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  • Writer's pictureDavid Reuben

The Comedy Green Room November 2022 Newsletter

Another "Comedy Spotlight" Coming Soon!

Some exciting "Comedy Spotlights" coming up in future Newsletters.

Tim Steeves:

The Canadian Comedy Community has loss one of the finest stand-up comics and award-winning comedy writers. After a courageous 10-month battle with cancer Mr. Tim Steeves passed away in late October 2022. My condolences to Tim's wife, son and the extended family. Mr. Steeves was one of the kindest and helpful people in Canadian Comedy. RIP Sir!

Photo courtesy of Rob Trick Photography

Canadian Comedy Hall Of Fame:

Clink on the links and enter the promo codes exclusive to CCHOF Members below

Join us Wednesday November 16th at the current home of The Second City - Comedy Bar on the Danforth for "A CELEBRATION OF SKETCH".

Click the link below to access your 'member' front of line tickets and discounts.

The show will feature inductions (Cast of Wayne & Shuster, Phil Hartman, SCTV producer Andrew Alexander, Peppiatt and Aylesworth)

A star-studded cast will perform legendary Canadian comedy sketches (Matt Baram, Naomi Snieckus, Scott Thompson, Paul Constable, Jessica Holmes, Craig Lauzon Don Ferguson and some surprise guests!)

Join us Thursday November 17th at Yuk Yuks Toronto for "A CELEBRATION OF STAND UP". Click the link below to access your 'member' front of line access and discounts!

The show will feature inductions (Mike Macdonald, Norm MacDonald, Mort Sahl, David Steinberg and Yuk Yuk' s Founder Mark Breslin!)

Hosted by Martha Chaves and performances and tributes by Kenny and Spenny, Jon Dore, Dave Marheje, Amber Harper Young and Kenny Robinson - plus special guests!

Join us Friday November 18th at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto for "The Gala".

Click link to buy tickets

As sign ups to our website and members you receive a discount by entering the code: CCHOF2022

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

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Rank & Vile

Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson bring Rank & Vile The Duke Music-Patio 1225 Queen Street East Toronto ON November 5th

Saturday November 5, 2022, at 8:30pm

1225 Queen Street East

Toronto ON

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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: Optipess Artist: Kristian Nygård

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

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

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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 November 27h 8:30pm Yuk Yuk's Toronto

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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.

Social Media:


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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