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Los Angeles Based Cheech and Chong to Reunite, Tour Country

1:43 PM PDT on July 30, 2008

Cheech Marin of Malibu, and Tommy Chong of Pacific Palisades will be reuniting and touring the nation with a standup act later this year. The two have put aside their differences, which seemed to primarily revolve around Marin's reluctance to revisit his Cheech character. I'd guess he realized that the big $$$ is out there for the revival of the classic weed humor that propelled them to stardom in the 1970's. "I think it's time for a revival of dope jokes. It's a much bigger audience now, it's much more widespread and institutionalized," Marin said in an interview earlier this month. If the tour works out, and we think it will, look for a Cheech and Chong film in 2010.

We wish Cheech and Chong the best. Their film Up in Smoke, directed by music legend and Laker floor-seat owner Lou Adler, is one of the all-time classic films set in Los Angeles, and shows the city off in all its 1970's glory. It's tough being funny in the back of a limo, but it's good to see an LA act back on the road. Original Up in Smoke trailer below:

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