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April 21, 2010

Tom Green @ Enmore Theatre : 16.04.2010

Filed under: Live Comedy — decoded_ @ 5:45 pm

Tom Green @ Enmore Theatre : 16.04.2010

“It puts the lotion on its skin, awwww, awwww, awwww, awwww, awwww, awwww, awwww…” (and repeat 100 more times)

iPhone photo by my partner Joanne, we had front row seats, 2 seats away from centre. Scary close, luckily he didn’t do any of that pick on the audience member stuff.

Tom was very funny, and strange, very strange, but certainly entertaining. Awesome to see him doing material from his movie, Freddy Got Fingered, and from his old cable TV show The Tom Green Show, live on stage. I’m impressed so much of the audience knew all that old stuff, lots of fans. Unfortunately there was also a fair amount of loud, obnoxious, drunken, bogans in the audience who couldn’t shut up for more than a minute, which was annoying at times.

He did a lot of yelling, pulling crazy faces with bug eyes, some observational humour. Spoke about some things he’s angry about, spoke about his tour and his love of Australia, talked about his life and some of his experiences, told us about his one testicle (he’s had testicular cancer). It wasn’t a typical stand-up comedy set, but that’s never been his thing. I love the way he gets into a loop.

He did some rapping and freestyling with beats at the end of the show which was cool. Oh and he smashed an acoustic guitar (encouraged by the audience) after playing/singing some songs earlier, getting the audience to join in, he had us singing “Hey mate, let’s eat some Vegemite, tonight”. I got a piece of the smashed guitar off the edge of the stage!

It was a fun, silly show, far from deep and thought-provoking, I laughed a whole lot.

This show was also filmed for later release on DVD.

He had a great time in Australia, check out his blog, and videos…

http://www.tomgreen.com/blog

More data:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Green

2 Comments »

  1. I read (and commented on) another perspective here: http://augustasupple.com/2010/04/tom-green-world-stand-up-comedy-tour-sydney-comedy-festival/

    Comment by Matt Costain — April 22, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  2. Hello… I took his guitar and got it signed, twice 🙂 I was definitely a culprit… One of the tellers, but not overboard. That was a fun gig… What else could you expect tho hehe?

    Comment by Halfhead — December 24, 2016 @ 7:42 pm

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