Venue: Mystère Theatre
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: May 16, 2014
Show Times: 9pm
Age Restriction: 18
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $70.13
The comedy duo consisting of Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong has been making audiences laugh since the '70s with their stand-up acts, comedy albums and hilarious films. They are sure to 'light up' the stage at the Treasure Island.
These comedy legends first made their mark on the L.A. comedy scene in the early '70s when they captivated audiences with their zany routines founded on the uninhibited spirit of the times. They released nine comedy albums between 1972 and 1985, which earned them four Grammy nominations. In 1972 their sophomore release, "Big Bambu," became the top selling album of all time and held the record for several years. The comedic duo earned a Grammy award for their third album "Los Cochinos," released in 1973.
Five years later, Cheech & Chong decided to bring their comedy to the big screen with the release of "Up in Smoke." After the immediate success of their first film, the duo co-wrote and starred in seven other films including "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie," "Nice Dreams" and "Still Smokin."
In 1985 the duo recorded a successful song, "Born in East L.A." The parody of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.," the song was part of their album "Get Out Of My Room" and would eventually be the inspiration for the 1987 movie of the same name starring Cheech.
Cheech and Chong separated after releasing "Get Out Of My Room." Both would enjoy successful careers in movies and TV. Cheech starred for five years on the television series "Nash Bridges" with Don Johnson and has often worked with Director Robert Rodriguez, making cameo appearances in his movies including the "Mexico Trilogy," the "Spy Kids" series, "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Machete." You'll also recognize Cheech as the voice for characters in animated films including "Oliver & Company," "The Lion King," "Cars," "Cars 2" and "The Book of Life."
Chong also found success in TV, most notably for playing Leo in "That '70s Show." His appearance on the show was interrupted when he was arrested and served a 9-month sentence for distributing bongs and water pipes. The events of his arrest and jail time were chronicled in the documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong" and in the N.Y. Times bestselling book "The I Chong."
After serving his sentence he returned to TV, appearing in the final season of "That '70s Show " and as a contestant on the 19th season of "Dancing with the Stars." He would become the oldest contestant to make it to the show's semi-finals. He recently voiced the character of Yak in "Zootopia."
Cheech and Chong returned to touring together in 2008 and continue to perform together today.