When the notorious “Wolf of Wall Street” stockbroker Jordan Belfort went to prison for fraud, he at first wasted away his days playing tennis and paying other inmates to do his chores.
But in a strange twist of fate, it was famed marijuana activist and comedian Tommy Chong who inspired Belfort to write his memoirs as part of his restitution.
“I kind of embarrassed him into writing,” Chong said while taping an interview with fellow comedian Doug Benson on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles.
“What he did, when he found out he could write, I changed his whole life.”
Yahoo News was on hand for the taping when Chong decided to go into detail about his role in shaping the book that would eventually become the best-selling memoir and basis for the blockbuster 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
“All he did at the time was play tennis,” Chong continued. “Finally, he asked me what I was doing and I told him: writing a book.”
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