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Learning + Fun Program 2024

Panels and workshops galore: clowning, characters, directing, musical comedy!

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The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is positively giddy to welcome The Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson back to the festival as lounge lizard Buddy Cole in his new show KING.

Scott Thompson as Buddy Cole

Mar 7/8 – Scott Thompson returns to TOsketchfest as Buddy Cole in KING!
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TOsketchfest24 – Lineup Announcement

TOsketchfest24 lineup announced – All tickets and passes on sale now!

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Meet the 2024 Festival Programming Committee

The 2023 jury includes Matt Keevins, Denise B Mcleod, Surer Qaly, Zoe Rabnett, and Sharjil Rasool.

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2024 Festival Passes

Get YOUR festival pass – all of TOsketchfest24 for one incredible price!

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TOsketchfest24 – Submissions OPEN

Deadline November 30th – TOsketchfest submissions are now OPEN for live performance and digital comedy shorts!

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Learning + Fun: Comedy and The Canada Council

August 8 – 6:00pm ET – This virtual webinar will offer comedians an overview of The Canada Council for the Arts and its programs with practical advice for comedians.

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5 Comedy Shows to See in May

Hey, see some comedy in May!

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2023 Sketch Comedy Project Fund

2023 Applications are open until May 12!


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5 Comedy Shows to See in April

A fabulous mix of comedy this April in Toronto.

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2023 Best of the Fest Winners

The 2023 Best of the Fest winners announced!

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TOsketchfest Film Festival Lineup

The 6th Annual TOsketchfest Film Festival presented by The Second City – Line-up Revealed!


Be in the live studio audience for TOsketchfest’s first Shot Live Comedy Special!

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Curator Program

Introducing the new Curator Program

Five exclusive comedy showcases you won’t want to miss!

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50/50 Cash Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to our winning ticket holder C-1241 (L. Epstein), who takes home a $1,140 cash prize. Thanks to everyone who played for supporting TOsketchfest.

Film Fest Jury 2023

Meet the 2023 Film Festival Jury!

The 2023 Film Festival Jury Announced!

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TOsketchfest23 First Lineup Announcement

It’s finally here! The first line-up announcement for the 18th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival!

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Meet the 2023 Festival Jury!

The 2023 jury includes Matt Keevins, Denise B Mcleod, Surer Qaly, Zoe Rabnett, and Sharjil Rasool.

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5 Comedy Shows to See in February

A fabulous mix of comedy this February in Toronto.

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5 Comedy Shows to See in January

Kick off the new year with the best comedy shows in Toronto.