Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong 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 grossing features.

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."