Comedian Tom Green distills the essence of a 30 year manic career including rap, prank comedy and stand up comedy into “Tom Green’s Snow Jam Comedy and Hip Hop Tour, which comes to Studio, Feb. 18.
“I’m super excited about this show,” said Green, who is excited to snowboard, as he has lined up several B.C. shows within easy reach of ski hills.
“We have shows around Whistler and in the interior of B.C. and we‘re going to do something special during them. We‘re going to give out secret locations so you can come and snowboard with us,” said the Ottawa born Green, who has called Los Angeles home for the past 17 years.
“I like it a lot. It is a really creative city. I have a lot of great friends there. It is a great place for stand up comedy,” he said.
Green , who began his entertainment a career in the early ’90s as a rapper, was an immediate hit in the 1990s with his Tom Green Show on MTV and on the big screen in movies like “Road Trip” and “Freddie Got Fingered.” He also made an impression with appearances on The David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. In recent years he has been spending a lot of time on the road, touring comedy festivals from Melbourne to Montreal and all over the United States.
“I haven’t been to Lethbridge for a few years. Last time I was there was probably five years ago. Down by the railroad trestle there’s a lookout . I tried parachuting off of it. It didn’t work . I ended up rolling down the hill. If I tried that today, I probably wouldn’t bounce as well,” he recalled.
“It’s been exciting. I feel very fortunate. I developed a show for MTV, I’ve had films shown all over the world. So it really has been exciting,” he said.
“I was on the Saturday night Live 40th anniversary show. It was spectacular. I was surrounded by all of these legends like Paul McCartney, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy. It was a surreal experience,” he enthused, adding he has been blessed.
He was even supposed to marry her live on Saturday Night live to Drew Barrymore, but she didn’t show.
“That was a bit. We decided to have some fun with it. We actually got married after that, then we got divorced, so thanks for bringing that up,” he said, adding he’d rather accentuate the positives of the past 30 years.