Sunday, November 09, 2008

Review: Cheech & Chong Tour in Niagara Falls

John W checked out the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour a few days ago at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls.

He was kind enough to send us his review.

I just saw the boys at the Fallsview Casino on Nov 6. I got to wear my sweet new Cheech and Chong t-shirt thanks to As this was my second time seeing them on the reunion tour (the 1'st being Toronto Sept 6), I pretty much knew what to expect and Cheech and Chong didn't disappoint us.

Shelby Chong opened the show. Her routine hasn't changed much since the start of the tour, but she was still damn funny and got things started nicely with her sex, drugs and Cheech and Chong jokes.

Cheech wanders across the stage looking good and a little more trimmer then the last show I saw and we're off into Up In Smoke. The Led Zeppelin joint, now updated with some ky jelly is a CLASSIC!! From there we're off into Mexican in Space, Let's Make A Dope Deal, Bob and Margaret, Blind Melon, Red and Earache My eye with Alice Bowie, Ralph and Herbie, Old Man In The Park and the great sing-along of Born In East LA with a little Beaners mixed in and the finale of the Up In Smoke theme song.

Tommy Chong is a great stand-up comic and cuts a mean blues riff too!! He's changed up his routines that he does in between the skits and they are as funny as hell.

The chemistry between Cheech and Chong is as strong as ever. They look like their having a lot of fun on stage.

I've gotta say though, the venue and the audience were pretty lame. The audience looked to be split into the die hard fans and the gambling fans!! A casino is not a great place for this show as Tommy even mentioned they were not allowed to sell any merchandise and no drinks Not a whiff of sweet bud in the air!!, thank god we got good and buzzed before the show.

Overall it was great to see the comedy legends once again.

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