I can safely say that I was “raised” on Tom Green. My brother and I thought this man was the best thing to happen to us in the MTV days. But then again, we did watch Dumb and Dumber pretty consistently. We’d constantly watch his silly cable access show and laugh till we cried at the antics he did. I even remember taking a video camera into the posher parts of a neighboring town with my friends at the time and forcing people to do nonsense things for us. Let us not forget the Bum Bum Song or his hit feature release, Freddy Got Fingered. To many of us, Tom Green is a comical genius.
Well, a few months ago I babysat for a friend and refused monetary payment from her so she gave me two free tickets to Flappers. This comedy place in Burbank that just seemed to pop up from nowhere. Days went by until recently Andy’s roommate told him Tom Green was going to be at the comedy club in Burbank. Andy hastily exchanged our free tickets for two tickets to see Tom Green Live. To say we were pumped would be an understatement.
His show was amazing. Though I can’t remember a good number of the jokes I do remember laughing deep belly laughs the whole time. He played about an hour set and didn’t mention the Bum Bum Song or FGF until the very end. He even took a heartfelt moment at the end to talk a little about his testicular cancer…which then turned into him telling the audience how his singular ball hangs now.
I’d recommend seeing him live if given the chance. To be honest, I was pretty skeptical though I reasoned in my head that even if it was bad it was still going to be pretty good. And it was.
After the show we snagged a picture with him and I feel like we were being “those people”. We were so giddy and nerdy and didn’t really want to bother him. Were we starstruck by Tom Green? I don’t know if I’d go that far but we geeked out.
I’d also like to tell you to go to Flappers sometime even if it’s not for Tom Green. The atmopshere is great. They have a pretty big drink and food menu. They also have a restaurant next door if you just want to pop in for some grub sometime.