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Published on October 17th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Third Frames: Sketchersons rehearsal with Bret “The Hitman” Hart

Wrestling superstar Bret “The Hitman” Hart hosted the October 16 edition of Sunday Night Live, the weekly sketch show presented by Toronto sketch supergroup The Sketchersons. It was a packed house full of the comedy nerd regulars and wrestling nerd firsttimers, with fans spilling out into the bar to watch the proceeding on the closed-circuit tv.

Slick? Very! But just four short hours earlier, it was still coming together, in a much emptier theatre. Here’s an exclusive look at the last-minute early-evening run-throughs at Comedy Bar.

The Sketchersons are: Andy Auld, Jon Blair, Joel Buxton, Jocelyn Geddie, Brendan Halloran, Sarah Hillier, Andy Hull, Kaitlin Loftus, Ian MacIntyre, Daryn McIntyre, Phil Moorhead, Cole Osborne, Ann Pornel, Gary Rideout Jr., and Alexandra Wylie.

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About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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