April 19, 2010 |
In a puff of smoke, they were gone for 25 years. But on Tuesday (4/20 to fans of pot culture), Cheech and Chong, those aging icons of stoner comedy, will be everywhere — in theaters, video on demand, DVD, even on iTunes, PlayStations and Xboxes. Did that just blow your mind? "They're always looking for new methods of how to look for an audience," says Cheech Marin, 65, of the Weinstein Co.'s multiplatform release of the duo's new concert film, "Cheech and Chong's Hey Watch This."
August 7, 2008 |
IN SEPTEMBER, Cheech and Chong will reunite for a tour, 26 years after their last live performance. That is, if Cheech doesn't read Tommy Chong's newest book, "Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography." Here, Chong aims to detail the duo's years of success, and to explain why they split. But the big smoke cloud he left in the 1970s and 1980s might have fogged his ability to focus, which he freely admits.
March 12, 2007 |
If the NCAA basketball tournament ever adopts a theme song, a 34-year-old hit by the comedy duo Cheech & Chong would be a worthy contender. "Basketball Jones" is a bracket-buster, to be sure -- not to mention a gut-buster -- and worthy of a No. 1 seeding. Like March Madness itself, "Basketball Jones" is madcap fun, over the top and in your face. It's loud and boisterous, freewheeling and frivolous. It speaks to obsession.
August 12, 2006 |
THE prison memoir is an interesting genre. While in custody, freed from the distractions of the outside world, blessed with time, that scarcest of commodities, such prisoners as Gandhi, Malcolm X, Oscar Wilde and Solzhenitsyn wrote highly personal, transformative pieces exploring fundamental issues: man's relationship to society, the nature of liberty and the responsibility of the artist to remain creatively and spiritually free, regardless of his corporeal status.
February 25, 2005 |
The national tour of "The Marijuana-Logues," starring Tommy Chong, is up in smoke. It was canceled because Chong's permit to appear in it has been revoked by his parole officer, Chong said Thursday. According to the terms of his parole, which followed a recent nine-month stint in prison for selling drug paraphernalia, "I can't be in places where substances are being sold or used," Chong said.
February 20, 2005 |
Tommy CHONG is fit, free and about as mellow as you could expect anyone to be after serving nine months in prison for selling a bong. Most afternoons he can be found at the World Gym in Marina del Rey working on his deltoids and kibitzing with Zabo, the 80-year-old bodybuilder who performed as a stunt double in Cheech and Chong movies. Zabo returned the favor in July when Chong finished his sentence by giving the movie star a job at the gym.