Tommy Chong: `Wolf of Wall Street’ Was My Cell Mate

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Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) –- Comedian Tommy Chong discusses how he knows “Wolf of Wall Street’s Jordan Belfort with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

How it does affect the black market, if you remove the criminal aspect to it.

Since we have you here, a lot of us thought of this, we understand that you were cellmates imprisoned jordan?

We don't say cellmates.

Mates is a little sexual.

He was my celly.

And i encouraged him.

I encouraged him to write.

I was writing my own book and jordan said what was i doing?

He said he was going to write a book.

He wrote a few pages, showed it to me, i told him it was very good.

I told him to write the story that he was telling me every night and that is what he did.

That is when wolf of wall street came out.

People may not realize, you served nine months because you worse -- you were selling drug paraphernalia.

Any regrets?

No, no.

It was the best thing that could have happened to me.

I needed something at that time to bolster my career.

My career was almost no career.

As soon as i got out of jail, i became an activist and now i am on bloomberg television.

Going to jail help?

Oh, yes.

Big time.

And you helped to launch his success.

It actually helped to turn them around.

He was a criminal, you know, when he went in.

I showed him how easy it is and how nice it is to be legitimate.

You make more money.

He caught on to it.

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