Friday, October 19, 2018

Update: Tommy Chong Made it to Canada

Tommy Chong must have used his super powers to get a replacement passport.  He's no in Canada celebrating the legalization of marijuana.

Filmed in Victoria BC @ District Nightclub Oct 17 2018




Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tommy Chong Lost his Passport

Yesterday, Tommy Chong was set to fly to Canada for cannabis legalization day, but he lost his passport.  He says he's using his celebrity to try to expedite the process of getting a new one.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tommy Chong’s Brother has Passed

Per Tommy Chong, his brother Stan Chong, has passed away. Stan owned the comedy club in Canada where Cheech & Tommy met.



According to an obituary for Stan in the PQB News, the Chong family settled in Calgary where Stan played hockey and football in school. He joined a band called The SHADES. Stan often said he really didn’t have much musical talent but he did have the only car among the band.

 In the early 1960s, Stan moved to Vancouver to help his brother Tommy, best-known for his iconic ‘Cheech and Chong’ stoner movies and a cannabis rights activist, manage nightclubs. During this time, Stan acquired the reputation as a fighter, something friend and fellow Qualicum Beach Legion member Bob Sommers can attest to.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Vintage Howard Stern Ad for Cheech and Chong Web Site

In December 2003, we bought live spots on the Howard Stern Show.  The band Staind was in the studio along with AVN's Paul Fishbein.  Aaron Lewis talks about smoking a joint with Cheech and says Cheech Marin could only smoke up when his wife wasn't around.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tommy Chong Performs Sketch with Tara Reid

This past Friday The Avalon hosted the first Daytime Hollywood Beauty Awards. It benefited the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Tommy Chong and Tara Reid presented a skit in which Reid vaped in a bed and pretended to be stoned, while giving the Sleeping Beauty Award to cannabis beauty company Beboe (founded by Lake Bell’s husband Scott Campbell).

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Watch Cheech Marin on Rob Riggle's New Show

Tonight, Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy debuted on Crackle.

When action superstar Rob Riggle seeks to reinvent himself by starting a “personal watercraft education” academy, he struggles with the fallout from his first big scandal. Also there’s a ghost. Dermot Mulroney and Jamie Chung guest star. Series Description: Funnyman Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, The Daily Show) dominates the waves in a Sony Crackle Original comedy about a has-been action star looking to change the world through "personal watercraft education." Also stars Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls), Britt Baron (Glow), Paul Scheer (Veep), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong), Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks), and Hall of Fame footballer Brian Urlacher.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Al Roker's 'COLD CUTS' Series Kicks off with Cheech and Chong

Today's Al Roker has a new web series.  It's a cooking show titled COLD CUTS.  Cheech and Chong are on the first episode.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Richard 'Cheech' Marin Turns 71

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 71 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"ROB RIGGLE'S SKI MASTER ACADEMY" OPENS FOR BUSINESS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 ON SONY CRACKLE

Summer Comedy Series Guest Stars Include Dermot Mulroney, Christopher McDonald, Noël Wells, David Arquette, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jamie Chung, Haley Joel Osment and More

Ensemble Joins Previously Announced Guest Stars Paul Scheer and Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin

CULVER CITY, Calif. - July 10, 2018 - Sony Crackle today announced that the network's upcoming original comedy series "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" will debut on Thursday, August 23, with a special advance debut on Amazon Fire TV through the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, August 13. In addition, the free streaming network unveiled additional guest stars joining the series, including Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding"), Christopher McDonald ("Happy Gilmore"), Noël Wells ("Master of None"), David Arquette ("Amanda & Jack Go Glamping," "Cleaners"), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos"), Jamie Chung ("Big Hero 6"), Haley Joel Osment ("Future Man," "Silicon Valley") and more. The ensemble joins previously announced guest stars Paul Scheer and Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin. The network also released new photos from the highly anticipated eight-episode summer series.

