Cheech and Chong on #laughbreak with Up In Smoke

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Cheech and Chong from 1978

Cheech and Chong are today’s #laughbreak feature with some of the funniest scenes from “Up In Smoke”

Everyone needs a break now and then. Monday – Friday at 12 noon, The Beat provides that break in sound bite form to put a smile on your face with #laughbreak

#laughbreak features scenes from great old school TV shows, movies and more designed to give you a “laugh break” during your busy workday.

If you grew up in the ’70s, chances are you had a Cheech and Chong record. In total, they produced 10 hilarious, pot-smoking, stoner comedy albums including their 1972 Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling “Big Bambú.’ The album title was a reference to the actual brand of rolling paper for the “whacky weed.” In fact, the original album came with an album sized rolling paper!

Cheech & Chong is Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong, who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s. Their stand-up routines, which were based upon the hippie and free love era, and especially drug culture movements were all about the love of ‘weed.’

While the duo did eight movies together, [grossing almost 120 million dollars combined] Cheech would go on to movie and TV stardom with movies including 1998’s “Paulie” as well as late 90’s TV show “Nash Bridges” where he was a co-star with Miami Vice’s Don Johnson.

The cast of Up In Smoke was loaded with a bunch of up n’ comers including
Stacy Keach as Sgt. Stedenko, Tom Skerritt as “Straw… Berry!”, Ellen Barkin, Harry Dean Stanton (deleted from the movie) as a police officer alongside veteran actors including Strother Martin.

For this episode of #laughbreak, we go back to 1978 for their first movie “Up In Smoke.”

Budgeted for a paltry 2 million dollars the movie did almost 45 million dollars at the box office that year.

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