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Published on October 20th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Toronto Improv Fest: “Do you wanna solve this problem, or be funny?”

The 10th anniversary of the Toronto Improv Festival is in full swing at Comedy Bar, with 180 performers from across Canada and the States “yes and”-ing their way across two stages through this weekend.

It’s heartbreakingly impossible to catch everything, but it’s worth the valiant effort! Here’s a wee glimpse of last night’s shows: The Classic Supremes (to whom the title’s meta-tastic quote can be attributed) on the Side Stage, and Standards & Practices on the Mainstage.

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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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