Published on January 20th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson



If you run a casting agency, you’re probably accustomed to hiring people for gigs based on appearance, ethnicity, age, and gender. But when you’re hiring for a management position within your own company, you might want to take yourself off autopilot so you don’t, I dunno, accidentally violate the human rights code?

So heads up, Toronto performers. If you own a nice suit, there might be a casting call for a lawyer-type on the horizon.

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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