Story and Photos by Tom Collins
When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, there was no better place to party than Philadelphia’s, SugarHouse Casino with the legendary comedic duo of Cheech & Chong!!! Widely known for their stoner brand of comedy movies, they brought them to life on stage in multiple skits and songs. Starting the show was the far too young and lovely wife for Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong! These were her jokes, not mine. She warmed up the Sold Out house with hilarious personal quips and stories with both Tommy and Cheech. Some were a bit explicit but gut busting funny! She then introduced the comedy duo and worked almost as a circus ring leader, introducing each skit and even joining in some. The duo did several famous skits like “Dave’s Not Here”, “The Car Scene” and much more from “Up In Smoke”. Some of their favorite characters were brought out as well! Cheech in all his pink tutu tights and masked glory, rocked out to his “Earache My Eye” guitar solo! He also reprised his “Cousin Red” which brought lots of laughs! Tommy took the spotlight a few times alone to do some solo stand-up and also jammed some Blues as the salty blues guitarist, “Blind Melon Chitlin”.
Cheech and Chong recreated many of the roles and skits that made them famous but probably the biggest delight of the night was when they revealed that YES, a NEW – Cheech & Chong film is indeed in the works! The general premise of which they go to some kind of music festival! Already that gets some chuckles at the possibilities! They will also be releasing a Up In Smoke 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collection. It’s got so much cool stuff in it, Man!!! Like a fine wine, or perhaps some other narcotic – this comedy duo just gets better with age!!!
SugarHouse Casino is one of the most reliable venues and casino in Philadelphia to have a great time, Any time!
You can still catch Cheech & Chong on Tour by going to: http://www.cheechandchong.com
And don’t forget to see Sugarhouse Casino’s amazing event lineup at: https://www.sugarhousecasino.com