Remember when you were a kid and summer seemed to stretch on and on into a beautiful, sticky, and endless oblivion? But now as an adult you are just trying to jam as many beach days, hasty vacations and patio hangs as you can into the few short weeks that are rapidly passing by? Well, let us help you plan this last full month of summer with a sweet list of sketch comedy happening in Toronto.
Gender? I Hardly Know Them: August 9-10
Gender? I Hardly Know Them returns to Toronto with a fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting, beef-loving Alberta prairies. Created and performed by gay, short, and hot non-binary comedians Elena (or Eli) Belyea (they/she) and Syd Campbell (they/them), Gender? I Hardly Know Them is out to queer the world, one denim punchline at a time.
7:30pm nightly at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street. Get your tickets at: https://tickets.buddiesinbadtimes.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=0
Frances by Laura Ramoso: August 11-13
2020 Best of the Fest Award winner Laura Ramoso will debut her second sketch special, Frances, in the city that started it all. Directed by Alastair Forbes, Laura Ramoso is taking physical comedy, satire, mime, and critically-acclaimed writing to the nth degree. Bigger, bolder, and riskier, Frances pushes the boundaries of the form to create sketch comedy magic.
8pm nightly (plus 10pm on Aug 12) at Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley Street.
Get tickets and info at: https://www.lauraramoso.com/tour
“The” Sketch Show: August 14 and 28
“The” Sketch Show is a live, bi-weekly showcase where the cast creates new relevant, silly, and surreal takes on everything that’s going on in the world – including their very own Weekend Update. “The” Sketch Show stars Evan Dubois, Nate Friedman, Chris Johnson, Anna Luo, Ada Nicolle, Liz Rasiuk, Keith Richardson, Chrissy Sharma, Ian Stewart and Kristin Zakaib with writers Sebastian D. Chow, Joey Crewe, Madison Mayhew and Taryn Parrish.
8:30pm every other Sunday at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue.
Get tickets and info at: https://socap.ca/events/
Tony Ho & Bleak: August 16
Do you like sketch comedy but are so tired of it being boring and unfunny? Come watch this show where it is funny and cool and a little sad. This sketch show will include sets from TONY HO, BLEAK, and UBER & KLONK.
9:30pm at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West.
Get tickets and info at: https://comedybar.ca/shows/tony-ho–bleak?ev=2022-08-16T21%3A30%3A00
Mission Totally Possible: On now until November 1
Buckle up and prepare for The Second City’s wildest adventure in laughter ever! Mission Totally Possible is an interactive exploration of all things not just possible–but probable–in today’s upside-down world. From finally finding confidence to the joys of parenthood to bank heists, weddings, divorces, and even a giant giraffe, this show isn’t afraid to press the emergency Truth Button on life. Featuring Andy Assaf, Andy Hull, Phatt Al, Jillian Wlesh, Hannah Spear and Nkasi Ogbonnah.
Various times at Comedy Bar, 2800 Danforth Avenue.
Get tickets and info at: https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/mission-totally-possible/?tickets=&date=