Monday, December 23, 2013

Hempy Holidaze

Hempy Holidaze!
From everyone here at Cheech and Chong Fans Dot Com.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cheech and Chong: We Won the War on Drugs

Great interview with Cheech and Chong.  Tommy says he went to jail for something which is now legal.  "We won the war on drugs," Tommy Chong says.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cheech and Chong and WAR are Coming to Rhode Island

On June 20th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am local time via the ticket links above.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Cheech and Chong Englewood Tickets Available on Groupon

I guess the December 12th Cheech and Chong/WAR show at Bergen PAC in Englewood, New Jersey isn't selling well because they're now on GROUPON.

As little as $17.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Tommy Chong 'Wolf of Wall Street' Was My Idea

The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, served time at Taft Correctional at the same time Tommy Chong was there.  They were cellmates.  Jordan saw that Tommy Chong was writing The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint and wanted to do the same.


Tommy Chong read his first draft and didn't like it.  Jordan rewrote the book and this is the version that was released.

In today's TMZ interview, Tommy rehashes the same story.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hempy Holidoobies! Free Cheech and Chong Disc for You

Hempy Holidoobies!

It's time for our annual Holidoobie sale, but this year it's even better. Beginning immediately and running until Saturday December 21st 12AM New York, there's no domestic shipping on anything, plus you get a FREE CHEECH AND CHONG CD (our choice) with every order of $25 or more.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Backstage at a Cheech and Chong Show

If you've ever wondered what it's like backstage after a Cheech and Chong comedy show, well here you go.  Highlight of the video is a disabled man, who could barely speak, was able to say one word...marijuana.
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chicano artworks gathered by Cheech Marin in San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is to present an exhibition entitled “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” from 21 December 2013 until 23 March 2014 at the MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building.

Perhaps better known for his work as an actor and director, particularly as part of the comic duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin is bringing together pieces of Chicano art from the past 25 years. He has created a renowned collection and organised exhibitions which have travelled across the United States. For “Chicanitas”, Marin has brought together a rich variety of works which demonstrate the complexity of Chicano art.

The word Chicano is used to describe people from Latin America living in the United States. The Chicano movement is an extension of the Mexican-American civil rights movement of the 1940s. The Chicanos demanded citizenship, no longer wanting to be be classed as immigrants or foreigners within the United States. Within their local communities, Chicanos speak the Spanish language, follow the Catholic faith and retain a close connection to their country of origin.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tommy Chong is Raising Hope

Tommy Chong has been cast as Cloris Leachman's love interest in an upcoming episode of Fox-TV's  Raising Hope.

In the episode, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) disapproves of Maw Maw’s new boyfriend (Chong) and his affinity for the recreational drug.

The show has been moved to Fridays because of falling viewership.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cheech and Chong Holiday Tour Coming to Tulsa

On December 30th, the Cheech and Chong Holiday Tour featuring WAR is coming to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 21 at 10am local time here.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Broward House Presents Cheech & Chong, a Special Benefit Engagement, at Hard Rock Live on Sunday, December 15

Hollywood, Fla. – Comedy and charity will take center stage as Broward House presents Cheech & Chong, a special benefit performance, at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m.  One-hundred percent of the proceeds of ticket sales will benefit Broward House, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization.

“Broward House has made a promise to the South Florida community to never turn anyone away from our doors who needs our help no matter what their financial situation,” said Terry DeCarlo, Director of Development, Fundraising & Public Relations at Broward House. “With cuts in government grants, funding this becomes harder, daily. Events such as this give us the ability to keep this promise and make sure no one goes without food, medicine, medical care, and a roof over their head”

At the world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles where they were initially discovered, Cheech & Chong recently announced their first tour in over 25 years.

Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand-up comedy circuit which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.

With those nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech & Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, Up In Smoke, the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech & Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.

Tickets cost $104, $79, $69 and $49;* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

About Broward House

Founded in 1988, Broward House is South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS Community Service organization with 15 locations throughout Broward County. It provides services up to and including medical care, substance abuse and mental house counseling and, in some cases, housing to over 6,000 Florida residents, yearly. For more information, please visit www.browardhouse.org or call 954-522-4749.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Hollywood Florida

On December 15th, the Cheech and Chong Holiday Tour,featuring Cheech and Chong and WAR, is coming to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 8th at 10am local time via the ticket links above.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stacy Keach Discusses his Cocaine Arrest in his New Book

Legendary actor, Stacy Keach (Sargant Stadanko from Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams) has a lot on his plate right now.  He's shot four sitcoms in the past 5 weeks.  Last weekend, he appeared in a play at UCLA. This weekend he'll be narrating Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-tale Heart at the "EEK! at the Greek" Halloween concert with the Glen Orchestra.

And he recently released his book titled All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage.  Among other things, he discusses his addiction to cocaine and his bust in Europe after which he served a six month sentence.

Keach will be discussing his career and his autobiography Friday evening at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica between screenings of two of his best films: William Peter Blatty's surreal "The Ninth Configuration" (1980), which finds the actor portraying an outrageous commanding officer at an old castle-turned-asylum for U.S. soldiers, and John Huston's downbeat "Fat City" (1972), in which Keach is heartbreaking as a washed-up pugilist.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just Announced: Cheech & Chong's Almost Legal Book for Stoners


Cheech & Chong —the legendary, award-winning comic duo—are back with a miscellany on living the stoner lifestyle. In this hilarious and instructive book, the pair take you through the do’s and don'ts
of a world they helped bring to the mainstream.

Including:
the basics of pot culture
stoner etiquette (how not to Bogey a joint and how to crash a doobie session)
awesome games and recipes
even Pot Haiku!

Interviews with famous stoners like James Franco and Kevin Smith.

Cheech & Chong’s Almost Legal Book for Stoners offers something for everyone . . . and anyone interested in living the high life!


Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Running Press
(November 5, 2013)
Language: English

Pre-order Now

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Holiday Tour Coming to Atlantic City

On December 13th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Holiday Tour, featuring Cheech and Chong and WAR, is coming the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am local time via the ticket links above.

