Sophie Kohn is writer and producer with CBC Comedy, a stand-up comedian in Toronto, and a graduate of Second City's Conservatory program.
Latest from Sophie Kohn
5 monster truck rallies that do NOT pass the Bechdel test
Sure, we’ve been applying this test to movies, TV shows, and books, but has anyone thought to apply it to monster truck rallies? No? Well, that massive oversight stops now.
Welcome, Medieval Times employees, to the Violence and Bullying in the Workplace seminar
Good morning, everyone. There’s coffee and muffins on the side table, so please help yourselves. I’m Pam! Welcome. I’ll be facilitating today’s workshop, Violence and Bullying in the Workplace.
FAKES AND PAINS
5 fraudulent remedies for imposter syndrome
None of these remedies will work, because they are just as fake and fraudulent as your career. But they sure are posing as legitimate solutions! So go ahead and try ‘em, how about!
4 geologic eras that will unfold while you wait for your coworker Barry to finish his goddamn story
Oh your actual god. Barry has cornered you again in the office kitchenette and launched into one of his sprawling anecdotes.
SOCK AND AWE
Boss gets angrier than whimsical pineapple socks technically allow
Those puppies were just covered in pineapples holding tiny electric guitars! What a fun man!
We get the point, air quotes. Here's how to use other air punctuation.
Air quotes are satisfying and useful conversational tools. But I regularly jolt out of bed at 4 a.m. drenched in sweat because of how much air punctuation we’re not taking advantage of.
GEE THANKS MAIL
I used only automated Gmail responses for one week. Here are the results!
Hope to see you and Gary soon!
I deeply alarmed my grandmother by bragging that Rick Moranis just started following me
The concern in her face deepened. She took my hand. “How — how long has he been following you?”
Reasons I got trapped in a Sephora for a period of 6.8 business years
The year was 2012. It was a calmer time, a hopeful time. Obama was president. We were all chortling heartily at Gangnam Style. And in February, I headed into the Sephora in downtown Toronto to quickly grab a moisturizer.
REPORT: 'Great, thanks!' most common response to horrifically disappointing haircut
The reason for this phenomenon seems to be people’s deep, all-consuming terror of hurting the feelings of the stylist,