I'm Sharilyn (rhymes with Marilyn), a Toronto-based writer with a background in journalism, comedy, and social media.




    Website copy • Digital strategy • Social content • Community management


    Blog copy


    Social media copy • Contest administration


    Longform blog copy • Social media copy


    External communications


    Website copy


    Television scripts


    Social media copy



The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s online engagement is missing one thing: Stephen Colbert

John Oliver: “Not Everyone’s Going to Be O.K.” Under Trump Administration

Trying hard to stay Irrelevant

Joe Avati's Italian planet

Political punchlines



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 received nods from CBC, the Toronto Sun, Bustle, and Comedy Central's @Midnight. I perform improv, clown, and storytelling around Toronto.