The Up In Smoke New Year's Eve Party is a complete integration of WAR's timeless catalogue and Cheech & Chong’s no authority brand of comedy and music. The party begins with WAR playing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends” “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid.” The show progresses to a combination of Cheech & Chong’s Famous songs like “Earache My Eye", “Basketball Jones ” and “Mexican Americans” and some of their most iconic comedic skits like “Dave’s Not Here” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust.” Seeing War & Cheech & Chong jamming together on the same stage has been described as a genius night of music and comedy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke New Year's Eve Party Coming to Chicago

The Up In Smoke tour featuring Cheech & Chong & War has been tearing it up in venues across the country all summer. This winter, the tour will stop at The Chicago Theatre on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 as part of Chicago’s 11th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy.


The iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical and counter-culture routines. Highlights for Grammy-winning Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong include 9 hit comedy albums and shattering record sales, along with 8 hit feature films which they co-wrote and starred in. All films were directed by Chong. Their first film, “Up In Smoke”, the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topped $100 million at the box office. In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in over 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast. Last April, Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie came out theatrically and on DVD, showcasing the legendary toker jokers in animation as they bring to life their outrageous routines and laugh-out-loud lines from their historic albums.

The Up In Smoke New Year's Eve Party is a complete integration of WAR's timeless catalogue and Cheech & Chong’s  no authority brand of comedy and music. The party begins with WAR playing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends”  “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid.”  The show progresses to a combination of Cheech & Chong’s Famous songs like “Earache My Eye", “Basketball Jones ” and “Mexican Americans” and some of their most iconic comedic skits like “Dave’s Not Here” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust.”  Seeing War & Cheech & Chong jamming together on the same stage has been described as a genius night of music and comedy.


Internet pre-sale is this Thursday at 10am local time via the ticket links above.
Public sale is Friday at 12pm local time.

Update: Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Holiday Tour Coming to New Jersey


The Cheech and Chong reunion tour keeps going and going and going.

This time, they're coming back to New Jersey.  They've played Atlantic City, Red Bank and now they're playing Bergen PAC in Englewood.  It's the Cheech and Chong and WAR Up in Smoke Holiday Tour.

We don't know if the holiday tour is any different than the standard Up in Smoke tour.

Bergen PAC is in our backyard.  We've been there many times. It's an ok venue.  The acoustics and sound system aren't very good.  It's very often difficult to hear what people on stage are saying.

The audience is also rather interesting because a large part of the audience is elderly rich donors with season passes.  We saw Colin Quinn there and were surrounded by 80-90 year olds.

Cheech and Chong "Up In Smoke" Holiday Tour &
Special Guest WAR
Thursday, December 12, 2013 8PM
$125, $75, $55 $45

Amex pre-sale is this Wednesday, October 16th at 10am local time via the ticket links above.
Another pre-sale is Thursday at 10am, followed by the public sale Friday at 11am local time.
The pre-sale code is: LAFFS

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Cheech & KPCC—It’s a Pledge Drive Party!


On Tuesday, October 8th join Off-Ramp’s John Rabe as he hosts a pledge drive party in the Crawford Family Forum. The evening will feature a live broadcast/video stream of actor, director, comedian, author, and Chicano art collector Cheech Marin in conversation with KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) editor Oscar Garza about his newest book Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter}. Then, ace pitchers John Rabe and KPCC environment reporter Molly Peterson take the stage for their on-air pitching duties for the first time ever in front of a live audience. The evening will be underscored by live music from Conjunto Los Pochos' core members Otoño Luján on the button-accordion and Elliott Baribeault on the bajo sexto.

Support KPCC and enjoy yourself while doing it! The price of admission is $60 ($50 for KPCC members with discount code - ) and includes an autographed copy of Cheech’s book, a bag of KPCC swag, and light adult refreshments*. KPCC staff will be on hand to take care of all of your membership needs. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button above.

TICKET PRICES

KPCC MEMBERS

- $50 includes an autographed copy of Cheech’s book ($40 value) plus KPCC swag bag and refreshments - email jsmith@kpcc.org for coupon code details

- $15 without book purchase - email jsmith@kpcc.org for coupon code details

NON-MEMBERS

- $60 includes an autographed copy of Cheech’s book ($40 value) plus KPCC swag bag and refreshments

- $25 without book purchase

NOTE: Advance book purchases are highly recommended as Cheech will only be signing copies of his art books – absolutely no other merchandise or requests for autographs may be presented for signatures.

7:30pm — Doors Open
7:50pm — John Rabe welcomes the audience!
8:00pm — Live Broadcast Program
9:00pm — Q&A with audience
9:30pm — Post-program reception*

*Alcoholic beverages will be served at this event. Please bring a valid photo I.D. to check-in if you wish to partake.


Location
 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Join Natasha & Cheech Marin for Night of Art & Music



Join Natasha and Cheech Marin on Saturday, October 5, 2013 for a special evening of art and music under the stars. The couple is bringing their exclusive Marin Salon Series outside of their home to support Plaza de la Raza, which has provided performing and visual arts programs and services to youth and families in East Los Angeles since 1970.

BENEFIT ART SALE featuring works by artists such as Chaz Bojorquez, Retna, David Flury, Margaret Garcia, Patssi Valdez, Richard Duardo, Emilio, Joe Bravo, Summer Bernal, Hector Silva, Cryptic, Wisk, Galo, Johny Quintanilla, Poala Lopez, Yolanda Gonzales, Fernando Mercado, Jasper Santos, Ernie Angiano, Frank Romero, Leo Limon, Antonio Pelayo, Jose Alfaro, Alex, Fernando Barragan, Heriberto Luna, Raul Gamboa, Violeta Moreno, James Foster, Skylar Aud, Victor Cabrera, Baine, and Andre Miripolsky.

$10 GENERAL ADMISSION: Each ticket admits one guest only starting at 6:00 PM until close. Food, drinks, art and other items for sale are not included in the cost for General Admission. NOTE: This is a 21+ event only. Proper ID required. GENERAL ADMISSION tickets available for sale at the door. GENERAL EVENT INFO: (323) 717-8880

$100 VIP ADMISSION (limited to 200 guests): Each ticket admits one adult to an exclusive presentation of the Marin Salon Series, which includes a private performance by pianist Natasha Marin and cellist Maksim Velichkin in the Margo Albert Theatre followed by an VIP-only exhibit walkthrough with Cheech in the Boathouse Gallery. Includes complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar. This exclusive event takes place before Noche de Arte y Musica from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. VIP ADMISSION tickets must be purchased in advance. VIP INQUIRIES ONLY:(213) 537-4483 or art@causeconnect.net

SPONSORS include: Stella Rosa Wines, Jarritos LA, Alova, Brooklyn & Boyle

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Actor and Art Collector Cheech Marin to Visit UW


August 16, 2013 — Well-known entertainer Cheech Marin, who has gained additional acclaim as a collector of Chicano art, is scheduled to visit the University of Wyoming campus and present two public programs on Sept. 6-7.

