October’s Sketch Comedy in Toronto

As we get closer to the Halloween, October brings to mind everything spooky, scary – and sketchy! This month is chock-full of sketch comedy as the fall season really kicks into gear. The Second City Toronto will open their 83rd revue, and we will present three showcases of Toronto’s latest sketch troupes. It’s not a trick – it’s a treat!

Sketch in Progress – October 3 at Comedy Bar

Sketch in Progress (SIP) is Toronto’s first open mic for sketch comedians! Presented by Craig Scorgie (Good Game, The Wow, Two Doctors), every SIP show features open spots for a diverse selection of Toronto’s up-and-coming comedic talent, and closes off with a headlining spot from a top tier sketch troupe. FREE Tickets


Minimum Wage Against the Machine – October 7 & 17 at at the John Candy Box Theatre

Come see the official remount of the graduating Conservatory class starring Julana Bender, Marcus Colby, Amanda Cogan, Johan DeNora, Hannah May, Claire Renaud and Zach Sommers. Tickets


TOsketchfest Showcases – October 8 & 9 at Comedy Bar

This is your chance to see over 14 new troupes from the Toronto sketch comedy scene. New faces, new troupes, and new ideas will be on display for the jurors of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and you are invited! The shows will include Korean Mom and Chinese Daughter, We Are Sports, Bad Tattoo, Citizens of Mars, Hybrid, Cereal in a Mason Jar, Whisky Kids, Weird Town, The Two Sues, Diane, Kiss the Dog, Two Doctors, Rabiya Mansoor, and more! Tickets


If I Could #Throwback Time – October 10 until the end of the year at The Second City

Bask in the neon glow of nostalgia in The Second City’s brand new revue! If I Could #Throwback Time sends audiences through a virtual time machine, mining comedy gold from ancient treasures like old school video games! Power Rangers! And Canada’s long, complicated history of sweeping social injustices! Tickets


HUNKS – October 12 at Comedy Bar

HUNKS is a sketch comedy troupe from Winnipeg, and we are proud to call them TOsketchfest alum. Dana Smith, Tim Gray, Matt Nightingale, and Rory Fallis are all intelligent people who make each other dumber. They have invited Mark Little and Chris Sandiford along for the ride! Tickets


Whisky Kids: Big Dork Energy – October 16 & 20 at Bad Dog Theatre

Whisky Kids, Clare Blackwood and Ryan F. Hughes, present their debut sketch showcase! Big Dork Energy will be a heady melange of nerd cred, social anxiety, and lousy vampire boyfriends. And there’s swearin’ so 14+. Tickets