The ultimate stoner - TOMMY CHONG - brings the hilarious smash Off-Broadway hit
"THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES" to Glenside's Keswick Theatre for two shows on
Sat., May 6, 7:30 & 10 PM. The show is the edgiest theater piece to come to
the Philadelphia area this year - written by comedians Arj Barker, Doug Benson
(of VH1's Best Week Ever) and Tony Camin, and directed by Jim Millan.
"THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES" is an evening of side splitting humor that
has a nation buzzing. Following a string of TV appearances from coast to coast
including The Tonight Show to Howard Stern, Chong lights up the live theater
stage with his unique perspective on life. From hazy to highbrow, "THE
MARIJUANA-LOGUES" proves that the stories surrounding the bud are as varied
as those who indulge.
Tommy Chong is best known for his legendary contribution to American counterculture
with the comedy team Cheech & Chong and most recently from his reoccurring
role on That 70's Show. Many people consider watching "Cheech and Chong's
Up in Smoke" a rite of passage for potheads.
In 2003, Chong's high profile made him an enemy of the Bush administration's
war on drugs and landed him in prison - for the distribution of bongs and glass
pipes. Tommy emerged from his incarceration not only a figure of America's countercultural
past but a symbol of civil liberty as well. "THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES"
was originally scheduled to be at the Keswick in March 2005, but Chong had to
cancel his tour because audience members at his first few national tour dates
kept throwing joints onto the stage, violating the terms of his parole.
During Cheech and Chong's reign, they recorded six gold comedy albums, including
the 1974 Grammy winner Los Cochinos, and starred in seven films, most of which
Chong co-wrote and directed such as "Up in Smoke," one of Warner Brothers' highest
The Associated Press raves, "The Marijuana-Logues lights up NYC! Emitting
an air that is slightly subversive and laughter-inducing."
Newsday adds, "A good time, man."
Entertainment Weekly praises the show as "premium quality nuggets."
Time Out New York raves "it's a damn fine piece of bong-fueled theater."