Cheech and Chong to bring their classic stoner comedy back to Highland’s San Manuel Casino

Cheech and Chong with guest Shelby Chong
Where: San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland
When: 8 p.m. Thursday March15 
Cost: $35, $43.75 and $32.50
Information: or 800-745-3000
By Wes Woods II
Staff Writer
HIGHLAND – Grammy Award winning comedy duo Cheech and Chong are back at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino after last performing here for their 2008 Light Up America tour. 
The duo, who won their Grammy for “Los Cochinos” which was named Best Comedy Album in 1973, will perform Thursday at the casino.
Besides albums, the group’s 1978 comedy film “Up in Smoke” made more than $100 million at the box office and was the highest grossing comedy of the year.
In 2009, the duo hosted Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater which featured acts such as Slipknot, Bad Brains and Cypress Hill.
In a 2008 interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Marin called the reunion “amazing. We virtually had no rehearsal. We sat down across the table and talked it over, and we went on stage. It’s like we hadn’t been away for half an hour. You know how when you have a tattoo taken off with a laser, and you have a scar that looks like the tattoo? That’s kind of like our connection.”
Chong’s wife Shelby Chong will be the special guest opener for the show.