Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tommy Chong Tour Dates Added

Tommy and Shelby Chong are touring all over the place. Check out the dates we've added under "Current Events."

They're hysterical! Don't miss the show.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cheech Marin's House Doesn't Go Up In Smoke

Cheech Marin's house barely escaped fire this past weekend. The drought and arson keeps causing major wildfires in California. Forty-five homes were destroyed.

Cheech and his girlfriend, Natasha Rubin, were in Palm Springs this past Saturday when they received a call from the fire department. The fire department told them that the fire was closing in on their house.

They rushed home to try to protect it. Luckily, the wind stopped and the fire was put out four miles away.

Close call!

Other celebs weren't so lucky. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers told the LA Times that his house burnt to a crisp.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Video: More Clips of Tommy Chong @ 20th Annual Cannabis Cup

Tommy Chong comes on stage to talk about Cheech and Chong's induction into the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Video: Tommy Chong @ 20th Annual Cannabis Cup

Tommy Chong is currently attending the 20th annual High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. High Times will be inducting Cheech and Chong into the Counterculture Hall of Fame.

This video was taken at the opening ceremony earlier this week.

Tonight, Tommy and Shelby are performing their comedy act at the Powerzone, one of Amsterdam's largest night clubs.

Hippy Thanksgiving!

Hippy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What Has Zane Buzby a/k/a Jade East Been Up To?

Remember that sexy stoned-out redhead hitchhiker Cheech and Chong drove "all the way" in Up In Smoke? During the Up In Smoke commentary, Cheech briefly mentions that she's now a television director (Married with Children, Blossom).

She's multifaceted. Besides directing, she runs the Survivor Mitzvah Project. She corresponds with Holocaust survivors and when she can, helps them financially.

In additional, she's been developing a live-action comedy titled "Stomp the Run," which will be available on cell phones and the web.

Read and see her photo here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Comedians Pay Tribute to Marilyn Martinez

Last week, dozens of comedians, including Andrew "Dice" Clay, Gabriel Iglesias (Comedy Central), Luenell Campbell ("Borat"), Joey Medina ("Original Latin Kings of Comedy"), gathered at The Comedy Store to eulogize comedienne Marilyn Martinez.

When cohorts became aware of her illness last March, they held a number of benefits to help pay her bills. Cheech Marin hosted a benefit at the Comedy Store this past spring.

Cheech was a big fan of her humor. So much in fact, that in 2006, he took her on his Cheech Marin & Friends comedy tour.

Marilyn Martinez, 52, died on November 3rd of colon cancer.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Celebrity Golf Ratings

Each year, Golf Digest comes out with its list of celebrity handicaps.

Jack Wagner is number one with +0.3 Cheech is thirty-one with 9.8, down from 14.4 last year.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cheech to Play in Murray Tournament

The ninth annual Jim Murray Invitational Golf Classic at SilverRock Resort will be December 3rd in La Quinta, California. Entry fee is $800 per player or $2,800 per foursome.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit journalism scholarships at universities across the country. Entry fee includes breakfast from Mimi's Cafe and a catered awards luncheon from Sullivan's Steakhouse. Tee sponsors are still available for $150.

Celebrities confirmed to play in the event include 2007 tournament honoree Luc Robitaille along with Cheech Marin, Tom Dreesen, Steve Garvey, Charlie Hough, Rosie Casals, Jim Tunney, Marc McClure, Sinjin Smith and Kip Gilman. Presenting sponsors are the Los Angeles Times, latimes.com, CBS2-TV, California Bank & Trust and Cadillac/Rydell Automotive Group.

The Murray Scholars-Great Ones awards dinner will be Dec. 2 at the Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa. Dinner tickets are $150 or a table of 10 for $1,000.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Video: Tommy Chong @ 36th Annual NORML Conference

NORML has posted video and photos of Tommy Chong at the 36th annual National Conference. The event took place October 12th.

