David A. Straz, Jr. Center
1010 North W.C. MacInnis Place
Tampa, FL 33602
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts presents Cheech & Chong: A Joint Venture on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 in Carol Morsani Hall.
On the short list of comedy’s all-time greatest duos, Cheech & Chong have been making people laugh until they cry (or puke) since breaking out in the seventies with immortal routines like “Basketball Jones.” Thirty years later, and after releasing classic films like Up in Smoke, the legends are back onstage once again. The duo’s current comedy tour, Cheech & Chong: A Joint Venture, is the follow-up to their hugely successful reunion tours.Cheech & Chong: Light Up America (2009-2010), where they performed together for the first time in more than 25 years, was seen by more than 100 audiences and grossed eight figures. Their performance in San Antonio, Texas, was filmed by the Weinstein Company – Cheech and Chong’s: Hey Watch This was released in April 2010. The duo then followed up with the Cheech & Chong: Get it Legal Tour, pairing with the MPP (Marijuana Policy Project). “We had an amazing time reconnecting with each other and our fans in a way that felt like it was part of our DNA; we were meant to be together,” said Cheech Marin. “In 2012 we are looking forward to doing more classic material that people haven’t seen for years and years, performing more of our songs and introducing some new bits. We’ve had material brewing separately for the past 25 years,” said Tommy Chong. Successful beyond their wildest dreams, Marin and Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Together, they represent a lifestyle and are the originators of the “stoner film” as a genre. Their phenomenal success included nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy® nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.
Regularly priced tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. performance by Cheech & Chong start at $34.50 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit the Straz Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org.
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