Many comedians have made their mark in the field of entertainment with their sharp wit and spontaneous responses. Their sense of humor and dialogues are still remembered as people use them in their everyday life to cheer up themselves or others. Cheech and Chong is one such pair that has won the hearts of many with their hippy, pot-influenced comedy. Gifted comedians who began their career almost forty years ago have a huge fan following as people still enjoy their irreverent counter-culture comedy routines. Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong careers peaked in the 1970s and 1980s, as their routines, heavily influenced by the lifestyles of junkies and drug-culture hit the mark with many people. The iconic comedy duo has produced eight hit films along with nine stellar comedy albums. Cheech and Chong were nominated at the Grammy Awards several times and their films broke several box office records.
Cheech and Chong's albums shattered sales records and in 1973 this dynamic pair won its first Grammy Award for the Best Comedy Album for "Los Cochinos". "Big Bambu" was their second album, released in 1972 and its massive sales created an all-time record in the comedy genre. All this success made Cheech and Chong the most in-demand comedians and got them a place in various low-budget commercials. Both had great fans in the stoner-community as most of them were able to relate to their songs and dialogues. Their comedy routines and songs were mostly based on the theme of free love, lonesome teenagers and hippies.
After ruling the comedy circuit for a while, Cheech and Chong stepped into the film industry in 1978. "Up In Smoke" was the first movie that they did and it included pieces from their original work. Modifying the material for film audiences, the comedy duo again touched success as it became the 12th highest-grossing film of that year. Cheech and Chong have several hit films under their name such as "It Came from Hollywood", "Still Smokin`", "After Hours" and "Born in East L.A".
Even though "Born in East L.A" won the best Production Design and Best Screenplay Award at Havana Film Festival in 1987, it didn't prove lucky for duo's personal relationship as soon after the film Cheech and Chong separated. Citing creative differences the comedy icons began their solo careers. Even separately both earned acknowledgments for their work. Cheech became part of several successful projects and played supporting roles in many films including lending his voice to the all time hit animated movies "The Lion King" and "Oliver and Company". Chong also established himself as a popular face on television and became part of the hit comedy series, "That 70's Show".
After working together on several projects for television, Cheech and Chong decided to get back together. Being separated for so many years, they began their comeback journey and their reemergence once again stirred the comedy world. This time the hippy-inspired, drugs-driven comedians found new fans along with their existing ones.
The effortless comedy, improvisation and natural flair is what that has made them so popular with the fans. Cheech and Chong have never failed to prove that they are genuinely talented and their splendid chemistry still sets the stage on fire. The new routine that the pair has developed still revolves around the drugs theme, yet focuses on the simpler things in life. The skits are funnier than ever, improvisation is at its best and the two are giving one amazing performance after the other.
In their ongoing brilliant career, Cheech and Chong have performed in front of a sold out crowd numerous times. The characters created by them have remained with the fans even now and their famous "Dave" skit is still the favorite of many. Icons famous songs, "Earache My Eye" and "Up in Smoke" remain the highlight of their live performances and it does not come as a surprise when the crowd sings along with them. Their popular acts and famous punch lines are being picked up by new fans as their every next live show sees an increase in the audience size. Despite touring together, Cheech and Chong have continued their separate projects on television and film. However, this iconic comedy duo is working on their next live action feature, "Grumpy Old Stoners" planned to be released next year.
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