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Two Weird Ladies

Troupe of the Day: Two Weird Ladies

Today’s Troupe of the Day is a hilarious duo whose name speaks for itself: Two Weird Ladies! Mandy Sellers and Laura Salvas met at the Second City, where they would eventually graduate from the Conservatory together and then start their two-woman troupe. These ladies have been going strong ever since, with their wacky, witty and, […]


Troupe of the Day: Charles

Leading up to and throughout Sketchfest 2014, the TOsketchfest Blog will be featuring a Troupe of the Day…every day! Today’s troupe is Charles, a Seattle-based duo made up of Charles Stockman and Chuck Armstrong. Nobody knows where their troupe name comes from, but Charles isn’t all about mystery. They’ve been performing live sketch all over North […]

TOsketchfest Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

TOsketchfest troupes and our friends in the Toronto comedy community are invited to perform their best sketches based on a theme at our Cabaret Series at Comedy Bar. Each night below takes a different sketch comedy trope, and performing troupes give us their best sketch based on that theme (see below). GUIDELINES Perform 1 sketch, […]

Date a Sketch Troupe: The Sketchersons

Now that Valentine’s Day is coming to a close, it’s time to unveil the final troupe that is vying for your affection; The Sketchersons! The Sketchersons have been a staple in the Toronto Sketch Community since before you were born (if you were born before/around January 2004). These guys are winners of, and multiple times […]

Date a Sketch Troupe: Parker and Seville

Today’s that special day, and we’ve got two more troupes left to charm your socks off with their wit and other synonyms for wit! The penultimate troupe is Parker & Seville, who started performing as such in 2007 as a vaudeville act, and over the years have become one of Toronto’s most versatile and character-driven […]

Date a Sketch Troupe: Vest of Friends

If you’ve been checking out our other dateable sketch troupes but they just didn’t seem to be wearing enough vests for your taste, then have we got the troupe for you! Tonight’s troupe is Vest of Friends has been performing for almost 4 years, since their time as classmates at the Humber Comedy Writing & […]

Rulers of the Universe

Date a Sketch Troupe: Rulers of the Universe

Only one day left for you to find that special sketch troupe! Next to fill out our very scientific dating questionnaire is Rulers of the Universe, two-time winners of Sketch Com-Ageddon. Rulers is Guy Bradford, Tyler Hewitt, Kat Letwin, Nkasi Ogbonnah, Carter Siddall, and Jeremy Woodcock. They’ve been together since 2010, and in that short time are […]

Date a Sketch Troupe: Bitches Leave

Just three more days and five more troupes to vie for your Valentine’s Day affection! Today we’re featuring real life- pals, Cameron Wyllie and Jamie O’Connor, of Bitches Leave. This dynamic duo of comedy connoisseurs has been causing a bit of a buzz around Toronto with words like “majestic” and “visionary” being tossed about–but are […]

Date a Sketch Troupe: The Rocket Scientists

Only 4 more days til Valentine’s day, and time is running out for you to date these sketch troupes! The second edition is The Rocket Scientists, a four-man funny machine of high-concept, nerdy sketch. Made up of Brandon Hackett, Chris Small, Ephraim Ellis and Kevin MacNeil. Two of these funny fellows have filled out our […]

The Reception

Date a Sketch Troupe: The Reception

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you’re still searching for that special someone, Toronto Sketchfest has got you covered. We’ll be featuring the dating profiles of some of our local troupes, so you can catch a glimpse into the minds of Toronto’s sketch performers and maybe…their hearts. First on the docket is The Reception. A […]

Impulse Festival - Dec. 12 - 15th

Impulse Festival by The National Theatre of the World

True to their name and as an outgrowth of their tireless creative work ethic, The National Theatre of the World in association with Soulpepper Theatre brings a world-class lineup of theatrical improv to Toronto in Impulse Festival – Dec. 12-15th. DO NOT MISS the first annual IMPULSE Festival at The Young Centre For The Performing […]

2014 Chicago Sketchfest submissions are open til October 15th

2014 Chicago Sketchfest Submissions Open – to October 15th

Apply ’til October 15th for the Chicago Sketchfest.  Applications online now

TOsketchfest presents Sketch & Improv Mixers at NXNE | June 13th at 8 / 10:30pm

Sketch and Improv Mixers at NXNE

Sketch and Improv mix it up at NXNE June 13th. Shows at 8 / 10:30.

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Deadpan Powerpoint - winners of the 2013 NOW Audience Choice Award at TOsketchfest

Best of the Fest Q&A: Deadpan Powerpoint

TOsketchfest sits down with Deadpan Powerpoint. Don’t miss their farewell performance at The Best of the Fest Encore Show June 14th.

Best of the Fest Q&A: The Rocket Scientists

Best of the Fest Q&A: The Rocket Scientists

TOsketchfest sits down with Producers’ Pick winners The Rocket Scientists in advance of their Best of the Fest appearance June 14th.

The Sketchiest of them All!

Catch the newly crowned “Sketchiest Sketch Troupe” Fratwurst as TOsketchfest wraps up tonight – 7pm at Comedy Bar.


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The Dance Party of Newfoundland

Newfoundlanders (re)Unite!

With a film and TV resume like theirs, DO NOT MISS 2007 Best of the Fest winners The Dance Party of Newfoundland in a rare on-stage appearance.


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Kerpatty is back for seconds

Audience favourites, Kerpatty! return to TOsketchfest tonight at Comedy Bar w/ The Sketchersons’ better half, The Ladies!


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Deadpan Powerpoint - Farewell Performance

Deadpan Powerpoint’s Farewell Performance

Tonight Deadpan Powerpoint performs for the final time!  If you miss this one, you truly have missed something special.  8pm at Lower Ossington Theatre.

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