site

Many companies use SurfControl to block emails from certain web sites. Damn censors! We emailed SurfControl and this was their response:

"This website, www.cheechandchongfans.com, meets our criteria for the Illegal Drugs category. Not only does the drug humor "Glamorize" using marijuana, but they include multiple banners on their sites for drug test screen beating agents and some other drug related clothing and odds-and-ends.

Thanks for sending on, for your quick perusal, here is the criteria for our Illegal Drugs Category:

Recipes, instructions or kits for manufacturing or growing illicit substances for purposes other than industrial usage Glamorizing, encouraging, or instructing on the use of or masking the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or other substances that are illegal to minors.

Information on "legal highs": glue sniffing, misuse of prescription drugs or abuse of other legal substances.

Distributing illegal drugs free or for a charge

Displaying, selling, or detailing use of drug paraphernalia"

Sorry we can't accommodate your request, but to keep it in perspective, your customers can access your newsletter from their personal systems."

cptechsupport@surfcontrol.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Cheech Tattoo

Sebastian, a German Cheech and Chong fan, recently got this Cheech tattoo. He's getting his Chong tattoo shortly.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Boycott Google!

Stop using Google! Google will not allow Cheech and Chong Dot Com to advertise on their site because they consider this site a "drug related."
In addition, they will not allow any domain that contains the name "chong" to advertise. Apparently, ever since Tommy was arrested, they think that every Asian named "chong" is related to drugs.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Latinologues Extended

On the CBS Morning Show, Rick Najera revealed that Latinologues has been extended through the end of the year. That's right. It's been so popular that it's running until December 31st.
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Purchase Tickets here.

Monday, October 31, 2005

CBS Anchorman Latinologues Guest Appearance

On Nov 1, CBS Channel 2 anchorman Mario Bosquez will make a guest appearance in Latinologues . He will play a Latin soap star. Bosquez's appearance will be filmed for an upcoming segment on CBS' "Morning News" program in November.
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Purchase Tickets here.

Chong at Wonders of Cannabis Festival


CraigX provided us with photos from this past weekend's Wonders of Cannabis Festival. Craig has a recurring role on Showtime's, Weeds. Both he and Chong spoke at the event.
During interviews, Tommy kept the anti-Cheech sentiment to a mininum, but there was the occasional jab.

Tommy said that he is going to be more active in the pot movement and that his wife, Shelby, encouraged him to participate in this festival.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Vote For Cheech & Chong

Parade magazine wants you to vote for the best all-time comedy team. Vote for Cheech and Chong! If they win, maybe this will make them reconsider the reunion.
Vote Now. Vote Often.

Final Season Of That 70s Show

Tommy is returning for the eighth and final season of Fox's That 70s Show. He's now part of a new opening credits song.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

CBS News Interviews Cheech Marin

CBS News posted a video interview with Cheech Marin and the cast of Latinologues on their web site.

When asked about comedy during the 70s, Cheech said "Laughter was much better back then. It was cheaper! We've come a long way The audience is much more intelligent. I'm much more comfortable being out on the edge than being the center of the mainstream".

Meanwhile, Hispanic Business Magazine named Rick Najera one of the most influential latinos in America.

Watch CBS Interview Here

Purchase Tickets here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Photos From Harvest Fest



Brett Alexander (comedian, actor, musician, creator of the Cheech and Chong signature guitar series) provided us with photos from Harvest Fest. It was a lot of fun even in the rain. The Cheech and Chong bots looked great. His friend, Pete, is on guitar.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Latinologues Opening Night

Tonight, we went to the opening night of Latinologues , the Broadway play Cheech is directing. It was much better (we didn't think it could get any better) than the preview we went to a few weeks ago. There was more improv and new jokes. We laughed our asses off. People were laughing so hard that they couldn't catch their breath. The actors kept having to take long pauses, waiting for everyone to settle down.

The aftershow party at Havana (46th, betw 6th & 7th) had numerous models and celebs which we could not identify. Check out the footage below and let us know who these people are.

We sat at a table with Latinologues writer RickNajera, Cheech, what we think was Cheech's girlfriend, Geraldo and Geraldo's wife.

Rick Najera is a super nice guy. He's the type of guy you'd go to a bar and drink beers with. I asked Cheech about his current projects, but once again did not want to discuss the termination of the C & C reunion. Cheech Marin is a humble individual, appreciative of everything in his life. All he would say was that "tommy is a unique individual". We genuinely think Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong really wanted to do the movie, but things just didn't work out. Cheech doesn't have anything bad to say about anyone.

