After seven(ish) years of running this site, it was time to put my energy back towards freelancing. Below is my hand-picked “best of” Third Beat, comprised of popular posts and sentimental faves. Follow me on Twitter for my latest and greatest comedy articles.?

                              Sharilyn Johnson, Editor


                              Best of: Late Night

                              Deconstructing Conan: Panel Discussion with the Writers of Late Night
                              Late Night writers Dan Cronin, Berkley Johnson, Brian McCann, Matt O’Brien, Guy Nicolucci, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg, and head writer Mike Sweeney? joined moderator Sarah Vowell for “Deconstructing Conan” at
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                              Best of: Interviews

                              Marc Maron: Part 1
                              Since premiering in September of last year, Marc Maron’s podcast, WTF, has become required listening for anyone who claims to take an interest in the comic mind. His interviews with
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                              Best of: Toronto Comedy

                              Team Spirits
                              Like a lot of cities, Toronto’s comedy community has a wide selection of weeknight open mics held in the back room of a mid-sized, mid-town, mid-priced bar. Spirits is exactly
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                              Best of: Improv

                              2009 Del Close Marathon: Day 1
                              Ahh, Friday! Fresh faces, sanitary eating habits, and hydrated bodies
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                              Best of: JFL?

                              Sarah Silverman & Friends, JFL Toronto
                              "Can you believe this lineup? Seriously."
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                              Best of: More Live Shows?

                              Paul F. Tompkins in Toronto
                              Paul F. Tompkins loves Toronto, and the feeling is mutual. “O Canada! Thank you to everyone who came out to The Rivoli last night. One of the best nights of
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