Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FANdemonium Casting Hardcore Latino Cheech and Chong Fans

We see that the Latino Cable Network SiTv is casting for a new show called "FANdemonium". We don't have a lot of details.

This is what their post says...
It's an exciting new show that highlights the people who give celebrities their super-star status - the fans. These are the people who camp out overnight for tickets, catch every episode of their favorite actors' show and memorize every statistic on their favorite athlete.

To give credit to these true devotees, “FANdemonium” will travel to different cities and venues - from large-scale music festivals and parades, to concerts and comedy shows, to red-carpet premieres and major sporting events to find the biggest fans there and give them a chance to win AMAZING prizes through an exciting series of competition with fellow fans.

They are preparing to hit up The Cheech and Chong Show and are looking for hardcore Latino fans that would like to participate in our new show.

Previous prizes include backstage passes, meet-and-greets with celebrities, winning a chance to become our red-carpet correspondent for the night, etc...

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Update: Nashville Pre-Sale Date has Changed

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is coming to Nashville, TN.

The onsale dates have changed.
Ticket pre-sale is October 14 at 10am local time.
Public sale is October 17 at 4:20PM local time.

January 8
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN

Monday, September 29, 2008

Vancouver VIP Ticket Upgrade Now Available

The VIP ticket upgrade is now onsale for Queen Elizabeth Theater, December 5th in Vancover, BC.

Click on the VIP Upgrade link above and click on "more info" next to the show.

Light Up America Tour Coming to Nashville

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is coming to Nashville, TN. Tickets go onsale Friday October 4. There is no pre-sale.

January 8
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cheech & Chong to be Roasted in Vegas

TBS television has announced they will be doing a celebrity roast of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong at their "Very Funny" Festival: The Comedy Festival.

The festival takes place November 20-22 in Las Vegas, NV. We don't yet know the date of the roast.

Tickets aren't yet onsale for the roast, but they will be here.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cheech & Chong: LIght Up America ...More Dates Announced

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is now coming to these great cities. The pre-sale is this Tuesday, September 30 at 10am local venue time.

Public sale is Friday.

Nob Hill Masonic (San Francisco, CA) - November 23, 2008
Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - January 2, 2009
Majestic Theatre (Dallas, TX) - January 9, 2009
Music Hall (Omaha, NE) - January 16, 2009
Music Hall (Kansas City, MO) - January 17, 2009

Click on the pre-sale link above to purchase tickets.

Is that Cheech? Chong? Trailer Park Russ?

Cheech & Chong fan, Trailer Park Russ, checks in.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Contest: Win a Cheech & Chong High Times Prize Package


Cheech and Chong have been on the cover of High Times magazine more than anyone else. To celebrate High Times magazine and Cheech and Chong Dot Com are giving away a great prize package. You get a copy of the latest edition of High Times (featuring Cheech & Chong on the cover), plus Jorge Cervantes' Ultimate Grow DVDs Part 1 and 2.

Contest Rules: Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received. One entry per email address. One entry per person. Additional entries will be disqualified. Contest ends at 11:59PM EST on October 18, 2008. Winners will be contacted via email and have five (5) days to respond confirming their address. If the winner does not respond within (5) days, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Prizes: There will be (3) winners in total. Winners will receive one (1) High Times magazine, (1) Ultimate Grow DVD 1 and (1) Ultimate Grow DVD 2. Odds depend on number of total entries received. Winners outside the US and Canada will be required to pay actual shipping and handling charges (approximately $15 USD).

No purchase necessary.

Click Here to enter.

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America San Francisco Date Announced

November 23rd, Cheech & Chong are bringing their Light Up America tour to the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA.

Public Sale: October 3rd, 4:20PM local time.

We don't know if there will be a pre-sale.

Found: The Ice Cream Truck from Nice Dreams

For a very long time, we've wondered where the ice cream truck from Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams vanished to. Well, it's been found.

Tim Petty of Ocala, Florida purchased the 1950 Chevrolet Good Humor Ice Cream Truck from "a company in St. Louis that specializes in vehicles for movies." The wheels and dashboard had been painted white for the film. It needed major restorations.

Read the article and see a photo of what it looks like now here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Video: Terminator and Chong Cartoon on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel Live created a cartoon based on Arnold's recent confirmation that he did, indeed, light up with Tommy Chong.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America, Boston Onsale Wednesday, Mohegan Sun Onsale October 3

Just a reminder...

