COMEDY GREEN ROOM NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2019

December 3, 2019

www.thecomedygreenroom.com

December 2019

 

 

Next Comedy Spotlight: Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

 


 

Another Year: Happy Holidays

Our 19th year starts Dec. 31, 2019, I would personally like to thank everyone who is on www.thecomedygreenroom.com, everyone who visits The Comedy Green Room, 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.

 

19 Years of Comedy:

 

New Year’s Eve 2000 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!

 

 

Nineteen 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 has proven stars on the site as well as unknown comics. And some of the known comics ten years ago are now household names.

 

Here are some of the highlights from the last 19 years;

 

Press:

 

Metro Today did an article on The Comedy Green Room in the October 17, 2002 issue.  This article can be on the press and media page of www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

Stage Time Magazine: David Reuben, president of www.thecomedygreenroom.com, would like to thank Tasha A. Harris of Stage Time Magazine for doing the excellent article on The Comedy Green Room.  Check it out by visiting https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c2809f_c0e9dc2b28624aefa47a5cbc6a8a70d2.pdf

 

The Scene Magazine:

 

http://thescenemagazine.ca/bombs-breakthroughs-and-beer-20-years-at-ein-steins/

 

 

http://www.fordhampr.ca/toronto-funny-man-celebrates-comedy-milestone-supports-industry-with-unique-website/

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://talkhole.co/podcasts/forever-young-with-dean-young-and-friends/ruby-dont-take-your-love-doll-to-town/#play

 

The JT Huntley Comedy Fest 2002: Sponsored by The Comedy Green Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Honor the memory of Stand-up Comic JT Huntley.  Always laugh, always remember.  Featuring some of Canada’s best & brightest Comedians. Proceeds to benefit the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

The show was on Saturday November 9, 2002 at 8:30pm. At Ein-Steins Café & Pub 229 College St. in Toronto, ON

 

The First Annual JT Huntley Toronto Comedy Fest, sponsored by The Comedy Green Room,  Raised $870.00 for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

The JT Huntley Comedy Fest 2003: Sponsored by The Comedy Green Room

 

The JT Huntley Comedy Fest 2003 was pleased to announce Poor Alex Cabaret as the opening night venue. The Ed Pollak Talent Search Finals was held at Ein-Stein Cafe & Pub. The Gala Show was held at Revival Nightclub.

 

The Finals of The Ed Pollak Talent Search at Ein-Stein Cafe & Pub, 229 College Street in Toronto, ON was a close fought competition won by Tyler Morrison with runner-up Edgar George right behind as judged by the celebrity- panel of corporate sponsors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by The Comedy Green Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HogTown Comedy Festival™ 2005:

The HogTown Comedy Festival™ took place November 2nd to 6th at assorted venues in Toronto ON. Sponsored by The Comedy Green Room.

 

 

The HogTown Comedy Festival™ 2006:
Ran from Wednesday November 9th through to Sunday November 12th, 2006 at prime downtown Toronto Comedy Venues.

 

The Uncle Clyde Comedy Contest:

On January 1, 2007, The Comedy Green Room add The Uncle Clyde Comedy Contest to its list of sponsorship’s.  David Reuben, president of www.thecomedygreenroom.com, states that “we are thrilled to be a corporate sponsor of The Uncle Clyde Comedy Contest 2007”. The Comedy Green Room did a Comedy Spotlights on the winners of each round of The Uncle Clyde Comedy Contest.

 

The Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off:

The Comedy Green Room was a corporate sponsor of the Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off in 2008 and 2009. Wrote articles called “Behind The Yuk’s”.

 

2007   Advisor to The Johnny Cason Comedy Festival in Norfork Nebraska

 

 2007   Committee Member for The Canadian Comedy Awards

 

2008   1st recipient of “The Architect of Comedy Award” at The Cottage Country Comedy     Festival in Bracebrdge ON.

 

Richard Pryor:

 

In early 2003, I received a phone call from Jennifer Lee Pryor saying that Richard love The Comedy Green Room and would like to be on the site. The gave me permission to use his first Tonight Show picture. The best phone call I have ever gotten!

