Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Coming to Reno

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is coming to Reno, Nevada.

Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 08:00 PM

Onsale to General Public
Start: Thurs, May 28th 10AM local time
Click on the Ticketmaster link above.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Review: Cheech & Chong @ Vegas' The Pearl

Jay Murphy, writer for the Examiner, published a great review of last night's Cheech & Chong show at the Pearl at the Palms.

"The show opened with Shelby Chong presenting a very funny, racy, and bawdy insightful picture of home life with Tommy Chong. "

"Tommy was on fire all night, he was in a comedic zone. From comedy puff to puff unitl the team belted out “Up in Smoke” with audience members in a group share."

"When Tommy finished Cheech came on blazing and shined like a crystal. Cheech's expressions and body language showed his acting range as well as his comedic prowess."

They also announced that there will be a new Cheech & Chong movie in 2010 consisting of characters they haven't performed live before (no official word on this yet).

Read and see photos here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Documentaries and Specials for Summer 2009

NEW YORK, May 21 -- Let the sun shine in as VH1 celebrates with all-new series and specials for upcoming summer season 2009. In true fashion, VH1 continues to "keep it real" with a new slate of "Celebreality" series and new additions to the consistently compelling VH1 Rock Doc franchise.

VH1 Classic is taking a groovy step back in time with 60's week kicking off Monday, August 10th and includes the week long premiere of the Roc Doc: Lords of the Revolution. VH1 Classic will air the five-part one-hour series "Lords of the Revolution," a new documentary series from VH1 Rock Docs that is narrated by Richard Belzer. The series celebrates the counterculture icons of the '60s and '70s -- the legends who defied the social, political and cultural mores of their time; Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, The Black Panthers, Muhammad Ali and Cheech and Chong. 60's week continues with Monterey Pop and Creedance Clearwater Revival Live all culminating in the premiere of the Roc Doc: Woodstock.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Video: Cheech & Chong - Dirty Music Interview

The Miami New Times had Cheech & Chong answer dirty, music related questions in this uncensored interview from backstage of the South Beach Comedy Festival 2009.

Cheech And Chong - Dirty Music Interview from Miami New Times on Vimeo.

Cheech And Chong Drink Bongwater from Miami New Times on Vimeo.

Monday, May 18, 2009

What's-On Interviews Cheech & Chong

What's-On interviewed Cheech & Chong who are promoting their May 23rd show at The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cheech and Tommy talk about the highlights of the tour and mention that they've done over 100 shows thus far. Tommy says "It’s more fun than passing kidney stones."

They also talk about possible plans after the tour ends.

It's a funny interview.

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Video: Tommy Chong on Arsenio Hall Show

Here's some old video of Tommy Chong on the Arsenio Hall Show from the early 90s.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 71 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Happy Birthday Tommy!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Coming to Tucson

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is coming to Tucson, AZ.

Desert Diamond Casino
Tucson, AZ
Sat, Nov 28, 2009 08:00 PM

Onsale to General Public
Start: Wed, 10/14/09 10:00 AM MST
Click on the Ticketmaster link above.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cheech & Chong to be on Season Finale of VH1's "Free Radio"

Actor and comedian Lance Krall plays KBOM's hilariously moronic (and extremely popular) morning DJ in VH1's "Free Radio." This season, Lance's continued ridiculous antics in the radio booth humored celebrity guests and viewers across the country. In the May 21st finale, our dim-witted hero and the KBOM staff welcome their last three unsuspecting guests.

From dogs humping John Stamos and Darth Vader imitations with Dominic Monaghan, to accidentally super-soaking Tony Hawk with urine, Lance set up uniquely comedic interviews over the last seven episodes at the expense of co-host Anna. His clueless endeavors did not end off the air either. With the help of his bizarre manager Shelton, Lance worked with a body double of no resemblance, turned a stray dog into the station's mascot, ruined a sponsored picnic and became a viral celebrity.

Tune into the season finale to see what Lance has in store for celebrity guests Sugar Ray Leonard, Cheech & Chong and Zachary Levi. Lance and Anna will also battle it out in KBOM's charity boxing event. Will Anna give Lance payback for all of his on-air taunting? Catch the season finale of "Free Radio" on Thursday, May 21 at 11:00PM* on VH1 to find out.

Jonathan Davis of Korn Comments on Working with Cheech Marin

The Aquarian interviewed Korn's Jonathan Davis who was promoting their upcoming tour.

During the interview, Davis says one of his meaningful collaborations was when Korn "did a cover of ‘Earache My Eye’ (Follow the Leader) and I got to sing with Cheech, and I grew up watching all these Cheech and Chong movies." (see our article from 1998)

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Friday, May 01, 2009

RIP Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski

Award-winning bodybuilder, Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski, 84, passed away this week.

He grew up in New Jersey, but spent most of his life in Santa Monica. Irvin won a number of body-building competitions and was the body double for Tommy Chong in Nice Dreams and Things are Tough All Over.

Koszewski was the manager of Joe Gold's gym and the World Gym in Santa Monica and was working until a few months before he died.

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