Published on January 20th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


CBC & Me

Had a downright delightful time at CBC this morning, recording a piece with Craig Norris for this Saturday’s Laugh Out Loud. Tune into CBC Radio One at 6:30pm local time, all across Canada, to hear our chat!

If you don’t own one of these oldfangled devices, head to for the live stream. Added benefit online: since it’s 6:30 everywhere, you can timeshift the heck out of this bad boy. (Extra super bonus added benefit online: my entire commentary, in full.)

This is designed to be a regular segment, so you really ought to tune in for the very first one. You can say you were there. Do you have anything better you plan to tell your grandkids about? Of course you don’t.

Plug over? Plug over.



Regular posting was suspended over the holidays, due partly to my definition of the word “holiday”, and due partly to some real-life priority shifts. But things are getting back on track, and I’ll be typin’ up a storm again in the weeks to come. Starting in the spring, my intent is to expand a little more into covering books (by comedians) and films (starring comedians), so if there’s anything else you’d like to see going forward, this is the time to speak up.

I have dates for you! Toronto comedy dates of note can always be found on the sidebar of the main page, and I just posted a few treats coming up in the winter/spring. So if you’re in the GTA, check those out. As always, if I’ve missed something, feel free to contact me via the email form, or send me a Facebook message.

Also, the Just For Laughs showcases are happening tonight (sketch, Comedy Bar, 10pm) and Friday night (standup, Absolute Comedy, 10:45pm). So if you like your comedy tight and local (the same way you like your women?), that’s where you want to be.

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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