Marin will speak about “Chicano Art: Cultivating the Chicano Future” at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom, followed by a book signing. On Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., he will give an informal gallery walk-through at the UW Art Museum. Both programs are free and open to the public.

An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition is planned Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the UW Art Museum. This event also is free and open to the public.

While on campus, Marin also will meet with faculty members and students from the Chicano Studies, American Studies, Art and History departments.

Marin, who is best known for his work in movies, television and improvisational comedy, has been acquiring art for more than 25 years and has amassed arguably the most renowned collection of Chicano art in private hands.

“Cheech Marin’s efforts as a collector of and advocate for Chicano art have made this important art genre visible and accessible to main street America,” says the UW Art Museum’s director and chief curator, Susan Moldenhauer. “His public lecture will illuminate the importance of this art and explore its connections to the broader genre of American art.”

A selection of paintings from Marin’s private collection will be on view at the UW Art Museum Sept. 7-Nov. 23. “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” features paintings all under 16 by 16 inches, and showcases 26 established and emerging Chicano artists. The painting styles include photo-realism, abstraction, portraits and landscapes.

“’Chicanitas’ is drawn from Marin’s most recent interest in collecting works that explore the personal lives and daily routines of the Chicano experience,” Moldenhauer says. “Smaller in scale than the large canvases that Chicano artists have used to convey the political and social realm of their experience, the paintings in the exhibition offer more personal yet powerful perspective of their lives.”

The exhibition and Marin’s visit are made possible in part by the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, UW Chicano Studies, UW Multicultural Affairs, UW Student Activities Council, UW Art Department, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research, ASUW, MEChA, UW National Advisory Board Endowment, and UW Art Museum Gala funds.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum and the museum’s blog at www.uwyoartmuseum.org, or follow the museum on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uwyoartmuseum.

Through its “museum as classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Tacoma

On November 16th, the Cheech and Chong: Joint Venture tour is coming to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

Don't be confused with the Up in Smoke tour which includes the bands WAR and Tower of Power.  This is just Cheech and Tommy.  It's actually better because it's just  comedy, instead of bouncing back and forth between comedy and music.  The other format was confusing.

The KJR-FM pre-sale is tomorrow, August 14th at 10am local via the ticket link above.  We don't know the passcode so listen to the station or go to their site to find out.  The general sale is Friday.

Friday, August 09, 2013

TOMMY CHONG to Star as “Gawd”


Los Angeles – 8 August 2013 – Wow and Flutter Media Group announced today that Tommy Chong, one-half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong will star in the feature comedy, “It’s Gawd!”

“Desperate to save the world, (and his job), the creator of Earth journeys to the planet to reconnect with mankind- via an internet variety show.” Billed as an irreverent comedy with a heart, the film offers an entirely fresh interpretation of the divine. “It’s a rebellious call to action that endeavors to inspire a troubled world through humor and music”, said Gerald Brunskill, the film’s writer and director. He credits, Neale Donald Walsch’s best-seller, Conversations with God as the inspiration for writing the script.

The movie also stars Rebecca Mader of ABC’s Lost fame who recently appeared with Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3. The movie is written and will be directed by first-timer Gerald (Jerry) Brunskill and will be produced by Brunskill’s Wow and Flutter Media Group which he helms with Partner and Producer Ryan Rees. Rees will Produce along with Adam O’Connor. Ruchir Garg will Executive Produce and Jennifer Birn is casting and co-producing.

It’s Gawd! marks Chong’s first full-length feature since 1984’s, “Cheech and Chong’s the Corsican Brothers” and will be the first time that he appears in a starring role without his long-time partner, Cheech Marin.

“I guess you could say I had my spiritual awakening while I was in Prison. I liked (Jerry’s) take on God combined with the comedy” said Chong. “If you look at the world today as it is, you gotta think only a stoner could’ve put that together.”

Chong, who spent nine months in a federal penitentiary for selling bongs and marijuana pipes was last featured in “aka Tommy Chong”, a documentary film that chronicles his experience and is critical of the prosecution of Chong by the U.S. federal government.

“There was never anybody else for this role.” offers Brunskill. “Tommy Chong is the perfect blend of whimsy, wisdom, and counter-culture. I think people are going to fall in love with him all over again when they see this movie.”

Brunskill, also an accomplished musician and film composer, came up with the idea while touring with Neale Donald Walsch, author of the wildly popular book series, Conversations with God. “I found the trials of integrating and observing a spiritually conscious lifestyle from a tour bus hysterical. Ultimately it served as the perfect inspiration with which to share these sorts of messages with an audience that wouldn’t normally be exposed to them.”

“This movie is going to surprise and resonate with a lot of people,” Chong ads. Cameras are set to roll in September of this year in Los Angeles.

About Tommy Chong
Thomas B. Kin Chong is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech and Chong comedy movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox’s That ‘70’s Show.

About Gerald Brunskill
Gerald Brunskill is a writer, director, and composer. He has scored hundred hours of episodic television and has also written and directed several television pilots. He is currently involved in multiple projects in both the scripted and non-scripted space. This will be his first full-length feature as director.

About Wow and Flutter Media Group
Wow and Flutter Media Group is a full-service production company that Brunskill and Rees launched in 2006. WFM has been involved in the production of over 30 films including, “The Wackness” starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck, “Tyson”, a documentary about Mike Tyson, and “World’s Greatest Dad” written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams.
www.wowandfluttermedia.com

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tommy Chong Responds to Daughter's Oprah Comments

TMZ caught up with Tommy Chong and asked him what he thought about his daughter's, Rae Dawn Chong, controversial comments about Oprah Winfrey.

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tommy Chong on Canadian Television Show Satisfaction


Tommy Chong was recently on the Canadian television show, Satisfaction.
 

Notes of Interest from the Interview with Rae Dawn Chong


In June, Rae Dawn Chong, actress and Tommy Chong's daughter called into Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.