The 2nd show for Boston goes onsale tomorrow, Wednesday at 10am. Click on the pre-sale link above.

The January 2, 2009 show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT goes onsale October 3rd at 4:20PM EDT. Click on the 'Public Sale Tickets via Live Nation' link above.

Tommy Chong Smoking a DVD Wrapper





A/K/A Tommy Chong director, Josh Gilbert, has done something really cool. He created a Special 'Rolled in Paper' Edition of the A/K/A Tommy Chong DVD.

It's the same award-winning film, now wrapped in a smokeable wood cellulose paper wrapper.


Tommy Chong provides this simple demonstration on how to roll and smoke a joint using the Special 'Rolled in Paper' Edition of the A/K/A Tommy Chong DVD.

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Still Looking: Anyone have the Cheech & Chong tour Poster with the Gorilla?

Hi everyone,
We need this poster ASAP. We just need a copy, don't need the original.

Does anyone have the Cheech & Chong poster from the 1970s with a big gorilla drooling? It's from Massey Hall in Toronto.

email us

Thanks.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Photos From Wednesday's Myspace Concert

This past Wednesday, Cheech & Chong and Shelby Chong performed their Light Up America comedy act at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. It was part of the MySpace Secret Standup comedy series. B-Real from Cypress Hill was also in the house.
Very special thanks to Jesus for sending us these photos.

Add these myspace friends.
Tommy Chong
Cheech and Chong Dot Com
a/k/a Tommy Chong
The owner of the Big Green Van from Up In Smoke created a Myspace page.
Add it as your friend.

Friday, September 19, 2008

2nd Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Boston Show Added

The first show sold out so they are adding a late show for the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour in Boston, Mass.

December 12
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA

Pre-sale: Tuesday, September 23rd. 10am.
Public-sale: Friday, September 26th. 4:20pm local time.

Cheech & Chong High Times Issue On Newsstands Now


The Cheech & Chong High Times issue is on newsstands as of today. Be sure to pick it up.

VIP Upgrade Added for 7:30 Las Vegas Show

The VIP Upgrade is now available for the 7:30 Las Vegas Show. Click on the link at the top fo this page.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Special Sneak Preview: Cheech & Chong in High Times


This is a Cheech and Chong Dot Com exclusive.
Cheech & Chong will be on the cover of the November issue of High Times magazine. It hits newsstands soon and features a great indepth interview with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

Cheech & Chong have appeared on the cover of High Times magazine more than anyone else. Soon, we'll be featuring a montage of every Cheech & Chong High Times cover.

Special preview here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cheech & Chong May Tour Outside the U.S.

Billboard Magazine interviewed Cheech Marin about the tour and the future of Cheech & Chong. He says "We're getting offers to tour other places outside of (the U.S.), so we might take a look at that. We're taking a look at all the options."

They may also do a movie. "We're talking about it. If one comes up and we can agree on what to do, how to work, then why not?"

"There was always a great love between us. We had a lot of respect and admiration for each other. I think egos got in the way. Now we both realized we (each) had half a treasure map, but we're not gonna be able to get the treasure unless we put the two halves of the map together again."

Read Here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reminder: Pre-sale for 3 Light Up America Shows Began Today

Just a reminder that the pre-sale for the following shows began today. The public sale is Friday at 4:20 local time.
October 18 Pearl Concert Theater LATE SHOW - Las Vegas, NV
December 21 Paramount Theatre 3RD DATE ADDED - Denver, CO
February 21 Palace Theatre - Columbus, Ohio

Click on the Pre-sale link at the top of this page.
VIP Upgrades are also available for these shows.

Cheech Marin to Direct Angel of Oxnard

Variety reports that Cheech Marin will direct a new dramedy film titled Angel of Oxnard. It's the first time he's directed in over 15 yrs.

Story centers on Angel Mejias (Marin), the voice of Oxnard's version of the Home Shopping Network, who finds himself in the middle of a worldwide media storm when his face appears on a tortilla.

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Video: Tommy Chong at Same Hotel as Craig Robinson

Cheech & Chong were in DC this weekend for the Light Up America tour. Craig Robinson of The Office was also there. TMZ asked Craig if he knew he was staying at the same hotel as Cheech & Chong. Then, Chong was asked if he had any advice for Craig Robinson. It really looked like Tommy didn't know who Craig Robinson was.

