Monthly Archives: May 2009

13 going on 30

May 30th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

As I sit here watching Jay Leno’s final episode of the Tonight Show (with glee, for the record), I’m struck

Gushing for Godot

May 18th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

The approximate conversation when recently telling friends I would be seeing Roundabout Theatre’s production of Waiting for Godot on Broadway:

Run to Sleepwalk

May 17th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Thanks to the run being extended, I finally got to see Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me, playing at the Bleeker

Comedy has Issues

May 6th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

If you’re like me, happiness is sitting at your corporate day job and hearing your boss in the distance say

The (required) elements of surprise

May 4th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Comedy can pop up where you least expect it. You can be consuming some form of non-comedic entertainment, and suddenly get gobsmacked by a goldmine of funny right under your nose. Many American fans of House have experienced this when learning of Hugh Laurie's comedic roots. My biggest comedy-discovery shock came a decade ago, when I was flipping channels and came across... wait for it... figure skating

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