Tom Green: Inside and Outside the Box (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Bloopers & Candid Camera, Sketch Comedy  |   Run Time - 600 min.  |  
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This collection compiles both seasons of The Tom Green Show that were done for Canadian television and, along the way, offers some intriguing insights into how this controversial comedian developed his very distinctive schtick. The first season contained here shows Green finding his way, experimenting with different performance art-inspired approaches to comedy and gradually discovering what works best. The second season shows him confidently pursuing the most amusing elements of his style -- namely, doing conceptual pranks that test the patience of those in authority (especially his parents) and giving his co-host, Glenn Humplik, a hard time -- and honing them to devious levels of lunacy. The episodes are often hit and miss, especially during the first season, but each episode boasts at least one hysterically funny bit and the second season offers a number of episodes that are consistently amusing. Overall, the generous array of material on display here ensures that there is plenty to like for anyone who appreciates Green's eccentric approach to humor. To sum up, Tom Green: Inside and Outside the Box isn't likely to convert the unconverted, but it offers plenty of value for the comedian's fans.