 

International Songwriting Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.thecomedygreenroom.com          https://songwritingcompetition.com/

 

 

David Reuben, president of The Comedy Green Room is thrilled to partners with the International Songwriting Competition ISC https://songwritingcompetition.com/.

 

I would like to welcome Mr. Shane Whalen, Director of Marketing, and the staff of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) to The Comedy Green Room Family.

 

 ISC is the world's largest and most prestigious songwriting competition, receiving between 16,000-20,000 entries each year from all over the world in 23 genres of music, including Comedy/Novelty. We accept all types of comedy and novelty entries, including song parodies and stand-up routines (no music). ISC offers the opportunity for songwriters to participate in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, as well as be heard by an elite panel of recording artists and music executives. The 2019 judge panel included: Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Fleet Foxes, Tom Waits, Cam, American Authors, Irma Thomas, Tanya Tucker, Camila, and many more high-profile recording artists. For more information on 2019 International Songwriting Competition. visit: https://songwritingcompetition.com/.

 

 

The Comedy Green Room:

 

David Reuben started The Comedy Green Room in 2001 with the mandate to promote Canadian, US, and International Comedy. As a producer of The Hogtown Comedy Festival, Judge on The Great Canadian Laff Off, and adviser to many US Comedy Festivals, Mr. Reuben continues to promote International Comedy. Canadian, US, and International Comedy acts have graced the stage weekly at Ein-Stein’s Bier Halle for 23 years. Happy Hour Comedy is sponsored by www.thecomedygreenroom.com and produced by David Reuben.

 

The prestigious US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2019 Judges. This year’s judges Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Tom Waits, Kevin Gates, Cam, Bastille, The Script, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Fleet Foxes, Gloria Trevi, Tanya Tucker, Lukas Nelson, Irma Thomas, Danilo Perez, and Many More. Visit https://songwritingcompetition.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mention you found out about the International Songwriters Competition on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

Comic Jenius on CJSR 88.5 FM Edmonton or www.cjsr.com

 

David Reuben, president of The Comedy Green Room has joined forces with Norm Shaw  and Lars Callieou the hosts of Comic Jenius on CJSR 88.5 FM Edmonton or www.cjsr.com.

 

Every 4th Wednesday of the month moving forward will be devoted to promoting Canadian, US and International comics. The full two- hour show which is live Wednesdays at Midnight Edmonton time [2am Toronto time] will be an interview to profile that month’s comic.

 

Norm, Lars and David are committed to spotlighting a mix of comedy legends and up-and-comers in the Canadian Comedy Scene, as well as US and International comedians.

 

 

Comic Jenius:

Comic Jenius, has run for over 13 years. Comic Jenius has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award twice, and in 2015 (at the time) co-host Lars Callieou and Norm Shaw were voted best Independent Radio DJs in Edmonton by Vue Weekly’s Best Of Edmonton Awards.  Our home is CJSR 88.5 FM Edmonton or www.cjsr.com around the world.  We have a large listener base in Edmonton and area, as well as Australia, USA, South Africa and the UK.

 

The Comedy Green Room:

David Reuben started The Comedy Green Room in 2001 with the mandate to promote Canadian, US, and International Comedy. As a producer of The Hogtown Comedy Festival, Judge on The Great Canadian Laff Off, and adviser to many US Comedy Festivals, Mr. Reuben continues to promote Canadian Comedy. Canadian, US, and International Comedy acts have grace the stage weekly at Ein-Stein’s Bier Halle for 23 years. Happy Hour Comedy is sponsored by www.thecomedygreenroom.com and produced by David Reuben.

 

 

 

 

www.thecomedygreenroom.com

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                     www.comicjenius.ca

 

Mention you found out about Comedy Jenius on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

To be considered for a profile on Comic Jenius please e-mail: jenius.bookings@gmail.com. Please include your contact information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Hour Comedy @ ein-stein December 1st Host Ruby: Featuring: Tom Baird, Briar Brown, Amanda Feldman, Jeremy Lawrence, Jason Luu, Vinny Vinelli, Veronika Gribanova and Special Guest TBA Sign In 7:30pm. Show at 8pm..229 College Street in Toronto.

