Tommy Chong has put on his dancing shoes! The comedy legend made his debut on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ on Sept. 15, and while he may not be allowed to wear marijuana leaves on his clothing, he was joined on the dance floor by his ‘Cheech and Chong’ co-star, Cheech Marin!
Tommy Chong, 76, is ready to take the dancing world by storm! The iconic comedian revealed to Time what he loves about being a contestant on season 19 of Dancing With The Stars and that he wants to be, “the poster boy for the marijuana community.”
Tommy Chong ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — Comedian Banned From Wearing Pot Leaves
Tommy may be the oldest contestant on this season of DWTS, but that is not going to deter him or decrease his confidence!
The icon told Time, “I love dancing. I’ve been trying to learn tango for years. This is the perfect environment for me, because you have to learn and you only have a few day,” Tommy said. “You can’t get tired, you can’t get sore, you can’t hurt yourself — you just have to show up and do the job.”
Clearly he loves to dance, but that’s not the only reason why he thinks the show helps your career. “The exposure reinvigorates careers we contestants might have left. We’re trying to stay in the spotlight.”
Tommy, who is a board member on the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws committee told the site, “I want to be the poster boy for the marijuana community. They can point and me and say, ‘Look at him! He’s 76 years old, he can dance, he’s healthy, he has a beautiful wife and he smokes marijuana for medical purposes.”
“The show’s not allowed to show pot leaves or bongs,” says Tommy. “But they have Tommy Chong, who really is a pot leaf.”
He also revealed that he does not view his age as a disadvantage, but actually as something that can help him to win and gain votes! “I’m not dead. I’m not Fred Astaire, but I’m alive. I don’t have to take my shoes off at the airport,” he dished. “I got the old people vote. I got a decent shot.”
On the season premiere on Sept. 15, Tommy was joined by his fellow comedy legend partner, Cheech Marin! Clearly these two really know how to make an entrance, Cheech actually dropped Tommy off on stage in a vintage car before Tommy danced the “Cha Cha Cha!”
Watch Tommy’s Sept. 15, performance of the “Cha Cha Cha” below!
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— Caitlin Beck
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