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Comedian Tom Green performs 2 stand-up shows at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on April 5

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From a press release:

Canadian comedian, actor, and talk show host Tom Green, best known for “The Tom Green Show” on MTV and his strange style of comedy, will perform two back-to-back stand-up shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39, can be purchased on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by visiting SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) or calling them at 570-325-4009. The Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets are available for most shows at the door at showtime. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.

Tom Green sparked a television revolution with his hit MTV comedy series “The Tom Green Show.” One of the network’s top-rated programs in 1999 and the early 2000s, “The Tom Green Show” paved the way for shows like “Jackass,” “Punk’d,” and “Fear Factor.”

With its guerrilla video tactics and outrageous stunts, it was unlike anything the general public had been seen before. “The Tom Green Show” began on public access TV and was picked up by MTV. In a sense, it was the original independent, viral video hit, years before YouTube existed. The raw home video look was what made the show relatable to young audiences across the globe, and its clips are still hugely popular online.

After his show was acquired and broadcast by MTV, Green went on to produce, direct, and star in several films. He appeared in such blockbusters as “Road Trip” and “Charlie’s Angels,” as well as the cult classics “Freddy Got Fingered,” “Stealing Harvard,” and “Bob the Butler.”

He has appeared multiple times on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Oprah,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The View,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and “The Wendy Williams Show.” In fact, he is one of the few comedians in history given the chance to guest-host David Letterman’s program. He has also hosted “Saturday Night Live” and has appeared on numerous magazine covers, including the coveted cover of Rolling Stone.

His autobiography “Hollywood Causes Cancer” is a critically-acclaimed book detailing his battle with testicular cancer, which he beat successfully at the peak of his MTV show’s meteoric rise. “The Cancer Special,” a full-length television special for MTV, documented Green’s multiple surgeries and was called one of the Top 10 TV shows of the year by Time magazine.

Green’s independent online talk show “Tom Green’s House Tonight” was the first live streaming talk show to become a massive success on the internet. Audiences worldwide have enjoyed this groundbreaking series broadcast in real time from his homemade living room studio. It is the highest-rated online talk show in history and has attracted A-list celebrities and comedians to appear as guests.

Green has since traveled the world on sold-out stand-up comedy tours, and his first 90-minute stand-up comedy special, “Tom Green Live,” aired on Showtime in 2012. In 2013, he launched a weekly podcast called “Tom Green Radio,” released “The Tom Green Beer” with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company in Canada, and started a live talk show, “Tom Green Live,” on AXS TV that ran for three seasons. He also became a contributor to the Huffington Post.