Tom Green
Comedian
Tom Green
Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, talk show host and media personality. Best known for his shock humour brand of comedy, Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green was also in the public eye for his short-lived marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, and for his roles in such films as Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip, Stealing Harvard and Charlie's Angels.
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Celebrities Show Their Support For Kim Kardashian Following Terrifying Paris Robbery
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Is President Obama An 'Uncle Tom'? Green Party Veep Nominee Ajamu Baraka Just Called Him One
The Huffington Post - 6 months
He called President Barack Obama an "Uncle Tom." Yes, he did. Green Party vice-presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka went there on Wednesday. More...
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Drew Barrymore Denies Martha Stewart Shade On 'Watch What Happens Live'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Drew Barrymore set the record straight last night about her painfully awkward guest stint on "The Ellen Show" with Martha Stewart in early November. The "Miss You Already" actress visited "Watch What Happens Live" on Monday and was peppered with the questions we all want the answers to by the people's interviewer, Andy Cohen.  In case you haven't been watching the clip on repeat ("I've peeled some peppers!"), Barrymore and Stewart both participated in a cooking segment for the daytime talk show, where the queen of Connecticut pretty much refused to acknowledge the actress' presence in the kitchen. It was a TV moment sent from the heavens.  Barrymore hilariously tried to insert herself into the conversation to no avail. Martha treated her more like a disruptive child who had somehow stumbled onto set, than a fellow guest on a talk show. Ellen just stirred the pot. No pun intended.  According to Barrymore, there is no bad blood between the two (Not everybody has to write a son ...
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Donald Trump Is Ushering In the Infinite Jest Apocalypse
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Whoa, It's Like, Not Dying Without a doubt, Trump's campaign launch was the defining moment thus far of 2015. It was a couple steps above Palinesque: Complete sentences, marginally connected supporting arguments. If it were his grammar school presentation on what he wanted to be when he grew up, it would get a check minus, with a note asking to talk after class. The boys in the back, though, would have loved it. Everything about it was magic. That torturous descent down an escalator to a song that is basically a diatribe against him was everything he needed to say. If I were directing a movie and I wanted to signify "BAD GUY" in the most heavy-handed way I could think of, that is how I would do it. In what could most forgivingly be called an oratorical shitstorm, one remark stood out above all. Because I am tired of hearing it, I won't repeat it1. It was like watching him try to catch a bullet in his teeth with a gun in his mouth. Nobody could survive such a brazen gaffe, not withou ...
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JAZZ MATTERS: Chris Ingham’s weekly jazz round up
Bury Free Press - about 3 years
Chris Ingham gives the lowdown on the best jazz gigs around the region this week – Friday, January 31 to Friday, February 7. Friday, January 31 – SUE RICHARDSON QUINTET: (Stoke By Nayland Hotel, 8pm, £16. Details: fleecejazz.org.uk) A Chet Baker-oriented set led by the appealing trumpeter/singer Sue Richardson plus special guest Karen Sharp (saxophone) and Neal Richardson (piano), George Trebar (bass) and Rod Youngs (drums). Saturday, February 1 – JAZZ AT THE MOVIES: (Six Bells, Fulbourn, Cambs, 8pm, £9. Tickets 01223 880778) Silver screen ditties given a jazz spin, featuring Jo Eden (vocal), Frank Griffith (tenor/clarinet), Chris Ingham (piano), Dave Olney (bass) and George Double (drums). Sunday, February 2 – CHRIS INGHAM TRIO: (Fludyer Arms, Felixstowe, 7.30pm, free) House pianist at the Hunter Club gets to lead his own trio set of standards and jazz classics, featuring a tune or two from his forthcoming album Hoagy in the company of the Fludyer regulars Rob Palmer (bass) and ...
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Oh, Canada: Are They Laughing At Us, or With Us?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Canada has a long and storied history of great comedy. From Kids in the Hall to French Canadian YouTube star Jon Lajoie, Canadian comedy is one of our prime exports. Everyone (at least everyone North of the border) knows that SNL would be nothing without our guys and gals bringing the laughs. Here are just some of Canada's great comic minds: Will Arnett, Dan Aykroyd, Jay Baruchel, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Michael Cera, Tom Green, Phil Hartman, Elvira Kurt, Eugene Levy, Norm Macdonald, Howie Mandel, Rick Mercer, Lorne Michaels, Mike Meyers, Leslie Neilsen, Catherine O'Hara, Russell Peters, Seth Rogan, William Shatner and Martin Short. This is why I love seeing non-Canadian comedians in Canada, because they always let the nation-specific jokes fly. "Do you guys have Saved By the Bell here?" asked comedian John Mulaney, which was the cleaned up version of Bill Burr's quip, "Canada: you don't lock your doors and nobody jerks off!" Sure, we're easy to laugh at -- if you don't act ...