 

Happy Hour Comedy @ ein-stein December 8th Host Janice Israeloff: Featuring: Steve Grey, Evan Klim, Romir Joshi, Steve Boleantu, Briar Graovac, Luke Lynndale, Val Cole and Special Guest Marc Hallworth. Sign In 7:30pm. Show at 8pm..229 College Street in Toronto.

 

Happy Hour Comedy @ ein-stein December 15th Host Lisa Feingold: Featuring: Jacy Lafontaine, Amanda Custodio, Liam Andres, Madison Cassaday, Andy Argueta, Rebecca McDonald and Special Guest Jimmy England. Sign In 7:30pm. Show at 8pm..229 College Street in Toronto.

 

Happy Hour Comedy @ ein-stein December 22nd Host Ruby Featuring: Jimmy Phu, Fadi Nassar, Judy Dalman, Jesse Donato, Todd Downey, Tracey Waverly and Special Guest TBA Sign In 7:30pm. Show at 8pm..229 College Street in Toronto  

 

Pre-New Year’s Eve Show:

 

Pre-New Year’s Eve Show @ ein-stein December 29th Host Janice Israeloff: Featuring: Deb Bojman, Bradley Martin, Mubeen Subhani, Veronica VaVie, Cameron LaPrairie and Special Guest Kelly Zemnickis & Edworld Kim. Sign In 7:30pm. Show at 8pm..229 College Street in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Robinson and the Nubian Disciples of Pryor: December 29th at 8:30 pm... Yuk Yuk’s Downtown 224 Richmond W. in Toronto, ON 416.967.6425. Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comedy Monday Night in Calgary Alberta

 

Every Monday Night; at  8pm @ Broken City 613-11 Ave. SW. in Calgary, AB James Moore presents Western Canada’s longest running open mic where amateur, professional and first time comedians gather. For more information visit http://comedymondaynight.com/. Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Tuesday Night; at 8pm @ Blind Beggar 4608 McLeod Trail S.W. in Calgary, AB Cory Harding presents Western Canada’s Tuesday Night open mic where amateur, professional and first-time comedians gather. For more information contact Cory at https://www.facebook.com/comedytuesdaynight/ To book a spot info@coryharding.com.

Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

New Show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please send in any information about Shows, Events or Comedy Festivals to thecomedygreenroom@gmail.com. Please give two weeks’ lead time. Newsletters come out the first week of each month.

 

Shows from my funny friends                              Cleve Jones & Victoria Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comedy Bar 945 Bloor                                                    The Dock on Queen St.

     St. W in Toronto                                                         932 Queen St. E in Toronto

 

Ms. Jordyn Shapiro has just completed a comedy animation titled "Ruby The Darkest Mind in Comedy.  Check out this talent artist work at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RilbQpEiMY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This & That:

 

Stage Time Magazine: David Reuben, president of www.thecomedygreenroom.com, would like to thank Tasha A. Harris of Stage Time Magazine for doing the excellent article on The Comedy Green Room.  Check it out by visiting http://stagetimemag.com/standup/?p=1566#more-1566. or www.stagetimemag.com.

 

New Book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help! My Feelings are sticking out of my gown!
An expressive therapeutic workbook created for chronic illness, medical or physically challenged children and young adolescents. Author Maurie Shapiro-Comenzo, PhD Co-Author/illustrator Jordyn Shapiro. For more information visit http://www.nibdinkids.com
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Social Media:

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby “The Darkest Mind In Comedy” on YouTube. You will find 3 videos go to http://www.youtube.com/ruby0666.

 

 

 

 

Follow The Comedy Green Room on Twitter!

https://twitter.com/CGR_News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/comedygreenroom/   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/cgr_news/

 

Comedy Festivals:

 

 

 

https://www.janellejamescomedyfestival.com/

Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nextbestcomic.com/

Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

https://www.chathamcapitoltheatre.com/events-1/chatham-comedy-festival-5

Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

All Joking Aside:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Reuben, President, of The Comedy Green Room is thrilled to welcome the “All Joking Aside” team to The Comedy Green Room Family. I would like to thank Producer, Jon Ornoy, Director, Shannon Kohli, Elizabeth McCarthy and the rest of the “All Joking Aside” team for welcoming The Comedy Green Room to this exciting stand-up project.

