Saturday, August 19, 2006

Tommy Chong in Pasadena, Monday 8/21, 7 pm

Free, free parking. LINK

Tommy Chong wrote The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint about his bust in 2003 and the repercussions for selling drug paraphernalia, mostly water pipes. The Feds busted over fifty others in the same investigations, but Chong was one of the few that received a prison sentence. He agreed to nine months in the joint in return for his wife and son escaping prosecution.

Don't expect any of the old routines because this is a book event, not a club, and besides he's been Cheechless for over 20 years. But Chong has little bitterness toward his prosecutors and persecutors, so it should be fun.

Update: Tommy Chong will be also be selling books, not bongs, at the Westwood Borders on Friday 8/27, at 7 pm.