We asked Cheech about Senor Dracula, a Spanish version of the film Dracula which he is directing. The film is still being written. Efren Ramirez, the actor that played Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite, appears in the film.


While we were there, we spoke to Cheech about a top secret project we here at Cheech and Chong Dot Com are working on. He was very interested. In mid-November, we will make a formal announcement. There will be tons of fanfare and we think all Cheech and Chong fans will love it.

Other celeb sightings...Rosie Perez. She looks great.

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Actors thank the audience.
Random video from aftershow party which shows the ambience.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Latinologues Articles


Over the next few days, we'll be posting articles and interviews regarding this Thursday's Broadway opening of Latinologues . The show is fantastic.
Purchase tickets for Thursday's star-studded opening here.
NY Daily News

NY Daily News

AP

NY Newsday

USA Today

The Journal News

Playbill

Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, October 09, 2005

FBI May Change Hiring Policy

Apparently, the FBI has a policy which prevents them from hiring certain people that have previously used drugs.

AP interviewed Tommy Chong regarding this policy.

"I don't think you could find anybody who hasn't tried marijuana, and I take a lot of credit for that," said Tommy Chong, the comedian whose films with Cheech Marin provided over-the-top portrayals of marijuana culture during the 1980s. "They're going to have to change their policy."

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Update: This article and Tommy's quote has appeared in nearly every newspaper around the world.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Chong Comments On Disagreement With Cheech

During a phone interview with the Mercury News, Tommy Chong provided some additional information regarding the end of plans for a Cheech and Chong reunion.

In recent weeks, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been attacking each other in the media. From what we can gather, Cheech feels they're too old to reunite as hippy stoners. This is one of the reasons he backed out.
On the other hand, Chong feels that Cheech considers himself an "actor" "above the comedy." He feels that Cheech is a sellout for forgetting about his comedic past.

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made some of the best comedic films of all time. They're legendary and the duo could easily pick up where they left off. Age will not be an issue. They should keep working on a script until they're both happy with it.

Chong says he's tried to call Cheech, but Cheech hasn't returned his calls. This is not surprising. Chong began a smear campaign shortly before the opening of Latinologues. Chong's comments were tasteless and unprofessional.

Tommy also revealed he has completed work on his book, The I Chong, which details his stint in prison. Chong says he's spent $1 million on legal fees thus far and expects to spend another mill trying to reverse the conviction.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Latinologues Opening Night Moved Up


As mentioned in our previous article, the Cheech Marin-directed play, Latinologues, was flawless on it's first night of previews. As a result, they have moved up the opening night to Thursday, October 13th.
It's only running for 12 weeks so DO NOT MISS IT. The play is hysterical.
Purchase tickets here.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Cheech Discusses Tomorrow's Lecture

The Monitor conducted a phone interview with Cheech Marin regarding tomorrow's lecture at the University Of Texas Pan American. It's part of the school's Hispanic Science, Technology and Engineering Week.


During tomorrow's lecture, Cheech will discuss his Chicano art collection. Afterwards, he will be signing autographs. This is rare. It's fairly difficult to obtain his sig.


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Update: At last night's UTPA presentation, Cheech revealed that this is the second time he's been to UTPA. The first time was while doing standup with Tommy during the 70s. Cheech said he sees himself "popularizer" of Latino art.


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Thursday, September 29, 2005

New Shirts In Stock

The new Cheech and Chong t-shirts, Que Paso and Sitting are now in stock. Que Paso features a photo of them flipping the bird from the movie Nice Dreams. Sitting features a photo from Next Movie.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Don Johnson Just Legal

During an interview with Don Johnson about his new WB series, Just Legal, he was asked if Cheech will be appearing on the show. "You never know. I love my brother. He is my true brother. I would do the phone book with Cheech. That could be interesting. I'll have to kick that around with Jonathan."
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Tommy Performs At Comic Relief

Last night, Tommy Chong and others performed at a Harry Anderson organized Comic Relief comedy show in Austin, TX. "The audience cheered Ron White and Tommy Chong like rock-star gods". The event raised $85,000 for the Red Cross.
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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Capps Ashcroft Protest

Bobby Capps (well-known for his Free Tommy protests) was at William Jessup University today to protest Tommy Chong's wrongful persecution. John Ashcroft was there to kick off the university's new public policy.

Capps stood at the university entrance holding
his anti-Ashcroft sign (Adolf Ashcroft Violates Peoples Rights Abuses Law, America Needs Crude Not Crud No More Texass Candidates). He had expected to be given a hard time. On the contrary, two university heads brought out coffee and donuts. Most of the people were super-friendly.

