It has been a great year for sketch comedy in Toronto. There were new troupes showing us what they got, new shows like Sweet Dreams and Double Bangers, and tons of awesome sketch on the boards of many Toronto stages.
2019 is coming to a close, so run out and see some more sketch before 2020 enters, okay?!
Ryerson’s RIOT – December 4 at Comedy Bar
RIOT! is Ryerson University’s student-driven sketch comedy troupe. The show is entirely written, directed, performed, and produced by RTA students from different years of the program and features both video and stage sketches. Tickets
Laugh Rally: A Benefit for TOsketchfest – December 6 at Isabel Bader Theatre
Yes, we’re plugging our own show. But we need help! Friends of TOsketchfest including Flo & Joan, Aurora Browne, Gavin Crawford and the Tita Collective will unite for this once-in-a-lifetime lineup, a fund raiser to save TOsketchfest. Tickets
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Crisis – December 14 at The Second City
A Second City Toronto Conservatory Show with a hilarious name, just in time for the holidays! It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Crisis is written and performed by Lauren Boyd, Josh Chau, James Robin Gerus, Shaun Hunter, George Kiriakopulos, Brittany McCarthy Ballam, Joeley Pulver, Amelia Rose Ritthaler, Matthew Thomas, and Bianca Dominique Yates. Tickets
Whyte Christmas – December 23 at Comedy Bar
It’s time for a festive tasting with Whyte Wyne and Young Riesling! With their crisp blend of comedy, these 6ix godz will take you on an epic hip-hop journey. Tickets
DisasterFEST 2019 – December 27 at Bad Dog
DisasterFEST is a marathon of weird and strange shows that runs all night and in your nightmares forever. The open-ended and experimental nature of the show often results in the chaotically weird and inexplicable taking place, but there is bound to be at least one sketch in the show, right? Tickets