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Germany: Top Green Party figures resign after vote
The Sacramento Bee - over 3 years
Senior figures in Germany's left-leaning Green Party say they are stepping down from the party leadership after its poor result in Sunday's general election.
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Need a laugh? Tom Green's videos are on YouTube
USA Today - over 3 years
What technology comedian Tom Green taps to bring his funny stuff to the masses.
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Tom Green: Reality TV -- Rewarding Bad Behavior
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
It used to be if you were 16 and pregnant you would get in trouble. Now you get a reality show. You get arrested on TV after a drunken binge and become an instant millionaire. Read More... More on Ethics
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Tom Green: Did Steve Jobs Ruin the World?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Steve Jobs is considered an amazing genius and made billions of dollars. Sure we overlook that he didn't pay his share of taxes and didn't believe in charity. But other than these occasional rumblings of dissent he is pretty much held in high esteem. We celebrate him because he invented incredible computers and phones to interact with the Internet and supposedly fix our mundane lives. And now we are addicted to these machines with most people under the age of twenty hardly remembering what the world was like without them. The dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk about is that things just might have been better before the Internet. We had more time to ourselves before cell phones, and text messaging, and Facebook consumed our lives. But you don't hear many people making the argument that Steve Jobs could have ruined the world. That just isn't sexy on the technology blogs. Instead we hear the purveyors of modern thought preach about how the Internet and social m ...
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WATCH: Tom Green Is Still Very Tom Green-y
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Hey guys, here's a video of Tom Green pouring a quart of milk all over his face. Why? Because he's Tom Green.... Read more: Tom Green, Video, Tom Green Youtube, Milk, Youtube, Tom Green Milk, Tom Green Youtube Channel, Comedy News
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Lohan Will Fall For Sheen On 'Anger Management'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Lindsay Lohan is getting a dose of "Anger Management." The controversial actress has signed on to play herself in an upcoming episode of Charlie Sheen's FX comedy. In the episode, which is set to air in April, Lohan will develop a romantic relationship with Sheen’s character Charlie (a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management) after becoming his patient. Sheen and Lohan previously worked together in "Scary Movie 5," which is also being released in April, and there were recent reports that the actor helped the young, struggling actress pay for her red carpet gown. In more casting news ... Shaq is heading to "Southland." On TNT’s police drama, the NBA legend will play Officer Earl Dayton, a cop who reunites with his former police academy buddy Officer John Cooper at the funeral of a notorious gangster. [Access Hollywood] Alan Ritchson has joined "Hawaii Five-0." The "Smallville" alum will guest star on the CBS drama as Freddie, a buff, but sweet ...
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Thousands mourn Northern Ireland prison guard murdered by IRA
Fox News - over 4 years
Thousands of mourners lined the main street of a central Northern Ireland town Tuesday to bid farewell to a prison officer slain by Irish Republican Army militants, the first killing of a guard in nearly two decades -- and a reminder that the British territory's peace is not yet complete. David Black, 52, was shot several times from a passing car as he drove to work at Northern Ireland's main prison. His car went off the road and landed in a ravine. No group claimed responsibility, but police and politicians have pinned it to an IRA splinter group based in the nearby town of Lurgan. That faction has been blamed for dozens of shootings and bombings since the 2007 formation of Northern Ireland's unity government -- the central achievement of a two-decade peace process. Although that coalition of British Protestants and Irish Catholics has thrived, Northern Ireland at grass-roots level remains a bitterly divided land. Black's family asked politicians from the major Catholic-ba ...
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3 IRA suspects arrested over prison guard killing
Fox News - over 4 years
Northern Ireland police arrested three suspected Irish Republican Army militants Friday on suspicion of killing an off-duty prison officer, a rare slaying that has inspired political condemnation across Britain and Ireland. The three men aged 29, 31 and 44 were arrested at their homes in Lurgan, a power base for IRA die-hards opposed to Northern Ireland peacemaking. Police said the elder suspect is Colin Duffy, the most prominent Irish republican in Lurgan, who has successfully defended himself against a series of murder charges dating back to 1993. A gunman in a passing car shot a 52-year-old prison guard, David Black, as he drove to work Thursday on Northern Ireland's main highway. Police said Black was hit by several bullets, then his car plunged off the road into a ravine. The attackers' getaway car was found, abandoned and burned out, in nearby Lurgan. Black was the first prison officer to be killed in the British territory since 199 ...
