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Cheech Marin Discusses His Career and Reminds You: Don’t Call Him ‘Chong’

(Above: Cheech and Cohen – Comedian Cheech Marin and Houston Matters host Craig Cohen. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) Whatever you do, don’t call Cheech Marin “Chong.” The comedian is tired of being mistaken for his longtime comedy partner Tommy Chong, and he discusses his relationship with his former partner – and his career […]

Cheech and Cohen - Cheech Marin Craig Cohen - Photo: Abner Fletcher Houston Public Media

(Above: Cheech and Cohen – Comedian Cheech Marin and Houston Matters host Craig Cohen. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media)

Cheech Marin Book CoverWhatever you do, don’t call Cheech Marin “Chong.”

The comedian is tired of being mistaken for his longtime comedy partner Tommy Chong, and he discusses his relationship with his former partner – and his career so far – in his new book, Cheech is Not My Real Name… But Don’t Call Me Chong! 

Cheech Marin will be the Grand Marshal of the 30th annual Art Car Parade on Saturday (April 8, 2017).

He joins us in studio to talk about his book, comedy and how moving away from pot jokes helped his career.

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