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Sharilyn Johnson is a Toronto-based comedy journalist and creative writer who runs the comedy news site Third Beat Magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Uptown Magazine, NOW Magazine, and on CBC Radio.

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7 Must-Have Gifts for Colbert Report Fans

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Can you believe The Colbert Report is almost over? The final episode airs Dec. 18, which means it's approaching even faster than Christmas itself (by exactly a week).

If someone you know will be going through major Colbert withdrawal soon, put some truthiness under the tree with these Colbert-related stocking...

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Yes, and You're Leaving: Why Some of Stephen Colbert's Biggest Fans Still Aren't Celebrating (Yet)

(8) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 12:07 PM

On paper, Stephen Colbert taking over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015 is a fan's dream.

It means an hour of Colbert instead of a half hour, five nights a week instead of four. He'll be out of character, which we love. And we'll get to watch...

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Benefits Of Coconut Oil: 15 Unusual Uses For This Natural Wonder

(22) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 4:49 PM

Coconut oil’s popularity is skyrocketing, and it’s easy to see why. There’s almost nothing this substance can’t do. Remember the Saturday Night Live commercial parody for a product that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping? Coconut oil pushes that far-fetched concept many steps further —...

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Unique Baby Names: 47 Baby Names Inspired By Months And Seasons

(4) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 6:40 PM

Forget about public school versus private, or breastfeeding versus forumula. The biggest – and one of the earliest – decisions facing parents-to-be is what to name their pending mini-me's.

Choosing a non-traditional name can be difficult. A great place to start in the decision-making process is the time of...

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PATH Restaurants Toronto: The Best Fancy Spots In The Underground

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Fresh air is overrated. At least, when the average temperature has stuck solidly at -5°C and snow squalls threaten every week, that is.

It can be downright frightening to venture outside, and there's certainly no shortage of quick eats in Toronto's downtown underground maze, but there comes a point when...

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Bad Valentine's Gifts: The V-Day Presents That Should Be Avoided At All Costs

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a challenge that a staggering number of people fail to meet. Maybe your partner has dropped that hobby that was oh-so-reliable for a quick 'pick up some guitar picks and a tab book' present. Maybe you're not quite prepared to spend hundreds on...

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Single Valentine's Day: How To Celebrate February 14 On Your Own

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 12:06 PM

Chocolates, flowers, candlelight dinners and going to the theatre: Valentine’s Day can be very exciting in that slightly-manufactured way. But what about those without a valentine?

When you’re single on the big day for romance, it’s natural to feel a little left out. But plenty of people have been taking...

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Election Night At The Daily Show: Ticket Holders Sidelined For VIPs

(37) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 11:49 AM

This post originally appeared at Back of the Room.

It was April of this year - 7 months ago - that while sitting at home in Toronto, I obtained my pair of tickets for election night at the Daily Show. Tickets there are distributed online through an automatic system,...

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