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The Comedy Green Room April 2022 Newsletter

Big Daddy Tazz:

Big Daddy Tazz continues to read to children of all ages, Currently he has read over1050 books in over two years. Tazzy is one of the sweetest and kindest humans in the Canadian Comedy Community. For more information visit or become friends with Tazz on FB

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Comedy Game Show(down):

Comedian/Producer Dan Donnelly will be bring his "Comedy Game Show(down)"formerly know as "And a Scotch Egg's" will be part of the HumourFest in Quebec City on May 28th.

Dan started the show in February of 2018, and it has been a monthly staple of the Toronto Comedy Community. Mr. Donnelly has been performing since November of 2015. The author, David Reuben, met Dan Donnelly early in his stand-up career, he stood out with his hard work, positive attitude, and interesting material.

This talented young comic has performed at clubs and other venues across Canada and the United States--including Absolute Comedy (Toronto, Kingston), YukYuks (Toronto, Victoria), Levity (Hamilton), Helium (Buffalo, NY), and Flappers (Burbank, CA) --as well as in the UK and Switzerland.

Dan has been invited to perform at the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival (Ithaca, NY), the San Diego Comedy Festival, and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where he was named one of 2019's "Best of the Fest."

And a Scotch Egg's Comedy Game Show(down) is Canada's only live comedy competition game show! Each month two teams of comics compete in a battle of pop-culture wit and wisdom to see who can win the game...and with it the people's ovation and fame forever!

Inspired by the classic comedy panel shows of British TV, each episode of CGS combines pop-culture trivia, irreverent commentary, improv, and debate for a live experience unlike anything else on Toronto's comedy scene!

Show info, tickets, and recordings of previous episodes available on Dan's website:

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Diary of a Locked Down Comedian:

Ever wondered what a comedian does when the world comes to a standstill due to a global pandemic, and the entire arts industry grinds to a halt? Wonder no more! Paul Adams has diarized his experiences of lockdown, coffees, books, and his love of music in his debut book, "Diary of a Locked Down Comedian". For more information visit: or Amazon UK

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I first met Paul Adams through his father, comedy writer Charlie Adams. Charlie was the first UK comic on The Comedy Green Room. Charlie suggested I check out his son, stand-up comic Paul Adams.

We hit it off and Paul was invited to perform at The HogTown Comedy Festival (TM) in Toronto ON Canada. Paul decided to move to Toronto and performed in comedy clubs and bars throughout Canada and the USA for about 2 years. Paul's clean and funny comedy style was a refreshing change to the Toronto Comedy Community from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Paul Adams new book Diary of a Locked Down Comedian is a funny, charming, and insightful look into his pandemic experience. Check it out!

Another Comedy Spotlight Coming Soon!

The Nubian Comedy Revue: Presented by Mr. Kenny Robinson

Sunday April 24th @ 8:30pm Yuk Yuk's Toronto

To buy tickets:

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Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

Announcing the 2022 nominees to CCHoF
Download PDF • 142KB

Leacock_Peppiatt & Aylesworth HofF induction
Download PDF • 122KB

To find out more about the Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

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The Funnies:

The Comedy Green Room would like to welcome “The Funnies” to our Comedy Family. Each month an independent artist will be featured!

The brain child of Mr. Hans Yadav, "The Funnies" is a newsletter that curates the best web comics from the best indie comic artists in the world. 95% of the newsletter's revenue goes directly to the artists, to support them in doing what they love.

April Comic: Extra Ordinary Comics

Artist: Li Chen

For more information on “The Funnies” or to subscribe visit: and get your exclusive promo code!

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine:

More important than anything else is the health and safety of every single person on the planet. And a big thank you to the frontline workers in this fight against Covid-19!

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Comedy Green Room, The goal is to increase the blogs visibility. gain followers, submit articles, and add more “Comedy Tips” to our resources.

Remember to be kind to yourself... Do something that makes you happy every day.

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The US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced a new Spotlight Award for its 2021 competition that will be given annually to a song and its songwriter(s) from a different country. The inaugural award, presented by ISC and SOCAN, will be highlighting standout Canadian Songwriting Talent!!

For more information on the International Songwriting Competition visit

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The Man from Philadelphia:

A Kevin Christopher Movie: Coming Soon

The author, David Reuben, first met Mr. Kevin Christopher [Herod] in the early 2000’s. Like all great entertainers Kevin changed his surname! LOL Kevin was a young and hungry stand-up comic. Kevin was hitting all the open-mic shows and trying to get noticed. And noticed he did; Nominated for Second City Tim Simms Encouragement Award, moved up the latter of the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Chain and got noticed by The Nubian Comedy Revue.

Recently I got the chance to reconnect with Kevin thanks to are mutual friend Mr. Roy Daye. Today he is an author, cartoon voice actor, musician, and producer. The Man from Philadelphia is Kevin’s new movie.

Extended Synopsis

The Man from Philadelphia is a story about a time when an entertainment business manager named Markus, is publicly fired from his role as boy band manager for the mismanagement of finances. Upset that he found these young men and transformed them into glorious performing pearls only to be discarded, Markus enacts a plan to bounce back with two new musical acts, one female model, actress, song bird and the other act being a rap duo.

As the quarterback of the two new musical act’s introductions to the world, Markus, played by Comedian Kevin Christopher, planned to have the rap group burglarize his sweet innocent R&B acts family-owned jewelry store, hoping the 6 o'clock nightly news catches wind of it and intern help boost sympathy publicity for his R&B act and maybe a couple of months gangsta jail time props for his rap group.

The plan backfires, the new acts flop on the same day he signed them, but Markus isn't one to keep things bottled up he's gonna talk and talk and talk it out poetically a'la Edar Allan Poe style with his fingers crossed for his win!

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A huge loss to the Canadian Comedy Community on March 28, 2022

Why was he taken on his 60th Birthday??? #damnbirthdays

I have known Fred Mundy since the 1980's. He has always been one of the good guys in this business of comedy. Even though our careers went in different directions, every time we worked together it was a pleasure. Fred always made working at the Toronto Yuk Yuk's a very positive experience. #fuckcancer Freddy enjoys the fishing and keep laughing buddy!!

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