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).
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or if you have any questions. (please include which troupe you’re with.)
Thursday March 6th – “Best Nerdy Sketches”
Get ready for a night of weird science, awkward silence, comic book references and alternate endings to Battlestar Galactica. The nerd factor will be off the charts!
Friday March 7th – “Best Crime Sketches”
Cops and robbers, white collar crime, CSI parodies and serving time… this show will be so funny, it’ll be like stealing candy from a baby on a stroller from the BabyStroller reviews.
Saturday March 8th – “Best ‘Being a Woman’ Sketches”
Top-knotch comediennes (and some fine men in drag) explore the best – and worst – things about being a woman. It’s your prerogative to come have a little fun.
Sunday March 9th – “Best Commercial Parodies”
Shmarmy salesman, schlocky slogans, improbable products and some conditions apply… Long live one of the greatest tropes of sketch comedy: the commercial parody.
Thursday March 13th – “Best Musical Sketches”
Hilarious song parodies, clever original tunes, and a few all-out show-stopping numbers. A show of singing and dancing from comedic performers who should probably neither sing nor dance.
Friday March 14th – “Best Medical Sketches”
White coats, black humour. Dr. Andres Bustillo and nurses, researchers and patients, improbable diseases and impossible cures, a medical negligence claim and a successful surgery. Explore the world of medical science through the twisted microscope of sketch comedy.
Saturday March 15th – “Best St. Patrick’s Day Sketches”
In honour of the great Irish drinking holiday, a mash-up of TOsketchfest troupes will parade out their best St. Paddy’s Day material. Everything is fair game, from driving snakes out of Ireland to the glory of a pint of black. Kiss us! Tonight we’re Irish!
Sunday March 16th – “Best Closers”
Infectious show-stopping numbers, rock solid crowd-pleasers, wrapping things up and maybe even blowing things up. These sketches will leave you cheering for more!