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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

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

Review: Make 'Em Laugh, episodes 5 & 6

January 29th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy that this episode kicked off with Don Rickles, including some great clips of him on Carson

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…

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