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Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Toronto Improv Festival: All the rest

Comedy Bar was packed this weekend.

“How packed was it?”

No, it’s not a joke, it really was just packed.

By all accounts, the 10th annual Toronto Improv Festival was a massive hit, with 180 improvisors and throngs of comedy fans taking in dozens of performances throughout the weekend.

Here are a few more of the sights (part one is over this way) from the week full of offers, sweeps, and blackouts.




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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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