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Interview: Stewart Hendler Directs the Start of a War in 'Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn'
MTV News - over 4 years
I ask Forward Unto Dawn director Stewart Hendler how he prepared to tackle the franchise and what kind of research went into his work. "I knew a lot about it already, but now I know more than any human being should." Hendler, admittedly not a huge video game guy himself, but he's no stranger to long-form web series, having helmed the Bryan Singer-produced H+. Now, he's bringing his experience to bear on the five-part story of the beginnings of the human-Covenant War which occupied much of the Halo series. Again, he's no stranger to the Halo franchise--Hendler says he got hooked on the series during college thanks to his roommate who picked up the then-current Halo release. "So that franchise has had a special place in my heart for a long time," he tells me, explaining that the story was what got its hooks into him: "And I think part of the reason I love it so much is because the narrative is so rich, and the mythology is so powerful." For the director, this left a lot of the st ...
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Thursday: Saliva, Eric Johnson, Festival of Wines and more
Arkansas Times - over 4 years
Saliva plays a show at Revolution Thursday. Texas blues great Eric Johnson brings his signature virtuosic guitar-playing to Juanita's, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 at door. Memphis-based Nu-metalheads Saliva play an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Fiery roots-rock chanteuse Lydia Loveless is back in the Spa City planning a free show at Maxine's, 8 p.m. White Water Tavern has the glitz-encrusted rock of Glittercore, with Russellville power-poppers Pecan Sandy and Thrombus, 9 p.m., $5. Comedian Tom Green starts a two-night stand at Fayetteville's UARK Bowl, with Leah Mansfield, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, $22. A Fair to Remember, benefiting Arkansas Hospice, includes dinner, drinks, games, auctions, music from The B-Flats and emcee Craig O'Neill, Clear Channel Metroplex, 6:30 p.m., $50. It's time for the Festival of Wines at Dickey-Stephens Park, 6 p.m., $60 adv., $75 door. [ Subscribe to the ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Green
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    Although not an American citizen, Green, via his Twitter page, has encouraged people to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015 Tom Green began broadcasting from a studio in Los Angeles through the live streaming service on his YouTube channel.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    Season 2 debuted on January 9, 2014 and the finale was April 3, 2014. The show renewed with season 3 debuting on June 12, 2014 and concluded its run with AXS TV on November 20, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details On numerous interviews, Green has stated that he started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 15 but stopped after he started his public-access television show. Green said that going back to stand-up comedy was something he always wanted to do.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    Green performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 17, 2012.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    Green's September 2011 stand-up performance in Boston aired on Showtime in August 2012; titled "Tom Green Live", it was released on iTunes, on Netflix and on DVD in March 2013.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, Green has stated that he has not seen Barrymore since the divorce.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2006, Green broke two ribs in Costa Rica when a large wave swept him off of an outcrop where he had been fishing and onto rocks below. As a 2009 contestant on the reality television game show The Celebrity Apprentice, Green played to benefit the Butch Walts and Donald Skinner Urologic Cancer Research Foundation. He later stated that he would not be alive today had it not been for Donald G. Skinner, M.D.
    On August 13, 2010, after being invited, Green performed stand-up comedy at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
    More Details Hide Details He was later involved in attempting to calm the audience down after Tila Tequila had rocks, excrement and urine thrown at her during her performance at the same event. In subsequent interviews, Green said he successfully calmed the audience down for ten minutes, but things got worse when he left the stage. Tequila continued performing for an additional twenty minutes and eventually suffered facial injuries after being struck in the face by a rock. In an April 2013 interview on discussing his theories on his stand-up comedy, Green states:
    In October 2010, he performed in Belleville, Ontario at the Empire Theatre with his parents and brother in attendance.
    More Details Hide Details Green dressed in a Belleville Bulls Jersey donated by a local movie studio he had visited earlier that day. He discussed the city's recent ordeal involving the sentencing of disgraced CFB Trenton Base Commander Russell Williams, stating that he hoped Williams "was having an awesome weekend".
    The format of Green's act is traditional stand-up comedy that in 2010 has included rap performances.
    More Details Hide Details He voices his thoughts on social media, technology, his career in show business, oppression, and social political commentary on society. He often takes time to meet with people in the audience afterwards.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    On November 10, 2009, he announced his first ever world stand-up comedy tour and as of January 2010, has been touring the world going to countries such as Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, and Australia.
