I'm Sharilyn (rhymes with Marilyn), a senior-level copywriter and strategist.
I leverage my journalism, social media, and comedy experience to create and manage top-notch digital content for Canada's most iconic brands.

 Bylines

 

Interview: Conan O’Brien Doubles Down on the Value of Pure Silliness

While the rest of the late-night world wades through the topical apocalypse, the veteran host continues to embrace his status as national clown.

 

T.J. Miller’s comedy is where the frivolous meets the philosophical

The headliner of Saturday’s big standup show talks about building his comedy around life’s big picture and its everyday foolishness.

Political punchlines

Donald Trump may be a disaster for liberal democracy, but he’s a godsend for late-night TV comedy

 BIO


Originally from Winnipeg, I landed in Toronto in 2008 armed with a background in marketing, journalism, and non-profit. I joined agency Tribal DDB in 2012 to write on the McDonald's Canada "Our Food, Your Questions" campaign, which evolved into a social strategy and community management role for the brand. In my five years with the agency, I also developed content for clients including Canadian Tire Financial Services, CIL Paints, and General Mills.

My first passion is comedy, which I've covered as a journalist for over 15 years. I ran the comedy news site Third Beat Magazine, and took my love of late night tv to the next level when I co-authored Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z in 2014. My media appearances include CBC Radio's LOL and DNTO, NPR's Radio Times, and Global Morning Winnipeg.

On the creative side of comedy, I wrote Daily Show-style content for the adult program Naked News; created the stage show Fake News Fangirl; and wrote/produced/edited the comedy short The Producers 2: The Campaigners. My smartypants tweets have been featured in best-of roundups from CBC, the Toronto Sun, Bustle, and Comedy Central's @Midnight. I perform improv and storytelling around Toronto.

 

HIT ME UP


sharilyn.johnson@gmail.com