The infamous comedy duo Cheech & Chong will bring laughter to The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. These two classic comedians return to The Pearl as part of their Light Up America.
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong first hit the LA comedy scene in the early ’70s and immediately won over audiences with their wacky routines which captured the free spirited attitude of the times. Some of their most well-known routines were “Earache My Eye,” “Basketball Jones” and “Sister Mary Elephant.” The duo released nine albums between 1972 and 1985, earning them four Grammy nominations and a huge cult following. Big Bambu, Cheech & Chong’s sophomore release, became the top selling comedy album of all time in 1972 and held that record for several years. The pair’s third album Los Cochinos earned them a Grammy award for Best Comedy Album in 1973.
The counterculture heroes decided to bring their comedy to the big screen in 1978 with their first of eight films, “Up in Smoke.” The movie was an enormous success, grossing more than $100 million at the box office, making it the top grossing comedy of the year. The duo went on to co-write and star in seven subsequent films including “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie,” “Nice Dreams” and “Still Smokin.”
This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless and sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.