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.
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. Doctors and nurses, researchers and patients, improbable diseases and impossible cures. 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!