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  • Writer's pictureDavid Reuben

The Comedy Green Room January 2024 Newsletter










Another "Comedy Spotlight" Coming Soon!

























The Comedy Green Room Blog has been selected by The FeedSpot panelist as one of the Top 20 Stand Up Comedy Blogs on the web.





The Comedy Green Room:


Our 23rd year started Dec. 31, 2023, and what a year it has been!! I would personally like to thank everyone who reads this newsletter, everyone who visits The Comedy Green Room dot com , and everyone who tells others about www.thecomedygreenroom.com. The Comedy Green Room will continue to strive to be: A Comprehensive guide to Local, National, & International Comedy” The largest independently run comedy resource in the world. 

New Year’s Eve 2001 without a gig and my girlfriend at the time out of town, I had just finished an HTML course at Community College. I registered the name www.thecomedygreenroom.com and started to play around with the HTML. Put two stand-up comics on the website, The Fabulous Kenny Robinson and Ruby. A pretty basic website to say the least!

Twenty Three years later, and I never imagined the impact my little website would have on the international comedy community. I have stood by the philosophy of promoting stand-up comedy for the love of stand-up comedy. The website had proven stars on the site as well as unknown comics. And some of the known comics 20 years ago are now household names.


Today it is a labour of LOVE! The "Comedy Spotlights" The "Comic Of The Week" "Comedy Tips" have all been copied by others. That is what happens when you are a trailblazer... The Comedy Green Room's Charity work is legendary and started from day one, continues with events in Canada and the United States. Working with children's and adult charities to promote laughter has been the one of the greatest joys of my life. And again in 2024, The Comedy Green Room will be working with www.nibdinkids.org 


I would not have met some of my closest friends without The Comedy Green Room... They include Paul Adams from the UK, Charlie Adams from the UK, Linda Belt from the USA, Trish Keenan from the USA, James Moore from Calgary Alberta, Norm Shaw from Edmonton Alberta, Lars Callieou from Edmonton Alberta, Big Daddy Tazz from Winnipeg Manitoba, Jade Esteban Estrada from the USA, Kelly Zemnickis from Toronto ON, Rich Jackson from the USA, and Tasha Harris from the USA to name a few. I am sure I missed many, please forgive me.


Of course the most important people are the comedy fans that read all my blogs from around the world and comment on them. It was incredible to me in 2001 and even more incredible in 2024. I love getting emails from comedy fans and comics all over the world commenting on something on something they read.


Producing The Hogtown Comedy Festival (TM) from 2002 to 2006 in Toronto ON with OJ Kness and Arie Kizel was a dream come true for me. Having it sponsored by The Comedy Green Room dot com was out of this world. Giving the proceeds to charity every year the cherry on top...Opening doors for young comics to be seen by people of power in Canada even better... Many of the young comics on The Hogtown Comedy Festival (TM)  are major headliners, including Tyler Morrison, Dave Merheje, Aaron Berg, Michael Harrison, John Moses, and Nathan Macintosh.


Being asked to be an advisor to The Johnny Carson Comedy Festival and The Valley Of Laughter Comedy Festival because they heard about me because of The Comedy Green Room dot com and Hogtown Comedy Festival. Well...Wow!


Becoming a corporate sponsor of The Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh Off was great, but being a judge at the Laugh Off was the cherry on top. Thank you Mark Breslin and Jeff Silverman for the experience.


Having Jennifer Lee Pryor call me up in the fall of 2003 and tell me that Richard found my site and wanted to be on it validated all my hard work... Getting his 1972 Tonight Show picture from them to use on the site... Again Wow! Wow! Wow!


Remember Laughter Is The Best Medicine


Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:


The Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame 2023 Inductiees:


Congrats to all the Inductees this year!!


To read their "Full Bio's"




Hamilton ON Canada:


The Festival to be held February 21-25, 2024 in Hamilton ON Canada



The CCHOF is a registered NFP:


The CCHOF is a registered NFP whose mandate is “to celebrate, promote and preserve Canadian Achievements in comedy.”





For more information on The Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame

Mention you found out about the CCHOF on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


The Funnies:


A new cartoon every month from "The Funnies"!


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.


January 2024 Cartoon: Bigfoot Justice

Artist: Mike Salcedo






For more information on “The Funnies” or to subscribe visit:

https://funnies.page/?ref=thecomedygreenroom and get your exclusive promo code!

Mention you found out about The Funnies on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


The Nubian Comedy Revue: Presented by Mr. Kenny Robinson


Sunday January 28th 8:30pm Yuk Yuk's Toronto




To buy tickets



Mention you found out about The Nubian Comedy Revue on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


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 vitodamico007@gmail.com The book is only $20 Cdn plus shipping. A great Holiday gift for any child.

Mention you found out about Victor the Daydreamer on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


All Cops Ain’t Bad:


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"

Mention you found out about All Cops Ain't Bad on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


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: www.PaulAdamsComedy.com/diary or Amazon UK


Mention you found out about Diary of a Locked Down Comedian on www.thecomedygreenroom.com

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!





Nashville, TN (September 28, 2023) - The Unsigned Only Music Competition, renowned for celebrating the best of independent and unsigned artists, is pleased to announce the 2023 winners.


Established in 2012, this year’s competition garnered almost 6,000 entries from almost 100 countries, reflecting the immense pool of musical talent worldwide. Winners share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes are split among 38 winners, including a $20,000 (US) cash prize to the overall Grand Prize winner. In addition to cash and merchandise, winners receive invaluable exposure through press, social media, and more.


It is with great pleasure that Unsigned Only bestows its highest honor, the overall Grand Prize, to Charlotte Sands, a Hopkinton, MA native who currently resides in Nashville, TN, for her upbeat, hit-worthy single, Dress



Mention you found out about (ICS) on www.thecomedygreenroom.com


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