In this Sony Crackle original comedy series, celebrity patriot Rob Riggle, who is mostly known for his legendary ski master movies, has invested all of his money and reputation into an Academy celebrating America's truest art form... personal watercraft riding. Rob, his legendary stunt man commandant Dirk Hamsteak (Billy Merritt) and their entire staff of instructors spend a semester defending their beloved Academy at all costs. No matter how many people criticize it... go missing... or die!

Character descriptions below:

Dermot Mulroney (himself) is Rob's co-star in the Ski Master franchise. He joins the faculty at the Ski Master Academy and it triples enrollment!

Jim Bassman (Christopher McDonald) is the beloved, folksy fisherman host of Bass 2 Bass, a popular fishing show. BUT when the cameras aren't rolling... it turns out he's become more of a big city douchebag and sell-out. Upon learning of this reality, Preggers considers him pure evil.

Karen the Mermaid (Noël Wells) is a beautiful yet jaded mermaid. Her life's dream is to escape the lake and be in the ocean away from Rob's Academy, which she calls "The Asshole Factory." She bonds with Brit Brit, who also feels trapped there.

David Arquette (himself) - When Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy falls under siege, Arquette is all too happy to answer the call and jump into the fray, no matter how dangerous the enemy.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (herself) - Rob Riggle has found his potential true love in Jamie-Lynn. After a whirlwind romance, Rob claims to "like her harder than he's liked anyone in a long time." Unfortunately, their romance is put on hold so they can protect the Academy.

The Phantom Rider (Jamie Chung) - The Phantom Rider haunts the lake after a tragic water craft accident took her life on her honeymoon. She blames certain faculty at Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy, and so she will not let them rest until she too is at peace.

Gaston Lebone (Haley Joel Osment) - Lebone is the dark web's favorite celebrity chef, described as "the evil Eric Ripert" or "the good Guy Fieri." Gaston holds a truly despicable luncheon event annually, and this year it inadvertently threatens Rob Riggle's birthday bash.

This sidesplitting cast will join Rob Riggle (who also serves as writer and executive producer), as well as the previously announced cast members Britt Baron ("Glow"), Eliza Coupe ("Future Man," "Scrubs"), Billy Merritt ("Happy Endings"), Dave (Gruber) Allen ("Love"), Alison Rich ("The Goldbergs"), Carl Tart ("Comedy Bang! Bang!"), Samm Levine ("Freaks and Geeks"), Rizwan Manji ("Mr. Robot") and NFL hall of famer Brian Urlacher.

In addition to Riggle, Jonathan Stern, Keith Quinn, Bennett Webber, Chris Pizzi, Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni serve as executive producers. "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" is produced by Sonar Entertainment ("Mr. Mercedes") and Abominable Pictures ("Wet Hot American Summer").

Follow "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the conversation using #RobRiggleSkiMaster and #SonyCrackle.

About Sony Crackle

Sony Crackle is the place to escape and recharge, with exclusive Originals, blockbuster movies and hit TV shows for a console-first and connected streaming audience. Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad-supported network offers a handpicked, constantly updated programming line-up, like binge-worthy Sony Crackle Originals such as "The Oath," "Snatch," "StartUp" and "SuperMansion," as well as movies and series in genres including Drama, Action, Fandom, Comedy and Thriller. The network is all on demand and accessible in the U.S. for free without subscription. Sony Crackle is available in 20 countries on a wide variety of connected devices. For more information, go to www.sonycrackle.com or follow @SonyCrackle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for real-time updates.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tommy Chong to be on Family Feud

FORMER CO-HOST OF ‘THE VIEW’ SHERRI SHEPHERD AND ACTOR IAN ZIERING FACE OFF ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES; AND ACTOR/COMEDIAN TOMMY CHONG CHALLENGES FIVE-TIME NBA CHAMPION DEREK FISHER AND HIS FIANCÉE, TV HOST AND ACTRESS GLORIA GOVAN, ON A NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD’
                     
“Sherri Shepherd vs. Ian Ziering and Tommy Chong vs. Derek Fisher & Gloria Govan” – The celebrity teams competing to win cash for their charities feature former co-host of “The View”
Sherri Shepherd and actor Ian Ziering, best known for his roles in “Sharknado” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.” In a separate game, family members of actor/comedian Tommy Chong (“Cheech & Chong”) and five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher (Los Angeles Lakers) along with his fiancée, television host and actress Gloria Govan, will compete on an all-new episode, SUNDAY, JULY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Steve Harvey, the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy® Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.

