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Comedy has Issues

May 6th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

If you’re like me, happiness is sitting at your corporate day job and hearing your boss in the distance say

The (required) elements of surprise

May 4th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Comedy can pop up where you least expect it. You can be consuming some form of non-comedic entertainment, and suddenly get gobsmacked by a goldmine of funny right under your nose. Many American fans of House have experienced this when learning of Hugh Laurie's comedic roots. My biggest comedy-discovery shock came a decade ago, when I was flipping channels and came across... wait for it... figure skating

Letterman buys the cow

March 23rd, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Word came down a few hours ago that David Letterman married his long (long, long, long) term girlfriend Regina Lasko

Strip 'er

March 9th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it’s served up by CBS.

Chick Swagger

March 4th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

I admire powerful women in comedy. They’re few and far between, but this isn’t a rant about the lack of

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