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Tom Green

Green = 47 (Jewish Ordinal)

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Michael Thomas Green is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, filmmaker, and talk show host. Known for his own unique brand of shock comedy, he found mainstream prominence via his MTV show aptly titled The Tom Green Show.

In an April 2013 interview on discussing his theories on his stand-up comedy, Green states:
I don't really like picking on the little guy. I don’t like picking on people who are minorities, less fortunate, disabled or people who are not powerful people. I want to sort of speak truth to power, to government, to the system that we're living in that we’re not really in control of. I stay away from making fun of people. I don't do a lot of racial issues. I don’t do a lot of religious humor. I don't really do a lot of making fun of people for the way they look. I don't really do a lot of making fun of people for their sexual orientation or their sex. That's not my style. That's, by the way, what a lot of people do in comedy. They talk about these things because it's sometimes an easier laugh. I’m more trying to challenge myself and talk about things like corporate America or addiction to technology or legalizing drugs and the government and freedoms that we have that are being stripped away. It's finding humor in all of that stuff.
I do feel like I'm trying to change the way people think about their own lives with my standup. I'm not just trying to get a laugh from people, but I actually want people to walk out of there and critically analyze how we’re living our lives in this modern era. We're stuck on our Facebook pages and giving up our privacy in a surveillance society and we're forced to go through metal detectors and X-ray machines everywhere we go and giving up our freedoms and living in a fear-based society afraid of terrorism and war and all this stuff. There are a lot of outrageous things that are happening right now in our world that have never happened in my lifetime. I see it happening and it scares me and worries me, so I think if I can get people to laugh about it and think about it and talk about it after the show, I get a lot of enjoyment and fulfillment out of that.

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