19 Feb 2010 - Comedian Cheech Marin, one-half of the most famous pot-smoking duo of the 1970s, lent his celebrity to a medical marijuana convention that opens on Friday in Los Angeles, and used the occasion to plug a new movie. The documentary of Marin's reunion last year with his longtime partner, Tommy Chong, for their first tour in over 25 years, is set for release by the Weinstein Co. in theaters, on DVD and video-on-demand on April 20, a studio spokesman said.
10 Aug 2009 - It's been 31 years since America got its first whiff of 'Up in Smoke' and the herbally-enhanced comedic stylings of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Now, in 2009, after decades of very high highs and some behind-bars lows, the toking duo is being heralded for their impact on culture in VH1's 'Lords of the Revolution' (airing Aug. 10-14 on VH1) along with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol and other legends. PopEater was able to chat with Cheech and Chong about the honors, Cheech's marriage just this past weekend and also how legalized marijuana could kill the recession.
15 Jan 2009 - Hey man, they're back! Many already know about iconic comic duo Cheech and Chong's reunion, because their first "Cheech and Chong Light Up America" show at The Pageant sold out. "Love that, love that,"
Tommy Chong told in a Telegraph interview about his and Chong's sold-out show. "Because of the way we work, I think that what audiences always related to was the high energy - and you can take that ‘high' energy either way."
09.09.2005 War Escalates
Tommy has continued his Cheech smear campaign. In yesterday's edition of the New York Post, Chong calls Cheech a "sellout" and a professional Latin.
By professional Latin, Tommy is referring to the fact that all of Cheech's projects are related to Hispanic culture. These projects include the Latinlogues play, Chicano Visions art exhibit and his directing of the Spanish version of Dracula.
This is the second such article in recent weeks. Tommy mentioned Cheech being a sellout during an interview with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. He goes on to say that he's a sellout for playing a cop on Nash Bridges.
From what we can gather, Tommy is upset that Cheech has forgotten his comic roots.
Ironically, Tommy was a guest during a Nash Bridges episode.
We've yet to year Cheech Marin's side of the story. We hope to have some comments from him next week.