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Published on March 6th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Third Frames: Bye Bye Bad Dog

There seems to be venues closing their doors in a lot of major cities (arrivederci, Comix). The nice difference about the mostly-improv Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto is that the shutdown is temporary. A new space will be (hopefully) up and running in the fall.

But a proper farewell was given to the old space on the Danforth last weekend, with a celebratory flair. Packed houses, plenty of fake champagne, and an ever-growing hole in the stage right drywall (a large piece of which now sits proudly on my mantle) courtesy of a few stiff kicks from improvisors.

See you later, Bad Dog.

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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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