Thursday, March 29, 2007

Cheech To Pay Tribute To Pixar VP

On April 14th, Cheech Marin and others will pay tribute to John Lasseter, Vice President of Pixar. The event, which is hosted by John Ratzenberger, is part of the annual Sonoma Film Festival, taking place in Sonoma, CA.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Chong Provides Commentary For American Stag

Tommy Chong, Adam Carolla and others provide commentary for American Stag, a 67-minute documentary on the history of stag films. The film, directed by Benjamin Meade, played at the Boston Underground Film Festival last week. Meade assembled the film using over 900 stage film reels he purchased on ebay. No word on if there will be any future screenings.

Read Here

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Perfect Game Has Begun Filming

The Perfect Game, a film which had been delayed because of financial and location problems, has begun filming in Monterrey, Mexico. It stars Tom Sizemore, Cheech Marin and more.

The band, Politicks, recorded the film's theme song.

Read Here

Tommy Chong Video Blog Discusses "Where's Cheech?"

Tommy Chong has posted his first video blog on youtube. In this post, he answers "Where's Cheech?".

View Here

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Cheech Marin Doodle Auction Coming To Phoenix

Cheech Marin and other celebrities have donated doodles to auction for the Arts and Business Council of Greater Phoenix and The Junior League of Phoenix.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Gold Spot Gallery
1001 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ

COST: $50.00 per person

Read Here

Chong To Be On George Lopez Tonight

Tonight, Tommy Chong will be guest starring on ABC-TV's George Lopez. In tonight's episode, George's dyslexia causes neighbors to accidentally go to Chong's house, instead of a sex offender that just moved in. Tommy has brownies in the oven.

Here a brief video of Tommy on the George Lopez show.

View Here

Sunday, March 18, 2007

More On Buchanan, The Attorney That Prosecuted Tommy Chong

In the following article, Pittsburgh's Post Gazette analyzes U.S. attorney Mary Beth Buchanan's career. It appears that the majority of what she did was geared towards taking away our freedoms. She was a strong supporter of the Patriot Act (big brother), shut down a pornography company that featured defecation and got Tommy Chong nine months in prison for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania.

Read Here

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Judge Dismisses Some Of The Charges Against Ed Rosenthal

The federal judge presiding over the case against "Guru of Ganja", Ed Rosenthal, dismissed the money laundering and tax evasion charges. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco said the government added these charges in response to the public criticism of the trial and to make him look like a common criminal.

The marijuana cultivation and distribution charges are still pending.

Tommy Chong played a benefit show at Ed's house earlier this month to help raise money to pay his legal fees. 200 people were in attendance. The cops only came once, to tell attendees to stay inside.

Read Here

Up In Smoke Is #10 Best Selling DVD In Toronto

According to Rogers Video of Toronto, Up In Smoke is the 10th best selling DVD this week.

It's amazing that after 28 years, Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke is still a best seller.

Read Here

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Attorney That Prosecuted Tommy Chong Was Promoted

With the recent announcement that numerous U.S. attorneys were fired by the Bush administration, one would have hoped that the attorney that prosecuted Tommy Chong was one of them. Unfortunately, Mary Beth Buchanan was not. She was instead promoted to head of the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.

It's ironic that she was promoted. She botched a few cases while U.S. Attorney.

Also noteworthy is that one of the U.S. Attorneys was fired because he refused to "pursue marijuana trafficking cases."

Read Here

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Cheech & Chong Merchandise In Stock

We've added a slew of new Cheech & Chong items to our merchandise page. We now carry keychains, incense burners, incense and shot glasses.

The new items will begin shipping this Tuesday.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Cheech & Chong Interviewed About Basketball Jones

Today's edition of the LA Times has an article about the history of the Cheech and Chong song, Basketball Jones. The song was written in the back of Jack Nicholson's car on the way to a Laker game. When they recorded the song, the Beatles' George Harrison performed on guitar.

The article contains some new interviews with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

Read Here

Friday, March 09, 2007

San Antonio's Express-News Interviews Tommy Chong

Tommy and Shelby Chong will be at San Antonio's Rivercenter Comedy Club tonight through Sunday.

Express-News interviewed Tommy via phone from his home in California. They asked Tommy if the Cheech and Chong humor holds up now that he doesn't smoke anymore. His reply..."It holds up. Pot has really saved my life, you know. It kept me from becoming an alcoholic, from becoming a smoker. It did its job. It is medicine."

Read Here

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Cheech Attends Opening Of Tamayo Exhibit

Cheech Marin is one of the sponsors of the The Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Tamayo art exhibit. Tamayo is "one of the most important artists of the 20th century."

Cheech greeted guests who attended the opening. The article also features a photo of Cheech with his beautiful girlfriend, Natasha Rubin. The exhibit runs thru May 27th.

Read Here

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Now In Stock...After Hours DVD

We have begun carrying Martin Scorsese's DVD, After Hours.

A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

Cheech and Chong portray burglars which appear throughout the film. Although Cheech later makes a cameo in Chong's Far Out, Man, many consider this to be the last film before their break-up.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Q&A Session With a/k/a Tommy Chong Director Coming To NYC

On Thursday March 8th, a/k/a Tommy Chong director, Josh Gilbert, will be conducting a Q&A Session at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

When comedy legend Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong) was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to nine months for the manufacture and sale of drug paraphernalia, filmmaker Josh Gilbert’s cameras were rolling, capturing the American justice system in action and focusing on a case that some consider an absurd episode of the war on drugs. Gilbert offers an amusing and sometimes frightening look at what he contends is the erosion of civil liberties in modern-day America.

Purchase Tickets

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Chong Provides Details On His Reality TV Show

Today, on The Blog Of Chong, Tommy Chong provided information on the reality television show he and his family have been working on.

Citizen Chong centers on "the drama of grown men living together with their pot parents."

The show has just been pitched to a network. We will let you know when it is picked up.

For all the details, Read Here.