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Comedian Christine O’Leary and Team of Comedy Comrades Raise Money to Support ‘New Life for Paws’ Animal Rescue

– Comedy Event Raises Thousands for ‘New Life for Paws’ to Help Rescue Animals from Aruba & Place Them in Forever Homes –

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – August 9, 2016 – New England’s own comedian Christine O'Leary and team of handpicked comedy comrades from her stand-up comedy troop – Team Green Light Comedy used their comedic talents for a good cause as patrons packed The Ridgefield Playhouse on August 3 and stepped up to support stand-up to raise money for the non-profit ‘New Life for Paws’ animal rescue.

The show featured award-winning comedian, O’Leary and members of her Team Green Light Comedy troop doing five-minute sets that left fans excited about the next show on Tuesday, October 4.

Laughs for Being ‘Pawsitive’
For every ticket sold, a donation was made to ‘A New Life for Paws’ to help rescue neglected animals from Aruba and place them here with forever families. Through education and the continuation of spay and neuter programs, the program hopes to reduce the number of litters so the pain and suffering of these animals will end.

“I’m a codependent for good causes, and thrilled comedy will make a difference for ‘New Life for Paws’ and help unite Aruba dogs with their forever families,” says O’Leary. “There’s always more to give and this time, it was for Aruba dogs. But when you bring fun and laughs to the world, everybody wins. And next time it will be for another great cause.”

Founder Natalya Yermak and Matie Geerman from Aruba Flight Volunteers spearhead the operation from N.Y. and place the animals with their forever families here in the U.S.  Money raised will help pay vet bills, spay, and neuter dogs, and buy dog food. Together they work tirelessly to do so much with so little. Learn more and donate to the ‘New Life for Paws’ Foundation at http://www.newlifeforpaws.org 


O’Leary is a 12x and counting Stand Up Comedy Teacher at the Ridgefield Playhouse. She’s a comedy mentor to members of her Team Green Light Comedy collective of more than 100 students – “have to step up to stand up and perform!” You have to be smart to get funny, and be smart to be funny, she and her students are both.

“My Team Green Light comedy comrades come from all walks of life, and each has their unique, uproarious brand and style of humor,” says O’Leary.  “Every comedy show has something for everyone. Come out and see me and my comedians and I guarantee you’ll have a long belly laugh the entire show.”

O’Leary regularly performs with her Team Green Light Comedy collective to SOLD OUT shows. She’s actively honing the comedic skills of her Step Up 2 Stand Up students and creating opportunities to bring new talent and fresh laughs to new places.

Fans can see O’Leary appearing with her Team Green Light Comedy this fall at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 4th and she’ll be appearing at the 11th Annual Long Island Comedy Festival. Companies and organizations interested in booking O’Leary and her Team Green Light Comedy Comrades can learn more at https://www.facebook.com/teamgreenlightcomedy/

About Christine O’Leary and Team Green Light Comedy LLC
Christine O’Leary is an award-winning stand-up comedian, comedy teacher (12x SOLD OUT stand-up workshop teacher), comedy mentor to members of her Team Green Light Comedy collective, and philanthropic auctioneer who recently raised nearly half a million dollars for nonprofits in New England for the 2016 Gala Season in less than three months. 


O’Leary Nominated by Curve Magazine as one of the ‘50 Funniest Lesbians in America,’ O’Leary has worked with the top comedians in the business who grace the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse, including Gilbert Gottfried, Joy Behar, Susie Essman, Chevy Chase, Sinbad and Tracy Morgan. She’s also worked with Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie (Transparent) and headlined Long Beach Pride events with Jennifer Hudson, Indigo Girls, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more.

O’Leary regularly performs with her Team Green Light Comedy collective to SOLD OUT shows. She’s actively honing the comedic skills of her Step Up 2 Stand Up students and is booking shows and creating opportunities to bring new talent and fresh laughs to new places, including teaching comedy classes in Key West and headlining comedy events. 

She lives in New Fairfield with her spouse and a little dog and is passionate about using comedy to support causes.
O’Leary served as the host for the Coalition for the Homeless NYC ‘Women Mean Business Luncheon Fundraiser.’

A comedienne that brings the ‘funny’ to companies, colleges, charitable events, clubs and prides across the country, O’Leary’s co-dependent motivation is to make a difference, so you laugh until you cry! But her favorite role is that of the host that ‘can make a show out of anything.’

Learn more about Christine O’Leary and Team Green Light Comedy LLC at
http://www.christineoleary.com and https://www.facebook.com/teamgreenlightcomedy/