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Published on August 25th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Tonight: the Green Room, Clifton edition

It was just four weeks ago that I reported on the taping of The Green Room with Paul Provenza in Montreal, featuring a much talked-about appearance by Tony Clifton. That episode airs tonight at 11 p.m. on Showtime in the USA (and tomorrow via torrents everywhere else).

You’ll recall that I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the whole Clifton bit. But I respect Provenza’s perspective on it, which he detailed in the comments of that report. If you missed it, it’s definitely worth going back and reading what he had to say about it.

I’m on the road and won’t see the end result right away, but I’m very anxious to hear how this looks on the other end of the editing room. (Also, watch for me over Colin Quinn’s shoulder, back row, probably looking pissed.)

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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