COMEDY GREEN ROOM NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020


June 2020

Fire Pit Comedy Tour

Good friends and supporters of The Comedy Green Room Lars Callieou & Norm Shaw are keeping live comedy going in Edmonton Alberta. Way to go Guys! #CanadianComedy #StandUpComedy #Coronavirus

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1957688&binId=1.1203433&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=wwmzvyD

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Big Daddy Tazz

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 https://bigdaddytazz.com/tazzy-reads/ or become friends with Tazz on FB https://www.facebook.com/tazz.norris

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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 front line workers in this fight against Covid-19

We have gotten through March, April, and May. June is going to be an extremely interesting month worldwide. Country’s and cities are loosening the strangle hold on their economies. The world will find out what a Post Covid-19 society looks like. Fasten your seat belts folks and get ready for the ride of your life.

So, what is next for the entertainment industry globally? I wish I had a crystal ball to predict the answer to this question. Or a dollar for every time I have been asked this question over the last 2 1/2 months.

There have been a couple of articles about drive in movie theatres making a comeback. In Canada there are currently 16 operating drive-in movie theaters located in Ontario province. Ontario drive-ins account for almost half of the 37 remaining drive-in theaters in all of Canada.

In the United States there are 306 drive-in theaters in the with only about 50 opened at this time. Many are permanently closed but remain standing and could potentially be re-opened at some point in the future. At their peak, in the late 1950’s, the United States had about 4,000 drive-in theaters. [see link to article]

https://www.timeout.com/usa/news/brace-yourselves-for-the-return-of-the-drive-in-movie-theater-050720?fbclid=IwAR3_JcIXh_Q88jsxpNyLYQATwHrgyj_xg0_4R2e3QY6lcYojV0KcuPPap20

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Can drive in movie theatre survive in the time of Netflix and other streaming services? Can they be adapted to provide live music and comedy shows?

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.

But is comedy an essential service? Rick Bronson, owner of The Comic Strip comedy club at West Edmonton Mall thinks so! [see link to article]

“Be Smart Be Safe”

https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/tait-comedy-is-an-essential-service

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Another Comedy Spotlight Coming Soon!

Jerry Stiller

Long before Jerry Stiller became known for his appearances on “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” Stiller and Meara, were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The pair were also members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City. [see link attached]

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/celebrity/jerry-stiller-seinfeld-and-hairspray-actor-and-comedian-dies-at-92/ar-BB13TRH3?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout&fbclid=IwAR1j2gdV-AXUdgHpi-d_GNnetQYkXh12-J0jX5GWt96Cr3AlCk1Th7VvXs4

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Due to the Coronavirus Happy Hour Comedy @ Ein-Stein’s Bier Hall is on Hiatus

Where are they now?

Why You Don't See Katt Williams As Much - Here's Why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmC-4xBAV3k&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2nLbbPa33Pik7jRBhwGmhMUwrENPYeVRQGFDAZTQKcC5yNsaQlI7UAxwg

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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

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Mental Health

We all Need to Stop Pretending we’re “Fine” & Just Feel our F*cking Feelings.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2020/05/we-all-need-to-stop-pretending-we-are-fine-and-just-feel-our-fcking-feelings/?fbclid=IwAR0yl0v0c0zJbYx73VUElO6tO2mO0BeBQr6nTE5pKbcUa4icyqxMtC1r_9o

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A Little Hahaha

Canadian songwriters did extremely well in 2019, with two First Place wins, one Second Place win, four Third Place wins, and 33 Honorable Mentions! Visit https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/ winners to get the full list of winners.

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