SiriusXM and Cheech & Chong Launch Limited-Run "Cheech & Chong Radio" starting
Cheech & Chong to Sit Down with Artie Lange during Fan Q&A Session for
SiriusXM's "Town Hall" Series
NEW YORK, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI)
announced today that iconic, Grammy®-Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong
will launch their own limited-run channel, "Cheech & Chong Radio," for the
weekend starting April 20, 2013.
The celebration of their hilarious career, featuring their classic comedy
albums and more, will take over Raw Dog Comedy that weekend and continue as a
nightly special through the following week, leading up to "SiriusXM's Town
Hall with Cheech and Chong," moderated by Artie Lange, a sit down for an
intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, as part of the
SiriusXM "Town Hall" series.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech & Chong" will air on the limited-run "Cheech
and Chong Radio" channel 99 on Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET.
Moderated by Lange, the "Town Hall" special will feature Richard "Cheech"
Marin and Tommy Chong answeringquestions from the studio audience about the
ups and downs of their lifelong partnership, their popular albums and songs,
the Cheech and Chong Animated Movie and much more.
"Cheech and Chong are not only one of the top legendary comedy teams of our
time, but also created a completely unique sound that broke barriers,
challenged the norm and most of all, made us laugh," said Scott Greenstein,
President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Now their legion of fans will
get a chance to hear from them directly about their comedy and careers. The
'SiriusXM Town Hall with Cheech and Chong' will be a fitting grand finale to
'Cheech & Chong Radio.'"
The limited-run "Cheech & Chong Radio" will launch on Saturday, April 20 at
midnight ET via satellite on Raw Dog Comedy channel 99, as well as via the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices online
at siriusxm.com. "Cheech & Chong Radio" will feature interviews and excerpts
from the duo's classic comedy albums including Dave, Sister Mary Elephant,
Basketball Jones and Born In East L.A. It will also include The Story of
Cheech & Chong, SiriusXM's Sonny Fox's two-hour retrospective interview with
the comedians and a vintage, rarely-heard interview by SiriusXM's Ron
Bennington. For a full schedule and rebroadcast times, please visit
The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with
iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM
listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce
Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Billy Crystal, Tom Petty,Tony Bennett, Quentin
Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Taylor Swift,Aerosmith, Coldplay, Ringo Starr,
Roger Waters,Juanes, Mel Brooks, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the surviving
members of Nirvana.
Cheech & Chong defined an era with their irreverent, satirical,
counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Their success began on the
stand-up comedy circuit leading to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films,
breaking box office records, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and
mesmerizing fans. The comedy duo has been nominated for four Grammy Awards,
winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with 1973's Los Cochinos. They
transitioned to film in 1978 with Up In Smoke, the highest grossing comedy of
the year. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature
films together, all directed by Chong. They have recently announced their
Artie Lange is the host of The Artie Lange Show on SiriusXM. Lange is best
known for his decade on The Howard Stern Show and his successful stand-up
comedy career. He co-wrote, produced and starred in the film Beer League and
his first book, Too Fat To Fish, debuted at #1 on the New York Times
SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with
Cheech & Chong"on April 25. Listen to Raw Dog Radio or visit
www.siriusxm.com/townhallfor Official Rules and details. SiriusXM listeners
are also invited to submit a question for Cheech & Chong on Twitter by
Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on
SiriusXM's Facebook page.
After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cheech & Chong" will be
available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via theSiriusXM
Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online
atsiriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemandfor more information on
SiriusXM On Demand.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visitwww.siriusxm.com.
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