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Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong, along with Cheech Marin, made a career out of making jokes about being stoned. Cheech & Chong recorded six gold comedy albums and starred in seven films. Chong recently spent nine months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia; he says he pleaded guilty to protect his son whose company was targeted. He now has a book, The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint. This interview originally aired on Feb. 7, 2005.


Other segments from the episode on August 18, 2006

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 18, 2006: Interview with Tommy Chong; Review of a new re-issue of Jackie McLean's "it's time;" Obituary for Bruno Kirby; Review of the film "Half Nelson."


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