Far out, man!

Cheech and Chong are getting back together, planning their first standup tour in more than 25 years.

Why now, after having split up in the mid-’80s?

They offered a fairly sensible reason: “We’ve gotten to the age where we don’t feel like fighting anymore because the end is a lot closer than the beginning,” Cheech Marin said.

Theirs is a comedy of its time — the ’70s. I wonder how it’ll play to today’s younger audiences. Will they get what makes the following bit such great satire on several levels? You really had to be there, man.

“Let’s Make a Dope Deal,” Cheech and Chong, from “Big Bambu,” 1972.

Ever heard of Monty Hall, man? No? Where you been living, man?

Oh, you got the CD? Don’t worry about that “parental advisory” and “explicit lyrics” sticker, man. That’s just The Man trying to keep us down, man.

The tour starts Sept. 12, man. More details here.

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