Episode 7 – Cheech and Chong: Big Bambu (with guest Bob Wiltfong)

Episode 7 - Cheech and Chong: Big Bambu (with guest Bob Wiltfong)

If it wasn’t for this album, the 70s arguably wouldn’t have been the 70s.  Before “pot culture” and “pot humor,” there were two brilliant sketch comedians who also talked a lot about pot.  Those guys were Cheech and Chong.  I wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for Cheech and Chong – my first attempts at audio comedy, at 13 – if a bit rough – were just Dan Gomiller and I doing our version of Cheech and Chong, sans the drug humor we couldn’t relate to.

Luckily, we aren’t the only squares upon whom the indelible mark of Cheech and Chong’s humor was left.  Enter Bob Wiltfong, the man you’ve seen as Nationwide Insurance’s World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World and as a version of himself on The Daily Show.  His earliest memory of Cheech and Chong was “Sister Mary Elephant,” the star track from this album.  Bob joins me this week from the Second City Theatre in Hollywood to discuss the comedy of two of the last comedians to really use the comedy album as an art form.  Even if they were talking about getting stoned a bunch.

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guest: Bob Wiltfong – Bob on Facebook

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Official Cheech & Chong Site: http://www.cheechandchong.com/

Buy “Big Bambu” on vinyl: http://goo.gl/g8Bb2

Jason co-stars as Charles De Mar in “A Drinking Game: Better Off Dead”: http://adrinkinggame.com

Bob co-stars in “The Dad Show” at The Second City Hollywood: http://goo.gl/MWRxP

Bob’s Nationwide Spots: http://www.youtube.com/greatestspokesperson

Thank you,

Jason Klamm

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