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Brendan Halloran is a Terrible Wizard

TOSketchFest was pretty excited about last week’s premiere of The Week That Was with Jay Onrait on MuchMore. Reason being, our good friend Brendan Halloran is the head writer. You’d know Brendo from The Sketchersons, The Polecats and The Local Singles. He’s a busy sketch guy. You should watch the second episode tonight on MuchMore […]

Comedy Bar… The Series

If you’re a fan of TOsketchfest, you’ve probably been to Comedy Bar, one of the main Festival venues. It’s the hub of the Toronto comedy scene, and now, it’s also a series, produced in association with Bite. Comedy Bar was shot in 50 episodes, 15 of which have already been aired on Bite TV and  […]

Whose Line is it Anyway?

It’s an age-old debate – is there such thing as an original idea?  Recently Last Call Cleveland, 2009 TOsketchfest Best of the Fest Award Winners, came face-to-face with that question.  A small scandal erupted over a routine on Conan O’Brien by Canadian standup stand-out Jon Dore and Rory Scovel.  In the bit, Conan’s staff has […]

Tim Sims Fund Looking for Hot New Acts

Our friends over at the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund recently released their call for submissions for the Fresh Meat Showcase in September. If you are a performer or troupe in the early stages of your career – i.e. 30 years or younger, performing for less than two years, Toronto based (see full citeria here) – […]

Past TOsketchfest artists at Toronto Fringe

The Fringe Festival launches this week in Toronto, and if you’re like me, you just can’t decide what to see (besides the inside of the Fringe Tent, of course). Well we’re here to point your funny bone in the right direction.  Here’s a list of past TOsketchfest groups that are performing in this year’s Toronto […]

Vote for the Canadian Comedy Awards

This year, the Canadian Comedy Awards added some new public voting categories to their awards list.  The public is now able to vote on five categories:  Best TV Show, Best Film, Best Web Clip, Best Radio Clip and Comedy Person of the Year. So get yourselves over to the CCAs website and log your vote. […]

Peter 'n Chris

Montreal Fringe Loves Sketch!

The Montreal Fringe Festival wrapped last weekend, and of course, sketch comedy was well represented. Previous TOSketchFest performers were nominated for “Frankie Awards”: Peter ‘n Chris (TOSketchFest 2010) from Vancouver were nominated for the Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award, and our friends Uncalled For (TOSketchFest 2008, 2009, Best of the Fest 2009) from Montreal […]

Pilot Week Submission Deadline

It might be too late for you to do anything about this, but we wanted to remind you that tomorrow is the deadline for submissions for Pilot Week at Comedy Bar. Then again, maybe it’s not too late, all you need is 250 words to enter. Here’s the deal: our friends over at Comedy Bar […]

Sketch Com-Ageddon

Let the chaos begin!

Sketch Com-Ageddon is a week-long sketch comedy competition taking place at Comedy Bar in Toronto. With 48 troupes vying for a $500 cash prize and automatic entry into the 2011 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, this is a week of hilarity and chaos not to be missed. 48 sketch troupes clash in 4 preliminary rounds Tuesday […]