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The Comedy Green Room December 2022 Newsletter

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah from The Comedy Green Room dot com

The Comedy Green Room's "Comedy Spotlight" Is Mr. Ron Vaudry

Alan John Park:

Thought out my 39 years on the fringes of The Canadian Comedy Community I have been lucky enough to meet and work with many of today's Canadian Comedy Legends. One such person is Mr. Alan John Park, we met circa 1986 at the famous original Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, ON. Before long, his talents shone through, and he was a touring comic across Canada.

Many more amazing opportunities opened up for Alan Park over his illustrious career. Yet he remained a good friend and a very down to earth gentleman. During covid we were in touch and caught up on each other's lives. I am glad that I reached out to him about a project a few months before he passed away on November 10, 2022. RIP Sir

Ms. Sherry O'Brian wrote a personal article about Mr. Alan Park that she is letting The Comedy Green Room share!

Mr. Rob Trick also wrote a personal article about Mr. Alan Park that he is letting The Comedy Green Room Share!

The below video is one of my favourite Alan Park moments

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Kathleen McGee

Kathleen McGee, the Canadian Comic with Colon Cancer

Jenn Hayward is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Kathleen McGee.

I am representing some friends of the amazing Kathleen McGee. She is a headlining comic in Canada. She has made thousands of people laugh and feel good about life with her talent and it's time we help her back.

She was diagnosed with cancer in 2022, has had a large tumor removed and now awaits chemotherapy. She did not want a fundraiser at first, because she assumed she'd qualify for disability, but bureaucracy reigns, and she has to go through this with no funding.

She still would not directly ask for help, but we asked her if we could help her out, and at least start this fundraiser to give her fans, friends and family give her some peace of mind so she can focus on her healing instead of figuring out how to pay the bills.

All money goes directly to Kathleen from GoFundMe, and if she has ever made you smile, giggle, laugh or even cry, consider helping make her life a little easier while she battles with her health~!

I'd go on about how great she is, but she'd be embarrassed, or I'd go on about how the money would help, but we already know that, so let's just give, let her heal and enjoy laughter for another day!!

To Donate

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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 brainchild 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.

November Cartoon: Sofia Warren Artist: Sofia Warren Instagram:

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

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Rank & Vile

Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson bring Rank & Vile to The Rope Factory Event Hall for a night of Stand-Up Comedy...

Thursday Dec 8, 2022, at 8:00pm

111 Sherwood Drive

Brantford, ON

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Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

The Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame Festival on November 16, 17, and 18 was an epic success. All three nights were fun, emotional, and well attended.

Tim Progosh and his staff did an amazing job keeping every show running smoothly and dealt with unexpected issues professionally as they came up. it was great to catch up with old friends and meet so many people in the Canadian Comedy Industry.

As I said to Tim Progosh during the Gala..."Now this is how Canadian Comedy should be respected"!!!

Here is a picture of me and J.P MacDonald [ Mike MacDonald's brother]

Me and a national treasure Martha E. Chaves

Until December 31, 2022, you can become a lifetime member of The Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame for only $25.

For more information on The Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame

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The Stand-Up Banker:

Anthony Solimini, known as The Stand-Up Banker, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent 25 years living and working in Asia where he started stand-up comedy in 2009 at The TakeOut Comedy Club owned and. Managed by Jami Gong.

Being the youngest of four, with three older sisters and an Italian grandmother he had no choice but to enter the world of comedy! This, coupled with his travels around the world have given him a lot of material!

From his first open mic, comedy became a passion, and he has since performed in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Philippines, Australia, USA, and Macau and opened for some of the biggest comedians from around the world.

He was a finalist in the JokeNation by Montreau Comedy.

He’s shared the stage with some of the best comedians from around the world:

Tom Cotter, Ted Alexandro, Butch Bradley, Paul Ogata, Pablo Francisco, Brad Upton, Dwayne Perkins, Kermit Apio, Ruben Paul, Dennis Regan, John Maloney Gina Yashere, Chad Daniels Tom Segura, Pete Lee, Al Ducharme, Bernadette Pauley, Amy Anderson, Wali Collins and Imaan Hadchiti to name a few!

He was also featured in the movie “I Need You to Kill” with Tom Segura. And in 2018 he fulfilled a lifelong dream and got inducted as a member of New York’s famous Friars Club!

He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he produces and hosts the monthly Ha Ha Tukee Comedy Show featuring some of the best comedians in Arizona!

You can find out more about Anthony Solimini

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New Book:

Victor the Daydreamer by Comic/Magician Vito D'Amico

A children's book for kids with dyslexia! Mr. D'Amico himself deals with dyslexia/ dyscalculia and has been a touring comic for 25 years. He added magic to his act 5 years ago and enjoys the crowd interaction. Originally from Toronto, ON Canada he now resides in St. Thomas, ON Canada with his wife and family.

Thank you, Bill Davern, for the wonderful Promo Video about Vito D'Amico's book.

To order "Victor the Daydreamer" contact Vito at The book is only $20 Cdn plus shipping. A great Holiday gift for any child.

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All Cops Ain’t Bad:

The author, David Reuben, would like to welcome “All Cops Ain’t Bad” to The Comedy Green Room family.

I recently had a zoom chat with Daryll Triplett and Michael Williams two of the great people behind this charitable organization.

Their purpose is to bridge the gap between our cops and the community. We want to show the world that we are “only human”.

They also coordinate and provide support and relief to all current and retired First Responders with an emphasis on “Cops” and “Victims of Police Brutality”.

“All Cop’s Ain’t Bad” bring healing to our communities and their families through comedy, counseling, peer mentoring, individually and in comedy concert settings, filled with lots of laughter and love.

The goal is to raise awareness through community events, media outlets, social media, service organizations and churches, screaming to the top of our voices that… “All Cop’s Ain’t Bad”.

For more information on "All Cop's Ain't Bad"

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Big Daddy Tazz:

Big Daddy Tazz continues to read to children of all ages. Currently he has read over1,165 books since March 18, 2020. 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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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!

The Nubian Comedy Revue: Presented by Mr. Kenny Robinson

Sunday Dec 18th 8:30pm Yuk Yuk's Toronto

To buy tickets

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine:

Stating on December 31, 2022, The Comedy Green Room dot com will be starting our 22nd year!! More about that in the January 2023 Newsletter...

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 the 2022

US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition Winners

For more information on the 2022 US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition Winners

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Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Check for your local Mental Health Resource


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