Published on November 23rd, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


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Forget Second City and the UCB — the newest breeding ground for Saturday Night Live stars may just be the Children’s Television Workshop. Watch as Cookie Monster serves up this reel as an “audition” for an SNL hosting gig.

I’d say he has a pretty good shot at the gig! Might I suggest musical guest Katy Perry? (Though if you believed everything you read about Casey Wilson’s departure – which you shouldn’t – he’d be well-advised to cut down on the Chips Ahoy if he wants to join the cast).

Why does Sesame Street seem so much cooler than it did when I was 4 years old?

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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