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Comedy duo Cheech & Chong headline MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Aug. 18

Cheech & Chong take the stage at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 18.

America’s favorite counter-culture comedy duo, Cheech & Chong, is headed to Tahoe’s South Shore.

“Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor and intelligence to do just about anything,” states a press release from Late-Nite Productions.

“Tommy began his entertainment career as a musician in a Canadian-based rhythm and blues band. Eventually, he landed a gig with the Vancouvers and co-wrote the band’s 1960s hit ‘Does Your Mama Know About Me.’ From here, Chong eventually turned towards the life as an actor,” continues the release.

The duo first joined forces in the 1970s, and in 1973 “Los Cochinos” won the Grammy for Best Comedy Recording.

Over the years, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong have appeared in eight films together, including “Up in Smoke,” “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie,” “Still Smokin” and “Get Out of My Room.”

The two took their careers in separate directions for over two decades before reuniting in 2009 for the sellout Lights Out Tour. From there, Cheech and Chong shot the full-length live comedy film “Hey Watch This” in 2010 and are now in the midst of their Cheech & Chong: Light Up America & Canada tour, which stops at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 18.

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Tickets for the 8 p.m. gig range from $49.95-$59.95, plus tax and fees, and are available online via http://www.montbleuresort.com.

The venue is located at 55 U.S. 50 in Stateline.

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IF YOU GO …

What: Cheech & Chong

When: Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $49.95-$59.95, plus tax and fees

Info: http://www.montbleuresort.com

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