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2022 Sketch Comedy Project Fund

Applications are now open for the 8th Annual Sketch Comedy Project Fund!

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TOsketchfest22 ON-DEMAND

TOsketchfest22 now available ON-DEMAND ’til March 31st!

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ONE. LIVE. SHOW.

TONIGHT!

March 27th – ONE. LIVE. SHOW.

 

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Learning and Fun Professional Development Program 2022

The Learning and Fun program is back online with panels and workshops from CBC, TikTok, Bell Media, and more!

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TOsketchfest22 Line-Up Is Here!

The Line-Up for the TOsketchfest22 has been revealed!

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Screen Time PASS

The Screen Time PASS is now ON SALE! Join us online for 5 nights of hilarious comedy: 10 debut screenings, on-demand content, and a slate of killer workshops and panels in our Learning & Fun program

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Save the Date – Screen Time Returns

MARCH 23-27 – Screen Time returns! Get ready for a smorgasbord of hilarious comedy shorts from around the world live and on-demand, plus a killer lineup of workshops, panels and digital hangs. Lineup coming soon!

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Kick-start the Comedy Comeback

This year we hope you will consider supporting TOsketchfest to help Kick-start the Comedy Comeback.

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THE SKETCH COMEDY PROJECT FUND – 2021 RECIPIENTS

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of The Sketch Comedy Project Fund.

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Workshop: Amazon Music Podcasts for Comedy in Canada

Join us for this workshop with Lindsay Michael from Amazon Music Podcasts on Thursday, October 7 at 2pmET.

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Contest: For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

Enter for your chance to win virtual screening passes to “For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close“.

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Workshop: Disability In Comedy

Join us for this workshop with Disabled writer, performer, and producer Ophira Calof on Thursday, July 15 at 4:30pmET.

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Panel: Creating Viral Comedy Videos on Rizzle

Join us for this FREE panel on Thursday, June 17 at 6pmET

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Must-See Sketch Comedy: May 2021

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Griffin Toplitsky, Model Majority and more!

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The Best of the Fest Award Show 2021 – Winners

The 2021 Best of the Fest Award winners revealed!

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Five Sketch Comedy Videos You Need To See

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Kirsten Rasmussen, Avan Neo, and more!

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TOsketchfest21 Lineup Announcement

The Lineup Announcement for TOsketchfest21 is here! Over 100 titles from around the world

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Sketchfest Throwback: Andrea Miller

Festival stalwart stage manager Andrea Miller shares her memories of the final days of last year’s TOsketchfest, and details her phenomenal pivot into a Zoom Ninja.

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Sketchfest Throwback: Rachel Strauss-Muniz

Rachel Strauss-Muniz of Room 28 made it from NYC to Canada and back just before the borders were closed. What does she remember from TOsketchfest2020? A comedy loving city that accepted her with open arms!

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Sketchfest Throwback: Ajahnis Charley

Reminisce about TOsketchfest2020 with Ajahnis Charley, last year’s Producers’ Pick Award winner!