Later on, two beautiful coeds, Eleathia and Taylor (forgive me if their names are spelled incorrectly) came over to take a photo with Bobby. They weren't aware of Ashcroft's antics and weren't familiar with Cheech and Chong, but they will be visiting this site later (email us your photo).

Capps had this to say, "As for people traveling into and out of the university, I would say there were three kinds: people who shook their head and then proceeded like they didnt see me, people who flipped (me) off...great christian,...and last but not least, the horn blowers (that gave me a) thumbs up. No one bothered me. In closing I would like to say William Jessup University had wonderful manners and I believe is a very nice place to visit and I hope more will go to school there in the future."

Friday, September 16, 2005

ThinkFilm Purchases AKA Tommy Chong

Thinkfilm has purchased the worldwide rights to AKA Tommy Chong, a documentary about Chong being arrested and sent to prison for selling bongs via the internet. The film cost $200,000 to make and ThinkFilm paid $1.5 mill for the rights. They plan a March or April release.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Latinologues Press Conference

Today, we attended the Latinologues press conference at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The place was packed with reporters.

We were only able to speak Cheech Marin briefly because he was heading back to California this afternoon. We asked him about the reunion film and the script. Contrary to previous reports, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong never finalized the movie script. They came up with the premise together, but that was it. He didn't seem comfortable discussing it. We will have a more in-depth interview with Cheech when he returns in October.

We brought Brett Alexander with us so he could show Cheech the Cheech Marin signature guitar, as well as give Cheech the bust he created. In the past, Brett has also created guitars for Tommy Chong and legendary blues musician, Buddy Miles.

In addition, we had the opportunity to speak some of the other cast members. Rick Najera said that he saw our review and was very appreciative. By the way, Shirley looked stunning.

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Cheech intro & Rick Najera "border patrol".
Cheech signing the axe.Reporters with Rick and Shirley.

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Purchase tickets here. It's a small theater so every seat is close.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Say "hi" To Ashcroft

NEWSFLASH: John Ashcroft will be a featured speaker on Sept 17 2005 Constitution Day @ William Jessup University which will kick off its new public policy. 333 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin, Ca. Time 10am - 12pm

If you would like to attend and have any interest in making this a miserable event for John the Egotist, its a free event. RSVP by Sept 14,200 email tooAcademics@jessup.edu or call 916-577-2215.

Protest this egotist who put Tommy Chong behind bars on trumped up charges.

Review: Debut of Latinologues

Tonight was the first night of previews for Rick Najera's Latinologues. The play, which takes place at New York's Helen Hayes Theatre, marks Cheech Marin's Broadway directorial debut.

The show was fanastic! The audience and myself included could not stop laughing.

The writing was impeccable, which doesn't surprise me. Rick Najera is a seasoned comedy writing veteran, having written for MAD TV and In Living Color. Rick is also a marvelous character actor. His drug dealer character gave me the munchies and also drew the most laughs

I was amazed that the first show could be flawless, but it was. Cheech Marin's excellent direction, as well as the great actors (Rick Najera, Eugenio Derbez, Rene Lavan, Shirley A. Rumierk) are to thank.

I loved it so much so we will be returning. We also expect to have an interview with Cheech Marin later this week.

If you live outside of the tri-state area, we recommend planning a vacation around this.

Watch Encore (requires Quicktime 7.0 or higher)

Purchase tickets here. It's a small theater so every seat is close.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Chong Interview At Toronto Film Festival

During an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tommy Chong spoke about AKA Tommy Chong, a documentary about Chong being arrested and sent to prison for selling bongs via the internet. Tommy says that "The United States is under martial law, it's under dictatorship."
The documentary claims that the DEA spent $12 million pursuing Tommy and only $20 million pursuing Osama.
"It's like the weed culture. You just wait, it'll change. Everything changes. Bush won't be in power forever, Ashcroft is already gone. There's going to be another cycle and it's going to go the other way."
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Remembering 9-11

It's hard to believe it's been nearly four years since that tragic day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Kristine. She was a close friend of mine that died in the towers. I miss her so much. She was truly a beautiful person.
-Weedmaster
While on the subject of 9-11, it's important to for everyone to realize what did and did not occur that day. There's a great film created by Power Hour Productions titled In Plane Sight. Some of the points-of-view are open to interpretation. However, there are items in the film that are undeniably true.
For instance, a missile hit the Pentagon, not a plane. The hole was only 16 ft in diameter before the building collapsed. There were dozens of surveillance cameras on top of the Pentagon, as well as at a gas station, that captured what happened. However, the existence of these tapes has been denied. Most shocking is that there was no plane wreckage at the Pentagon.
Read about conspiracy.
Buy the DVD with bonus footage.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Cheech & Chong War Escalates

