CHEECH AND CHONG VISIT THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR UPCOMING BLU-RAY RELEASE “CHEECH AND CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE”
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are presently making the rounds to promote their new movie Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie. They spent Wednesday evening at The Los Angeles Film School entertaining a crowd of approximately 300 Los Angeles Film School students and alumni with their classic humor and hysterical chemistry. The Q&A preceding the screening of their film was moderated by LA Film School faculty member and Course Director Michael Peter Bolus Ph.D.
Known for his great improvisational acting abilities, Cheech addressed how he integrates his style into scripted productions, “When you show the director and the other actors that you know actually what the basic material is and you can juice it up and improv and you show that ‘here’s the difference,’ it’s like bringing in another drummer, tss, tss, tss… and they start playing that way too and it loosens up the whole thing. It’s all music, it really is all music.”
The Grammy award-winning comedy team of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong originally came together in the 1970’s with their stand up comedy, films and albums being a mainstay in the hippy counter culture. Parting for a while in the 80’s and 90’s, they have come back together in recent years and the chemistry and comedic timing of the pair has not missed a beat.
Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie will be released on blu-ray April 23rd.