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The Comedy Green Room July 2024 Newsletter

Another Comedy Spotlight Coming Soon!

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.

July 2024 Cartoon: Paul Noth

Artist: Paul Noth

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Rebel Bubbie:

I got a hot-tip about a show coming to The Toronto Fringe Festival from July 3 to July 14, 2024. My friends at Fordham PR ( recommended this 60 minutes of FUN written by Bruria Coopeman and Eva Almos.

Bruria Cooperman Eva Almos

Hot off her scene-stealing appearance in the Adam Sandler film, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, 75yr old Bruria Cooperman, a.k.a. Rebel Bubbie, a semi-reformed, self-confessed renegade stars in an unfiltered one-woman comedy at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. 

Always in search of adventure, Rebel Bubbie has discovered that marriage won’t stop you from being arrested, banned from a casino, or getting kicked-out of a bagel joint. From performing improv in NYC in the 60s & 70s, to directing and producing theatre, to drag racing, floating in a weightless space tube, authoring books & appearing on tv cooking shows. Rebel Bubbie has done it all! And only arrested twice!

All 60-min. shows at Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkley Street, Toronto

To Buy Tickets :

Thursday, July 4th   6:00 pm  $10.00

Saturday, July 6th   12:30 pm $15.00

Sunday July 7th     2:15 pm   $15.00

Wed. July 10th       6:00 pm   $15.00

Thurs July 11th               8:15 pm $15.00

Friday July 12th               6:00 pm $15.00

Sat. July 13th                 3:15 pm $15.00

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Comedy Underground:

In late 2023, I met two of the nicest people in Canadian Comedy Jacob and Anya Anderson, They run Comedy Underground in Hamilton ON... They have given so many of us GTA comics a fun place to perform and hang out with our friends...

I have had them on two of my shows, and done some other comedy shows with them. I always try to surround myself with good people... I have always felt that the major part of the show is good comedy but right behind is working with good people.

Jacob and Anya have had some set backs since opening in October 2023. Since taking possession, they have had the furnace die, some major electrical issues, and MULTIPLE water and sewer leaks, the last of which shut the club down, until repairs to a pipe could be done. Since they locked into a long-term COMMERCIAL lease, the landlord has washed his hands of responsibility, and insisted Jacob and Anya pay for all/any future repairs out of pocket. The city is now requiring them to have an engineer inspect, and submit paperwork, before they are allowed to re-open. This process can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, and the lowest quote they could get was for $4305 with taxes. For the past 3 months, they have been paying rent and bills with credit, and have run out of both money and credit, and are at an absolute standstill.

Adding to the stress further, they had their vehicle break down, and cost over $1000 in towing and repairs, which has now crippled them. Jacob has sold his beloved Mustang, and all of his personal valuables to keep the dream of the club alive, but that barely covered the rent, and outstanding bills overdue.

Comedy Underground is a place that makes Hamilton, and not only the COMEDY community better, but the community in general better. Anya and Jacob are honest and decent people, who have bent over backwards to give opportunities to those who otherwise might not gave gotten the opportunities, and asked for nothing in return.

The club welcomes all, and discriminates against no one, and was showing a very bright future. They need our help to pay off the city, so they're given the "OK" to re-open. We, as a community need Comedy Underground as much as they need us, so let's please come together to help them, and save the club they've worked a lifetime to try and build for us!

Please donate to help Comedy Underground in Hamilton ON

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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.

Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

I have known Tim Progosh since our early years as struggling stand-up comics. Tim has gone on to be a successful actor and television producer.

Yet, he has always had a soft spot for stand-up comedy and comedians. Otherwise, why would he put his heart, soul and money into The Canadian Comedy Awards for almost 20 years...

Years ago, Tim told me about his dream to have a permanent brick and mortar facility to have a year around exhibit of the greats in Canadian Comedy from all aspects of Comedy.

I have been at both the 2023 and 2024 Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame Festivals... They were a lot of fun, and great people and comics were inducted....Nothing is perfect and mistakes were made, but that is how we learn.

That being said both 2023 and 2024 festivals were amazing experiences for people in attendance... Myself being a lover of Canadian Comedy had a great time hanging out with the best of the best... In 2023, I was in tears watching my friends, Mike Allan MacDonald and Mark Breslin being inducted into the Hall. I got to hang out with Mike's brother JP and Mark's family.

In 2024, I got to hang out with "Red Green" (Steve Smith)  and his extended family including his grandchildren... Got to see Ron James kill it on the Friday Night show...Then on the Saturday night Gala, I got to see my friends Eric Johnston Keesha Brownie and Elvira Kurt blow the top off the venue... Plus all the inductees both nights including Jim Carrey and Jo-Anna Downey.

None of this would have happened without Tim Progosh and his executive committee led by my dear friend Kenny Robinson.

Yes, I have biases because I love Canadian Comedy and I have worked my whole career to promote and nurture the next generation of successful Canadian Stand-Up Comics.

However, I have no skin in the game, I do not have a Canadian Comedy Award, and have not been nominated for the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame,, I am not on the executive committee, and do not get paid for any of my promotions of the Hall.

I just think it would be a damn shame if Tim's dream of a brick-and-mortar Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame is not realized... We have so many talent comics that started their careers in Canada, and we need to recognize them hopefully ASAP.

The Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees:

Congrats to all the Inductees!!

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

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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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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 July 28th at 8:30pm Yuk Yuk's Toronto

To buy tickets

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Nashville, TN May 6, 2024) - The 2023 Winners have been announced!

Grand Prize:

David Kushner, Hayden Robert Hubers, Jeremy Fedryk, Joshua Bruce Williams, Edison Boon Eason, Drake Jon Livingston Jr. (David Kushner) Chicago, IL, USA

The moment you first hear the Grand Prize winning song, “Daylight," you know it’s something special. From Kushner's incredible, soulful vocal (with its deep baritone rising to a falsetto) to the heart-grabbing melody and lyrics, the song draws you in and finds a place in your heart. Co-written by David Kushner, Robert Hubers, Jeremy Fedryk, and Josh Bruce Williams, the song is a tour de force of songwriting. 

Kushner said that “Daylight” is a song that speaks to him from his own life experiences and is a realization of the complexity of his own desires:  the desire for light but always running toward the darkness instead of light.

Congratulations to David Kushner and the co-writers for penning this ISC award-winning song.

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