Finally someone realized that jokes about pot and bongs are still funny, and even better is that that ‘someone’ are comedy duo Cheech and Chong. The 70′s stoner comedians are officially announcing a Live Nation promoted tour, which hopefully we’ll be able to get some sweet YouTube content out of. After a 25 year break citing ‘creative differences’, i.e. Chong was sick of Cheech bogarting the pipe and Cheetoes, the feud has ended. Spark up and read the Associated Press article.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Now that their feud is up in smoke, Cheech and Chong are high on plans to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years.
Cheech Marin told AP Radio that he and Tommy Chong “looked at each other going, `If we’re ever going to do something it has to be now because you’re not getting any younger and neither am I.’”
They tossed around some ideas and figured a comedy tour would be “the most fun” and “the least hassle,” the 62-year-old Marin said.
Marin and Chong, who broke up amid creative differences, have tried to reunite before, but have always fought too much. Marin laughed and said: “It takes about 3 minutes for that to happen. There’s this veiled hatred.” But he added: “We’ve kind of resolved that.”
“We’ve gotten to the age where we don’t feel like fighting anymore because the end is a lot closer than the beginning,” he said.
Marin said he thinks dope humor can be as funny today as it was back in the ’70s.
“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,” he said in an interview earlier this month.
Details of the “Hey, What’s That Smell?” tour were to be announced Wednesday at a news conference in West Hollywood, Calif., according to concert promoter Live Nation.
“I guess Cheech forgot how tough standup is,” Chong joked last month after Marin said they were considering reuniting.
“But he’s got the incentive and the enthusiasm and he’s ready,” he said of his former partner. “My boy is back.”