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    In September 2009, Green performed several stand-up comedy shows in Los Angeles, and later appeared at a MySpace secret stand-up event in New York.
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    On a 2009 blog, Green noted that he stopped his show from syndication on television due to dissatisfaction with his lack of creative control.
    More Details Hide Details He continues to broadcast the show from his website. Green later started a monthly subscription service that allowed subscribers to have full access to all the videos on his website. Due to lack of an established term, Green often refers to his live streaming broadcast as "Web-o-Vision." He also jokingly says he is broadcasting to "The National Internet", despite the show having a worldwide audience. Green often refers to his show as, "The highest rated, longest running, and only talk show on the Internet." From Green's website, Tom Green's House Tonight typically aired live on weeknights at 10 pm EST, although shows can begin at any time during the day and night. The shows were then archived on his website. The format of the show often includes Green taking live telephone calls and Skype video calls where viewers around the world are able to chat with Green and his guests. Green would often be a victim of prank calls due to the live nature of the show and would sometimes voice his frustration with the callers. On top of the live web show, Green has added many video segments from his past as well as present.
    In late 2009 and early 2010, he appeared on the first two seasons of For the Love of Ray J to judge the contestants on the show.
    More Details Hide Details On that show, Green has been credited for coining the popular catchphrase, "She smashed the homie." In July 2011, Green received mainstream attention from CNN and various sources for his claims that he invented planking in 1994. Green also writes columns for The Huffington Post. In 2013, Green released a milk stout beer by Beau's All Natural Brewing Company called The Tom Green Beer. In 2005, he starred in a children's TV movie, Bob the Butler, and made guest appearances on various kid's shows. Since then, Green has been starring in low-profile independent films such as the 2008 movies Shred and Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale, and the 2009 movie Shred 2.
    On August 4, 2009, Green made an appearance on the American version of Hell's Kitchen as a celebrity guest diner.
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    He was also a contestant on the 2009 season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the season, each celebrity raised money for a charity of their choice; Green selected the "Butch Walts and Donald Skinner Urologic Cancer Research Foundation." He was fired by Donald Trump on the third episode, while acting as project manager, primarily due to waking up late on the day of the task - he had been out drinking with Dennis Rodman the night before.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In November 2008, Green hosted an environmental game show on the Discovery Planet Green television network titled Go For The Green!
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    In January 2008, shortly after Green's split from ManiaTV, the show was renamed Tom Green's House Tonight.
    More Details Hide Details The shows are broadcast live at TomGreen.com. A pared-down version was later broadcast on The Comedy Network and various local channels in the United States, until Green stopped syndicating the show to television.
    Green has made several appearances as a celebrity contestant on the ABC reality game show Wanna Bet?, including the show's premiere episode in July 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    On August 3, 2006, Green appeared on America's Got Talent.
    More Details Hide Details He rode a skateboard through a flaming hoop, appeared to be on fire for a few seconds, and was put out with extinguishers. It was confirmed on the August 3 episode of Tom Green Live that it was a stunt man, not Green, that did the stunt.
    During the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Green was a comedy correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he would scavenge the Olympic village alongside specific Olympic athletes for "free stuff", calling themselves the "Swag Pack".
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    In early 2006, Green appeared in several commercials for the Canadian Cable Public Affairs Channel promoting both The Channel and encouraging voters to participate in the forthcoming federal elections, which took place on January 23, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    Green has hosted a variety of special events, including the 2005 Canada's Walk of Fame induction ceremony, the Canadian Live 8 concert, and the 2005 CASBY Awards.
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    On December 6, 2005, Green released his second solo album in Canada entitled Prepare For Impact, which included a bonus DVD featuring footage from his live tour.
    More Details Hide Details The album was also co-produced by Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers. The album included comedic tracks (such as "My Bum Is On Ya Lips" and "I'm an Idiot") as well as serious tracks where he rapped about his Hollywood career. He has performed with Too Short, Flava Flav, Grand Buffet, Mickey Avalon, People Under The Stairs, Xzibit, and other popular rap artists on his Tom Green Live show. In January 2008, a second solo rap album titled Basement Jams was released in download-only format on his website. In March 2009, on Last Call with Carson Daly, Tom played a sample of his new song "It's Been A Long Time Coming." On his website, Green has stated intentions of releasing a new rap album in 2010 and talks about working with music producer Detail. In a February 2010 interview, Green mentioned an upcoming song entitled "Other Side Of The World" and stated that he was developing a television show following the progress of his first major American rap album. On a November 2010 answer to a fan question in the Forum section of tomgreen.com, Green said, "Expect some singles in the future. The album is dead, sadly."
