Monday, July 28, 2008

Tommy Chong Is High And Mighty

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tommy Chong has always had seniority over his bong buddy Cheech Marin.

Chong – half of the infamous hippie stoner duo – has just penned Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Biography (Simon & Schuster), and says he’s always had power over Cheech because he’s eight years older than him.

Back in their heyday, Chong says he used to “run Cheech ragged,” which explains why Marin always got stuck doing the crazy scenes in their films like Up In Smoke and Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie.

Chong laughs, “Cheech was the one dressing up in tutus and running around naked, not me. He was always doing the humiliating stuff – that’s why he quit Cheech & Chong!

The pot pals were “on the outs” for 30 years after they broke up, but this Fall, they’re finally reuniting for a comedy tour.

Chong says they’re coming back to their roots for their devoted fans and, like always, they’ll do anything for a laugh.

He adds, “We’ll both put on dresses if we have to! But just like before, I’ll be directing.”

Chong’s book hits shelves this August.

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