Many of the sketches were targeted at his parents, both of whom appear to be unimpressed and embarrassed by their son's antics.The Tom Green Show was renowned for Green's version of shock humor.While attending Algonquin College as a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity, Green hosted an overnight call-in show on the University of Ottawa's campus radio station, CHUO.
Green studied television broadcasting at Algonquin College and graduated in 1994.At age 15, Green started performing stand-up comedy at local clubs, most notably at Yuk Yuk's comedy club, and went on to do this for two and a half years until he canceled a booking to go to New York for his rap group.The format of the MTV version of the show was similar to his original show; it was hosted by Green and co-hosted by two of his long-time friends, Glenn Humplik, who occupied the couch, and Phil Giroux, who sat behind a window at the back of the set and became known as "the guy in the window" usually drinking cups of coffee.Derek Harvie, who co-wrote the show with Green, occasionally appeared in the segments.Through the proximity of their shows, Tom and Glenn met and became friends, based on a common love of zany antics.
Tom's radio show soon shifted formats to a call-in show (upon the discovery of how to operate the studio's call-in lines) and the two joined forces to host The Midnight Caller Show (which lasted from 1993 to 1996).
In a segment, Green went to the press conference of Grey Owl where he serenaded and kissed Pierce Brosnan.
Brosnan, thinking Green was a journalist, advised him not to give up his day job.
From October 2013 to November 2014 Green hosted the live weekly talk-show Tom Green Live on AXS TV.
He grew up on a Canadian Army base near Pembroke, CFB Petawawa, and later lived in Gloucester, Ontario (now part of the City of Ottawa) where he attended Henry Munro Middle School, Colonel By Secondary School and Cairine Wilson Secondary School.
Green soon had his own non-paid television show on public-access television on cable TV.