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
October 17th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson
In the past two days, I’ve been pimped out by the delightful Shecky Magazine, and had the pleasure of watching
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
October 5th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson
Check The Apiary Monday morning for my recap of the New Yorker Festival’s discussion with Andy Borowitz, Samantha Bee from
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
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
September 27th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson
Welcome. Last Sunday night, the hosts of the 60th Annual Emmy Awards bombed. There’s no shame in bombing, in and