Besides the well-documented Oprah Winfrey controversy, the interview was packed full of great stories.

Here are some highlights:
  • In 6th grade, she was busted for selling weed.  Tommy comes to the school with his really long hair and they assumed she was selling his weed.  It wasn't.
  • She's only done heroin twice in her life, despite what Mackenzie Philips said in her book. She didn't shoot it.
  • Rae Dawn went with Mackenzie to a publisher meeting at Tavern on the Green in NYC and Mackenzie kept nodding off.  Rae Dawn was such a drug novice that she didn't even realize Mackenzie was on heroin at that time. 
  • Rae Dawn disputes Mackenzie Philips incest allegations.  She says Papa John Philips was a junkie who had no interest in sex.  He was only interested in drugs and money.
  • Tommy Chong discovered the Jackson 5.
  • Michael Jackson was so obsessed with Rae Dawn that he cast a Rae Dawn look-a-like for the The Way You Make Me Feel video.
  • Steven Spielberg cut most of her scenes from The Color Purple, scenes which could have scored her an Oscar.
  • Steve Spielberg put the moves on Rae Dawn during filming.
  • Her former husband, C Thomas Howell, was well-hung.
  • She was hired to be on Good Times, but she was fired because she spoke too well.
  • She didn't get along with Jim Belushi while filming The Principal.
  • Recently, she shot a pilot for a new show called The Celebrate. She wrote it. It's about a woman that travels around New Hampshire to see the human condition.
Listen to the entire interview here

Entire Audio of Rae Dawn Chong Interview...Let the Truth be Heard

Last week, TMZ posted excerpts from an interview Matty P's Radio Happy Hour conducted with Rae Dawn Chong.  Rae Dawn made some very crude and, some would argue, racist comments about Oprah.

Rae Dawn responded with a video on YouTube saying those clips were taken out of context.  She said if everyone heard the entire interview, it would make more sense.

We have the entire audio interview for download right here.  She's correct.  It doesn't sound as bad if you hear the entire interview.

In summary, Rae Dawn Chong and Oprah Winfrey were in the film The Color Purple.  Rae Dawn went on to do Commando with Maria Shriver's husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger).  Oprah is a very jealous and vindictive person.  She was super jealous of Rae Dawn.  Oprah invited the Commando cast to be on her show.  The cast was backstage as she called each cast member out on stage.  She called everyone, but Rae Dawn.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Update: Rae Dawn Chong Releases Rebuttal Video

In case you missed it, media outlets posted clips from an interview Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn Chong, did on Matty P's Radio Happy Hour in which she ripped Oprah a new a-hole and said in the old days she would have been a field n*gger.  This is because she's pissed off that Oprah brought everyone from the film, Commando, on stage to be interviewed...everyone, but her.

Now, Rae Dawn and her people must be freaking out because of the bad exposure this gave her.  She's saying on twitter that if TMZ had posted the entire interview, everyone would have heard her complement Oprah.
Side note: Unlike her dad, Rae Dawn is actually a nice person.  She speaks her mind. Everyone knows Oprah is a horrible person so don't act surprised by Rae Dawn's comments.

Here's her rebuttal.
 

Tommy Chong's Daughter, Rae Dawn, Blasts Oprah Winfrey

Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn, blasted Oprah Winfrey during her interview on the June 27th episode of Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.   She says she and Oprah got along great during the filming of The Color Purple, but things turned sour after Rae Dawn filmed 1985's Commando.

The cast was invited to do an interview, by Oprah, but Oprah never invited her on stage.

“That’s when she was a total biotch,” she emphasized. "I starred in ‘Commando.’ And she just wasn’t having me. She’s competitive. She didn’t like me. She just wasn’t having me."

"If you look at the way [Oprah] looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily. She would have not been a house n**ger she would have been a field n**ger."

"No matter how vile she is, you kinda gotta go, 'hello hats off' like, you’ve done an amazing thing you have actually shifted the DNA of the universe."

Keep in mind that Rae Dawn is half black so she must think she has a free pass to have this tirade.  Tommy Chong left his wife/her mom after knocking up his 14 yr old babysitter, Shelby.  Yes, this is the same Shelby he's still married to.


 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Detroit

On August 16th, the Cheech and Chong Joint Venture tour is coming to Chene Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am local time via the ticket links above.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Richard 'Cheech' Marin Turns 67

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 67 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Biloxi

On October 18th, the Cheech and Chong Joint Venture tour is coming to Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19th at 10am local time via the ticket links above.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cheech and Chong to Appear at Comic-Con San Diego

Producers Vito Lapiccola and Juan-Manuel Rocha and The Sideshow Network bring you the fourth annual episode of Comics on Comics LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con! Legendary comedians Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong, Up in Smoke) and Emmy Award winner Rick Overton (The Dennis Miller Show) join comics journalist Rich Johnston (BleedingCool.com) for another wild episode of the podcast where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics!

Wednesday, July 18
8:30PM – 10:00PM, Comics on Comics LIVE!, Room 26AB

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Film Independent at LACMA goes 'Up in Smoke' on July 25


"It will make you feel very funny" was the tag line for Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's 1978 hit comedy, "Up in Smoke."

The granddaddy of stoner movies, "Up in Smoke" has become part of popular culture and influenced drug-fueled slacker comedies over the last three decades.

Now Film Independent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is paying tribute to the Lou Adler-directed comedy that Variety described as a "mixture of fitful slapstick and toilet humor," July 25 at the Bing Theater.

Marin is scheduled to appear in conversation at the screening.

The film finds Cheech and Chong as -- guess what? -- a pair of stoners who set out on the road to find freedom and some righteous pot. Stacy Keach, Tom Skerritt, Strother Martin and even Edie Adams are along for the irreverent ride.

Reviews were decidedly mixed, but Pauline Kael wrote in the New Yorker, "This piece of stoned-hippie foolishness, starring the comedy team Cheech and Chong, who wrote the script, is fairly consistently funny."

The R-rated film was one of the biggest hits of the year, earning more than $44 million, placing 14th on the Box Office Mojo chart of slacker/stoner films. Last year's "Ted" is No. 1 in the genre, with more than $218 million.

"Up in Smoke" was the most successful of the eight films Cheech and Chong made.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Trailer Posted for Film About Tommy Chong's Cellmate

The trailer for Martin Scorsese's latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, has been posted.  It stars Leonardo Dicaprio.

