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Saturday, Nov. 8: Cheech & Chong

Emerald Queen Casino

Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong roll into the Emerald Queen Casino Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of Facebook

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Here are a few things you almost certainly already know about Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong: their giggly brand of stoner comedy was all the rage on screen and stage in the '70s and ‘80s. Their 1978 film debut, Up in Smoke, earned more than $44 million on a budget of $2 million - despite the fact that most sober observers agree it isn't good. In 2003, the "Chong's Glass" company was hit with six-digit penalties for selling "drug-related paraphernalia," meaning bongs, and Chong himself spent nine months in federal prison at age 65. After contentious decades apart, Cheech and Chong reunited for a 2008 tour. Now they're back on the road, gearing up for a possible movie under the direction of Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers).

Read Christian Carvajal's full Cheech & Chong trivia report — including a tie to Jordan Belfort - in the Music and Culture section.

CHEECH & CHONG, 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8, Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma, $45-$100, 888.831.7655

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