Toronto’s Sketch Comedy in May

Whether the NHL playoffs are making you very happy or very sad, you’re gonna need a good laugh. Never fear, we have listed five exciting sketch comedy and variety shows for the month of May! Plus we’re spotlighting some must-sees if you happen to be kickin’ it in Montreal or St John’s.


Diversity Showcase  – Sunday, May 5 at John Candy Box Theatre

An exciting line-up of comedians and performers showcasing stand-up, sketch, solo material and more as part of the 6th Annual Diversity Weekend at The Second City Toronto. Tickets

Diversity Weekend

Fusion Comedy – Wednesday, May 8 at Social Capital Theatre

Spotlighting material from a culturally diverse LGBTQ2+ perspective, Fusion is a supergroup of strong voices and unique styles. You might see some stellar improv and stand up from special guests before Fusion launches into their fresh sketches. This recurring show is always a warm and supportive room. Tickets

Fusion Comedy group photo


A Boys Memoir and The Toronto Make Me Laughs – Sunday, May 12 at Bad Dog Theatre

TOsketchfest alum My Chemical Bromance and the Toronto Make Me Laughs team up for an evening of “spellbinding song parody”. If you have not seen these troupes before, you are in for the treat of your life. Tickets

Make Me My


Herbeaver present Bush Party – Thursday, May 16 at Comedy Bar

Each and every month Herbeaver presents Bush Party, a full spread of new material. They indulge in mocking the world around them with musical comedy, satire and maybe a mustard salad – but it’s always fast-paced, feminist and in your face. Tickets

HerBeaver group photo


My Dark Holdings – Monday, May 27 at Comedy Bar

My Dark Holdings – Aine Davis,Connor Ferrera, and Ben Stager – are three comedy and regular geniuses that present this monthly show that will blow your mind and make you laugh! Tickets

My Dark Holdings




If that’s not enough for you, from May 2 – 11, 2019 our best sketch friends Montreal Sketchfest will present ten nights of bonkers comedy including 17 Toronto troupes. Then go east(-er) on May 15 – 18 as Halfhandsome – Newfoundland’s most daring sketch comedy troupe presents Almost Baymous 3 at LSPU Hall in St John’s.