Why is this Cheech and Chong site posting about it?...because the film is based on a book written by Jordon Belfort. He served time at Taft Correctional at the same time Tommy Chong was at Taft.  They were cellmates.  Jordan saw that Tommy Chong was writing The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint and wanted to do the same.

Tommy Chong read his first draft and didn't like it.  Jordan rewrote the book and this is the version that was released.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cheech Marin to Perform in Keene, New Hampshire


Cheech Marin, half of the notorious comedy team Cheech and Chong, will visit Keene next Saturday.
Marin and his wife, Natasha, will perform their cabaret show “How Did This Guy... Get That Girl” at Good Fortune, Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for Kroka Expeditions, an organization based in Marlow dedicated to introducing youth to the gifts of nature and guiding them to a life with meaning, purpose and contentment.

Natasha Rubin's son, Max (Cheech's kids are all old.  This is Natasha's kid despite what the article source says.) is coming to the end of a five-month Kroka semester in Vermont with nine other students, according to a news release.

Tickets are $40 in advance and available at Good Fortune, Urban Behavior and Prime Roast on Main Street Keene, or at Kroka in Marlow. Tickets are $50 at the door. A table of eight can be purchased for $300. A ticket includes: Cabaret with Cheech and Natasha, food from local businesses, a chance at door prizes and a raffle. Students of Kroka will also be on hand. Information: 762-1946 or go to www.kroka.org

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CTV Gives Viewers SATISFACTION All Summer Long, Beginning Monday, June 24


– New half-hour comedy from creator Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE) leads into Season 2 of ANGER MANAGEMENT –
– Gordon Pinsent, Wendel Clark, Jerry O’Connell, Tommy Chong, Andy Kindler, and Gabrielle Miller guest star on SATISFACTION –

TORONTO (May 28, 2013) – Monday nights this summer start out with laughs on CTV, as the network’s new original comedy SATISFACTION joins the schedule at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 24 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Starring award-winning comedian Ryan Belleville (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Luke Macfarlane (BROTHERS & SISTERS), and Leah Renee (THE PLAYBOY CLUB), the half-hour, ensemble relationship comedy is all about struggling with the next step, and trying to figure out how to get satisfaction. Anchoring an all-new block of Monday night comedy on CTV, SATISFACTION is paired with a new summer season of Charlie Sheen’s ANGER MANAGEMENT (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

SATISFACTION mines the trials and tribulations of young adulthood for laughs, touching on everything from the fear of opening a joint bank account and using a scurvy diagnosis to get out of a new job, to finally making friends with a new couple who then turn out to be swingers.

**Media Note** – Download photos from SATISFACTION at BellMediaPR.ca.

“SATISFACTION is a clever and hilarious look at life through the eyes of three, 20-something friends and roommates as they take each day in stride, and try to achieve the perfect balance between adult responsibility and their carefree existence,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Joining a hit lineup on Monday nights, SATISFACTION and ANGER MANAGEMENT are destined to deliver a very funny hour of summertime comedy.”

SATISFACTION also features Pat Thornton (MATCH GAME), Nikki Payne (VIDEO ON TRIAL), and Mark Critch (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES). Currently shooting in Toronto, an array of guest stars are scheduled to appear throughout the season, including Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her), Jerry O’Connell (THE DEFENDERS), Tommy Chong (THAT 70s SHOW), Gabrielle Miller (CORNER GAS), stand-up comedian Andy Kindler (JUST FOR LAUGHS), and former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Wendel Clark.

In the season premiere of SATISFACTION “The Wind Beneath My Wingman” (Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), after running into a college friend who has since dropped out of school, Jason (Macfarlane) begins to question his own life path. After looking at his vision board, the only plausible thing left to achieve is to perform live music. Never having heard him sing before, Maggie (Renee) signs him up for open mic night at the bar, but then quickly regrets her decision. Meanwhile, Mark (Belleville) is stuck in a dry spell, unable to pick up a girl to save his life. With Jason off the market, Maggie suggests Mark get a new wingman – like Simon (Thornton). But Mark quickly learns that Simon knows nothing about women.

Directors this season include Jason Priestley (CALL ME FITZ), Shawn Alex Thompson (BILLABLE HOURS), James Dunnison (LESS THAN KIND), Steve Wright (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), and Keith Samples (MR. D).

SATISFACTION is written by Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE), Mark Critch (JUST FOR LAUGHS), Jason Belleville (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), Tim Polley (DAN FOR MAYOR), Jenn Engels (LESS THAN KIND), and Ryan Belleville.

Viewers can catch up on full episodes of SATISFACTION following its television broadcast across CTV’s digital platforms, including CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV. SATISFACTION can also be seen Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network beginning July 5.

SATISFACTION is produced by DHX Media Ltd. in partnership with Lions Gate Television Inc. Executive Producers are Michael Donovan (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) and Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE). Producers are Steven DeNure (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Tracey Jardine (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), and Jim Corston (LIFE WITH BOYS). Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday. Tommy Chong Turns 75

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 75 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cheech & Chong, WAR, Tower of Power Coming to Atlantic City






Another tour date announced!

The Cheech and Chong - WAR - Tower of Power Up in Smoke tour is coming Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Unfortunately, it's at the Taj Mahal which is in dire need a complete renovation.  Guess Cheech and Tommy didn't want to pay the cost of renting the Borgata.  We recommend staying at Revel and walking over.

August 17th
Trump Taj Mahal
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am local time via the Ticketmaster link above.

Two great bands of the 70's come together for the "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" concert, featuring War, Tower of Power and Cheech and Chong! The legendary multi-platinum band War defined early-70s popular music, fusing together rock, funk, jazz, Latin, R&B and even reggae into a string of hit singles and acclaimed albums.


Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold-out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower's sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong had early success with the release of their first feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke" in 1978. The movie became something of a cult classic and was successful enough to warrant a sequel.

Now the comic duo has teamed up for "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" a comedy show / concert featuring music by WAR and Tower of Power, as heard in the 1978 feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke."

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cheech & Chong, WAR, Tower of Power Coming to Westbury and San Francisco





Two additional dates just announced!

The Cheech and Chong - WAR - Tower of Power Up in Smoke tour is coming to Westbury, New York and San Francisco, California.

August 10th
America's Cup Pavillion
San Francisco, CA
Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 16th at 10am local time via the Ticketmaster link above.

