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The Comedy Green Room May 2023 Newsletter

Another "Comedy Spotlight" Coming Soon!

Darryl Lennox

On Sunday April 16th, Canadian Comedy Icon Mr. Darryl Lennox passed away suddenly in Vancouver BC.

A Note from Darryl's Family:

Dear friends and family,

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved brother, Darryl Lenox. He passed away on April 16, 2023 shortly after noon at Vancouver General Hospital due to a devastating aortic dissection (aneurysm of the aorta).

Darryl was not only an incredibly talented comedian, but he was also a deeply caring and compassionate person. He was a beloved brother, son, uncle, and friend, and his loss has left a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. He was the best brother we could have asked for. His humor and kindness touched the lives of so many, and we are grateful for the time we had with him.

Darryl had an impressive career as a comedian, with performances that spanned the globe. He performed at top comedy clubs and festivals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many other countries and he also appeared on several television shows, including The Conan O'Brien Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central Presents.

Darryl loved people and he loved comedy. In his words “we need to laugh, we need people who make us laugh and we need to care even if its expensive”.

At this difficult time, we ask for your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our only brother.

We will be sharing information about memorial or tribute events as they become available.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.


David Reuben, the author, is devastated to hear about the passing of Darryl Lenox I did not know him well, but many of my friends did and spoke so highly of him both on and off stage.

Every time another person in the comedy world passes away it breaks another piece off my heart.

My condolences to his family and friends


The Nubian Comedy Revue: Presented by Mr. Kenny Robinson

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

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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.

May Comic: Just Jon

Artist: Jon Fortenbury

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

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Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

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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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"

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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!

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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 Resources


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