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      September 14, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 PM

      308 West Main Street
      Visalia, California 93291

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      Cheech & Chong


      The comedy duo, from Los Angeles, CA, formed in 1969, and disbanded in 1985. They are best known for several films in the 70's and Earache, My Eye which was a Dr. Demento standard and got loads of play on AOR stations.Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star. To this day, Cheech and Chong films remain the number one weekend video rentals, and Cheech is widely acknowledged as a cultural icon.Cheech (real name Richard) Marin was born in South Central Los Angeles and met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia as a political refugee. The duo moved back to Los Angeles and proved entertainment gold. Six of their albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys, and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The critically acclaimed duo made a fluid transition to films, starring in eight features together. During a split with Chong, Cheech wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy Born In East L.A.. He has appeared in over 20 films, including his scene-stealing role in Tin Cup . On television, Cheech was a sitcom regular before joining Don Johnson on the highly successful CBS drama, Nash Bridges (1996-2001). He later had a recurring role on the hit NBC show, Lost, and recent guest stints on Rob and Jane the Virgin.In 2009, everyones favorite duo reunited after 25 years apart for a national and international comedy tour, the Lights Out Tour, selling out everywhere. They also shot a full length live comedy film Hey Watch This in 2010. The Get It Legal Tour followed, and they are now on the Cheech & Chong: A Joint Venture Tour.Cheech is a favorite with children around the world through his many roles in animated movies and music projects, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, Cars, and Cars 2. Cheech contributes a lot of time and energy to promoting Chicano art. Since the mid-1980s, he has amassed a renowned private collection of Chicano art, the largest in North America. He will also be the brand ambassador for a new line of mescal, Tres Papalote.Cheech is a nationally ranked golfer, active in the charity circuit. Married to Russian-born classical pianist, Natasha Marin, the couple resides in Pacific Palisades, CA. To learn more, visit www.CheechMarin.com.Iconic actor, best-selling author, Grammy Award-winning comedian, activist and Americas sweetheart of Cannabis Tommy Chong is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and with a name synonymous with cannabis, has launched his own line of personally hand selected products under the umbrella of his brand CHONGS CHOICE (http://chongschoice.us). Using his lifelong connections in the industry, he has made it his personal mission to share the very best product available with his fans and fellow herb connoisseurs. If anyone knows weed, its Tommy, and now fans of comedy and cannabis alike can experience the strains and products that Tommy himself has tried and given his stamp approval in weed legal states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Washington and more! We would love to arrange an interview with you and Chong to discuss his new business ventures in the exploding world of cannabis after making it his lifes work to work as an activist for the decriminalization of the herb, and his national comedy tour with Cheech Marin smoking through cities nationwide. Tommy is perhaps best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong which minted six gold records and released eight films during their reign, for which Chong also co-wrote and directed. Cheech & Chong defined an era, pioneering a unique brand of stoner-comedy which has remained at the forefront for decades since with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to the film UP IN SMOKE, the highest grossing comedy of the time topping $100 million at the box office. Chong is also highly recognizable from his role as the aging hippie photo store worker "Leo" on FOX's "That 70's Show." After a nine-month prison sentence in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania, the comic became a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom and fairness. In a time where cannabis had to be talked about in whispers, Tommy was a loud voice for the advocacy movement, working tirelessly to destigmatize the use of this healing plant. Now that society has moved in a more positive direction regarding the medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, Tommys voice continues to ring out loudly, touting its benefits and place in society. In 2012, Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer a decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol. After an effective treatment, his cancer returned in 2015, and at 80 years old is still standing and advocating for the incredible healing benefits of cannabis. He continues to be an outspoken advocate for cannabis, which he credits for supporting his healthy and active lifestyle.

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