August 14th
Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 14th at 10am local time via the Ticketmaster link above.

Two great bands of the 70's come together for the "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" concert, featuring War, Tower of Power and Cheech and Chong! The legendary multi-platinum band War defined early-70s popular music, fusing together rock, funk, jazz, Latin, R&B and even reggae into a string of hit singles and acclaimed albums.


Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold-out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower's sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong had early success with the release of their first feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke" in 1978. The movie became something of a cult classic and was successful enough to warrant a sequel.

Now the comic duo has teamed up for "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" a comedy show / concert featuring music by WAR and Tower of Power, as heard in the 1978 feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke."

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Cheech Marin Makes a Mojito for Maxim Magazine

During their recent media tour, Cheech and Chong made Mojitos for Maxim magazine.  Interestingly, Cheech said he used to own a Vietnamese restaurant.  He's referring to the restaurant in San Francisco he co-owned with Don Johnson.  We don't know if it's true, but Tommy mentioned that Cheech lost the restaurant in the divorce.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Collection of Interviews from the Cheech and Chong Press Tour

In case you missed the many interviews Cheech and Chong did in New York City promoting Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!, here are some to peruse.

 









Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cheech Marin to Host Panel Discussion for ARTIFEX

Panel Discussion: Artifex: Art Effects Beyond Identity
Wednesday, May 29, 7 - 8pm
Culver City, California

Moderator: Cheech Marin, Entertainer & Chicano Art Advocate
Panelists: Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D., Art Historian & Chicano/Latino Arts Expert
Artists: Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Harry Gamboa Jr., Shizu Saldamando and John Valadez

Please RSVP as seating is limited

Update: Cheech and Chong About to Go Live on SiriusXM Town Hall

Cheech Marin (alleged wife beater) and Tommy Chong (1970 left his wife for his 14 yr old babysitter, Shelby, whom he later married) are about to go live on SiriusXM's Town Hall. The program which starts at 2pm New York is hosted by Artie Lange and Snoop Dog and can be heard on SiriusXM channel 99  It will be replayed at 9pm.

Update: It started at 2:40PM (40 mins late)


They will be promoting Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie!..The Reviews are in and They're Not Good

We don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but most of the reviews for Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie! are horrible.  The movie was officially released today.

Let's start with other people's reviews and then we'll give our own.

5/10 stars 
"...greatest hits album of old bits, interpreted through the click-and-point miracle of modern cartooning. Strictly for the faithful, the feature is essentially a victory lap for the pair, recycling their brand of drugs-n-fart humor in an attempt to entice a new generation of stoners aching to see such antics colorfully rendered onscreen." and "As far as I can tell, there’s nothing new about the material with the exception of a few songs and some transitional material (including the nonsensical Buster adventure), leaving the feature old news to longstanding admirers of the duo, while newcomers might be baffled by the disjointed nature of the picture, left without comedic history to successfully compute the onslaught of drug ingestion situations and bodily function humor. "

Under the Gun
D-
"This played out cash grab from comedy veterans will most likely only appeal to the most immature or die-hard fans." and "I barely made it through the whole movie. I will say that older hippies that own every Cheech & Chong record will probably get some laughs out of the movie, but for everyone else I would suggest avoiding it." and "It feels borderline insulting that they just added cheap looking flash animations over old bits and labeled it as a new movie instead of coming up with some new, solid, material. It’s only been a few decades since their last film, I guess they needed more time."

Examiner
D
"it’s not the CGI-type of animation, so that could be the only part considered “fresh” in this film. But it's really retro, old-school, Flash-style animation, and it looks ugly." and "Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie is something that could have worked, if the filmmakers decided to actually put some thought into it, rather than use what was already done before and put it in a different setting."

Celeb Stoner
Steve Bloom of Celeb Stoner liked the film.  He says the cartoon design was "top notch."  Yet, he did admit he was the only person in the New York City theater on the only night it was playing there.

Keep in mind that Steve Bloom is friends with Cheech and Chong and sees them backstage at every show and appearance in the NY, NJ, PA, CT area.  In addition, he promotes them a lot.

Comic Book Den
6.5/10
"animation was as crude as the plot and the jokes. It’s really bad Flash animation the likes of which we don’t even see on television series made with Flash nowadays. This looks like something a junior crew of animators have worked on."

Cheech and Chong Fans Dot Com
C
The creators of Cheech & Chong's Animated Film! said they were going to tie together tracks from their old albums and make a story.  We wondered how they were going to do this.  They didn't do this at all.  Instead, they animated their old bits and had Buster the Body Crab bounce from scene to scene.  Cheech and Chong said they got this idea from the squirrel in the film Ice Age.

It was kind of cool to see the sketches animated because if you listen to their old albums, there's a lot going on in the background which you may have missed.

Cheech and Tommy recorded some new songs for the film and to make money off the soundtrack.  The songs are annoying.

The animation looked like it was done in Adobe Flash.  It should have just been a movie on YouTube or Funny or Die (for free).

People that have never heard their albums won't understand the movie.  Fans of their albums will get bored.  We're fans so that's why we even gave it a C.

Richard Marin and Tommy Chong each got paid $100,000 cash to use their likeness, sketches and promote the movie.  The quote we heard from Tommy was along the lines of "this is the most money we [cheech and tommy] have ever been paid at one time in our lives."

Tommy and Shelby were earning approximately $5k/night before Tommy went to prison.  Their rate increased to $8-10k/night after he was released thanks to Josh Gilbert's film a/k/a Tommy Chong.

We don't know what the legendary Lou Adler got paid, but it's definitely a lot more because the entire film uses the albums he owns.

One of the people that bankrolled this film was Johnny Fratto of Howard Stern/Eric the Midget fame.  We like Johnny.  We hope he breaks even.

This is a low budget film, but still too high for what was delivered.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Cheech & Chong, WAR, Tower of Power Coming to Bethlehem




Just announced!

On July 28th, the Cheech and Chong - WAR - Tower of Power show is coming to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Two great bands of the 70's come together for the "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" concert, featuring War, Tower of Power and Cheech and Chong! The legendary multi-platinum band War defined early-70s popular music, fusing together rock, funk, jazz, Latin, R&B and even reggae into a string of hit singles and acclaimed albums.

Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold-out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower's sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong had early success with the release of their first feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke" in 1978. The movie became something of a cult classic and was successful enough to warrant a sequel.

Now the comic duo has teamed up for "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" a comedy show / concert featuring music by WAR and Tower of Power, as heard in the 1978 feature-length movie, "Up in Smoke."

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cheech and Chong Discuss Lou Adler and Record Store Day

Earlier this week, Billboard interviewed Cheech and Chong at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony after party.  They were there to induct their record producer Lou Adler.

Cheech and Tommy weren't aware that Earache My Eye was being released today on limited edition 7 inch green vinyl as part of Record Store Day.  They thought that was really cool.

Tommy said Lou Adler is like a great art collector.  He keeps his record company tiny so he can pay attention to his artists. He picks his artists like an art collector would choose a painting.  As a result, all the artists go to the top.

 

Cheech and Chong have Taken Over Funny or Die

Cheech and Chong had a busy day today promoting their new movie, Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!.

They were answering questions on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Google and were on Livestream.

What you didn't know is that they have completely taken over Funny or Die.

This is really wild.  You need to check this out.








Nice! I Scored Earache My Eye at Record Store Day 2013


Today is the ultimate holiday for vinyl geeks.  Record Store Day 2013.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

This joyous day takes place every year on the third Saturday of April.

When I arrived at my local store, there were over thirty people in the queue.  Many had been waiting since last night.

The music distributor chooses which stores get which albums so I was hoping I'd get what I can for.
Score!  They had them.  The coolest piece of vinyl this year.

Cheech and Chong's Earache My Eye featuring Alice Bowie.
“Earache My Eye” b/w "Turn That Thing Down.” Pressed on marijuana green vinyl.

It's just like the single that was released in the 1970s, but it's green vinyl.

Limited to 1500 pieces.

It's a collectible so it's going into storage with my Nice Dreams storyboards and my other assorted Cheech and Chong treasures.

I have an extra.  If you're interested, make me an offer,

Happy 420!

Toke, Toke it Out, Man.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Cheech and Chong Take Stoner Tests for 4/20

This is a really funny interview with Cheech and Chong.

Stoner comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong demonstrate the long-term effects of marijuana use in these Mandatory 420 Drug Tests!

Cheech and Chong have been smoking weed consistently since the 1970s, man. They're even starred in some of the most successful stoner comedies of all time - "Up in Smoke," "Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams" and on and on. So who better to gather on 4/20 and test some of the most famous stereotypes about pot?

Some of our very officially and peer reviewed experiments include:
- The Memory Test: Can Cheech and Chong remember facts about their own movies?
- The Munchies Test: Will the guys go for Cheetos or veggies?
- The Hackysack Test: Do the guys want to get in on a hack? And much, much more.

Want to see how they scored? Afraid they may have set the cause of stoner equality back 40 years? Check out the video and find out! Read our blog to discover more trends! http://whatstrending.com/

Cheech & Chong Celebrate "Animated Movie!" at The ROXY


Legendary Comedy Duo
Cheech & Chong
Celebrate the Premiere of
CHEECH & CHONG'S
ANIMATED MOVIE
In Theaters April 18, 2013 and on DVD April 23, 2013


West Hollywood, CA - April 17th, 2013 – The Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong were joined by Lou Adler, Alonzo Bodden, Hal Sparks, and Ron Jeremy at the world-famous ROXY Theatre on the Sunset Strip to celebrate the release of of their latest movie.

slide show from the premiere...

It's the legendary toker jokers CHEECH & CHONG as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their most outrageous routines and laugh-out-loud lines from their Grammy Award-winning albums come to life, including "Dave's not here," "Let's make a dope deal" and more. With help from a bud-lovin' body crab named Buster, Cheech & Chong "the masters of smokin' word" deliver the ultimate comedy high and give you the munchies for more.

This Saturday, April 20th, Cheech and Chong will blaze a trail across the social media space as they hang out with fans around the world, kicking off the day with an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, taking pit stops through Twitter, Facebook and Google before ending the day with a Livestream countdown to 4:20 with fan interaction and video content from their movie with exclusive commentary!

SATURDAY, 4/20, 2013:

Reddit AMA 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET
Cheech & Chong will kick off the trip chatting with fans and revisiting the page throughout the day to answer additional questions as well as take part in Reddit's Munchies Awards!

Twitter Q&A 9:30 AM PT/12:30 PM ET
Tag your burning questions with #CC420 and they’ll be answered at random.

Facebook Q&A 10:30 AM PT/1:30 PM ET
Fan questions will be answered at Cheech and Chong's Official Facebook Page.

Google Hangout 11:30 PM PT/2:30 PM ET
A selected group of special guests and celebrities chat directly with Cheech & Chong while onlookers chime in from Youtube and beyond.

Livestream Event 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET As 4:20 approaches, fans will get to check out select film clips as they interact with the comedy duo!

Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! is available for pre-order now.
Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! Musical Soundtrack Album was released last week.
The final list of advanced screening locations for Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! has been posted. Tickets can be purchased and additional locations are listed here.



With help from a bud-lovin' body crab named Buster, Cheech & Chong “the masters of the smokin’ word” deliver the ultimate comedy high and give you the munchies for more.

SiriusXM and Cheech & Chong Launch Limited-Run "Cheech & Chong Radio" Starting 4/20

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) announced today that iconic, Grammy®-Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will launch their own limited-run channel, "Cheech & Chong Radio," for the weekend starting April 20, 2013.


The celebration of their hilarious career, featuring their classic comedy albums and more, will take over Raw Dog Comedy that weekend and continue as a nightly special through the following week, leading up to "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech and Chong," moderated by Artie Lange, a sit down for an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, as part of the SiriusXM "Town Hall" series.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech & Chong" will air on the limited-run "Cheech and Chong Radio" channel 99 on Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET.

Moderated by Lange, the "Town Hall" special will feature Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong answering questions from the studio audience about the ups and downs of their lifelong partnership, their popular albums and songs, the Cheech and Chong Animated Movie and much more.

"Cheech and Chong are not only one of the top legendary comedy teams of our time, but also created a completely unique sound that broke barriers, challenged the norm and most of all, made us laugh," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Now their legion of fans will get a chance to hear from them directly about their comedy and careers. The 'SiriusXM Town Hall with Cheech and Chong' will be a fitting grand finale to 'Cheech & Chong Radio.'"