The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the “survey said” are:

Sherri Shepherd – former co-host of “The View”; playing for Summit View School

Lauren Mary Marshall – sister
DeAndre Williams – nephew
Christopher Keishawn Wilson-Smith – cousin-in-law
Marcus Deshaun Wilson-Smith – cousin
VERSUS

Ian Ziering – actor known for “Sharknado” and “Beverly Hills, 90210”; playing for EB Medical Research Foundation

Erin Ziering – wife
Nina Ludwig – mother-in-law
Barry Ziering – brother
Jeffrey Ziering – brother
In another game of “Celebrity Family Feud,” the two contesting teams are:

Tommy Chong – comedian and actor known for “Cheech & Chong”; playing for A Place Called Home

Paris Chong – son
Precious Chong – daughter
Robbi Chong – daughter
Rae Dawn Chong – daughter
VERSUS

Derek Fisher & Gloria Govan – playing for LA84 Foundation

Derek Fisher – five-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers
Gloria Govan – TV host/actress
Gloria Mendoza Govan – Gloria’s mother
Wynn Michael Govan – Gloria’s father
Lonnie Govan – Gloria’s brother
 “Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and is taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.

“Celebrity Family Feud” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG, DL parental guideline.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Vote for Kid Kelly #WIN5000VOTEKID

I started listening to Kid Kelly on Z-100 when I was in High School. His show was fantastic.  It was a big party.  

Little did I know that it was just Kid Kelly and one other guy (Tom) in a tiny studio in the swamps of Secaucus, New Jersey.

I called in every night to request a song for the nightly countdown.  He must have liked me because he used me night after night.  He actually had me change my name and location so people wouldn’t realize it was this same kid again.

He made me want to become a Disc Jockey.  He quickly corrected me.  “Anyone can be a disc jockey. I’m an air personality.”  Kid was right.  There was no one out there like him.

Kid was the number one show in New York City.  He was the highest paid air personality in New York City…the number one market.
He was the hardest working man in radio. 


Kid soon had a syndicated radio show Backtrax USA which could be heard around the world.  He explained to me that he put “USA” because other countries love American entertainment.

I never went into radio.  Never became an Air Personality.  We’ve kept in touch over the years.  He’s a nice guy and always willing to offer advice.

Kid Kelly has been nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame.  It’s a fan vote so let’s all vote.

To sweeten the pot he’s offering a $5k prize.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CBS Interview Pot Entrepreneur Tommy Chong

CBS sat down with Tommy Chong and other celebrities to discuss the marijuana industry.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Happy Birthday! Wow, Tommy Chong is 80 Years Old

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 80 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.




 Here's Tommy singing Happy Birthday to himself.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

RIP Tony Kinman

Punk legend, Tony Kinman, passed away on May 4th after a long battle with cancer.  He was 63.

Kinman was a founding member of bands like The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird, and Cowboy Nation.

“You’re Not Blank” was featured in Cheech & Chong’s 1978 film Up in Smoke.

