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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.

October 22nd, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

As a political satire fan, I'm subjected to the same two angles in every piece of press coverage: "Does it have an impact?" and "Why is all so left-leaning?" Of course, I'm guilty of covering that well-trodden piece of journalistic ground myself


Have you hugged your comedy community today?

October 13th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada (what can I say, we've always been a little ahead of the curve). I've been giving a lot of thought lately to how much we appreciate the comedy community we each associate ourselves with, whether it's as a performer or as an audience member


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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