The limited-run "Cheech & Chong Radio" will launch on Saturday, April 20 at midnight ET via satellite on Raw Dog Comedy channel 99, as well as via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices online at siriusxm.com. "Cheech & Chong Radio" will feature interviews and excerpts from the duo's classic comedy albums including Dave, Sister Mary Elephant, Basketball Jones and Born In East L.A. It will also include The Story of Cheech & Chong, SiriusXM's Sonny Fox's two-hour retrospective interview with the comedians and a vintage, rarely-heard interview by SiriusXM's Ron Bennington. For a full schedule and rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.

The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Billy Crystal, Tom Petty, Tony Bennett, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Juanes, Mel Brooks, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the surviving members of Nirvana.

Cheech & Chong defined an era with their irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Their success began on the stand-up comedy circuit leading to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans. The comedy duo has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with 1973's Los Cochinos. They transitioned to film in 1978 with Up In Smoke, the highest grossing comedy of the year. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong. They have recently announced their latest tour.

Artie Lange is the host of The Artie Lange Show on SiriusXM. Lange is best known for his decade on The Howard Stern Show and his successful stand-up comedy career. He co-wrote, produced and starred in the film Beer League and his first book, Too Fat To Fish, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech & Chong" on April 25. Listen to Raw Dog Radio or visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall for Official Rules and details. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for Cheech & Chong on Twitter by Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on SiriusXM's Facebook page.

After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech & Chong" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information on SiriusXM On Demand.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com. About Sirius XM Radio Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 24 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! Premiere at The Roxy

Last night, Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! premiered at The Roxy. The premiere was attended by Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Horatio Sanz, Tommy Davidson, Marisa Saks, Lou Adler, Nic Adler, Cisco Adler, Alonzo Bodden, Lance Broadway, Ron Jeremy and more.

The coolest attendee was June Fairchild (Ajax Lady).  She's awesome.  You can see her photos on Wire.

View photos from the event.


We've been looking forward to this movie for years and it will finally launch April 23rd.
You can pre-order it now from iTunes.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cheech & Chong WEed ARE THE WORLD Video Premiere

As previously reported, Zack Galifiniakis, B-Real, Kid Cudi, Willie Nelson, Whoopi, George Lopez, Wiz Khalifa and Bill Maher are in the animated video for the new Cheech and Chong song WEed are the World.

The song is, of course, a spoof on the 80s classic We are the World and is off the soundtrack for Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Comedy Legends Cheech & Chong to Perform on May 1 at Count Basie Theatre

Red Bank, NJ — The hilarious stoner comedy of the original duo Cheech & Chong is back in full effect with their first tour in 25 years!

Tickets are on sale now at CountBasieTheatre.org and by phone at 732-842-9000. Prices: $88, $68, $48, $38. Click here for more details.


Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand up comedy circuit which led to 9 hit comedy albums and 8 hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.

With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.

Cheech and Chong to be on Lots of TV and Radio Programs This Week

This week, Cheech and Chong are doing a major media (tv, radio, newspaper) in New York City.  They are promoting Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! which will be released next Tuesday.

List constantly being updated.

Tuesday, April 16th.
Wendy Williams Show

Saturday, April 20th
11AM ET. Reddit AMA: Tommy and Cheech rally the r/trees community with a wake and bake AMAA!
12PM ET.  Twitter Q&A: Prepare your #CC420 hashtags as the Q&A continues on twitter and make sure you follow @Cheechandchong!
1PM ET.  Facebook Q&A: We're going cutting edge with our 1.6m facebook fans by trying out Facebook's new "Respond" feature! "Like" us to get in on the "respond" action. "Poke"
2PM ET.  Google Hangout: Fans will get to chat screen to screen with Cheech and Tommy as they "Prepare" for their Livestream. Join in the fun on Google+ or on YouTube.
4PM ET.  Livestream: 40 Minutes of fan interaction and screening selected clips from the movie as Cheech and Chong welcome 4:20 on 4/20!


Thursday, April 25th
SiriusXM Town Hall

Sunday, April 14, 2013

SiriusXM Town Hall with Cheech and Chong Sweepstakes

SiriusXM wants to give you and a guest the chance to attend an exclusive “Town Hall” event with Cheech and Chong, at SiriusXM’s New York City studios in celebration of the release of the Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie, in theatres April 18th!

To qualify, we're asking SiriusXM subscribers to submit their most creative questions about Cheech and Chong – their lives and careers – for a chance to ask the question in person at the “Town Hall” event on Monday, April 25.

The winners and their guests will also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive meet-and-greet at the SiriusXM Studios following the event, where they will have their picture taken with Cheech and Chong.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Updated List of In Theater Screenings of Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!

The final list of advanced screening locations for Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! has been posted.
Tickets can be purchased and additional locations are listed here.

Cheech and Chong Q & A Session at Los Angeles Film School


Cheech and Chong participated in a Q & A session at the Los Angeles Film School this past weekend.

They were promoting their upcoming film, Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! which is available for pre-order now.

The Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! Musical Soundtrack Album was released this past Tuesday.

Some corrections to the answers they gave:
1. How they got back together...
They started speaking again and got back together because of Mr Weedmaster aka the former owner of Cheech and Chong Dot Com. Tommy had him repeatedly email Cheech saying they could make a lot of money if they got back together and that bands like the Rolling Stones were making a fortune touring.
2. Rehearsing...
They did indeed rehearse before their first show at the Comedy Store.  The first time they rehearsed they got in a huge argument over the same ole control issues that broke them up originally.  It took repeated meetings to get them to function with each other.

Rahr & Sons Brewing to Release Cheech and Chong Beers

The beer list has been posted for next weekend's Paste Untapped Festival in Fort Worth, TX.  Rahr & Sons Brewing will have two Cheech and Chong beers on-hand.

They haven't revealed the specifics and there isn't any information on their web site.

Should we speculate that it could be hemp-flavored?

Cheech Marin Returning to TV in New Sitcom

Cheech Marin just completed work on a pilot for TBS titled Do It Yourself.  They are hoping to be picked up in the fall.

The plot:  Laid-off math teacher forced to get a blue collar job, a big box home supply store.  His co-workers are  Bill Engvall, Ryan McPartlin and Melora Hardin.

Cheech will play Perez, an offbeat employee who spends his days making keys and his nights preparing for the apocalypse.