Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Elizabeth May loves me back!

When I posted my Love Song For Elizabeth May on Monday night, I dreamed of her adding me to Facebook. Tuesday afternoon, my dream came true. But never did I dare to dream that she would love me back. And if that can happen, anything is possible. Like her winning a seat in Parliament! Looks like I'm going to be the First Lady of Canada, just like Michelle Obama! Or something like that. In any case, I better go pick out my organic hemp inauguration dress!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Last night I uploaded a song for Elizabeth May to YouTube. At the end of the song I asked her to add me to Facebook. And tada! She may be the leader of a national political party, but she's still a woman. And women like it when you write songs about them.

A love song for the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May

Love Song For Elizabeth May - Love Song For Elizabeth May - Single

There's a federal election on in Canada, and Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party, was shut out of the televised leaders debate. I, however, will debate her any time and have written a song to express this to her. On the party's website they talk about Strong Economy and Strong Communities, so that's why I sing about those things. If you can't see the video above, you can view the song by clicking here. And here are the lyrics so you can sing along:

Hey, hey, Elizabeth May
I’m an eco-guy who thinks about you every day
So when I heard the TV station wouldn’t let you come and play
I hopped on public transit and I came here to say

I’ll debate you in the morning
Over organic tea
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
As we plant a tree
I’ll debate you in the evening
As we compost scraps of food
But there’s no debating I love you

Hey, hey, Elizabeth May
I’d love to talk to you about the Green Part-ay
If the other leaders won’t then they must be afraid
But don’t worry about them because I’m super-brave

I’ll debate you in the morning
About strong economies
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
About strong communities
I’ll debate you in the evening
About whatever else you’re into
But there’s no debating I love you

I won’t debate Stephen because questions make him mad
I won’t debate Jack ‘cause I’m allergic to his stache
Gilles won’t like my accent so I better save my breath
But I owe it to the planet to debate Elizabeth

Oh, I forgot Iggy. But, well, doesn’t everyone?

I’ll debate you in the morning
As we recycle all our jars
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
As we drive electric cars
I’ll debate you in the evening
Until my green face turns to blue
But there’s no debating I love you

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pop-culture site Crushable labels me the Worst Trend Ever

You may have thought Nazism was the worst trend ever. Or maybe even the Macarena. But you'd be wrong. At least according to pop-culture/celebrity gossip site Crushable. Because in this past Saturday's article, author Lilit Marcus writes that eco-comedy (or "eco-medy" as she calls it but which I refuse to call it because even though it's catchy it reminds me of email) is the "Worst Trend Ever." Now, she's basing this solely on the recent Mother Nature Network article about eco-comedians. And you'll notice that there's already a nice comment under the Crushable article saying that my bald joke is actually quite funny. Oh, after that MNN article was published I got an email was published from a guy starting a stand-up comedy site who wants a clip of that bald joke. But whether something is funny or not is obviously in the funny bone of the beholder. The other question is whether the work is indeed "green washing," as the article suggests. I can only speak for my own work, but I can say that I'm careful to insert accurate, important environmental information in my stand-up comedy and short films. Now, I know the article was written tongue-in-cheek, but I'd still like to defend what little honour I have. And so I'm happy to report that Crushable liked my Facebook fan page posting about the article and has contacted me with an invitation to convince them that they're wrong about eco-comedy. I'm up for the challenge. Though to be honest, I'm actually happy to be known as the poster boy for the Worst Trend Ever. Takes some focus off my other role as poster boy for the Worst Date Ever.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm a GreenHeroes category winner! Come to the Green Living Show to see if I win the Grand Prize!!

GreenHeroes is an eco web channel and television series that will be announcing the Grand Prize Winner of their GreenHero contest at the Green Living Show this Sunday. The lucky winner, selected from nominations to (to see my nomination, click here) will be featured in an upcoming episode of GreenHeroes. Why am I telling you this? Because I just got an email saying I'm a category winner! Which apparently means that at the very least, I'll be getting a T-shirt. Which is very exciting for me, because it means I can delay doing laundry for another day. Oh, and I'm also now in the running for the Grand Prize. To see the Green Living Show's Main Stage schedule click here, and be at the Green Living Show on Sunday at 1:30 PM to congratulate me. Or to console me. Either way, I will let you touch my T-shirt.

Oh, and for the skeptics who need proof, here's the email:

Congratulations Josh! I am pleased to let you know that you are a category winner in the GreenHeroes contest!

With this distinction, you are also a finalist for the Grand Prize winner. The winner will be announced this coming Sunday, April  17th at 1:30 p.m..

We will be making a short presentation on-stage to all the finalists and then will be announcing the grand prize winner.  It would be great if you could join us to celebrate.

As a finalist you will receive a green heroes t-shirt, so please let us know your size, and if you will be able to attend on Sunday. We have a complimentary ticket for you and a guest. We also hope to host a little celebration afterward at our booth #337.
Thanks for participating and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


Joan Prowse

Watch these bits from Night For Nature 2010 and come to this year's tomorrow!

To help you get in the mood for tomorrow's Night For Nature show, which I'll be MC'ing for the 2nd year in a row, here are some eco-riffic bits from last year's show. And this year promises to be even more exciting, with dancing, music, and even a presentation by HGTV host Carson Arthur. Plus, the silent auction and raffle prizes are worth the trip alone. So come! It will be the most environmentally-friendly thing you do tomorrow night. Unless you were planning to build a solar farm between 6 and 9 PM. In which case, I guess go do that instead. But otherwise, get the ticket information by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The WMEAC Blog asks if my eco-comedy is effective

Click here to read a nice piece about my eco-comedy in the WMEAC Blog (oh please, stop pretending you don't know WMEAC stands for West Michigan Environmental Action Council). The article ends by asking the reader to decide if eco-comedy is an effective tactic. Well, I sure hope it's effective, 'cause otherwise hosting Night For Nature in two days will be a waste of my Friday night. Oh, who am I kidding... I'd just be spending Friday night crying into my pillow as usual. So at least I'm getting out of the house. If you, too, need an excuse to pry yourself from your tear-salted bedding this Friday, get ticket info at the Facebook event listing by clicking here. I'm not saying you'll see a live performance of my new love song for Green Party leader Elizabeth May, but, well, ok, yes, I'm saying that.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

America's Comedy reports on MY comedy!

If any U.S. customs agents are reading this, I want you to know that having a video featured on the site America's Comedy grants me permission to work in America. After all, did you hear that Conan O'Brien got his start by having a video featured on America's Comedy? He didn't, but I was wondering if you'd heard that. Ok, ok, fine, ouch - Enough with the cavity search. Just check out the article by clicking here.

Monday, April 04, 2011

My eco-comedy is profiled in The Ottawa Citizen!

The Ottawa Citizen. Leading newspaper in our Nation's Capital. Keeping us informed about the most important issues in our country since 1845. And today, I am one of those issues. Well, ok, maybe the environment is the real issue in this story. But still, it's me getting the word out. I don't see any trees winning eco-comedy film awards. Trees are so lazy. I'm just kidding, I love trees. I mean, not THAT way. I'm into women. Although, come to think of it, I'd probably have more success with trees. Anyway, what was I happy about a second ago? Oh, right. The article. Check it out by clicking here.