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.