Tommy has continued his Cheech smear campaign. In yesterday's edition of the New York Post, Chong calls Cheech a "sellout" and a professional Latin.
By professional Latin, Tommy is referring to the fact that all of Cheech's projects are related to Hispanic culture. These projects include the Latinlogues play, Chicano Visions art exhibit and his directing of the Spanish version of Dracula.
This is the second such article in recent weeks. Tommy mentioned Cheech being a sellout during an interview with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. He goes on to say that he's a sellout for playing a cop on Nash Bridges.
From what we can gather, Tommy is upset that Cheech has forgotten his comic roots.
Ironically, Tommy was a guest during a Nash Bridges episode.
We've yet to year Cheech Marin's side of the story. We hope to have some comments from him next week.
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Thursday, September 08, 2005

FILM=CANCELLED

Confirming the story we broke earlier this week, the Cheech and Chong reunion film has been cancelled.
All Cheech says is that something happened.
Cheech goes on to say they might do something together, but it won't be a film.
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Prison Tango

During an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival,Tommy Chong discusses dancing the tango with prisoners at Taft.
Tommy is in Toronto for a showing of AKA Tommy Chong, a documentary about his wrongful persecution.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Latinologues Opens Tuesday

Latinologues, the Broadway play Cheech Marin is directing, opens next Tuesday. The six-week preview begins September 13th, but the show offically launches October 23rd. It's a 12-week engagementending December 4th.

The sign was installed this past weekend.

Purchase tickets here.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Questions For Cheech?

Next week, we'll be seeing Cheech Marin at the first night of the Latinologues. Post questions you'd like us to ask Cheech on our message board.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Drug War Survival Skills

Tommy Chong has written a blurb found on the front cover of a new book titled Busted! Drug War Survival Skills. It was written by M. Chris Fabricant and features information such as why you should use wooden pipes.

Underclassman=Panned

We've yet to find a positive review for the new Miramax film, Underclassman. The film starring Nick Cannon, Shawn Ashmore and Cheech Marin is about a detective that goes undercover at a private school to bust a stolen car ring. Cheech Marin is the police captain.
Acccording to Westword "Miramax isn't exactly hyping Underclassman; it's been on the shelf for so long that the soundtrack still features the original, politically incorrect version of the Black Eyed Peas song "Let's Get Retarded" (long since retitled "Let's Get It Started"."
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cheech Hits Crowd With Golfballs

Apparently, the movie, Tin Cup, and the dozens of charity golf tournaments have not improved Cheech Marin's golf game. During this past weekend's Ryder Cup golf tournament, Cheech Marin and other celebrities accidentally hit spectators with golfballs.
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Reunion Film On Hold Indefinitely

Sorry everyone, but the Cheech and Chong reunion film is on hold indefinitely. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong loved the original script, but the powers that be (the film studio) did not. The film studio, New Line Cinema, has since left the project. The original director, Larry Charles, left the project to work on an unrelated television project.
In a recent article, Tommy Chong hinted that tensions may be heating up again between he and Cheech Marin.
A revised script is or was being penned by Tommy, but Cheech only agreed to make a cameo. He character would be replaced by Pedro's son.
Any Cheech and Chong movie without both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong would be an atrocity.
We'll provide additional updates as we receive them.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Cheech Playing In This Weekend's Ryder

Cheech Marin and other celebs are playing in this weekend's Ryder Cup golf tournament at The Celtic Manor in Wales.
Update: Photo Posted.
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Cheech Visits Dracula Set

Director Cheech Marin visited the set of Bela Lugosi's 1931 Dracula film to research his new film, Senor Dracula.
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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Brett At Soupstock

Brett Alexander aka Tommy's friend aka the creator of the Cheech axe aka thecreator of the Chong axe aka the loony man of 1001 faces recentlperformed at Soupstock. The Chongbot was also on hand. Skydivers dropped in to see the show.

Brett will appearing at the Harvest Fest next. It runs Oct 7-10.

Buy Brett's CD here

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Cheech & Chong DVD Giftset Is Best Seller

The recently released Cheech and Chong DVD Giftset was the 8th best-selling DVD this past week. The giftset consists of the Up In Smoke and Still Smokin DVDs at a great low price.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Birth Of The Cheech Axe

Brett Alexander, the creator of the exquisite Chong guitar, has just completed carving the Cheech axe. This is his best work yet. No word on when it will be for sale to the general public.
Brett has also completed work on his new comedy album, Cheeb and Bong's Best Hits. It's an awesome compilation of Brett's best comedy bits.

