Author Archives: Sharilyn Johnson

Victim-less comedy

September 30th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Sacha Baron Cohen has made news again, for taking his Bruno character to Milan's fashion week and storming the stage at the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion show. The footage will undoubtedly make it into his next film. Being the comedy diva that I am, my friends and colleagues were shocked that I didn't run out to see his last film, Borat, when it was first released. I made excuses, but the truth was simply that I can't handle victim comedy

ImprovEverywhere – Toronto mp3 Experiment

September 28th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Today was a first for me: I was invited to document the first-ever official ImprovEverywhere mission in Toronto, ON. I've been an ImprovEverywhere fan for years, but until today I had only been able to catch the shenanigans online, after the the fact. ImprovEverywhere was started by Charlie Todd, a New York-based improvisor with the UCB Theatre (where I took a few levels of training myself). Their goal is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places" -- in other words, do crazy shit that doesn't piss anyone off

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