Comedy Comrades Raise Money to Support ‘New Life for Paws’ Animal Rescue

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

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