Photo of Brett

Monday, August 15, 2005

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

For those of you that didn't know, Cheech Marin is on the board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The organization donates $30 million in scholarships yearly.
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Thursday, August 11, 2005

AKA Tommy Chong

AKA Tommy Chong, a documentary about Chong being arrested and sent to prison for selling bongs via the internet, will be shown at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. The film was directed by Josh Gilbert.
The festival runs Sept 8-17
Update: Tommy WILL attend.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Friday, August 05, 2005

Tommy Attends Fox Celebrity Party

A photo has been posted of Tommy at a July 29th Fox celebrity party.
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Underclassman Premieres Friday

Underclassman, starring Nick Cannon, Shawn Ashmore and Cheech Marin premieres this Friday. This film is about a detective that goes undercover at a private school to bust a stolen car ring. Cheech Marin is the police captain.
Update: release postponed til Sept.
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Cheech Coming To Broadway

Cheech Marin will be directing Latinologues when it comes to Broadway's Helen Hayes theater September 13th. The play, which is written by and stars Najera (Mad TV and In Living Color) , has been touring the country with a revolving group of actors.

Performances begin September 13th, but the show offically launches October 23rd. It's a 12-week engagement, ending December 4th.

Playbill Article
Official Latinologues Site

Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Golden Palace Coming To Lifetime

The Golden Palace, a spinoff of the Golden Girls, is coming to Lifetime television. Cheech Marin stars as Chuy, the wacky cook. This show lasted one season and hadn't been seen since. It airs at 6:30PM EST beginning August 1st.
LifetimeEpisode List

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Capps Strikes Again

The infamous Bobby Capps is back. This time he managed to piss off his neighbors by putting a message to Cheech and Chong on his house. Capps' reaction, "SMD."

In related news, Bobby is currently working on the film Thunder Mike and Rumble Rob. Capps wrote and stars in this independent film about renegade bikers, gold, music, tragedy and survival. It's a great script and promises to be an even better film.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Cheech To Attend Diabetes Fundraiser

On September 25th and 26th, Cheech Marin will be attending CVS Newport Under The Stars, a benefit for Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center. The benefit, which takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, is being organized by Cheer's John Ratzenberger. Also attending are Tony Shalhoub, Jason Bateman, the cast of That 70s Show and lots of other celebs.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Happy Birthday Cheech Marin

Hey, it is a toothpick. The infamous Cheech Marin turns 59 today. Cheech was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA.
Happy Birthday Cheech!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Woman That Helped Put Tommy Away

Pittsburgh Live has an article about Mary Beth Buchanan, the Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She and Ashcroft were responsible for framing Tommy Chong. Ashcroft once referred to Buchanan as his "boss."
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Friday, July 01, 2005

Rae Dawn Chong At Rokbar

Photos have been posted of Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn, at the opening of Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro's Rokbar.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sliders Season Three Coming To DVD

Sliders: The Third Season is coming to DVD July 19th. Season three features guest appearances by Tommy Chong, Duff McKagan and more.
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Friday, June 17, 2005

WBBM Talk Radio Interviews Cheech Marin

Chicago talk radio station WBBM posted a brief interview with Cheech Marin or Cheech Mareen, as they pronounce it. Cheech discusses his Chicano Visions exhibit which is presently in Chicago. The Sun Times also interviewed Cheech.
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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Tommy Discusses His Arrest & The Reunion

The Los Angeles Newspaper Group had a chance to conduct a phone interview with Tommy Chong today. During the interview, Tommy states that he has "no animosity towards anybody." He says that he understands why the Bush administration "went after me the way they did. I totally understand it. They're so crooked they needed any kind of diversion they could get."
When asked about the reunion movie, Tommy said that the first script got rejected and that he has since submitted a second script which needs additional work. Sadly, Cheech Marin appears to be shying away from the project. Cheech doesn't want to be Pedro. As a result, Tommy needed to create a Cheech, Jr. character who "carries half the movie."
There is a lot more to the interview.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Cheech At Spanos

On Monday, Cheech Marin, Jamie Farr and a host of other celebrities participated in a United Way charity golf tournament at Spanos Park in Stockton, CA.
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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Cheech Narrates Independent Lens

On June 8th, the Independent Lens channel will present Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Love Story. The story of the Mexican-American village within downtown LA that was torn down so they could build Dodger Stadium in the 1950s. It's narrated by Cheech Marin.

