Tommy Chong Calls In!
Is anyone else a huge fan of Cheech & Chong? Here at Casual Fridays WE are… AND we have been since our stoner childhoods! OK, maybe not so much…. But on today’s show we’ll be chatting with Tommy Chong about his current “Up In Smoke” tour with long-time cohort, Richard “Cheech” Marin, when the dynamic duo plays New Year’s Eve at The Chicago Theatre. It’s part of the 11th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy.
As we all know, Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent and satirical routines. Highlights include 9 hit comedy albums and shattering record sales, along with 8 hit feature films which they co-wrote and starred in. All films were directed by Chong, including their first film, “Up In Smoke”, the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topped $100 million at the box office. In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in over 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.
The Up In Smoke New Year’s Eve Party is a complete integration of WAR’s timeless catalogue and Cheech & Chong’s “no authority” brand of comedy and music. The party begins with WAR playing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends” “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid.” The show progresses to a combination of Cheech & Chong’s Famous songs like “Earache My Eye”, “Basketball Jones ” and “Mexican Americans” and some of their most iconic comedic skits like “Dave’s Not Here” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust.” Listen to learn more!