Additional Performance Opportunities

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The Steam Whistle Sketch-u-Bators


A private party for TOsketchfest performers and volunteers! Steam Whistle provides the drinks, you provide the entertainment. Perform up to 5 minutes of whatever: try a new sketch, play a favourite that didn’t make it into your set, swap sketches with another troupe… Anything goes, and it’s up to you!

Find a TOsketchfest producer at Comedy Bar on either Saturday night to put your name on the performer list starting at 11:00 pm. We’ll try to get through the whole list before we run out of beer!

  • Saturday March 8th – 11:30 – Comedy Bar
  • Saturday March 15th – 11:30 – Comedy Bar

Improv Sets at The Second City


The Second City Toronto is known for their legendary sketch comedy and stellar improv. Second City is home to many famous alumni; Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Lauren Ash (she’s one of our faves AND she’s CANADIAN!), and it is the premier place for improv. We are offering you the opportunity to play the improv set with the current mainstage cast (Ashley Botting, Craig Brown, Sarah Hillier, Allie Price, Connor Thompson and Kevin Vidal), after their show.

It is on a first come first served basis and there are limited spots available. Dates are TBD but email Ashley if you would like to be considered for a space to play with this fun cast!

Cab Series


Troupes 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).


– Perform 1 sketch, maximum length 5 minutes, audience votes for the winner.

– Tech times are 7:45pm SHARP, show starts at 8:30pm

– You are encouraged to use tested material, but that’s not mandatory

– You can collaborate with other troupes

– You can be in more than one show, at producer’s discretion.

– Winners will receive the best prize possible: honour!

– Email to sign up, or if you have any questions. (please include which troupe you’re with.)





March 6th

March 7th

March 8th

March 9th

“Best Nerdy Sketch”

“Best Crime Sketch”

“Best “being a woman” sketch”

“Best Commercial Parody”

March 13th

March 14th

March 15th

March 16th

“Best Musical Sketch”

“Best Medical Sketch”

“Best St. Patrick’s day sketch”

“Best Closer”



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