I'm Sharilyn*, a Toronto-based comedy journalist and digital copywriter.

 

*rhymes with Marilyn

 

BYLINES

 

VANITYFAIR.COM

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.

 

VANITYFAIR.COM

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

The host of Last Week Tonight spent Saturday night talking shop—and post-election America—with Stephen Colbert at a benefit in New Jersey.

UC OBSERVER

Political punchlines

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

TORONTO STAR

Interview: 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.

THIRD-BEAT.COM

Interview: Chris Hardwick's Special Plan

Hardwick is a man being pulled in all directions.

 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