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.