Article by Thom Jennings, Niagara Gazette
Thanksgiving weekend tends to be a slow one for national recording artists as many of them take time off from touring to spend time with their families. The biggest show coming to town over the weekend is happening at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino where they will be hosting the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong on Saturday at the Events Center.
The duo has a long and storied history dating back to the late 1960s when Richard “Cheech” Marin moved to Canada to avoid the draft and met Canadian native Tommy Chong. The pair became one of the most successful comedy duos of all time because of their classic stand-up routines that were captured on albums.
In 1978 they began an even more successful career as movie stars with the low-budget, high-grossing film “Up in Smoke,” a movie that capitalized on their brand of humor that centered around excessive marijuana smoking. The movie spawned two sequels, “Cheech & Chong’s next Movie” and “Nice Dreams,” neither of which was as successful as “Up in Smoke.”…
• WHAT: Cheech and Chong
• WHERE: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St.
• WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
• TICKETS: $45