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Audio: Cheech & Chong on Preston and Steve Show

Cheech & Chong were on the Preston and Steve Show when they were in Philly on Friday. Great interview.

Listen

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tunica Show Moved from Harrah's to Horseshoe

They moved the February 7th show in Tunica, MS from Harrahs to the Horseshoe Casino. Same date and time.

More VIP Upgrade Dates Added to the Pre-Sale Page

More VIP ticket upgrade dates, such as Seattle, have been added to the pre-sale page (see link at the top of this page).

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and Shelby Chong.

Be Sure to Pick Up a Cheech & Chong Concert T



Very cool Cheech & Chong Concert t-shirt! Features image of Cheech & Chong onstage performing Earache My Eye from the film Up In Smoke. Great shirt to wear to one of their shows.

Most Shows Now Have the VIP Upgrade Available

Most of the Cheech & Chong shows now have the VIP Upgrade available.
You get to meet Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and Shelby Chong. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You also get a goodie bag with rolling papers, a beanie and more. It's well worth it.

Click on the pre-sale link above.
Enter you email address and click on the "more info" link next to the show you are attending.

Keep in mind that this package is for people who have already purchased a ticket. It does not come with a ticket.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour Kicks Off In Philly


Beaners! Beaners! Sorry, I can't get that song out of my head.

On Friday night, the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour kicked off at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA (just outside Philadelphia). It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was my lifelong dream to see Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong perform live and I was glad to have played a part in getting them to reunite.

The show begins with a brilliantly produced video showing the history of Cheech & Chong. It features a stoner rolling a joint and lighting up while old photos of Cheech & Chong are shown. It's really cool and funny and the Big Green Van theme from Up In Smoke plays in the background. Whomever created this should win an award.

Shelby Chong (Tommy's wife) was the opener. She performed for twenty plus minutes. Her set was solid. Most of the jokes were new, others you may have heard if you had seen her and Tommy's stand-up act. All the jokes were funny and she was dressed-to-kill.

Then, Cheech & Chong came out and performed some of their greatest hits, as well as new bits. They did minor rewrites to some of their bits to make them fresher. Tommy provided a nice segway between bits by telling jokes from his stand-up act, as well as providing some history on the bit they were about to perform.

We don't want to give away too much, but they did perform Old Man In The Park which is only available on their 2 CD Anthology.

For the encore, Cheech & Chong performed a few songs and had a sing-a-long. Shelby Chong came out to dance the salsa with Tommy during one of the songs.

After the show, I hung out with Cheech, Tommy, Shelby and their awesome tour manager, Jimmy. They met fans, friends and a radio station contest winner during this meet and greet. Steve Bloom, from High Times and author of the book Pot Culture, was also there.


Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are comic geniuses. They have unbelievable chemistry on stage. They didn't disappoint. They were both having a lot of fun out there. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If there are any tickets left at a venue even remotely near you, make sure you go. Also, pick up the VIP Upgrade package when it becomes available for the show you are attending (click pre-sale link above). It's reasonably priced being you get a goodie bag with nice stuff in it (beanie, rolling papers and more).

-The Weedmaster

Fans waiting to meet Cheech & Chong outside.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cheech & Chong on The Alma Awards

Two greats things happened tonight.
#1 The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour kicked off tonight in Upper Darby, PA. (full article will be posted by us this weekend)
and
#2 Cheech & Chong were on ABC-TV's Alma Awards. I'm sure a lot of you missed it. The show kicked off with the host, Eva Langoria, knocking on Cheech & Chong's dressing room door. However, instead of doing "Dave's Not Here," they did "Eva's Not Here." After Eva leaves, they open the door and smoke pours out.

Later in the show, Carlos Mencia gave a great and touching introduction to Cheech & Chong. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong came on stage to a standing ovation. They told some funny jokes and Tommy shouted "Obama!"

Friday, September 12, 2008

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, Highland, CA Goes Onsale Today at 11AM PDT

Cheech & Chong at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, Highland, CA Thu, Oct 30, 2008 goes onsale today at 11AM PDT.

Philadelphia Daily News Interviews Cheech & Chong

The Philadelphia Daily News interviewed Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong via phone, promoting tonight's show at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA.

Tommy Chong says "it was the nudging of their Web master at www.cheechandchongfans.com that finally got the two to patch up their legendary "differences."

