Cheech & Chong
With your Cheech & Chong tickets from Ticketbis and the unique comedy of this talented duo, the hilarity is really put back into hilarious. The Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong duo made their comedy name back in the 1970s and 1980s with their stand-up routines and films that took inspiration from the free-love and marijuana days of hippie culture.
Cheech & Chong - a background in comedy
The duo of Cheech and Chong came together in Vancouver Canada where Cheech had moved to avoid the Vietnam draft and Chong was already living. The spark between them ignited a career of stand-up routines in comedy clubs and on TV along with a collection of comedy record albums and some low-budget films. Songs like "Earache My Eye" and "Basketball Jones" became an iconic part of their act. Their first feature-length film Up in Smoke (1978) was a huge box-office and financial success but its sequels didn't reach the same level. Later, Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" was the inspiration for their 1985 song "Born in East L.A." from the album Get Out of My Room. The duo wrote, directed and starred in all of their material until lifestyle differences split them apart in the late 1980's. Cheech Marin wanted to separate himself from their early influences and pursue a solo career.
Despite the odd occasion of working together over the years, including voice-overs for the animated film Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest in 1992, Cheech & Chong as a comedy routine didn't reunite until 2008. Their Light up America reunion tour started in Ontario as well as being showcased on radio in The Bob & Tom Show. March 2009 saw them record two shows at the Majestic Theatre for a DVD release and then in 2014 Cheech and Chong appeared live on American TV in an episode of Tom Green live.
Cheech & Chong - breaking new ground
As a third generation Mexican American, Cheech has been awarded for his work on behalf of Latinos as well as receiving numerous prizes for his comedy and creative work. During his break from Cheech & Chong, Tommy Chong prospered as an actor and starred in notable films such as National Lampoon’s Senior Trip released in 1995 as well as having written an autobiography chronicling the ups and downs of his life. With your Cheech & Chong tickets from Ticketbis, you're becoming a part of history as the pair cement their reunion with the Cheech & Chong Light Up American & Canada tour which is going successfully from coast to coast.