"One of the six speakers and performers was comedian Freddy Proia. His underlying theme was "that's my Toronto," telling stories and what we hope are made up comedy bits from growing up in Scarborough and living across the city, each ending with the line "that's my Toronto." Some of the bits were especially funny, such the GPS navigator that changes its mannerisms based on the ethnicity of the neighbourhood that it is passing through, or his tale of breaking a table at a restaurant on the Danforth."
"We are still getting comments about your brilliance and hilarity at the Great Toronto Roast. Your contribution to the celebrations was a terrific testament to our fine city. Heritage Toronto (and we) are very grateful for your tremendous performance."
"In Hamilton at the Yuk Yuks there is a comedian that frequents there that does great impressions of all the Simpsons characters. He does an amazing job of Joe Pesci and Robert Deniro from Goodfellas and many others. The guy is hilarious. His name is Freddy Proia."
"Proia walked calmly on stage and quickly placed the audience in the palm of his hand. The audience loved it"
"Proia was getting laughs -- "killing". as they say in the business."
"Markham's version of Robin Williams, Freddy Proia, kept the crowd in stitches"
"Freddy Proia dominated the stage in a fast-paced evening of stand-up comedy, imagination and quick wit"
"Fred was wonderful at our party. All our staff are still going on about him today at work... we really appreciate the great show he put on (and the extra time he put in). We definitely will use him again in the future."
"WOW, what a show, Fred killed, and what a pro guy, not many out there like him. Always a pleasure, he is a true gentleman. First standing O we had this year."