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Cheech and Chong taking on marijuana prohibition in new comedy tour

Sept. 29, 2010 at 4:29 a.m.
Updated Sept. 30, 2010 at 4:30 a.m.

Aprill Brandon

UPCOMING SHOWS

HOUSTON

"Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up"

Friday through Oct. 31 at Alley Theatre

"Shrek the Musical"

Oct. 19-31 at Hobby Center

"Cheech & Chong"

Nov. 19 at Verizon Wireless Theater

SAN ANTONIO

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

Oct. 12-17 at Majestic Theatre

"Cirque Dreams: Illumination"

Oct. 26-31 at Majestic Theatre

"Cheech & Chong"

Nov. 20 at Majestic Theatre

AUSTIN

"Click, Clack, Moo"

Oct. 9 at One World Theatre

CORPUS CHRISTI

"Evil Dead: The Musical"

Oct. 8-31 at Harbor Playhouse

All tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

BY APRILL BRANDON

Dude, did you hear? Like, dude! It's freaking crazy, man. Cheech and Chong are back together again, and they're taking their act on the road.

Better yet, in November, the two hemp-lovin' comedians will be stopping in both San Antonio and Houston. The Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal tour will be at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston on Nov. 19 and at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on Nov. 20.

For those of you who have been living under a bong the past 40 years, Cheech and Chong first got together in the late 1960s as a comedy duo with their stage act. Eventually opening concerts for major rock bands like the Rolling Stones, soon the duo was discovered by music producer Lou Adler, and what followed was nine hit comedy albums between 1971 and 1985 and four Grammy nominations, according to an article by Ben Corbett on their website.

The two also made eight successful films together, including 1978's "Up In Smoke," which was the highest-grossing comedy of that year.

Now, reunited for their new tour four decades after they first started, the two somewhat more mature comedians are now infusing their comedy routine with a bit of activism.

"Cheech and Chong are fusing comedy and activism as a means of bringing attention to the harm caused by marijuana prohibition," according to the news release for the tour.

Tickets range in price from $50.95 to $78.20 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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