‘Toy Story’ star Tim Allen: ‘Being funny saved my life while I was in prison’

Toy Story’s Tim Allen has revealed his first foray into comedy was to avoid being beaten up – while serving time in prison for a cocaine bust.

The 66-year-old actor told The Mirror he met some rather scary inmates after being imprisoned in the US when he was 25. Allen served just over two years in Minnesota prison, after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in 1978.

Talking of inmates he encountered, the Buzz Lightyear star said: “They could kick butt any time.

“But you don’t get to laugh…
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