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Cupid Players

Troupe of the Day: The Cupid Players

Nope, it’s not Valentine’s day, but we’ve got some love for Chicago’s comedy cherubs, The Cupid Players! If you want to know more then get more info here! These guys are huge in Chicago, having been around for eleven years and still going strong. They’re also huge in a more literal sense, with a current […]

The Weaker Vessels

Troupe of the Day: The Weaker Vessels

Today’s Troupe of the Day is the Weaker Vessels! One of Toronto’s most off-kilter troupes, these four guys and a gal always manage to rein in their inherent madness with strong characters and absurd concepts an audience can’t help but get behind. The current cast is Lance Byrd, Jeff Clark, Allan Cooke, Nadine and Colin […]

Last Call Cleveland

Troupe of the Day: Last Call Cleveland

Did somebody say Last Call? Last Call Cleveland is the Troupe of the Day, and they’re coming to you all the way from…you guessed it…Cleveland, Ohio. Last Call Cleveland tours nationally as a sketch group, and has been a longtime favorite of the internets with their web shorts. They’ve got hundreds of videos online, including […]

Ned and Dave

Troupe of the Day: Ned & Dave

Ned & Dave are today’s Troupe of the Day! These two funny fellows bring offbeat ideas and on-point chemistry whenever they’re sharing a stage, and we’re happy to have them back at Sketchfest for the second time! Perhaps not shockingly, Ned & Dave is made up of a Ned and a Dave, (surnames Petrie and […]

Alley of Nightmares

Troupe of the Day: Alley of Nightmares

Have you ever had a dream, a dream about a place that’s not day or night, and you’re standing there, and you’re scared…and then you see a face, a face so frightening you hope to never see it outside of a dream? Today’s Troupe of the Day, Alley of Nightmares, wants to be your sketch […]

Kaboom-Hooray

Troupe of the Day: Kaboom! Hooray!

Kaboom! Hooray! is today’s Troupe of the Day! Shall we say, hooray! This Calgary troupe was founded in 2010 by Alan Cho and Jeff Kubik, and it’s been growing and transforming in style and substance ever since. Nowadays it even features 50% more robot! That’s a lot of robot. Kaboom! Hooray! is alternative comedy for […]

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, […]

Charles

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.

Check out the lineups