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Tommy Chong Signs on With THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES Stage Show, “Busted Out” and Direct From Probation: Resignation of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft Cited for Taking Role.

By admin | November 19, 2004

Business Wire
Nov. 18, 2004

Ideal Entertainment Group and Magic Arts & Entertainment announced the addition of Tommy Chong in THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES for dates at the N.Y. Actors Playhouse December 7 through December 19, 2004 and premiering on the West Coast beginning February of 2005.

Chong, best known for his legendary contribution to American counterculture in the comedy team Cheech & Chong, spent nine months in a federal prison following a zealous campaign by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to “set an example” with those he viewed as glorifying pot use.

Currently on probation, Chong commented, “They came after me because of the movies…and because of my act since 1968.”

THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES is written by Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin and directed by Jim Millan. And, it is a show everyone has been buzzing about. (Disclaimer: This production does not glorify drug use. Rather, it illustrates that cannabis culture is a thing of substance, humor and creativity). From hazy to highbrow, THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES proves that the stories surrounding the bud are as varied as those who indulge.

The Associated Press cheers, “THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES lights up NYC! Emitting an air that is slightly subversive and laughter-inducing.” Newsday adds, “A good time, man.” and Entertainment Weekly praises the show’s “premium quality nuggets,” while Time Out New York raves, “It’s a damn fine piece of bong-fueled theater.”

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 Bros.’ highest-grossing features. Chong can also be seen in his recurring role on Fox’s “That 70′s Show.”

Now, with his starring role in THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES, Chong is back to his live performance roots, cracking people up across the nation.

Grammy Award-winning comedian Tommy Chong will star in THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES at the NYC Actor’s Playhouse from December 7-19 and will continue with the role in West Coast dates beginning in February of 2005.

Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge at or 212-239-6200 or at The Actors’ Playhouse box office. For information on upcoming tour dates go to or

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