Brockville – Local charity, Making Play Possible is hosting a comedy night fundraiser on April 5th at Keystorm Pub in downtown Brockville at 6:30pm. This event will raise funds to help ensure that all children and youth in Leeds-Grenville can have a chance to participate in recreation, regardless of the barriers they may face. By giving families a chance to access recreation programs, our community is helping to raise kids who will grow up physically and mentally strong.
Making Play Possible serves 500 vulnerable children per year who may otherwise be unable to participate in recreational activities in their communities. Participation in recreation has significant and lasting benefits for children and youth, including improved self-esteem, social skills, creativity, academic performance, stress management, physical health, motor skills, motivation to learn, and family relationships.
The comedy night fundraiser will feature three Canadian comedians, Todd VanAllen, Ryan Dennee and Dave Hudson. All three have extensive resumes in comedy, film and advertising. Todd Van Allen is a Toronto-based comedian that has performed in comedy clubs and festivals around the world as well as several CBC television shows. Ryan Dennee has performed at five Canadian Festivals and in several television commercials. He has also performed for the Canadian Military nearly two dozen times at eight bases across Canada. Dave Hudson from Kingston, Ontario has appeared in a huge number of plays, films, ads, audio plays and music videos. Making Play Possible is thrilled to welcome all three comedians to the fundraiser on April 5th. It is sure to be a fun night for an important cause.
Ticket information: www.MakingPlayPossible.com (Tickets for sale through KeyStorm Pub, TD Bank, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville-Brockville Office as well as online through SNAPD.)
Keep reading for more info on featured comedians:
Born and raised in Kingston Ontario, Ryan Dennee has quickly become one of the top comedy club headliners in Canada. Now a 10 year veteran, Ryan has discovered how to blend his hilarious real life experiences, with his strong ability to go “off the cuff” and work the crowd. At first glance Dennee can appear intimidating, but minutes into his act he has people of all ages hanging on every word.
Ryan has performed at five Canadian Comedy Festivals, has been featured on XM Radio, has been seen on several television commercials, and has performed for the Canadian Military nearly two dozen times at eight bases across Canada
Dave Hudson spends most of his time being a trophy husband and hilarious father to three young boys in his hometown of Kingston Ontario. He sometimes tells jokes for money in various locations around Southeastern Ontario, working for both major comedy clubs in Canada. He has appeared in a huge number of plays, films, ads, audio plays and music videos whether they wanted him to or not. Funny and adorable, Dave Hudson is not to be missed.
Todd Van Allen is a Toronto-based comedian that has performed in comedy clubs and festivals around the world.
Not only has Todd done the club circuit, but he has headlined at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Free Festival. He has twice performed at the Just for Laughs #JFL42 Festival in Toronto, 1000 Islands Comedy Festival in Gananoque, WinterCity Festival in Toronto, the Orillia Comedy Festival, Kinston Summer Festival, and Gananoque’s Festival of the Islands.
Todd has appeared on Comedy Network’s “The Beaverton”, CBC Radio’s “Definitely Not The Opera” as well as CBC’s “Spark” and AM640’s ‘Inside Jokes with Sandra Carusi’. He’s also been seen on RogersTV with Val Cole on “daytime toronto”, CITY-TV’s “Breakfast Television” with Jennifer Valentyne. You may also have caught him on CBC’s “Test the Nation” as well as SiriusXM’s “Laugh Attack”, “Anything Goes”, and “The Guest Spot”. He also appeared on an episode of the world famous podcast “Never Not Funny” with Jimmy Pardo. You may have also heard him voice over dozens of commercials for television and radio.