    In 2005, Green returned to rap and started the group, The Keepin' it Real Crew, featuring DJ EZ Mike of the Dust Brothers, where they did two Canadian live tours (June 2005 and January 2006).
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    When Short brought up the incident in a 2005 interview, Green defended his stance on his online blog.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    On October 12, 2004, Green released his autobiography Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story, which discussed in detail his Hollywood career, short-lived marriage to Drew Barrymore, and his experience dealing with testicular cancer.
    More Details Hide Details A notable incident discussed in the book involved Green on character-based talk show Primetime Glick with Jiminy Glick (played by Martin Short). Green wrote that this un-aired interview was the first time he walked off any show, and this was due in part to Short being "mean" and making fun of his testicle.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    In mid-2003, after Green guest-hosted The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV gave him his own late-night talk show called The New Tom Green Show.
    More Details Hide Details The critically acclaimed show lasted less than three months and the show consisted of a traditional monologue, segments, followed by interviews with guests. Green in numerous interviews has stated that David Letterman was one of his early influences. A notable incident included Jesse James Dupree, the frontman of the Southern rock band Jackyl, when he made the ill-advised decision to take a chainsaw to Green's new desk on the show. The unplanned stunt clearly irritated Green and he made no attempt to hide his displeasure. He eventually began his planned musical performance (himself on drums and Dupree on guitar) but continued to verbally spar with Dupree for a short period before abandoning the drums mid-song in apparent disgust and walking off stage. Later on in the evening, he again insulted the band by holding up Jackyl's most recent album and advising viewers to "check it out if you like music that was cool fifteen years ago" and then proceeded to smash it with a hammer.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    During 2002, Green also started his own production company called Bob Green Films; he starred in and was executive producer for a half-hour special entitled The Skateboard Show on The WB.
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    In 2002, Green starred in and directed a one-hour MTV special called The Tom Green Subway Monkey Hour, where he tormented strangers in Japan.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In December 2001, Green filed for divorce.
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    Tom Green was married to actress Drew Barrymore from July 7, 2001, to October 15, 2002.
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    Green and Barrymore married on July 7, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In Green's book Hollywood Causes Cancer, he writes "We and Tom lived together for a year before we were engaged, and we were engaged for a year before we got married". Barrymore also appeared in her then-fiance's infamous 2001 film Freddy Got Fingered.
    Barrymore and Green filed for divorce on December 17, 2001, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce became official on October 15, 2002.
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    On October 13, 2001, Barrymore hosted Saturday Night Live and Tom Green appeared in the audience wearing a gas mask.
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    On February 18, 2001, there was a house fire at the residence shared by Green and Barrymore.
    More Details Hide Details Their dog Flossie woke them around 3:30 a.m. when she barked and "literally banged on their bedroom door." Firefighters estimated damage at $700,000 in the two-story, 3,500 square foot (325 m2) home located north of Beverly Hills at 9500 Cherokee Lane. The incident was soon spoofed on Saturday Night Live with guest host Katie Holmes playing Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon playing Tom Green.
  • 2000
    Age 28
    During the buildup to their wedding Green and Barrymore frequently joked with the media about when and where they were going to wed. The most notable incident came on November 18, 2000, when Green hosted the American television show Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details During the monologue, Green brought Barrymore on stage and teased the audience about the couple marrying at the end of the episode. Ultimately, the stage was set for a wedding before Barrymore, in the end, got "cold feet" and left Green alone to end the show. The SNL incident initially left viewers and the media confused about whether the couple had actually planned to marry on live TV, or were simply staging a publicity stunt. Eventually, Green also went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to toy with the public once again, this time claiming that his bride might be pregnant.
    In July 2000, Tom Green became engaged to actress Drew Barrymore.
    More Details Hide Details Green and Barrymore met after Barrymore, who was a fan of Green's show, asked Green to appear in Charlie's Angels, which Barrymore starred in and produced.
    In mid-2000, Green also spoke in front of thousands of students in the University of Florida and sang a song titled "Feel Your Balls" to help educate others about testicular cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Although it was Green's cancer that caused The Tom Green Show to cease production, a frequent rumor says that the show was cancelled because of an alleged segment where Green shows up at a bar mitzvah, or another Jewish event, dressed as Adolf Hitler.
