Troupe of the Day – Ladystache

Each day leading up to the 2013 Festival, the TOsketchfest Blog will feature one of our 40+ awesome comedy troupes.

Today’s troupe of the day is Ladystache!

Ladystache combines the hilarious minds of Allison Hogg and Stephanie Tolev for a brand of sketch comedy that is at once brilliant and bizarre.  This duo began working together at Humber College, where they both attended the Comedy: Writing & Performance program. They have since gone on to perform at such notable festivals as the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival and the world-renown Edinburgh Fringe.

Ladystache were selected as finalists in TOsketchfest’s first ever Sketch Off by our two “secret judges” and as such have been entered into a contest to win a professionally recorded comedy album on behalf of Comedy Records and Sirius XM Canada.

Individually, the ladies from Ladystache are both accomplished improvisers and stand-up comedians. But together, their many characters balance each other out so naturally and flawlessly,  consistently resulting in hilarity. How do they do it?  Turns out one of the keys to good troupe cohesion is hard work, and brunch!  Both Steph and Allison work in the same restaurant, and like to take the time to enjoy a good brunch together!

Fun fact:  Allison was the captain of her high school Basketball team and Steph was a competitive Highland Dancer from 3-18 years old.  No wonder they were such a hit in Edinburgh!

Check out their troupe profile to find out when they are playing, and to grab your tickets.


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