COMEDY GREEN ROOM NEWSLETTER MAY 2020
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What is the difference between allergies, a cold, flu and COVID-19?
A Different Comedy World!
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
April was a slap in the face to Stand-Up Comedy. Every comic at all levels across the world have been sitting at home. Many of us have had harrowing stories about getting home from their last gig. Thankfully, everyone that is associated with The Comedy Green Room are safe and healthy. Big shout out to Ms. Kate Davis, Mr. Jason Blanchard, Mr. Lars Callieou and Mr. Paul Adams. I am relieved that you wonderful humans are home and feeling well.
So, what is next for Stand-Up Comedy? That is the big question on comics minds. When will clubs re-open and how will they adapt to the new normal whatever that normal is?
Like any other industry Stand-Up Comedy must adapt! If we do not grow and adapt to the situation then we perish. Clubs and comics around the world are changing the way they present the shows. Online shows are becoming bigger, better, and more frequent. Platforms such as Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitch, TikTok, and Zoom are being used. We must have patience considering that this is a learning experience for all of us.
Traditionally, Stand-Up Comedy is an art form that gives the performers instant validation of success or failure though the audience. It will take comics some time to adapt their acts to an online delivery system. Think of how comics/actors had to adapt from the silent era to talkies.
Stand-Up Comics need to be on stage and have an audience as much as we need to breath. Our identity and self-worth are directly tied to our profession. When we kill then all is good with the world, and when we bomb, we examine every decision we have ever made in our lives. So, delivering our acts in a different format is both exhilarating and scary.
From the comics I have spoken to many of us are taking this time to learn new skills or bushing up on things that they have not had time to do previously. Change is the only constant in life, and I am glad Stand-Up Comics are adapting.
Stand-Up Comedy will survive as it always has, and it will be stronger but different. Different is good! Remember Laughter is The Best Medicine.
“Be Smart Be Safe”
Big Shout out to Big Daddy Tazz who reads to children twice a day 7 days a week. So far, he has read over 100 children’s books. For more information visit
International Songwriting Competition
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 22 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 host 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, our show is 14 years old. 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 22 years. Happy Hour Comedy is sponsored by www.thecomedygreenroom.com and produced by David Reuben,
To be considered for a profile on Comic Jenius please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your contact information
Mention you found out about Comedy Jenius on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
Due to the Coronavirus Happy Hour Comedy @ Ein-Stein’s Bier Hall is on Hiatus
To Book A Spot contact: email@example.com
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.animatedempath.com/
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
Mention you found out about this stand-up comedy project on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
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
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
Mention you found out about this even on www.thecomedygreenroom.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/
Mention you found out about Skylar Hart on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
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.
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/
Toronto residents Kelly Fanson, left, and Kate Davis have created a comedy web series inspired by their lives called ‘Best Before,’ aimed at the 40-something audience.
Mention you found out about this WebTV Series on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
The Comedy Green Room’s lovely and talented friend Ms. Kate Davis has a new comedy album "House Arrest" Produced by Howl & Roar Records available on iTunes! This is an album you should download if you are a comedy Fan. Not only is Kate a funny stand-up she is a wonderful person.
Mention you found out about this Comedy Album on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
You can get Kate’s New Book at https://katedavis.ca/ on Amazon also available for Kobo & Kindle
Mention you found out about this Book on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
Our Friend Cassie Cao is The First Chinese Female Comedian At ‘New Faces: Canada’ at JFL 2019
Mention you found out about Cassie Cao on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
New TV Show:
Mention you found out about Dave Merheje on www.thecomedygreenroom.com
Another Comedy Spotlight Coming Soon!
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