"He sent me an article about how the Police and Led Zeppelin were back together again, even though they hated each other, and were making a ton of money," Chong recalled. "I told him to send it to Cheech. Then his people called mine, and the next thing you know, we're back together - joking, laughing, having a great time.""

Cheech says "A film version of the stage show also is in the works, Cheech added, and likely to be sold to one of the pay TV channels."
Note: This will be filmed at their Dallas show.

It's a great article.

Read Here

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America More Dates Added

October 2
Hampton Beach Casino
Hampton, NH
This second show goes onsale tomorrow/Friday. Click on the Live Nation link. This is not a pre-sale.

February 21
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH
Pre-sale is September 16 at 10am local time.
Click on the pre-sale link above.

Tommy Chong Autographed Book Contest Extended

We've decided to extend the Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography autographed book contest. The book is autographed by Tommy Chong!!!

The last day to enter is September 30, 2008. One entry per person. One entry per email address. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

Click on the link on the top of this page to enter.

Rolling Stone Interviews Cheech & Chong

Rolling Stone magazine interviewed Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong via phone. They discuss the the bits they are performing during their tour, how they feel about how fast the shows are selling out and more.

When asked how they were able to overcome their differences and reunite, Tommy said, "Chong: We drove over to the alley and we fought it out. We said, "Fuck it, man. Let's get it on." We're so old, Cheech couldn't see me and I couldn't hear him. No, actually, we put our managers in a room and had them duke it out."

When asked if celebs are attending the shows, Cheech said, "I think when we announced the first shows, Justin Timberlake was on the phone 20 minutes later."

Note: Eugene Levy was also at one of their shows in Canada.

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Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour Kicks Off Friday

The US leg of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour kicks off tomorrow at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA.

We'll be there covering this monumental event.

VH1's The Coolest Year in Hell

Tonight, VH1 Classic is airing the documentary, The Coolest Year in Hell, about New York City's legendary Summer of Sam, focusing on NYC's social woes.

Gerald Rivera says he was with Cheech during the blackout.

Check your local listings for air time.

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Cheech & Chong Shows Fastest Selling in Borgata History

North Jersey's The Record reports that the Cheech & Chong shows at Atlantic City's Borgata are the fastest selling in Borgata's history.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Update: Special VIP Upgrade Packages for Cheech & Chong Tour


They are offering a limited number of exclusive VIP packages for the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour. It's for people who have already purchased a ticket. It will cost $250 and include a meet and greet after the show, as well as a goodie bag.

Goodie bag includes:
Light up America and Canada tote bag
clear, cellulose rolling papers
C&C beanie and more!

THE PACKAGES ARE NOW ONSALE VIA THE PRE-SALE LINK ABOVE. THEY ARE ADDING MORE AND MORE VIP PACKAGE DATES AS WE SPEAK SO KEEP CHECKING.

We'll also post the details about pre-sales for the other dates when it becomes available.

For those of you who haven't already done so, pick up the a/k/a Tommy Chong DVD. It's in a special smokeable cellulose package. Bush didn't want you to see this flick. Watch it and you'll see why.

3rd Show Added for Denver + Late Show for Vegas

A third show has been added for Denver, CO.
December 21 7PM

Not only that, but a late show has been added for Las Vegas, NV.
October 18.

Pre-sale for both is September 16 10am local time.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Cheech & Chong to Light Up Fallsview Casino


Fallsview Casino Resort announced today that Cheech & Chong - one of the most popular comedy duos of the 1970s and 1980s - will bring their Light Up Canada tour to Fallsview as part of the resort's autumn line-up.

The reunited Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong will perform one show only in Fallsview's Avalon Theatre on Thursday, November 6, beginning at 8:30pm.

Cheech and Chong
Thursday, November 6
Showtime: 8:30pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Tickets start at $50
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Tickets to the Cheech and Chong show will be available beginning at noon on Friday, September 12, at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca.

Note: Date is not yet posted on the ticketmaster site. Keep checking back.

Here's a photo of some of the merchandise they sell at the shows.

Cheech & Chong to Present at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

The 5th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" have gotten even bigger! Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan will turn out to pay homage at VH1's annual tribute to hip-hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon. This year's honorees include Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort.

Tracy Morgan will once again host this year's VH1 Hip Hop Honors festivities which are scheduled to tape at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 2. The "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" broadcast will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT.* (PLEASE NOTE NEW AIRDATE AND TIME). Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly.

The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances in collaboration with some of today's hottest talent. Generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the evolution of the music.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 16, VH1.com will launch its dedicated "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Web site with honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more at HipHop.VH1.com. Additional VH1.com and VH1 Mobile efforts around "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will be announced in the coming weeks.

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Jac Benson for Blackjac Entertainment. Louis J. Horvitz will direct. Nelson George and Fab Five Freddie are co-executive producers.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Fan Review #2: Cheech & Chong in Toronto

Attention Cheech & Chong fans! Please send us reviews and photos (only if the venue allows you to take photos) of any of the Cheech & Chong shows.

If we publish your review or photo, we will send you a free CD of your choice (excluding the double CD). We'll also promote your business or website.

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This review and photos was sent to us by Phil Lush.

It was a fantastic evening. We were in the 4th row, dead center.
Superb venue, great acoustics. C & C were having a blast, especially
Cheech, you could really tell. Shelby Chong did a great stand up act
to open the show, which was on time.

I am really glad that I had some killer bud for this show.

My personal favourite parts would have to be Cheech rockin out in a
pink tutu and of course, Chong as "Blind Mellon Chitlin". The sing
along at the end was a nice touch.

I took advantage of a once in a lifetime chance to see
counter-culter's stoner Gods Cheech and Chong, and am ever so glad I
did.

5 out of 5 stars.

Fan Review: Cheech & Chong in Toronto

Attention Cheech & Chong fans! Please send us reviews and photos (only if the venue allows you to take photos) of any of the Cheech & Chong shows.

If we publish your review or photo, we will send you a free CD of your choice (excluding the double CD). We'll also promote your business or website.

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This review was sent to us by John W.

The early show last night at Toronto's Massey Hall got off to a great start for me and my wife. While we were outside the venue before the show having a smoke!, Cheech and Chong come walking down the street with their handlers to enter Massey through the side entrance. I got to shake Chong's hand and got a huge grin from Cheech, as well.

After the great start, it would only get better. Thanks to the presale tickets I got through cheechandchongfans.com, we had fantastic seats for the show. As we got settled in to our seats, who sits in front of us but comedian Eugene Levy from the old SCTV and more recently the American Pie movies. First up was Chong's hot wife Shelby, who got things going with a little stoner humour and some funny stories of Tommy. After 15 minutes or so out comes Cheech to a standing ovation and so he begins the first routine of polishing up the love machine from Up In Smoke and then out comes Chong to wild applause and off they go. The skit has been updated a bit with ky jelly replacing the dogshit in the quarter pounder joint. Tommy's stand-up routines between the skits are hilarious. Hey Margaret was a classic with Cheech breaking up in laughter during the routine. Blind Melon Chitlin' was fantastic with the crowd singing along as was Cheech's "Mexican Americans". Ralph and Herbie had both comedians laughing during the skit crawling around on their hands and knees.

The sold out crowd was laughing throughout the show singing 'Born In East LA" with the comedians, but I didn't smell much smoke until towards the end of the show as I suspect most of us were buzzing before we entered the doors. Both Tommy and Cheech looked like the were enjoying themselves immensely, although there were a few mix-ups with the props everyone just laughed it off, as we all sang the words to the Up In Smoke theme song for the grand finale. Even though this was just the second show of the tour you can see that the chemistry between Tommy and Cheech is still there. A show not to be missed!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Fan Review: Cheech & Chong in Ottawa

Attention Cheech & Chong fans! Please send us reviews and photos (only if the venue allows you to take photos) of any of the Cheech & Chong shows.

If we publish your review or photo, we will send you a free t-shirt of your choice. We'll also promote your business or website.

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This review and photo was sent to us by Booche.


Spark a bowl because it’s high time we welcome back Cheech and Chong. The world was reintroduced to the Bob Hope Of Dope tonight in Ottawa. The air permeated with a stale stench of marijuana encrusted on dirty laundry with the accompanying excitement of anxiety that naturally follows. What were we about to see?

The room was full of a devoted love not felt from me since the Godfather of hippie’s most famous preacher, Jerry Garcia, graced an Eastern rug. An echoing holler began early while getting louder and louder as our internal clock counted down to four twenty. Finally the lights went out allowing the screams to become howls of joy. Shelby, aka Tommy Chong’s wife, opened the night with a 15 minutish bit that bordered on being uncomfortable because of too many drugs. Was it her or was it us? I don’t know if she has ever worked this act in front of a live crowd before but it was somewhat forced with moments of blinding clarity. Tough gig for her and I applauded all the way. She certainly did a good job with all the dicks in that room but I am confident it will only improve as the tour continues.

