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The more things change…

July 9th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

I moved away from my hometown of Winnipeg in late 2007 to be closer to comedy. Mission accomplished. But if

Review: Corner Gas series finale

April 14th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Tonight marked the end of Corner Gas, one of the most successful comedies in Canada's history. And if you needed a reminder as to why it defies the odds of sitcom success in our country, the final script provided it in spades

Tivo alert: Bill Hicks

January 28th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been as newsworthy to Hicks fans as this

In defence of comedian John Mayer

January 19th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

The long-running rumor that John Mayer would host a new variety show were confirmed by CBS last week, and immediately, venom spewed throughout the internet. He’s a sell-out, he’s a douchebag, he needs to stick to music, and so on. In short: “that’s enough, John Mayer”. I disagree. Walk with me…

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

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