There is no question about it ... Cheech & Chong are comedy legends! The pot-smoking duo began their career as stand-up comics in the early '70s and gained attention for a string of popular comedy albums, which featured hit songs like "Basketball Jones." However, it was their feature film debut in '1978s Up In Smoke that made them icons to stoners all around the world. The two broke up in the mid '80s and with rumors of bad blood between the former friends; fans thought that they would never see they'd see the dynamic duo of dope together again. Chances started to look even slimmer in 2003 when Tommy was unjustly arrested and incarcerated for "conspiring to distribute drug paraphernalia," but upon his release in 2004 rumors started to fly about the two comedians finally reuniting. In 2008, the team publicly announced that they would be reuniting for an upcoming tour, titled "Cheech & Chong Light Up America/Canada." While out on tour last year the two recorded several shows that can now be seen in a brand new concert comedy film called, Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This, which will be a multi-platform release opening in limited theatres across the country as well as on DVD / Blu-ray, Video On Demand service, and available to stream through PS3 and Xbox360 Networks on April 4th, ironically 4/20. We recently had the rare honor of sitting down with the two pot-icons and having a candid conversation with them about Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This, reuniting on tour together after all these years, legalizing marijuana in California, making Up in Smoke 2 and how they created their most famous comedy bit, "Dave's not here!" To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Cheech & Chong are back in an all-new adventure as they bring their hilarious antics on stage across America in Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This. The new concert film was shot while the two were on their reunion tour last year, Cheech & Chong Light Up America/Canada, which was a resounding success with sellouts at almost every venue in every major city in the U.S. and Canada. The hilarious footage in Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This, captures the essence of the Cheech & Chong live show, which has made the two comedians legends, icons and fan favorites across all demographics and generations for decades.
Hey Watch This was released April 20th, 2010 and stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong, Jimmy Root, Ricky Borrego, Carla Daws, Roman Garcia, Tray Hill. The film is directed by Christian Charles.
Sources: Jami Philbrick