 

INDIE FILM ON WOMEN IN STAND-UP COMEDY ANNOUNCES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN AND CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. –  Feature film All Joking Aside follows the struggles of a young woman searching for her voice as a comedian, is launching a crowdfunding effort October 10 to October 31 to raise $30,000 in production financing, and lend support to non-profits Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians (CASC) and Stand-Up! Girls.

 

Exploring novel ways to engage our audience Animal Mother Films (AMF) is welcoming the public to become active participants in the film-making process, and connect with a community of comedians and comedy lovers. AMF is offering a unique range of perks and ways to join our film-making team, regardless of where they live.  The campaign will also see partial proceeds directed to CASC and Stand Up Girls to support their comedic efforts in the real world.


Stand Up! Girls is a non-profit organization that offers free workshops in New York City to educate, inspire and equip girls from underserved communities with the communication skills necessary to succeed in and lead male-dominated workplaces.  CASC is a professional association that is currently engaged in a drive to have stand-up comedy declared an official art form in Canada. To find out more please visit our website at alljokingasidemovie.com.

 

All Joking Aside is a feature-length comedy film about the barriers women face in the entertainment industry, told through the story of one young woman committed to beating the odds and pursuing her dream of becoming a stand-up comic. It’s 2018, and despite making up more than half of the world’s population, women still only count for about 10% of the performers at comedy clubs. If we accept that women are just as funny as men, the question becomes why are there not more female comics, and what can we do about it?

 

For more information about the “All Joking Aside” crowdfunding project visit https://alljokingasidemovie.com/crowdfunding/.

 

Mention you found out about this stand-up comedy project on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

Charity Work:

 

The Comedy Green Room is proud to be aligned with these two wonderful charities.

Mention you found out about these charities on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               www.nibdinkids.com                                            www.aaronsapple.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to thank Ms. Skylar Hart for her hard work and dedication for on taking on this redesign project of www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

Skylar Hart is a passionate, incredibly hardworking person with many talents and interests in a variety of industries.

​She's been fortunate to collaborate with many leading companies in television and film production in New York City for television shows and live events.

​She has diversified her direction to include Branding, Social Media, Marketing, Web Design, Video Producing, Editing and Photography for various companies, profit and non-profit organizations.

​When she's not behind the camera, she's an actor and petite model!

For more information on Ms. Skylar Hart visit: http://www.skylarhart.net/

 

The Canadian Comedy Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Page is for Comics, Comedy Clubs and Producers in Canada to post their shows, events and availability. Let’s bring Canada together in Comedy All Canadian Events Welcome. No Bullying

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianComedyCommunity/

 

Kenny Robinson & Darren Frost Present: Rank N Vile

 

Misters Robinson and Frost combine their talents for a fun night of XXX Rated Comedy. Click on the link below to find out where they will be next. Mention you found out about this event on www.thecomedygreenroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://ranknvile.com/

 

New Book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"You Can Do Anything"

Part memoir, part pep talk, Boris Chernaiks " You Can Do Anything" charts an incredible story from a three-time immigrant child wearing hand-me-down socks from the poor box to international renown performing for Royalty in the Middle East. For full book review visit: https://www.thecomedygreenroom.com/you-can-do-anything

Mention you read this book review on The Comedy Green Room.

 

Best Before!

 

The Comedy Green Room’s lovely and talented friend Ms. Kate Davis and her collaborator Ms. Kelly Fanson were finalist in the 2016 Stand Up & Pitch [Just For Laughs 2016] for their web series “Best Before”.

 

Kate Davis is a twelve-time nominee (for Best Female Standup as well as for the prestigious Phil Hartman Award) at the Canadian Comedy Awards. She is also the star of her own hour-long CTV/The Comedy Network special, Comedy Now.  Kate Davis was the first female comic chosen to be on www.thecomedygreenroom.com and a multiple time “Comic of The Week”

 

Kelly Fanson is an acclaimed actor and voice performer, with writing, producing and directing credits. Along with optioning screenplays she has directed theatre for The Toronto Fringe Festival.

To view Best before visit: http://bestbefore.show/web-series/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestbeforeshow/