Sunday, October 29, 2006

Tommy Wraps Up Week In NYC

Tonight, Tommy and Shelby Chong wrapped up their week in NYC with one last performance at Comix. Like we stated on Friday, Comix is an aweome comedy club with a-list comedians. Check it out.

On Friday night, Tommy was on Sirius satellite radio's Raw Dog channel. We missed it. If anyone has the audio, please send it our way.

On Saturday, Tommy awarded the winners of a costume party. It was a private function with super loud dance music.

For details on this and more read Tommy's post.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Review: Chong and Shelby At Comix

Cheech and Chong Dot Com was on hand for Chong and Shelby's opening night at Comix comedy club in New York City. Comix, which has only been open a few months, is beautiful. The food and bar are excellent, although a tad pricey.

Tommy and Shelby don't bring their comedy tour to the Northeast very often so it was great chance for New Yorkers to finally see them. They looked fantastic and were in high (pardon my pun) spirits. They're material was hysterical. Bush jokes, family jokes, drug jokes and a laugh-my-ass-off salsa number.

They will be at Comix tonight, Saturday and Sunday. There are a few tickets available. They can be purchased from the Comix web site. Stick around after the show. Tommy and Shelby are selling and signing "Tommy Chong, Free At Last" t-shirts.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tommy To Be On Judith Regan Show

Tommy Chong will be on the Judith Regan Show this week. Her show is on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Sirius Stars" Channel 102. If you don't have a Sirius subscription, don't worry. You can sign up for Sirius' free 2 day trial.

We'll provider the exact date and time when we have it, but it will be either October 25th or 26th.

Update: The show airs tonights at 7PM.

VH1 and Sundance Channel To Air a/k/a Tommy Chong

This is a Cheech and Chong Dot Com exclusive. VH1 and the Sundance Channel will air the film a/k/a Tommy Chong early next year. The film is excellent!

People Jacked For Their Weed At High Times After Party

Numerous people have told us about the afterparty for the High Times Stony Awards. It was held at a top secret run by a gang of bonafide street thugz from the hood, who wound up jacking all the weed from the high times staff and friends as they entered (after paying a mandatory $4 coat check fee).

It was still a big deal at the office the next day that these thugz jacked the stoners for their bags under the pretense of "security." A writer from high times was seen arguing with a bad ass bouncer who'd just jacked him for a fat bag of kush: we're FUCKING HIGH TIMES, MAN. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE WEED!!!!

Tommy Chong A Big Winner At Stony Awards

Tommy Chong was a big winner at High Times magazine 6th annual Stony Awards. Tommy was voted Top Pot Comic and a/k/a Tommy Chong won Best Documentary. Josh Gilbert accepted the awards.

Jackie The Jokeman Martling was originally supposed to win Top Pot Comic because of his ongoing devotion to the marijuana movement, but it was changed to Tommy Chong at the last minute.

Tommy would have come to the award show, but no one told him he was going to win. He was arriving in NYC on Wednesday for his shows at Comix this weekend so he easily could have come in on Tuesday for the awards.

Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy's brother and a big Tommy Chong fan, was disappointed Tommy wasn't there.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tommy Discusses Coming To NYC, Hosting Halloween Party and More

Today in The Blog Of Chong, Tommy talks about coming to NYC later this week, this weekend's gigs at this great new comedy club in NYC named "Comix" and his long overdue vacation. Leave Tommy comments while you're there.

Old Cheech and Chong Concert Poster For Auction

Pop culture super collector and radio host, Gary Sohmers, is auctioning off a lot of collectibles. One item is a New York University Cheech & Chong Concert Poster from 1972.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Paul Rodriguez Calls Cheech Godfather Of Latin Comedy

Comedian Paul Rodriguez told The Arizona Republic that he considers Cheech Marin the godfather of Latin Comedy.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tommy Chong Tapes The George Lopez Show

If you read today's edition The Blog Of Chong, you saw that, this morning, Tommy taped an episode of ABC-TV's George Lopez.

Tommy isn't the first stoner legend to be on George's show. Cheech Marin was on a couple years ago. Both Cheech and Tommy are good friend's of George....and George is a huge Cheech and Chong fan. In fact, he's ordered a lot of Cheech and Chong stuff from this site.

The air date is unknown at this time. Ratings for George Lopez haven't been strong so new episodes aren't coming til early next year. The George Lopez show is one of the funniest sitcoms on TV today, but hasn't achieved a strong audience it deserves.

History Of The Bridge School Benefit

The 20th annual Bridge School benefit concert takes place this weekend. The following article details the headliners of the previous Bridge School concerts. Of interest is that Cheech Marin was one of the headliners for the fourth benefit concert which took place in 1990.

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Tommy And Shelby Begin Taping Reality Show

If you read today's edition The Blog Of Chong, Tommy revealed that he and Shelby began being filmed for their own reality show. No details on which network will air it and when.

Tommy told us that the reality show, the I Chong book promotions and his stand-up act will consume most of his time through 2007. As a result, his rejoining the Marijuana-Logues is on hold.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tommy Cancel's Latino Book Fest Signing

At the last minute, Tommy Chong cancelled this past weekend's Latino Book Fest book signing. No explanation was given.

MTV Cribs With Tommy Chong Premieres Tonight

The Canadian version of MTV Cribs airs tonight at 7:30PM on MTV Canada, Ch 81, 7:30PM. Tommy Chong's house is featured.

a/k/a Tommy Chong Is Top 10 At Woodstock

The Times Herald Record chose a/k/a Tommy Chong as one of the ten best films at the Woodstock Film Festival. This festival was held this past weekend.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bandana Autographed By Tommy Chong Donated To Benefit

A bandana autographed by Tommy Chong was one of the many items auctioned this weekend to raise money for a youth killed by a drunk driver. Eighteen year old James "J.R." Rogers Jr. was killed in August. The money will be used to purchase a grave marker.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

a/k/a Tommy Chong Coming To Woodstock

There will be a special screening of the documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York this Saturday at 12:30PM. It's one of many independent films being shown at the Woodstock Film Festival.

The director, Josh Gilbert, chose to show the film at this festival because he grew up near Woodstock.

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Cheech To Moderate Xicano Exhibit

Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

Pharmaka is pleased to announce a guest curated show “Xicano Demiurge”. This exhibition opens Thursday, October 12th from 6-9 pm and will run through November 30th. Featuring works by Rolo Castillo, Maria Elena Castro, Alexis Disselkoen, Camille Rose Garcia, Alexandra Gonzales, Andres Janacua, Dave Kawano, Alma Mota, Leora Olivas, Jacobo Ramirez, RETNA, Albert Reyes, Guadelupe Rodriguez, Sonia Romero, Shizu Saldamando, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Yesenia Soliz, Armando H. Torres, Melissa Melly Trochez, Jaime GERMS Zacarias, and Brenda Zamora. This exhibition was curated by Richard Duardo, Francesco X. Siqueiros and Armando H. Torres. Xican@ Demiurge” will also include a panel discussion event; Sunday, November 5th, 2pm and 4pm at downtown location (TBA). Moderated by Cheech Marin and Richard Montoya.

Art that is innovative and aggressive in its approach is critical to developing a contemporary aesthetic that is representative of the 21st Century Xican@ artist. The cultural climate influencing this particular group today is not the same as the one that triggered “El Movimiento Chicano” of the 1960’s. In light of this, the work featured in “Xican@ Demiurge: An Immediate Survey” is an attempt by it’s curators to reposition “Xicanism@” as a viable genre in which any artist influenced by our community can participate. The twenty-one artists collected here (affectionately referred to as “Los Inbetweens) are a dynamic group whose work, which is as varied and expressive as the city of Los Angeles, initiates a compelling and alter-Native dialog.

This exhibition and related programs at Pharmaka Art are supported in part by the Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation and the Joelson Foundation, Gilmore Associates and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

PHARMAKA is a Greek word that means to paint or an artist’s colors. It also means a poison or remedy. The name was chosen because its roots are in ancient Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, and it speaks to the duality inherent in all things. PHARMAKA Art has been incorporated as non-profit, and will also include exhibitions that might otherwise fall into the void between commercial Galleries and Museums. Respected curators and a variety (including internationally acclaimed artists) will be invited for curatorial collaborations.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Tommy Reunites With Old Friends

While doing the Canadian leg of his book tour, Tommy Chong had the chance to reunite with some old friends.

The first person Chong saw was poet, Patrick Lane. He hadn't seen Tommy since they were 14, but Tommy recognized him instantly.

The second person was Jerry Kruz, who had managed a night club in the 60s. Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers (Chong was on guitar), played there.

It's a great article. It also mentions that Cheech and Tommy gave David Foster his first record producing job. Foster produced the song Bloat On which is on the Let's Make A New Dope Deal album. His name is in the liner notes.

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Today In History

On October 7th, 2003, Tommy began his prison sentence.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Up In Smoke Now Available In Afghanistan

There's a funny article listing some of the American goods which are available in a market in Afghanistan. The one item they mention is Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke DVD.

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Rude Awakening Filmmaker Directs Second Film

Aaron Russo, director of 1989's Rude Awakening (which starred Cheech Marin and Eric Roberts), is releasing a documentary called AMERICA: FROM FREEDOM TO FASCISM. This will mark his second time directing a film.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dress As Cheech & Chong For Halloween

The Daily Orange of Syracuse, New York wrote an article about choosing the best Halloween costume. They recommend, for instance, dressing as Cheech and Chong.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Raffle For T-Shirt Autographed By Tommy Chong

Medical Marijuana of New Jersey is giving away a T-Shirt autographed by Tommy Chong. Along with the Framed Tee Shirt are souvenirs from Tommy's tour with the Marijuana Logues at the Keswick Theater on May 6th, 2006 in Philadelphia. As well as a Philadelphia Daily News interview with Tommy Chong (Beautifully concealed in a pouch on the back of the frame) that was sent to Universal Arts Inc. in an envelope postmarked on Tommy Chong's Birthday!. (Envelope included in pouch.)

This one-of-a-kind autographed Tee has been preserved inside a sealed high quality wooden frame with an acid-free black marble matte backing and covered by a glossy acrylic sheet.

The frame measure 34" X 25" and has a black/bronze name plate honoring Tommy Chong's Comeback Tour.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Chong To Be On MTV's Canuck Cribs

Earlier this year, we reported that Tommy Chong would be on a new MTV Canada (not in US) show, Canuck Cribs. It's essentially the Canadian version of MTV Cribs.

The show premieres tonight. The MTV Canada website seems to still be in its infancy. We'll try to let you know when Tommy's episode airs.

No Marijuana-Logues For Tommy Chong

We won't be seeing Tommy Chong in the Marijuana-Logues play for a while. He's currently working on a project thru 2007 which will consume a lot of his time. Plus, he continues to promote his book and perform stand-up.

This doesn't mean you won't be seeing Tommy. The project he's working on, which we'll announce later this year, won't disappoint. Sorry, it doesn't involve a reunion with Cheech.

Monday, October 02, 2006

More Tour Dates And Signings Posted

We've posted more Tommy Chong book signing and stand-up dates in "current events". The new dates are located in California.