Complex Asks Tommy "What if..."

If Tommy Chong had only one day left on this planet, he’d spend it settling a score with the former U.S. Attorney General. “I’d seek revenge on first and foremost John Ashcroft, because he put me in jail for selling bongs,” Chong told Complex magazine. “I’d tell him to go [bleep] himself, but I would do it on his terms and forgive him like a good Christian, which would freak him out. I’d probably hug him.”
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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cheech Coming To University Of Texas

The University Of Texas Pan American has announced that Cheech Marin and Erik Estrada will be celebrity speakers during the Hispanic Science, Technology and Engineering Week. The event takes place Sept 26-Oct 1.
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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Cheech At Indy

Last night, Cheech was in the 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis and today he was at Indy signing autographs and watching the race (see photo).
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Friday, May 27, 2005

Tommy Coming To Kansas City

A new comedy club named the Majestic Theater & Cafe and Improv Comedy Club will be opening soon in Kansas City. Tommy Chong is booked to perform there, but the date has yet to be announced.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong

The brilliant Tommy Chong turns 67 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
As you may remember, Ashcroft made Tommy celebrate his last birthday behind bars (entrapment). Well, he's free at last.
Happy Birthday Tommy!

Judging Amy Cancelled

At last week's up fronts, CBS television announced that it will not be renewing Judging Amy. Cheech Marin had a recurring role as Tyne Daly's love interest on the show last season.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Buddy Miles Christens Tommy's Axe


Brett Alexander is currently collaborating with legendary blues musician, Buddy Miles (both are good friends of Tommy), on sequels to his popular "Cheeb and Bong Puppet Theater" comedy album. Brett had Buddy give the Tommy Chong signature guitar he created a test drive before shipping it off to Tommy.

The tentative titles for the new albums are Starweed: The Umperior Is Whack and Return Of The Red Eye. On the new albums, Buddy did some voices and played a Fender Roads piano, as well as the Tommy Chong guitar. Soon Brett will be appearing at Caroline Comedy Club in NYC. We will provide those dates as they become available.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Cheech Is Something Blue

Cheech Marin, Luis Guzman and Efren Ramirez of Napoleon Dynamite fame will star in Something Blue, a Mexican horror film. It's currently in pre-production.
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Stripes: Extended Cut

Ivan Reitman is releasing the DVD Stripes: Extended Cut on June 6th. This DVD contains 18 mins of previously unseen footage. Why are we writing about this? Cheech and Chong were originally cast for the roles played by Bill Murray and Harold Ramis.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Cheech To Be In 500 Parade

On May 28th, Cheech Marin and a host of other celebrities will be participating in downtown Indianapolis' annual 500 parade. Over 300,000 spectators are expected.
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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Tommy and Shelby Coming To Irvine

Tommy and his wife, Shelby will be performing at the Irvine Improv.
Where: Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA.
When: May 12-15.

Chong On Capital Hill

A documentary on Tommy Chong's wrongful imprisonment was one of the many highlights at today's marijuana rally in Washington DC.
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Friday, April 29, 2005

Chong Sued For Dropping Out Of Logues

In the current issue of Newsweek, Tommy Chong reveals he will not rejoin The Marijuana-Logues once his probation ends. Why? “I don’t feel comfortable because I’m trying to get my record expunged. I’d still be thumbing my nose at the government [that] just finished putting me in jail.”


AC Lichtenstein, the producers of the show plan to sue Tommy for not fulfilling his contract for 36 performances. Chong is considering a countersuit for unpaid wages and damages.


During the interview, Tommy revealed he is working on a book about his Operation Pipedream arrest, as well as a book on Cheech and Chong. He also mentions that "Holy Smoke" is the current working title for the Cheech and Chong reunion film.
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The Kansas City Star also had a chance to interview Tommy. He's in town for this weekend's shows at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club.


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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Universal To Re-Release Get Out Of My Room

Word on the street is that Universal is looking to re-release Cheech and Chong's Get Out Of My Room on DVD and CD.

Get Out Of My Room is generally considered Cheech and Chong's last project together. However, in interviews Tommy said it eventually became Cheech's project and that he (Tommy) had a small role in it's development.

This re-release plan is still in it's infancy. We'll let you know when we learn more.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Cheech To Be In Scarface

Vivendi Universal Games has closed a deal with Al Pacino to lend his voice to a video game based on the movie Scarface. Cheech Marin, Jay Mohr and other celebrities will be doing voiceovers for other characters.
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Monday, April 18, 2005

Cheech To Sing on Camp Freddy Record?