Upon her apt introduction of our favorite stoners, the room exploded into a state of pure bliss and what better way for them to start off with other than Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas. Were we really seeing this? Did it smell as bad as it looked? It’s expected one will return to an earlier self upon seeing your favorite scene from a stoner movie performed live, with updated dialogue, all the while defining who you are now but nothing will ever beat that gag. Ever. Cheech and his wardrobe won a gold medal tonight, as always. The shocker of the night was Tommy Chong’s standup routines, which surrounded many of the skits. This man is astoundingly talented. His characters, as well as his musical ability, are highly functional for someone who has apparently consumed in his life as much as we want to believe he has.

I could go on and on but I don’t want to spoil the party too much. Many of your favorite bits are performed. I thought Hey Margaret was incredible tonight. If you are a fan of Cheech and Chong or have at least gotten stoned, watched one of their films and laughed so hard you thought you actually pissed yourself, this gig is a must-see.

Cheech & Chong Made Their Debut Last Night

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour kicked off last night in Ottawa, Canada. Shelby Chong opened the show by asking if anyone was stoned.

Many of the audience members were stoned. You could smell it.

Their first bit was "1st Gear, 2nd Gear" which you most remember from their film Up In Smoke. Other bits included Blind Melon Chitlin', Let's Make A Dope Deal, Ralph and Herbie and Hey Margaret.

They also had new material such as Cheech asking Chong why the joint is so slippery. It's because Chong used KY jelly to smuggle it out of prison.

Later, Cheech and Tommy came out to perform Earache My Eye. Cheech's tutu almost fell off.

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Cheech & Chong Lit Up Canada Tonight



Tonight marked the the first night of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour. Details coming soon.

Here are some new tour dates for you Cheech and Chong fans. Only the Tuscon, AZ onsale date has been announced. Dates subject to change. Keep checking this site for more details.

October 5
AVA Amphitheatre
Tuscon, AZ
Tickets go onsale next week.

October 30
San Manuel Casino
Highland, CA

November 6
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario

2009

January 2
Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

January 23
Spirit Mountain Casino
The Grand Ronde, OR

January 29
Playhouse Square Center
Cleveland, OH

February 6
Horseshoe Casino
Bossier City, LA

February 7
Harrah's Casino
Tunica, MS

February 20
Potawatami Casino
Milwaukee, WI

February 22
Oneida Casino
Green Bay, WI

Friday, September 05, 2008

Video: TV Guide Interviews Cheech & Chong

PART I


PART II


PART III

Cheech & Chong Fans: Send Us Your Reviews of Ottawa and Toronto

Attention Cheech & Chong fans! Please send us reviews and photos (only if the venue allows you to take photos) of tonight's show in Ottawa and tomorrow's shows in Toronto.

If we publish your review or photo, we will send you a free t-shirt of your choice. We'll also promote your business or website.

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Very Good Seats Just Released for Tonight's Show in Ottawa


Tickets originally reserved for VIPs have been released for tonight's Cheech & Chong: Light Up Canada show in Ottawa. Last we checked, they have tickets in the fifth row, orchestra center.

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Winnipeg Sun Interviews Tommy Chong

The Winnipeg Sun interviewed Tommy Chong about the first show of their Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour which kicks off tonight in Ottawa.

Tommy says he'll be on the CBC interactive quiz show Test the Nation on Sunday. He also says that Cheech & Chong were originally supposed to do a movie, but Cheech didn't want Tommy directing.

Then, they were going to do shows in Las Vegas, but Tommy didn't want to do it. "You play comedy rooms there and they comp all the rooms to losers. It's like you're in a mental home."

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tommy Chong Says Next Cheech & Chong Movie May Be Santa Claus and His Old Lady

During this interview with Q104 in Halifax last month, Tommy Chong says that the next Cheech & Chong film may be based on their sketch Santa Claus and His Old Lady.



Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cheech & Chong to Play Secret Show at the Roxy

Cheech & Chong will be doing a free MySpace Secret Standup show Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.

Details will be posted here soon.

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Cheech & Chong: Light Up America, Verona, NY Show Added

Another Date has been added to Friday's public sale list. This one appears to only be available via Ticketmaster. Two shows in one night! There is no pre-sale.

