Not too many comedians are still in business from the1970's and not too many are doing stand up. That's why it's in your best interest to make it to the Keswick Theater in Glenside Pa Oct 27, for the return of Cheech and Chong. According to Tommy Chong:, " The show starts off with my gorgeous wife opening the show, and hosting a panel. we then come out a greet the audience in a very personal and in your face manner. Then we get into bits", Chong said.
Some of those bits include classics,such as "Dave" and Pedro and man at the Drive in." There will be music as well Chong said. "We tried to get away from it but the requests were too heavy," Chong said. It's just like a rock group on tour. If they just played new stuff, people would be dissapointed. The people really want to see the bits.
Cheech & Chong made three movies right in a row that dealt very heavily with the drug culture. Then their following movies did not have the drug references. "I'll blame Cheech for that", Chong said. "He thought we were just too pot heavy and he wanted to show the world he is more than just a pot smoker., He did, and he did,he played Nash Bridges, heck he played a cop " Chong further stated. "he realized it's more fun being a stoner and we're back being stoners, together.
"We were known as the rock comedians" and they will be playing . "music's a bit part of our show", Chong said. "kids had to sneak our records from their parents" Chong said. Today, their brand of comedy appeals to just about everyone. "We get grandparents, and kids coming to our shows" Chong said.
"We are really actually pretty tame when compared to a lot of comedians " Chong said. There may be people that do not get the joke. "You are playing dodge ball all the time", Chong said, when he asked what he does when people do not laugh at the joke.You are like a lion tamer, if you show fear you are dead. If you earn their respect, respect gets you laughter. When asked about hecklers, Chong was coy, I like hecklers, i come back at 'em really good.
According to Chong fans coming should bring their old records "we'll sign 'em , we charge but donate the money to the food bank", Chong said.