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Tom Green, Martin Short feuding

April 15, 2005 at 8:29 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Two Canadian comics are feuding over a joke one made about the other's struggle with testicular cancer.

In comments set for publication in the May issue of W magazine, Martin Short said Tom Green stormed off the set of "Primetime Glick" several years back when Short's faux celebrity interviewer, Jiminy Glick, asked Green about his battle with testicular cancer -- and then pretended to take a phone call.

Green posted a rebuttal this week on his Web site, tomgreen.com, the New York Post said.

"It was still pretty fresh, my cancer recovery, etc. ... so I didn't really take it too well, and was perhaps a bit overly emotional when he started dissing on me about it," Green writes. "I left the show and told them I didn't appreciate it, and didn't want it to air. He pushed hard, and he pushed mean, and I left."

Since then Short's manager has criticized Green, saying he should have recognized the routine was just a good-natured joke, as scores of viewers did.

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