Profession: Actor, comedian, activist
Best Known For: Cheech and Chong
The best idea? Turning my wife into a stand-up comedian. I was on the road and very lonely, and my wife is very beautiful. You can’t have beauty laying around—someone will pick it up. So I had a gig in Guam and [I wanted her to come]. She goes, ‘I don’t want to hang out in the dressing room.’ So I said, ‘How about if I put you in the show?’ She started off just introducing me and then it evolved into doing time. Next thing you know, she’s got her own act.