According to MTV News, ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro, is looking to have Cheech Marin lend guest vocals on the new Camp Freddy album. Camp Freddy which consists of Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum on drums, Dave Navarro on guitar, The Cult's Billy Morrison on guitar, bassist Chris Chaney and singer Donovan Leitch, are putting the finishing touches on the new album.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

UK Cheech and Chong Mural



The guys of Urban Damage created this immaculate Cheech and Chong mural. Shortly, we will be posting more information about these masked men, as well as where to locate the mural.

The Tommy Chong Guitar


Brett Alexander of the "Cheeb and Bong Puppet Theater" (we've promoted his great comedy CDs on this site in the past) is creating a prototype ofthe Tommy Chong signature guitar. It's almost finished and may be available for purchase later this year. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Cheech Attends Kids Choice Awards

Cheech Marin attended this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards with his daughter.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Cheech Signs On For BMW Charity Pro-Am

Cheech Marin and a host of other celebrities will participate in this year's BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament at The Cliffs. The event takes place April 28-May 1.
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Cheech Joins Calfornia State Fund-Raising Panel

Cheech Marin and nineteen other prominent figures have joined a California State University fund-raising panel. Their goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years for a new performing arts center.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

HBO Comedy Festival Transcript

We've obtained the transcript from last month's "Together Again" Cheech and Chong reunion at HBO's Comedy Festival in Aspen.
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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Cheech To Host Trinity Benefit

For the second year in a row, Cheech Marin will be hosting the Trinity Classic Comedy Night. The Trinity Classic increases support and awareness for Trinity, a charity which provides children services and facilities.
When: Saturday, May 21st 2005Where: Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, CA
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Friday, March 04, 2005

Tommy To Be On Handelman Show This Sunday

Tommy was supposed to be on the Allan Handelman Show last Sunday, but he experienced cell phone problems. Tommy will make another attempt this Sunday at 10PM EST. You can listen live on the web. Make sure you sign up for the pay service, the quality of the free connection is awful and not worth the attempt.
Recap: Tommy says that right now he's working on various TV projects and is appearing on That 70s Show. He's also still writing the reunion script. Chong says it will be the "best Cheech and Chong movie ever." As far as a movie title is concerned, "we're not going to name the baby until we see how it looks."
For the first time, Chong revealed that he was in prison with Ronald Reagan's speech writer. The speech writer told Tommy that, before becoming President, Reagan was very familiar with marijuana.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Join Chong and Others at Oscar Party

This Sunday, Tommy and tons of other celebrities will be at an AIDS charity Oscars party.Where: The Abbey Food & Bar / 692 North Robertson Boulevard / West Hollywood
Update: Chong will be broadcasting from the party live exclusively on the Allan Handelman Show. Listen here.
Update: Chong was a no-show. Allan was unable to reach Chong via his cell.
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LA Weekly Chong Interview

LA Weekly conducted a great interview with Tommy Chong at his Calfornia home. During the interview, they discuss his incarceration, Dennis Miller encouraging him to start doing stand-up again and the Cheech and Chong reunion. He said he and Cheech are looking to do a tour and write new music.
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Sunday, February 13, 2005

More Film Details

While meeting with press at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong provided more details on their reunion film. Cheech says the script is nearly finished and they want to start filming right away. Both would like the film to be released this summer if possible.
Also of interest is that New Line Cinema may not be distributing the movie after all. They would not elaborate. That leaves two questions unanswered...Who is the director? and Which film company will distribute the film?
However, one thing is undeniable. The film is going to be great. Earlier today, they appeared on AMC's Peter Bart and Peter Gruber's Sunday Morning ShootoutÓ. They are just as funny now as they were 20 years ago.
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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Aspen Reunion Recap

The Aspen Times (photo courtesy of Aspen Times) and Denver Post provide a recap of Thursday's "Together Again" reunion of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. It was the first time they were on stage together in 20 years. The event was hosted by rapper and host of MTV's "Pimp My Ride", Xzibit.
The St Regis Ballroom was packed. It was standing room only. It began with a film retrospective and was followed by a Q & A session.
Update: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong also did some stand-up and played Up In Smoke live.
Read and See Photo Here and Read Here

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Tonight's The Reunion

Cheech and Chong will be onstage tonight, together, for the first time in 20 years. The event takes place at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado, followed by an appearance at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Ballroom for a live taping of Peter Bart and Peter Gruber's Sunday Morning Shootout (Air Date: Sun 02.13.2005, 11AM ET/PT AMC).
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Monday, February 07, 2005