Friday, May 04, 2018

11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic

TOLUCA LAKE, Calif., May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Michael G. Wilson of Healthcare Highways and Mark Enlow of Enlow & Associates will benefit the George Lopez Foundation. Hosted by King of Comedy George Lopez, the 'sold-out' tournament will kick off Sunday, May 6th with a Celebration Pre-Party sponsored by Stacey and Larry Kohl at Baltaire Restaurant. Then Monday, May 7th your favorite celebrities will tee off for a good cause: George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Anthony Anderson, Andy Buckley, Yasiel Puig, Eddie Van Halen, Luke Wilson, Don Cheadle, David Arquette, Adam Rodriguez, Cedric The Entertainer, Joe Mantegna, Dean Geyer, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Alfonso Ribeiro, Dennis Haysbert, Tim Allen, Oscar De La Hoya, Sheryl Underwood, Joe Regalbuto, Joe Pesci, Billy Dawson, Esai Morales, Bruce McGill, D.L. Hughley, Emilio Rivera, Frank Buckley, Dr. Jason Diamond, John Brotherton, John Pyper-Ferguson, Johnathan Fernandez, Ken Corday, Kevin Rahm, Kyle Lowder, Jonathan Antin, Lizzy Small, Mark Rolston, Mauricio Umansky, Norman Nixon, Pat Monahan, Patrika Darbo, Paula Trickey, Richard Karn, Roland Martin, Steven Michael Quezada, Yancey Arias, Vinnie Jones, Gary Valentine, Phillip Palmer and more.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cheech and Chong on Stephen Colbert

Last night, Cheech and Chong were on Stephen Colbert.  They weren't guests in the studio, they just read a script, remotely.  I don't know what was worse, the poor writing or Tommy Chong's poor reading.  It was super unfunny.  The audience struggled to chuckle.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Video from Grammy's Museum Cheech and Chong Exhibit

GRAMMY®-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will be the subject of a new exhibit opening at the GRAMMY Museum® on 4/20. Titled Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin'-Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke, the exhibit is curated in collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Lou Adler, who UNCOVERED the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film.

On display through spring 2019, the exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East L.A. native Richard "Cheech" Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong, while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up In Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up In Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, comedy sketches, an assortment of limited-edition 40th anniversary smoking devices, and selections from Marin's "Blazing Chicano Guitars" guitar-art collection, among other items.

As the first strictly counterculture comics, Cheech & Chong helped change the dialogue, and ultimately attitudes, about marijuana use. As recording artists, they utilized the studio much like musicians do-a place to improvise and experiment as they turned their comedy routines into full-length albums. They released an eponymous LP in 1971 featuring studio sketches including "Dave," "Cruisin' With Pedro De Pacas," and "Trippin' In Court." The album's 1972 follow-up, Big Bambú, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Comedy Album. The following year's GRAMMY-winning Los Cochinos also charted at No. 2 and included the novelty hit "Basketball Jones." These albums, and those that followed, served as a template for future comedy albums and stoner films.

"Cheech & Chong are arguably the quintessential comedy duo of the hippie generation," said Scott Goldman, GRAMMY MUSEUM Executive Director. "Individually, they've achieved great success, with Cheech becoming one of the most well-known and respected Chicano entertainers, and Tommy making his mark as an actor, writer, musician, and cannabis rights activist. Together, they became a voice for the counterculture, and to this day their hit film, Up In Smoke, is considered one of the best comedies of all time."

"Our Cheech & Chong exhibit will introduce an entirely new generation to one of the most iconic comedy duos to ever exist," said Nwaka Onwusa, GRAMMY MUSEUM Curator. "This experience wouldn't have been possible without the help of Cheech & Chong and our dear friend Lou Adler. We thank them for their involvement, and we can't wait to share this story of comedic success with our visitors."

Just days ahead of the exhibit's debut, the GRAMMY MUSEUM will welcome Cheech & Chong to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate sold-out Q&A hosted by Goldman on Tuesday, April 17. This exhibit marks the fourth in the Museum's comedy series. Previous exhibits have included spotlights on GRAMMY winners George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, and Joan Rivers.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY MUSEUM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form-from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY MUSEUM fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Unreleased George Harrison Tapes

In 1973, Cheech and Chong released their grammy award-winning album, Los Cochinos.  It was a masterpiece.  Most memorable was the song Basketball Jones.

Cheech and Chong were huge at this point so everyone wanted to be on their album.  Basketball Jones featured an all-star band included George Harrison, Carole King, Billy Preston and Tom Scott, with Darlene Love and Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) as cheerleaders.

"We've got a ton of outtakes, where he's trying different things," Tommy Chong tells Billboard. "We've got all of that in the can that we're going to spring on people eventually, one day. That'd be great."

Chong says he and George Harrison used to smoke a lot together.