January 3

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom (2 shows)
Verona, NY

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Correction: 2nd Westbury, New York Show is October 23rd

It turns out the second Westbury, New York show is on October 23rd, not on October 24th (the date of the sold out show).

The following pre-sales are active.
Public sale is Thursday for Hampton, Friday for all other dates.

October 3
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Hampton Beach Casino
Hampton, NH

October 4
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Palace Theatre
Albany, NY

October 23
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Westbury Theatre
Westbury, NY

November 20
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Hult Center
Eugene, OR

Pre-sale tickets available at: Music Today
Public Sale tickets available at: Live Nation or Ticketmaster
The public sale for some shows are on both sites. Some are on one or the other. Try both.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Video: The Chicago Insider Interviews Tommy Chong

A couple weeks ago, The Chicago Insider interviewed Tommy Chong when he was in Chicago promoting his new book Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography. He talks about how Up In Smoke almost wasn't released, his comedic roots and more.

SIRIUS' Grateful Dead Channel to Celebrate its One Year Anniversary

SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News) today announced that the Grateful Dead channel SIRIUS channel 32 will celebrate its first anniversary beginning Sunday, September 7 at 7:00 am ET and running through Tuesday, September 30.

The month-long celebration will include an exclusive premiere of The Dead's upcoming release Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978, highlights from the past year's programming, including appearances from the members of the band, live in-studio performances, memorable moments from the live talk show, Tales from the Golden Road, and visits from celebrity Deadheads like Jimmy Buffett, Jesse Ventura, Tommy Chong and many others.

The anniversary month coincides with the Grateful Dead's release of a historic, never-before heard concert performed at The Great Pyramids of Giza, Rocking the Cradle: Egypt1978. This special collection includes more than three hours of rare and previously unreleased music and will be in stores on September 30. This release also marks the 30th anniversary of the band's legendary performances in Egypt.

David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the daily host of Today in Grateful Dead History on SIRIUS' Grateful Dead channel, will host an hour-long premiere preview special highlighting the Egypt1978 release. The one-hour show will debut on Sunday, September 7 at 12:00 pm ET with an encore presentation at 12:00 am ET. The show will also rebroadcast at various times throughout "Anniversary Month" on the channel.

The Grateful Dead Channel launched exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio last year. The channel features music spanning the band's career with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features rare archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.

Correction: Presales Began Today, For 4 Shows


Our apologies. We were originally told these pre-sales would begin Wednesday. They actually began today.

Public sale for Hampton Beach Casino is September 4 at 4:20 local time.
Public sale for other shows is September 5 at 4:20 local time.

October 3
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Hampton Beach Casino
Hampton, NH

October 4
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Palace Theatre
Albany, NY

October 23
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore, MD
CANCELED

October 24
SECOND SHOW ADDED
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Westbury Theatre
Westbury, NY

November 20
Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Tour
Hult Center
Eugene, OR

Pre-sale tickets available at: Music Today
Public Sale tickets available at: Live Nation or Ticketmaster
The public sale for some shows are on both sites. Some are on one or the other. Try both.

MORE TO COME...

Tommy Chong Discusses his Incarceration and the Upcoming Cheech & Chong Film

Monsters and Critics interviewed Tommy Chong about the award-winning film a/k/a Tommy Chong (now available exclusively from our site in smokeable paper).

During the interview, Tommy tells a touching story about his pet dog. The dog stared at the front door for 9 months, waiting for Tommy to return from prison. Three days after he returned, his dog died.

When asked if there will be another Cheech & Chong film, Tommy says "Absolutely, Cheech was tired of the movies we were making. And he doesn’t want to talk about it yet, but we are planning a film, and the premise and feel will be similar to “Up in Smoke;” we are working on stuff together."

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong Discuss the Breakup and Reunion

The Ottawa Citizen interviewed Cheech Marin from his home in Malibu about how he and Tommy broke up and managed to reunite. They also interview Tommy Chong via phone.

"It came down to what we can argue about the least," says Cheech. "A short time ago we had a row and were calling each other every kind of motherf----- that there is and everyone around us was looking at us like we're crazy. So we've decided to be friends and it's as friends that we can go forward and do this."

When asked if he read Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Authorized Autobiography, Cheech says "I don't read unauthorized material."

"Neither one of us knew how much we missed each other until we started working again," says Chong.

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America and Canada tour kicks off this Friday in Ottawa, Canada.

It's a great article.

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