Sammy Hagar cruises down to Pacific Palisades, California to catch up with comedy legends Cheech & Chong in the upcoming all-new installment of “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” which airs May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV.
In a sneak peek clip of the episode, Hagar heads out in his classic convertible, intent in finding Cheech & Chong’s house. He chuckles as he comes upon the iconic duo trying to “hitch a ride.” Once at their destination, the trio performs a hot “Mas Tequila” jam. They also discuss “the secret of comedy” and more.
(Watch the preview clip above).
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong formed their critically-acclaimed comedy duo Cheech & Chong in the ‘70s finding mainstream success in that decade and into the ‘80s. Many of their standup routines and studio recordings were based on hippie culture and the free love era.
Together, Cheech & Chong released a stream of hit routines including “Earache My Eye,” “Basketball Jones,” “Sister Mary Elephant” and more. In 1973, they won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording for “Los Cochinos.” To date, they’ve earned six Grammy nominations overall.
The pair also acts and starred in their first feature film, “Up in Smoke,” which was released in 1978. The movie went on to become a cult classic for the duo’s loyal fan base. They made seven films in all, with Chong directing four of them, and co-writing and starring in all of them with Marin.
As comedy duos go, Cheech & Chong are one of the most legendary. While the friends split up the act briefly, they reunited and still perform to live audiences. In fact, Cheech & Chong are slated to perform as part of the Viejas Concert in the Park lineup in Alpine, California on May 12. Grab tickets to see the show from AXS.
Meanwhile, Sammy Hagar is off to a sizzling start on the fourth season of “Rock & Roll Road Trip.” Hagar kicked things off by interviewing country-folk superstar Willie Nelson on his tour bus last week. This week, he delves into Cheech & Chong’s prolific career.
Watch Cheech & Chong sit down with Sammy Hagar on “Rock & Roll Road Trip” this Sunday, May 12, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for programming news and updates.