The UP IN SMOKE TOUR made a stop in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Event Centre and 420 Clinic was lucky to tag along for the show. The comedic duo comprised of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are known for putting on a hilarious marijuana-themed show. However, what you may not know is that Tommy Chong was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Cheech and Chong ‘Up in Smoke’!
You can buy Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke from Amazon.
Cheech & Chong’s first cannabis comedy is also their best, a souvenir from the more carefree days before “Just Say No,” when people did not feel so defensive about inhaling. In 1978, the prevailing spirit was more like “Just Say Blow.” Even New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael liked it (the movie, that is), adding that it was “an exploitation slapstick comedy, rather than a family picture, such as Blazing Saddles or High Anxiety–which means that it’s dirtier, wilder, and sillier.”