Christmas, Eric, Some Experiences in Showmanship, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 5 Jan 1950, 151-159 Exploding the theory that professional comedians are extremely funny people, off stage. The exacting profession that is comedy. The other fallacy concerning comedians that the man like Uncle Charlie who will keep you in fits in the front parlor by the hour is going to be an enormous success on the...
Clark, Gregory, Sportsmen, Indeed?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 13 Apr 1950, 304-313 A comic presentation with is note: "In addition to his accomplishments as a writer, humourist and orator, Greg Clark is a talented actor. So much so that his gestures and facial contortions during the telling of his stories created gales of laughter making it impossible for our stenographer to get...
Adams, Sir John, The Art of Listening, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 31 Mar 1932, 137-152 Cruelty in the world through lack of good listening. Words from the poet Burns. Illustrations of the lack of listening skills. Understanding the art of listening. The moral aspect of listening. The effects of radio. Ways in which the art of lecturing has changed, partly because of the radio. The...
Broadfoot, Dave, Dave Broadfoot's Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Mar 1978, 319-332 A comedic address by one of Canada's foremost comedians. A brief history of the speaker and how he became a comedian. A review of comedy. The therapeutic use of comedy. The address about Canada and Canadians is interspersed with many comedic moments and humourous impersonations of Canadian figures.
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