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 Live Nation-promoted “Hey, What’s That Smell?” tour will be announced today at a news conference in West Hollywood, Calif.
During their original run, Marin and Chong released nine comedy albums between 1972 and 1985, were nominated for four Grammy Awards and won one. They also starred in eight feature films, almost always portraying a pair of comical stoners stumbling through life.
While Chong has continued to do standup, Marin has concentrated on films and TV appearances. “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.”
source – Billboard