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Comedian Tom Green enjoying life on the farm back home in Ontario

Comedian Tom Green is hearing something new on the street.

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Comedian Tom Green is hearing something new on the street.

For years, when fans saw Green, they often shouted out a line from his 2001 film, Freddy Got Fingered.

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These days, it’s more likely to be a line from the 2022 Amazon Prime series, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, featuring Green and other comedians and celebrities from his home and native land.

“I can’t walk down the street in Canada any more without someone screaming, ‘delicious cheese sandwiches’ out their car at me,” Green, 51, said. “It’s kind of nice to have people not come up and say, ‘daddy, would you like some sausage’ anymore.”

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Green made up a silly song about cheese sandwiches as part of the Prime series where comedians and celebrities tried to make each other laugh.

Green, who moved back to Ontario recently after 20 years in Los Angeles, is performing standup Friday at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia and Saturday at the Palace Theatre in London.

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Raised in the Ottawa area, Green began performing standup there as a teen and was a Juno-nominated rapper with the group Organized Rhyme before launching a local cable TV show went viral in the 1990s before there was such a thing, and before the internet. That eventually led him to appearing on MTV and in films, including Charlie’s Angels and Road Trip, hosting Saturday Night Live and guest hosting the Late Show with David Letterman.

He later was a pioneer of web-casting when he produced a 2006 talk show from his L.A. home.

Green said he bought a farm and moved back to Ontario in part to be closer to his family but also because he missed Canada.

“I just wanted to be living in Canada and closer to nature, and I wanted to get out of the city,” he said.

Green has been posting videos about life on the farm with his dog, Charlie.

“I just got a mule and a donkey, chickens,” he said. “It’s kind of nice to be settled on this farm that I’ve found, close to my parents and my brother, and be able to do what I love, be creative and be in Canada.”

Green said he was about 16 when he began performing standup at Yuk Yuk’s in Ottawa, a comedy club where he still appears. “I’m working on a new standup special right now.”

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Green said he always was an “at least trying to be funny kind of kid,” speaking at assemblies in school “and doing all kinds of silly stuff.”

“I definitely liked being on stage. I’d run for student council in high school every year and get elected because I’d do a really funny speech,” he said. “When I found out Yuk Yuk’s had amateur night . . . I started going down and loved it.”

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Standup paused when Green made a rap record and toured before going back to school to study broadcasting, when he began making television shows, leading him to MTV and the success that followed.

“It has been amazing,” Green said. “I’ve had a lot of different things I’ve gotten to do and really have enjoyed the ride.”

Green said he’s working on producing and directing a new TV show expected to be out next year, while also continuing to perform standup.

“I’m actually recording a country album, right now, too,” he said. “There will be lots of stuff coming out in 2024.”

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