Video Clip


Audio of Entire Speech

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sponsors Pulling Out of Gary Player's Golf Tournament

Cheech Marin and other celebs are slated to play in the “The Children’s Charity Invitational,”a charity golf tournament taking place later this month. It was originally called the Nelson Mandela golf tournament, but "Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu blasted its host, Gary Player, for his involvement in building a golf course in military- ruled Burma."

As a result, Nelson Mandela and sponsors, including Coca-Cola and SuperSport, are withdrawing their support.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Comic Marilyn Martinez, Dead at 52

Comic Marilyn Martinez died this weekend at the age of 52. She's been on television numerous times and was one of the "Original Latin Divas of Comedy."

This past summer she performed at some of the Cheech Marin and Friends comedy shows.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Video: Cheech at Ratatouille Blue Ray DVD Release Party

This past week, Cheech Marin was at the Blue Ray DVD release party of the Disney-Pixar film Ratatouille. Cheech jokingly says that you can see his character naked in the Blue Ray edition of Cars.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tommy Chong Narrates 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards

"Of all the Film Festivals in the world, Sundance or Tribeca, ARTIVIST is the Film Festival of the future" Martin O'Brien, Filmmaker

This year's Artivist is partnering with KPFK Radio and CURRENT TV, reaching more than 25 million people. Join us in celebrating the 4th ANNUAL ARTIVIST. "ARTIVIST" is the 1st international Film Festival & Awards dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy. Our purpose is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes. 60 FILMS * 25 COUNTRIES * 1 MISSION: GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Join filmmakers, artists, and the progressive community from around the world as we unite at the annual Artivist Film Festival to address the importance of art and activism in our global community. This year's extensive and diverse Film Program includes narrations from: the Dalai Lama, Harrison Ford, Ted Danson, Paul Newman, Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Smits, Mary Steenburgen, Val Kilmer, Ingrid Newkirk, Peter Segar, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gene Baur, Ray Bradbury, Tommy Chong, Ralph Nader, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Eve Ensler, Daryl Hannah, and Stuart Townsend, narrating various issues and taking us on diverse journeys that lead to the healing qualities of compassion, teamwork, preservation, and reminding all of us of the interdependence between Humanity, Animals, and the Environment.

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XM's Holiday Music Programming Begins Today

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 8.5 million subscribers, today announced that it will once again offer a suite of dedicated holiday music channels during the upcoming holiday season. XM kicks off its seasonal programming today with the launch of contemporary holiday hits channel "Holly" (XM 103). Additional channels will launch later in the month, including XM's Radio Hanukkah, the first-ever national broadcast channel devoted exclusively to Jewish Culture, which will also return for the 2007 holiday season.

Available beginning November 1 at 12 midnight ET through January 1 Features contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional favorites from popular artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Amy Grant and more. -- Holiday Traditions (XM 104)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features traditional holiday recordings from the 1940s through 1960s with classic artists such as Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and more. -- Music City Holiday (XM 105)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features contemporary and traditional holiday hits from popular country music artists, including Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, and more. -- A Classical Christmas (XM 106)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features traditional holiday carols performed by celebrated classical musicians Luciano Pavarotti, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and many others.

-- Special X-Mas (XM 107)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features a unique mix of novelty songs, parodies, and retro oddities by a broad range of artists, including Cheech and Chong, Bob Rivers, Weird Al, Tiny Tim, Monty Python, and more.

-- Radio Hanukkah (XM 108)- Available December 4 at 12 midnight ET through December 12 Features eight days of Hanukkah music and celebration of Jewish culture, including exclusive live performances; specials focused on contemporary and traditional Jewish music, film, children's programming and more; and nightly broadcasts of the traditional Hanukkah candlelight blessings. Listeners will hear songs by Neil Sedaka, The Klezmatics, and Craig Taubman, among many others.

Select channels will be available on XM Radio Online beginning November 12. Complete schedule and information on XM's dedicated holiday channels is available online at: http://www.xmradio.com/holiday.