    In early 2000, Tom Green was diagnosed with, and successfully treated for, testicular cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Green wrote, directed and starred in a one-hour MTV television special titled The Tom Green Cancer Special (aired on May 23, 2000), which documented the time leading up to his surgery and included graphic footage of his own surgery. The episode received wide critical acclaim for revealing a vulnerable, human side of an otherwise juvenile television personality. During this time, he started the "Tom Green's Nuts Cancer Fund" to raise money for cancer research.
    Green's popularity during this time led to him gracing the cover of the June 8, 2000 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
    More Details Hide Details The MTV show Jackass debuted six months after The Tom Green Show went on hiatus. Many of the segments on the show had close similarities to the segments from Green's show: Bam Margera rudely awakening his parents, the cast of Jackass falling down while on crutches, swimming with sharks, etc.
    Green's increasing fame made it harder for him to ambush people during man-on-the-street segments, leading him to target mostly senior citizens and non-English speakers. After he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in March 2000, he stopped production on his TV show, but he continued to appear on the channel via reruns and other promotional materials.
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  • 1999
    Age 27
    The Tom Green Show was then picked up by MTV in January 1999, where he gained popularity in the United States and worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details The format of the MTV version of the show was similar to his original show; it was hosted by Green and co-hosted by two of his long-time friends, Glenn Humplik, who occupied the couch, and Phil Giroux, who sat behind a window at the back of the set and became known as "the guy in the window" usually drinking cups of coffee. Derek Harvie, who co-wrote the show with Green, occasionally appeared in the segments. Many of the sketches were targeted at his parents, both of whom appear to be unimpressed and embarrassed by their son's antics. The Tom Green Show was renowned for Green's version of shock humor. Some of Green's most notable skits include pretending to "hump" a dead moose (which was referenced by rapper Eminem in "The Real Slim Shady"), having an X-rated lesbian scene painted on his father's car (labeled the "Slut Mobile"), drinking milk by sucking on a cow's teat, and putting a cow head in his parents' bed while they slept because his father was a fan of The Godfather films. Green also hung his own unauthorized piece of art in the National Gallery of Canada (which remained untouched for days) with the added twist of later coming back and vandalizing it to the horror of onlooking patrons.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    In October 1996, The Tom Green Show aired one time as a pilot on CBC.
    More Details Hide Details The show was later picked up in Canada by The Comedy Network in 1997 and aired 26 episodes over the course of two seasons.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    Green appeared at the ceremony to accept his awards, making him the first performer to do so in the award's twenty-year history, and the second recipient to do so following director Paul Verhoeven for Showgirls in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Green arrived at the awards ceremony in a white Cadillac, wearing a tuxedo and rolled out his own red carpet. After accepting the awards, Green stated "When we set out to make this film we wanted to win a Razzie, so this is a dream come true for me". While onstage, he began to play the harmonica and did not stop until he was dragged off.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    Green soon had his own non-paid television show on public-access television on cable TV. The first incarnation of The Tom Green Show aired from September 1994 until 1996 as a one-hour no commercial public cable access program on Rogers Television 22 in the Ottawa region airing 50 episodes in two seasons.
    More Details Hide Details The Tom Green Show was a variety show format, where he would have guests visit the studio and bands play before a live audience. He also had taped segments that typically consisted of stunts played by Green on unsuspecting people. A number of them involved Green's parents, Richard and Mary Jane, who consistently appeared unamused and occasionally angered by Tom's antics.
    Green studied television broadcasting at Algonquin College and graduated in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details At age 15, Green started performing stand-up comedy at local clubs, most notably at Yuk Yuk's comedy club, and went on to do this for two and a half years until he canceled a booking to go to New York for his rap group. While attending Algonquin College as a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity, Green hosted an overnight call-in show on the University of Ottawa's campus radio station, CHUO. The 1990 show, originally a rap music show entitled The Rap Show, was followed by an electronic music show hosted by Glenn Humplik. Through the proximity of their shows, Tom and Glenn met and became friends, based on a common love of zany antics. Tom's radio show soon shifted formats to a call-in show (upon the discovery of how to operate the studio's call-in lines) and the two joined forces to host The Midnight Caller Show (which lasted from 1993 to 1996). The basic format of The Midnight Caller was to have listeners call-in with Tom and Glenn making fun of them (or "razzing" them) and soon after hanging-up on them. The show's novelty and originality made it an underground hit in the Ottawa area.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on July 30, 1971.
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