When it comes to celebrities and their homes, the front door symbolizes a sanctuary, the one place to escape the vexatious paparazzi and constant public scrutiny.
That is unless your name is Tom Green, the comedic innovator who transformed his own living room into the working hub for his web-based talk show, Tom Green’s House Tonight on TomGreen.com.
With 33,384 followers on twitter (@tomgreenlive) and video blogs posted weekly from around the world, Green is taking full advantage of today’s technology-crazed culture. He travels the globe with his entourage (him and one other video guy), spewing out hilarious video clips of live performances and public interactions, all while living on the road. A process Green fondly refers to as portable production.
Taking a break from his living room antics, Green will make a quick stop to the Seattle area Thursday for The TomGreen.com World Stand-up Comedy Tour at Snoqulamie Casino.
“I’ve really come full circle,” said Green. “I got my start on public access television. I’m all about taking advantage of independent ways to broadcast and reach out to an audience. It keeps it real.”
“I have been itching to get in front of a live audience again and this world tour gives me the opportunity to do just that,” he said, explaining why he switched gears from television host to stand-up comedian once again. “I needed to get out of my living room and back up on stage again.”
Green promises fresh material, mixing elements of stand up, storytelling and song with a good dose of the unexpected. In other words, typical Tom Green style.
“Stand up is a fun ride and a huge adrenaline rush,” he said. “I have such a diverse audience at every show. I always get a good mix of fans from my old MTV days and from my new Web show. It’s always a ridiculous, fun night.”
Following his recent stop in London, Green said he is excited to make his way back to Seattle, the city that served as the backdrop to the music video featuring the 1999 hit, The Bum Bum Song.
“I love the Seattle area and I’m excited to come to The Swedish,” Green said, referencing the lyrics from his song that gave a shout out to Swedish Valley Medical Center. “If you come to my show, I can promise a good time.”
Tickets for his show are here.
Lindsay Larin can be reached at 425-453-4602.
For more information and to watch Tom Green’s House Tonight, go to www.TomGreen.com.