NPR Interviews Chong

Today, National Public Radio conducted the most thorough interview we've heard with Tommy Chong since his release.
Touring...Chong says he's only able to perform in Canada until his probation is over (this Spring).
Arrest...He gave more details on his arrest. He says that undercover agents went to his son's bong factory and purchased $5,000 worth of bongs. These headshop owners/agents said they wanted to purchase even more bongs and asked Chong Glass to ship the bongs to the fake headshop. It was total entrapment. These agents had been trying to get Chong glass to ship bongs to Pennsylvania for months. They flew to the factory out of desperation.
Chong received the harsh nine month sentence because Tommy told the press that the only weapons of mass destruction George Bush found were his bongs. They even mentioned what Chong said during his sentencing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger...Tommy met Arnold at a gym and smoked pot with him shortly after Arnold came to the US. Arnold is in denial about it.
Listen to NPR interview

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Chong Discusses Thursday's Aspen Reunion

The Denver Post sat down with Tommy Chong to discuss this Thursday's reunion in Aspen. It will be a tribute to Cheech and Chong which will include a Q & A session.
During the interview, Tommy also mentions, that the reunion film is in the "rewrite-the-script stage."
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Chong To Be On Dennis Miller

Tommy Chong will be on Dennis Miller this Wednesday, 02.02.2005. Dennis Miller airs weeknights at 9PM EST on CNBC.
Update: During the interview, Dennis and Tommy briefly discussed C & C's Feb 10 Aspen reunion and said it will lead to future C & C endeavors...if Cheech can fit in the dresses. Chong also promoted THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES tour. Don't miss this tour. We've seen it and it's fantastic.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Chong Discusses Prison And Return To That 70's Show

The Calgary Sun sat with Tommy to discuss prison, the Cheech and Chong reunion film and his return to That 70's Show.

Chong Marijuana-Logues National Tour

Following the hit off-Broadway run, Ideal Entertainment Group and Magic Arts & Entertainment are bringing THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES starring TOMMY CHONG to cities across the North America beginning February of 2005.
Chong, best known for his legendary contribution to American counterculture in the comedy team Cheech & Chong, will continue with THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES, a stage show written by Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin and directed by Jim Millan.
It's an evening of side-splitting humor that has a nation buzzing. Chong lights up the live theater stage with his unique perspective on life. (Disclaimer: This production does not glorify drug use. Rather, it illustrates that cannabis culture is a thing of substance, humor and creativity.) From hazy to highbrow, THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES proves that the stories surrounding the bud are as varied as those who indulge.
Purchase tickets here. note: for some reason, ticketmaster put different locations under each link.
NOTE: TOUR CANCELLED
Feb 18 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BCFeb 19 Moore Theatre Seattle, WAFeb 20 Keller Auditorium Portland, ORFeb 25 Music Hall Tucson, AZFeb 26 Wilshire Theatre Los Angeles, CAMar 4 The Palace Theatre Cleveland, OHMar 5 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MIMar 11 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CAMar 18 Kezwick Theatre Glenside, PAMar 25 State Theatre Minneapolis, MNMar 26 Paramount Theatre Denver, COApr 16 Eureka Theatre Eureka, CAApr 29 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJApr 30 Canon Theatre Toronto, ONMay 6 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Stars Come Out For Bob Hope Classic

Stars Come Out For Bob Hope Classic 01.26.2005
A host of celebs came out this morning for the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Chong Discusses Johnny Carson

The Edmonton Sun spoke to Chong regarding the death of Johnny Carson. During the interview, he says that Cheech and Chong tried to get on the Tonight Show numerous times, but that Carson wouldn't have them on because of their image.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Cheech To Play Bob Hope Classic

Cheech Marin and a host of other celebrities will be participating in this year's Bob Hope's Classic golf tournament. The event takes place at a number of golf courses January 24-30.
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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Chong Touring Once Again

Tommy Chong and his wife, Shelby, are hitting the comedy circuit. They'll be at Toronto's
Yuk Yuk's comedy club January 29th.
Pauly Shore

Friday, January 07, 2005

Pauly Shore Is Dead

We first told you about this flick on 2001. Originally titled You'll Never Wiez In This Town Again, Pauly Shore's latest effort, Pauly Shore Is Dead is coming to DVD Jan 25th. The premise...Pauly loses everything he owns and decides to fake his own death. Needless to say, he gets caught.

The cast list is AWESOME. Most of the actors play themselves including Tommy Chong, Tommy Lee, Jerry Springer, Jaime Bergman of Howard Stern's Son Of The Beach, Ben Stiller and more.