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Kick-start the Comedy Comeback

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, and we hope you will consider supporting TOsketchfest to help Kick-start the Comedy Comeback.

It has been a difficult two years for comedians. And throughout, TOsketchfest has been an important ally for Canadian comedians: a patron to support new comedic voices; a champion to showcase and celebrate this work; an onramp to careers in comedy and entertainment; a place to make connections; and an opportunity to earn income by making us laugh.

As we look ahead to a return to stages and theatres in March, TOsketchfest continues to need your help.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 by March of 2020 to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Double Festival artist payments – help us pay out $30,000 in guaranteed artist payments at TOsketchfest22 (more than double payouts from 2021). With limited capacity at shows, we can only do this through your donations.
  • Make investments in Accessibility features – invest $7,000 in adopting and expanding services like Captioning, ASL and Described Video to make Canadian live comedy more accessible to Deaf and disabled communities.
  • Focus on health & safety – contribute to offsetting $5,000 in incremental costs associated with the live production in the time of COVID.
  • Skill-up in the digital space – create more opportunities for comedians by investing  $15,000 to develop skills needed to create quality broadcast and streaming productions – both in our staff and the comedy community

Help us continue to be the ally comedians need. Help Kick-start the Comedy Comeback!

This Giving Tuesday, make a gift to TOsketchfest, Canada’s comedy incubator.