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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Green’

Comedian Tom Green Dusts Off Planking Origins Video

Get ready to read a lot about this video in the next day or so. After comedian Tom Green posted the previously U.S.-unseen 1994 bit below on YouTube, he also spoke with CNN LA reporter Alan Duke.

Green says he had to contact Canadian broadcaster Rogers Cable to track down the clip, which ran under the sketch title “Dead Guy” but was never shown on MTV. He says the Ottawa street shtick started even earlier when he was still a rapper and was showcased in a 1990 MuchMusic report.

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Tom Green Invades the SModcastle

Have you heard of the SModcastle? Located in the heart of L.A.’s theater district at 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., it is a wired corner of The Complex billed as “the world’s first podcast theater,” and it is where comedian Tom Green ventured Tuesday night, October 12th to tape a podcast interview with fellow funnyman Hal Sparks.

Despite a relatively low mainstream media profile these days, the Canadian trailblazer and one-time hubby of actress Drew Barrymore is all over the “Internets”, continuing to stream an online talk show from his Hollywood Hills home and trying his hand at other new media experiences like a (second) evening at the SModcastle. We have a feeling that one of these days, a cable network or bigger online streaming hub is going to once again catch up to Green’s antics, assuming of course the comedian is interested.

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